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Recalls - 1998 XL FD

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

EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

Recall Number

00V399000

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: CERTAIN TRAILERS WITH THE AXLES PLACED SO THAT THE BACK OF THE TIRE IS MORE THAN 12 INCHES FROM THE REAR OF THE TRAILER FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS 224, "REAR IMPACT PROTECTION." THESE TRAILERS ARE EQUIPPED WITH APPROVED REAR IMPACT PROTECTION, BUT ARE NOT PROPERLY LABELED. A LABEL WITH THE MANUFACTURER'S NAME AND ADDRESS, THE LETTERS DOT, AND THE DATE MANUFACTURED NEEDS TO BE PLACED ON THE FORWARD FACING SURFACE OF THE HORIZONTAL GUARD 12 INCHES IN FROM THE RIGHT SIDE.

Defect Consequence

IF THE DESIGNED PLACEMENT OF THE AXLES ALLOWED THE TIRES TO BE GREATER THAN 12 INCHES AWAY FROM THE REAR OF THE TRAILER WITH THE ADJUSTMENT OF THE SUSPENSION, THE TRAILER WAS DETERMINED NOT TO BE A REAR WHEELED VEHICLE REQUIRING DOT APPROVED REAR IMPACT PROTECTION WITH PROPER LABELING.

Defect Corrective Action

OWNERS WILL BE SENT THE LABELS AND INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY THE LABELS TO THE TRAILERS.

Notes

OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN FEBRUARY 5, 2001. OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE LABEL AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT X-L AT 1-319-283-4852. 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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