AUTOCAR XPERT 2012: STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS

Make : AUTOCAR Model : XPERT Year : 2012
Build Dates : 2011-11-30 - 2014-11-05
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 14V397000
Date Owner's Notified: 2014-11-20 Date Received by ODI: 2014-07-02 Date Added to Database: 2014-07-03
Manufacturers Involved: Autocar Industries, LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: M-1408
Component: STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 287
Summary:
      Autocar Industries, LLC "Autocar" is recalling certain model year 2012-2015 Xpert trucks manufactured November 30, 2011, to November 5, 2014 and having a 164-inch wheelbase and a sweeper body which is mounted with a gap between the cab and the body "where optional equipment could be installed". When being driven at speeds above 25mph, the affected vehicles may have an unexpected bounce.
Consequence:
      The unexpected bounce may cause the operator to lose control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
      The remedy for this recall is still under development. An interim notice was mailed to owners in August 2014. The recall began on November 20, 2014. Owners may contact Autocar customer service at 1-765-489-5499. Autocar's number for this recall is M-1408.
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.