CUSHMAN 878474D 1997: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Make : CUSHMAN Model : 878474D Year : 1997
Build Dates : 1997-05-01 - 2000-12-24
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 01V263000
Date Owner's Notified: 2001-09-17 Date Received by ODI: 2001-08-15 Date Added to Database: 2001-08-27
Manufacturers Involved: RANSOMES CORPORATION
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 1548
Summary:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: 3-WHEEL ON-ROAD POLICE VEHICLES. A SPLASH GUARD FITTED TO THE FRAME OF THE VEHICLE, LOCATED ABOVE THE DIFFERENTIAL, COULD COME IN CONTACT WITH THE REAR BRAKE LINES, CAUSING DAMAGE OR LEAKAGE. THE MODELS INVOLVED ARE: 1996-2001 MODELS 898465B MANUFACTURED FROM OCTOBER 1996 TO JULY 2001; 1994-2001 MODELS 878464B MANUFACTURED FROM NOVEMBER 1, 1994 TO JULY 2001; 1997-2000 MODELS 878474D MANUFACTURED FROM MAY 1, 1997 TO DECEMBER 24, 2000; 1997-2000 MODELS 898474E MANUFACTURED FROM FEBRUARY 1, 2000 TO JULY 2001; 2000-2001 MODELS 898487 MANUFACTURED FROM MAY 1, 2000 TO JULY 2001; AND 2000-2001 MODELS 898488 MANUFACTURED FROM JULY 1, 2000 TO JULY 2001.
Consequence:
      BRAKE FLUID LEAKAGE COULD INCREASE THE BRAKING CAPABILITY OF THE VEHICLE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW SPLASH GUARD WHICH WILL CREATE CLEARANCE FOR THE BRAKE LINE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN SEPTEMBER 17, 2001. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT RANSOMES/CUSHMAN AT 1-402-474-8568.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT '1-888-327-4236'.