AMERICAN LAFRANCE CONDOR 2005: STRUCTURE

Make : AMERICAN LAFRANCE Model : CONDOR Year : 2005
Build Dates : 2000-02-24 - 2007-08-31
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08V609000
Date Owner's Notified: 2009-02-15 Date Received by ODI: 2008-11-24 Date Added to Database: 2008-11-24
Manufacturers Involved: AMERICAN LAFRANCE LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: ALF-0308
Component: STRUCTURE
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 1251
Summary:
      AMERICAN LAFRANCE IS RECALLING 1,251 MY 2000-2007 CONDOR TRUCKS. THE BRACKET THAT ATTACHES THE HYDRAULIC CYLINDER TO THE CAB USED TO RAISE AND LOWER THE VEHICLE CAB FOR MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES CAN FAIL.
Consequence:
      IF THE BRACKET FAILS DUE TO THE FORCES ENCOUNTERED WHEN THE CAB PASSES THE BREAK OVER POINT AND REACHES THE END OF THE CYLINDER TRAVEL, THE CAB WILL CONTINUE ITS FORWARD MOVEMENT UNTIL IT REACHES THE GROUND. IF THE BRACKET FAILS DURING THE LIFTING SEGMENT OF RAISING THE CAB, THE CAB COULD FALL UNRESTRAINED BACK DOWN ONTO THE CHASSIS, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY.
Remedy:
      AMERICAN LAFRANCE WILL REPAIR THESE VEHICLES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 13, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT AMERICAN LAFRANCE AT 1-888-253-8725.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      AMERICAN LAFRANCE RECALL NO. ALF-0308.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 HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.