AUTOCAR WXR 2008: EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

Make : AUTOCAR Model : WXR Year : 2008
Build Dates : 2007-07-13 - 2007-09-28
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 07V513000
Date Owner's Notified: 2007-12-07 Date Received by ODI: 2007-11-02 Date Added to Database: 2007-11-02
Manufacturers Involved: Autocar, LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: A-0704
Component: EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 49
Summary:
      CERTAIN TRUCKS FAIL TO COMPLY WITH REQUIREMENTS OF PART 568, 'VEHICLES MANUFACTURED IN TWO OR MORE STAGES, ALL INCOMPLETE, INTERMEDIATE AND FINAL-STAGE MANUFACTURERS OF VEHICLES MANUFACTURED IN TWO OR MORE STAGES.' THE GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT RATING "GVWR" LABEL, AS APPLIED, MAY NOT BE ACCURATE. THE GVWR LABEL MAY INDICATE THAT THE VEHICLE'S LOAD CAPACITY IS HIGHER THAN THE DESIGNED WEIGHT RATING.
Consequence:
      DUE TO THE ERROR IN GVWR LABELING, IT IS POSSIBLE THAT A VEHICLE COULD BE OVERLOADED WITHOUT THE VEHICLE OPERATOR'S KNOWLEDGE. A VEHICLE IN AN OVERLOADED CONDITION MAY BE SUSCEPTIBLE TO COMPONENT FAILURE THAT MAY RESULT IN LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
      AUTOCAR WILL SEND A LETTER WHICH DESCRIBES THE DISCREPANCY IN GVWR LABELING, AND WILL INCLUDE A COMPLETE SET OF REVISED GVWR LABELS INCLUDING A REVISED INCOMPLETE VEHICLE DOCUMENT LABEL ALONG WITH INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLICATION OF THE LABELS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON DECEMBER 7, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT AUTOCAR AT 1-765-489-5499.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: 568 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 568
Notes:
      AUTOCAR RECALL NO. A-0704.CUSTOMERS 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.