GULF STREAM GLADIATOR 2013: STEERING

Make : GULF STREAM Model : GLADIATOR Year : 2013
Build Dates : 2010-01-05 - 2015-01-19
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 15V687000
Date Owner's Notified: 2016-11-07 Date Received by ODI: 2015-10-21 Date Added to Database: 2015-10-21
Manufacturers Involved: Shyft Group
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 15025
Component: STEERING
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 2038
Summary:
      Spartan Motors USA "Spartan" is recalling certain model year 2009-2014 ER Gladiator and MetroStar vehicles manufactured January 5, 2010, to January 19, 2015. In the affected vehicles, the power steering fluid may overheat and cause the steering to unexpectedly lock during steering maneuvers.
Consequence:
      If the steering locks, there could be a loss of control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
      Spartan will notify owners, and dealers will install a cooler to prevent the steering fluid from overheating, free of charge. An interim notice was sent to owners on December 17, 2015. The recall began on November 7, 2016. Owners may contact Spartan customer service at 1-800-543-4277.
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.