SPARTAN MOTORS TRANSIT BUS CHASSIS CAB 2011: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Make : SPARTAN MOTORS Model : TRANSIT BUS CHASSIS CAB Year : 2011
Build Dates : 2011-02-17 - 2013-08-08
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 13V453000
Date Owner's Notified: 2013-09-29 Date Received by ODI: 2013-09-18 Date Added to Database: 2013-10-21
Manufacturers Involved: Spartan Motors USA
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 13018
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 75
Summary:
      Spartan Motors Chassis, Inc. "Spartan Chassis" is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 Transit Bus Chassis Cab buses manufactured February 17, 2011, through August 8, 2013; and equipped with a front sway bar on the independent front suspension and hydraulic brakes. In the affected vehicles, the fasteners attaching the sway bar to the frame may come loose.
Consequence:
      If the sway bar detaches, it may damage the hydraulic brake lines resulting in reduced braking power. As such, the vehicle would require a longer distance to stop, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
      Spartan Chassis will notify owners, and dealers will install new fasteners with appropriate torque requirements, free of charge. The recall began on September 29, 2013. Owners may contact Spartan Chassis at 1-517-543-6400. Spartan Chassis' number for this campaign is 13018.
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.