AM GENERAL REPLACEMENT FRAME 9999: STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS

Make : AM GENERAL Model : REPLACEMENT FRAME Year : NO YEAR
Build Dates : 2010-02-18 - 2011-01-31
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 11E034000
Date Owner's Notified: 2011-10-03 Date Received by ODI: 2011-08-31 Date Added to Database: 2011-09-06
Manufacturers Involved: AM GENERAL LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: AMG-R1101
Component: STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 1513
Summary:
      AM GENERAL IS RECALLING CERTAIN REPLACEMENT FRAMES MANUFACTURED FROM FEBRUARY 18, 2010, THROUGH JANUARY 31, 2011, SOLD FOR USE ON MODEL YEAR 1987-1994 UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE LONG LIFE VEHICLES. CRACKS MAY DEVELOP IN THE WELDS THAT ATTACH THE STEERING GEAR BRACKET TO THE FRAME. IF NOT ADDRESSED, THE STEERING GEAR BRACKET MAY SEPARATE FROM THE FRAME BUT REMAIN ATTACHED TO THE VEHICLE VIA THE STABILIZER BAR BRACKET.
Consequence:
      IF THIS OCCURS, THE VEHICLE STEERING RESPONSE WOULD BE REDUCED WHICH COULD LEAD TO LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND A MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy:
      AM GENERAL WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND INSTALL REINFORCEMENT BRACKETS ON THE VEHICLES, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 3, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT AM GENERAL AT 1-877-782-0466.
Report Initiator: MFR E Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      AM GENERAL'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS AMG-R1101.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 HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .