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Recalls - 2013 FREIGHTLINER XCR

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

Recall Number

13V306000

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

Matthews Specialty Vehicles is recalling one model year 2013 Freightliner XCR bus manufactured June 27, 2013; and one model year 2000 Thomas Built FE bus manufactured April 15, 2013; and model year 2013 International TerraStar buses manufactured June 12, 2013; and one model year 2011 Thomas Built CHSU/Mickey bus manufactured April 24, 2013. Due to a design change in the power awning motor assembly, the motor assembly screws may unknowingly shear.

Defect Consequence

If the motor assembly screws shear, it is possible that the awning can unfurl unexpectedly, either while the vehicle is at rest or while in transit, increasing the risk of personal injury or a vehicle crash.

Defect Corrective Action

Matthews Specialty Vehicles will notify the owner and Dometic staff will replace the affected motor with one of a different design. The recall began on August 13, 2013. Owners may contact Dometic at 1-888-447-0003 for more information. Owners are being instructed not to drive their vehicle until repairs can be performed.

Notes

Owners may also 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.


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