AUTOCAR WXLL 2009: STRUCTURE: FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS

Make : AUTOCAR Model : WXLL Year : 2009
Build Dates : 2007-05-27 - 2008-09-12
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08V447000
Date Owner's Notified: 2008-09-29 Date Received by ODI: 2008-09-03 Date Added to Database: 2008-09-03
Manufacturers Involved: Autocar, LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: A-0804
Component: STRUCTURE: FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 770
Summary:
      AUTOCAR IS RECALLING 770 MY 2007-2009 WXLL HEAVY DUTY CLASS 8 VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH RESIDENTIAL FRONT-LOADER APPLICATIONS. THESE VEHICLES MAY DEVELOP CRACKS MAINLY IN THE TOP FLANGE OF THE RH EXTENSION OF THE FRAME RAIL AT THE FRONT SPLAY BREAK WHERE THE RE-ENFORCING STRAPS ARE WELDED. DURING FRONT-LOADER OPERATION, RESIDUAL HYDRAULIC PRESSURE CAUSES THE FRONT LOADER SYSTEM TO PUSH DOWN ON THE BUMPER-MOUNTED BRACKETS, CAUSING VISIBLE DEFLECTION OF THE CHASSIS FROM THE SUSPENSION FRONT HANGER BRACKET FORWARD.
Consequence:
      THE DEFLECTION MAY EVENTUALLY RESULT IN CRACKING OF THE FRAME RAIL.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FRONT FRAME EXTENSIONS WITH THE NEW I-BEAM EXTENSION DESIGN. THE RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 29, 2008. 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 RECALL NO. A-0804.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.