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Recalls - 1996 SPARTAN SB2142

What is a recall? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, generally in cooperation with the vehicle manufacturer, issues recalls when a motor vehicle or item of motor vehicle equipment (including tires) does not comply with a Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard or when there is a safety-related defect in the vehicle or equipment. Work dictated by a recall is generally completed at no charge to the vehicle owner, regardless of whether you are the first owner or a subsequent owner. Please contact your service facilities for additional details and to confirm that this recall is relevant to your particular vehicle.

Component Description

SUSPENSION

Recall Number

99V008000

Manufacturer Recall Number

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Number of Vehicles Affected

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured From

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured To

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Defect Description

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: CARPENTER FRONT ENGINE, SPRING SUSPENSION SCHOOL BUSES. DUE TO FRAME FLEXING, BOTH THE FRONT SPRING HANGER MOUNTING BOLTS AND THE STEERING BOX MOUNTING BOLTS CAN LOOSEN ALLOWING SUBSEQUENT FRACTURE OR TORQUE LOSS OF THESE BOLTS.

Defect Consequence

THIS WOULD ALLOW THE FRONT AXLE TO MOVE AFFECTING DIRECTIONAL CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE.

Defect Corrective Action

DEALERS WILL ADD THREE STRUCTURAL, WELDED CROSS-MEMBERS TO TIE TOGETHER THE RIGHT AND LEFT FRAME RAILS, ALL LOCATED FORWARD OF THE FRONT AXLE.

Notes

OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JUNE 18, 1999. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT SPARTAN AT 1-800-722-3025. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).


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