AUTOCAR ACTT 2012: STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS

Make : AUTOCAR Model : ACTT Year : 2012
Build Dates : 2011-02-23 - 2011-06-24
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 11V405000
Date Owner's Notified: 2011-09-28 Date Received by ODI: 2011-08-04 Date Added to Database: 2011-08-11
Manufacturers Involved: Autocar, LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: T-1101
Component: STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 13
Summary:
      AUTOCAR IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011-2012 ACTT HEAVY DUTY CLASS 8 TERMINAL TRACTORS MANUFACTURED FROM FEBRUARY 23, 2011, THROUGH JUNE 24, 2011. THESE VEHICLES MAY DEVELOP CRACKS IN THE TOP FLANGE OF THE RIGHT-HAND FRAME RAIL AT THE CLEARANCE CUT-OUT FOR THE ENGINE AIR INTAKE SYSTEM. THIS IS DUE TO HIGH STRESS INDUCED AT THE LOCATION OF THE CUT-OUT WHEN THE VEHICLE IS SUBJECTED TO SEVERE DUTY CYCLES.
Consequence:
      OVER TIME, CRACKING IN THE FRAME RAIL MAY PROPAGATE AND CAUSE THE FRAME RAIL TO FAIL, RESULTING IN CHANGES IN VEHICLE HANDLING AND/OR INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
      AN OWNER NOTIFICATION LETTER WILL BE MAILED WHICH WILL PROVIDE INSTRUCTIONS FOR SCHEDULING REPAIR OF THE VEHICLE AT AN AUTHORIZED AUTOCAR SERVICE FACILITY. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 28, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT AUTOCAR AT 1-765-489-5499.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      AUTOCAR'S SAFETY RECALL NUMBER IS T-1101.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 .