Recalls - 2014 UTILIMASTER P80X

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.

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Defect Description

Spartan Motors, Inc. (Spartan) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Utilimaster P80X vehicles manufactured from May 2, 2013, through August 8, 2013 and sold exclusively to UPS. In the affected vehicles, the coolant return hose may kink at the bulkhead connector resulting in a reduction of coolant flow through windshield defrost system.

Defect Consequence

The lack of coolant flow may prevent the defrost and defog system from clearing the windshield, reducing the driver's visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.

Defect Corrective Action

Spartan will notify owners, and UPS service centers will be paid to inspect, replace, and reroute the coolant hose, free of charge. Owners may contact Spartan at 1-800-582-3454.


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

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