AUTOCAR WXR 2008: STRUCTURE: FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS

Make : AUTOCAR Model : WXR Year : 2008
Build Dates : 2006-10-30 - 2009-10-16
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 10V045000
Date Owner's Notified: 2010-03-19 Date Received by ODI: 2010-02-18 Date Added to Database: 2010-02-18
Manufacturers Involved: Autocar, LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: A-1001
Component: STRUCTURE: FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 1969
Summary:
      AUTOCAR IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2007-2009 WX AND WXR HEAVY DUTY CLASS 8 LCOE VEHICLES. THE AFFECTED VEHICLES MAY DEVELOP CRACKS IN THE TOP FLANGE OF THE FRONT FRAME RAIL EXTENSION. OVER TIME, THE CRACK MAY PROPAGATE ACROSS THE EXTENSION BRACKET, POTENTIALLY CAUSING THE EXTENSION BRACKET TO DEFORM UNDER LOAD. THESE TIRES ARE ALL ASYMMETRICAL TREAD PATTERNS WITH "OUTER" INDICATED ON THE OUTSIDE SIDEWALL. THE OUTSIDE SIDEWALL CONTAINS THE FULL TIRE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER INCLUDING THE PRODUCTION DATE CODE.
Consequence:
      THIS MAY COMPROMISE THE CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
      AUTOCAR WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPAIR THE VEHICLES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 19, 2010. 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-1001.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 .