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 USA (Spartan) is recalling certain 2012-2018 Fleet Services/Utilimaster Reach vehicles. Due to improper electrical grounding, the windshield wiper motor may stall and cause the windshield wipers to become inoperative, reducing the driver's visibility.

Defect Consequence

A loss of windshield wiper becomes function can reduce visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.

Defect Corrective Action

Spartan will notify owners, and dealers will install a ground wire between the wiper motor and an appropriate spot on the vehicle to stop the motor from stalling, free of charge. The recall began April 30, 2019. Owners may contact Spartan customer service at 1-800-543-5008. Spartan's number for this recall is 19008.


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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