SPARTAN MOTORS TRANSIT BUS CHASSIS CAB 2012: PARKING BRAKE

Make : SPARTAN MOTORS Model : TRANSIT BUS CHASSIS CAB Year : 2012
Build Dates : 2011-02-17 - 2013-02-22
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 13V495000
Date Owner's Notified: 2013-12-13 Date Received by ODI: 2013-10-17 Date Added to Database: 2013-10-31
Manufacturers Involved: Spartan Motors USA
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 13020
Component: PARKING BRAKE
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 73
Summary:
      Spartan Motors Chassis Inc. "Spartan Chassis" is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 Transit Bus Chassis Cab buses manufactured February 17, 2011, through February 22, 2013. The park brake cable may be routed in a manner in which it contacts the rear hydraulic brake line.
Consequence:
      The contact may cause a hole may be worn into the hydraulic brake line which could result in a loss of rear brakes without warning. Loss of rear brakes would result in an increased stopping distance which may cause a crash.
Remedy:
      Spartan Chassis will notify owners and dealers will properly secure the park brake cable so that it cannot rub against the brake line. This will be done at no cost to the owner. The recall began on November 13, 2013. Owners may contact Spartan Chassis at 1-517-543-6400. Spartan Chassis' recall number is 13020.
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.