SPARTAN MOTORS TRANSIT BUS CHASSIS CAB 2011: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM

Make : SPARTAN MOTORS Model : TRANSIT BUS CHASSIS CAB Year : 2011
Build Dates : 2011-02-17 - 2013-08-08
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 13V441000
Date Owner's Notified: 2013-10-24 Date Received by ODI: 2013-09-18 Date Added to Database: 2013-10-17
Manufacturers Involved: Spartan Motors USA
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 13022
Component: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 75
Summary:
      Spartan Motors Chassis, Inc. "Spartan Motors" is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 Transit Bus Chassis Cab buses manufactured February 17, 2011, through August 8, 2013 and equipped with an independent front suspension. Due to a manufacturing error, the control arms may fracture or break without warning.
Consequence:
      If a lower control arm breaks, and separates from the mounting bushing, loss of vehicle control could occur, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
      Spartan Motors will notify owners, and dealers will replace the control arms and mounting hardware, free of charge. The recall began during October 2013. Owners may contact Spartan Motors at 1-517-543-6400. Spartan's recall number is 13022.
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.