AMERITRANS E350 2012: EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

Make : AMERITRANS Model : E350 Year : 2012
Build Dates : 2012-08-01 - 2016-06-24
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 16V497000
Date Owner's Notified: 2016-09-02 Date Received by ODI: 2016-07-01 Date Added to Database: 2016-07-01
Manufacturers Involved: Ameritrans Bus, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
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Component: EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 803
Summary:
      Ameritrans Bus, Inc. "Ameritrans" is recalling certain model year 2012-2016 shuttle buses manufactured August 1, 2012, to June 24, 2016, built on Ford E-350, E-450, and F-550 chassis, Dodge 5500 chassis, and Freightliner M2 chassis. These vehicles may be equipped with Tire and Loading Placards that are not applicable to vehicles weighing more than 10,000 pounds. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard "FMVSS" number 110, "Tire Selection and Rims."
Consequence:
      Use of the label on these vehicles may confuse the operator and may result in overloading the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
      Ameritrans will notify owners, and dealers will remove the Tire and Loading Placards, free of charge. The recall began on September 2, 2016. Owners may contact Ameritrans Customer Service Department at 1-574-218-4786.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 110
Notes:
      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 www.safercar.gov.