SHRED-TECH MDS-26GTX 2013: EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

Make : SHRED-TECH Model : MDS-26GTX Year : 2013
Build Dates : 2010-08-02 - 2013-03-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 15V405000
Date Owner's Notified: 2015-07-30 Date Received by ODI: 2015-06-24 Date Added to Database: 2015-06-24
Manufacturers Involved: Shred-Tech Corporation
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Component: EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 162
Summary:
      Shred-Tech Corporation "Shred-Tech" is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 MDS-20GT vehicles manufactured July 1, 2011, to March 1, 2013, 2010-2013 MDS-26GTX vehicles manufactured August 2, 2010, to March 1, 2013, 2013-2015 MDS 1/26 vehicles manufactured April 1, 2013, to May 1, 2015, and 2013-2015 MDS 2/26 vehicles manufactured March 1, 2015, to May 29, 2015. The affected vehicles were built on Hino 258LP and Freightliner M2 106 chassis and are equipped with EPA 2010 Emission Controls. With the EPA controls, the vehicles exceed the front axle Gross Axle Weight Rating "GAWR" specified on the certification label. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, "Certification."
Consequence:
      If the axle weight on the certification label is exceeded, it can cause poor vehicle handling or front axle failure, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
Remedy:
      Shred-Tech will notify owners, and dealers will install a revised certification label on vehicles built on Freightliner M2 chassis increasing the GAWR to 9,000 pounds, and will modify the wheel base to redistribute the weight on vehicles built on Hino 258LP chassis, free of charge. The recall began on July 30, 2015. Owners may contact Shred-Tech customer service at 1-800-465-3214.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 567
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.