AUTOCAR XPEDITOR 2012: PARKING BRAKE

Make : AUTOCAR Model : XPEDITOR Year : 2012
Build Dates : 2010-10-12 - 2015-05-12
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 15V289000
Date Owner's Notified: 2015-07-08 Date Received by ODI: 2015-05-18 Date Added to Database: 2015-05-18
Manufacturers Involved: Autocar, LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: ACX-1502
Component: PARKING BRAKE
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 1123
Summary:
      Autocar, LLC "Autocar" is recalling certain model year 2011-2016 Xpeditor vehicles manufactured October 12, 2010, to May 4, 2015. The affected vehicles have a synchronization valve with Autocar part number A7660006-001 and any of the following cab configurations where the park brake button "sometimes referred to as the park brake valve" is located to the right of the RH drive steering wheel: RH Drive, dual drive/dual sit, and dual drive/RH stand. If the operator inadvertently or erroneously attempts to release the park brake without first firmly applying the service brake, the park brake will subsequently engage, at any speed and likely unexpectedly to the operator.
Consequence:
      The park brake may engage unexpectedly at any speed, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
      Autocar will notify owners, and dealers will replace the synchronization valve with one that has a lower opening pressure, free of charge. The recall began on July 8, 2015. Owners may contact Autocar customer service at 1-765-489-5499. Autocar's number for this recall is ACX-1502.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', or go to www.safercar.gov.