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Recalls - 2013 AUTOCAR XPEDITOR

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

COMMUNICATIONS:BACK UP ALARM | EQUIPMENT

Recall Number

12V472000

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

Autocar, LLC (Autocar) is recalling certain model year 2010-2013 Xpeditor heavy-duty class 8 vehicles, manufactured from September 10, 2010, through September 10, 2012, equipped with a vehicle rearward rollaway alarm. The motion sensor for the alarm may not have been installed correctly and the alarm may fail to sound when the vehicle is out of gear and in a rearward rollaway situation.

Defect Consequence

Without an audible warning that the vehicle is in a rearward rollaway situation, there is an increased risk that the vehicle may hit a pedestrian or another vehicle.

Defect Corrective Action

Autocar will notify owners, and dealers will repair the affected vehicles, free of charge. The safety began on December 6, 2012. Owners may contact Autocar, LLC, at 1-765-489-5499.

Notes

Autocar's recall number is A-1204. Customers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); or go to www.safercar.gov.


Component Description

WHEELS

Recall Number

12V588000

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

Autocar, LLC is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Xpeditor vehicles manufactured March 13, 2012, through November 29, 2012; and with serial numbers in the range 214008 through 215308. The vehicles are equipped with Hayes Lemmerz manufactured, model 90262, steel wheels. Due to an inadequate weld between the wheel disc and rim, the disc can separate from the rim.

Defect Consequence

Separation of the rim and tire from the vehicle can result in a loss of control and a vehicle crash.

Defect Corrective Action

Autocar will notify owners, and dealers will replace the wheels, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on February 12, 2013. Owners may contact Autocar at 1-765-489-5499.

Notes

Autocar's recall campaign number is A-1205. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


Component Description

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

Recall Number

15V280000

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

Autocar, LLC (Autocar) is recalling certain model year 2008-2016 Xpeditor vehicles manufactured July 30, 2007, to April 29, 2015. Excessive engine crankcase pressures may cause the 90-degree elbow of the vent tube assembly to detach from the crankcase ventilation breather, possibly allowing engine oil to come into contact with hot surfaces.

Defect Consequence

If the engine oil comes into contact with a hot surface, it can increase the risk of a vehicle fire.

Defect Corrective Action

Cummins will notify owners on behalf of Autocar, and Cummins service centers will administer the repairs which include securing the ends of the 90-degree elbow and reprogramming the electronic control module (ECM) with software that can adjust the engine output under misfire conditions to limit crankcase pressures. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began on June 16, 2015. Owners may contact Autocar customer service at 1-765-489-5499 or Cummins Inc. at 1-800-343-7357. Autocar's number for this recall is ACX-1503.

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


Component Description

PARKING BRAKE

Recall Number

15V289000

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

Autocar, LLC (Autocar) is recalling certain model year 2011-2016 Xpeditor vehicles manufactured October 12, 2010, to May 4, 2015. The affected vehicles have a synchronization valve with Autocar part number A7660006-001 and any of the following cab configurations where the park brake button (sometimes referred to as the park brake valve) is located to the right of the RH drive steering wheel: RH Drive, dual drive/dual sit, and dual drive/RH stand. If the operator inadvertently or erroneously attempts to release the park brake without first firmly applying the service brake, the park brake will subsequently engage, at any speed and likely unexpectedly to the operator.

Defect Consequence

The park brake may engage unexpectedly at any speed, increasing the risk of a crash.

Defect Corrective Action

Autocar will notify owners, and dealers will replace the synchronization valve with one that has a lower opening pressure, free of charge. The recall began on July 8, 2015. Owners may contact Autocar customer service at 1-765-489-5499. Autocar's number for this recall is ACX-1502.

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


Component Description

EQUIPMENT:AIR CONDITIONER

Recall Number

15V443000

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

Autocar, LLC (Autocar) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Xpeditor vehicles manufactured November 18, 2014, to July 6, 2015. The affected vehicles are equipped with heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) units whose defrost mode door actuators may overheat.

Defect Consequence

Overheating of the defrost actuator increases the risk of a fire.

Defect Corrective Action

Autocar will notify owners, and dealers will install an additional harness with four, one amp fuses to the circuit, free of charge. The recall began on September 3, 2015. Owners may contact Autocar customer service at 1-765-489-5499. Autocar's number for this recall is ACX-1504.

