AUTOCAR WX 2002: SUSPENSION:MULTIPLE AXLE

Make : AUTOCAR Model : WX Year : 2002
Build Dates : 2002-04-03 - 2002-08-23
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 03V020000
Date Owner's Notified: 2003-01-14 Date Received by ODI: 2003-02-06 Date Added to Database: 2003-02-12
Manufacturers Involved: Autocar, LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: A-301
Component: SUSPENSION:MULTIPLE AXLE
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 32
Summary:
      ON CERTAIN HEAVY DUTY CLASS 8 TRUCKS WITH VOLVO B-RIDE REAR SUSPENSION, THE FORWARD AND/OR REAR DRIVE AXLE UPPER AXLE UPPER SEAT COULD BREAK ALLOWING THE AFFECTED AXLE TO SHIFT OUT OF ALIGNMENT.
Consequence:
      THIS CONDITION COULD RESULT IN LOSS OF AXLE STABILITY, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
      VOLVO TRUCK SENT NOTIFICATION LETTERS TO OWNERS FOR AUTOCAR ON JANUARY 14, 2003. DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE UPPER AXLE SEAT ON BOTH REAR DRIVE AXLES. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLE TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT AUTOCAR AT 765-964-3121.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      AUTOCAR RECALL NO. A-301.CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT '1-888-327-4236'.