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


Component Description

SERVICE BRAKES | SERVICE BRAKES, AIR

Recall Number

16V028000

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

Autocar, LLC (Autocar) is recalling certain model year 2013-2016 Xpeditor vehicles manufactured August 15, 2012, to January 5, 2016. The affected vehicles are configured with dual-drive, right-hand-stand-up cabs. In these vehicles, the locking cotter pin on the brake pedal mounting bracket may not be fully engaged, allowing the brake pedal to detach.

Defect Consequence

If the brake pedal detaches, there would be an increased the risk of a crash.

Defect Corrective Action

Autocar will notify owners, and dealers will correct the installation of, or install, the cotter pin, free of charge. The recall began on March 4, 2016. Owners may contact Autocar customer service at 1-765-489-5499. Autocar's number for this recall is ACX-1601.

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


Component Description

HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM

Recall Number

16V852000

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

Autocar, LLC (Autocar) is recalling certain model year 2012-2016 Xpeditor vehicles manufactured September 6, 2011, to October 1, 2015. The affected vehicles have hybrid power drive unit cradle mounting bolts that may not have been properly tightened.

Defect Consequence

Improperly torqued mounting bolts may loosen and the power drive unit and drive shaft could detach, becoming a road hazard and increasing the risk of a crash.

Defect Corrective Action

The remedy for this recall is still under development. The recall began January 13, 2017. Owners may contact Autocar customer service at 1-765-489-5499. Autocar's number is ACX-1605.

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


Component Description

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION

Recall Number

16V855000

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

Autocar, LLC (Autocar) is recalling certain model year 2013-2017 Xpeditor vehicles manufactured December 10, 2012, to November 1, 2016. In the affected vehicles, fuse box vibration may cause the ignition relay to open resulting in an engine stall.

Defect Consequence

An engine stall increases the risk of a crash.

Defect Corrective Action

Autocar will notify owners, and dealers will install an additional bracket to lower the vibration of the fuse box, free of charge. The recall began on January 20, 2017. Owners may contact Autocar customer service at 1-765-489-5499. Autocar's number for this recall is ACX-1606.

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


Component Description

SERVICE BRAKES

Recall Number

17V050000

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

Autocar, LLC (Autocar) is recalling certain 2013-2016 Xpeditor vehicles equipped with auxiliary axles and 36/36 rear brake chambers. Over-braking can cause excessive vibration and cause the S-cam tube bolts to become loose and allow the brakes to unexpectedly engage.

Defect Consequence

Brakes that engage unexpectedly can increase the risk of a crash.

Defect Corrective Action

Autocar will contact owners and dealers will change the rear brake chambers and the S-cam brackets, free of charge. The recall began on March 17, 2017. Owners may contact Autocar customer service at 1-765-489-5499. Autocar's number for this recall is ACX-1701.

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


Component Description

PARKING BRAKE:CONVENTIONAL:AIR

Recall Number

19V091000

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

Autocar, LLC (Autocar) is recalling certain 2008-2019 Xpeditor vehicles. The affected vehicles are equipped with undersized brake chambers, possibly allowing the truck to roll when parked. As a result, the vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 121, "Air brake systems."

Defect Consequence

Unexpected movement when parked can increase the risk of crash.

Defect Corrective Action

Autocar will notify owners, and dealers will replace the parking brake chambers with ones of the proper size, free of charge. The recall began April 16, 2019. Owners may contact Autocar customer service at 1-888-218-3611 or 1-877-973-3486. Autocar's number for this recall is ACX-1903.

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


Component Description

STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS

Recall Number

19V456000

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

Autocar, LLC (Autocar) is recalling certain 2013-2018 Autocar Xpeditor vehicles. The drive shaft support cross member may fail.

Defect Consequence

If the cross member fails, the components that it supports may come loose from the vehicle, increasing the risk of crash.

Defect Corrective Action

Autocar will notify owners, and dealers will install additional support brackets and cross members and replace any damaged components, free of charge. Autocar issued owners an interim notification on August 7, 2019. Owners may contact Autocar customer service at 1-888-218-3611 or 1-877-973-3486. Autocar's number for this recall is ACX-1906.

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


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