SPARTAN MOTORS TRANSIT BUS CHASSIS CAB 2012: STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS

Make : SPARTAN MOTORS Model : TRANSIT BUS CHASSIS CAB Year : 2012
Build Dates : 2011-06-16 - 2015-12-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 16V537000
Date Owner's Notified: 2016-10-05 Date Received by ODI: 2016-07-19 Date Added to Database: 2016-07-19
Manufacturers Involved: Spartan Motors USA
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 16019
Component: STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 39
Summary:
      Spartan Motors USA "Spartan" is recalling certain model year 2011-2015 Transit Bus Chassis Cabs manufactured June 16, 2011, to December 1, 2015, and built to be completed as transit buses powered by compressed natural gas "CNG". These chassis cabs have frames that may crack.
Consequence:
      The cracked frame may reduce the driver's ability to control the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
      Spartan has notified owners, and dealers will weld any cracked frames as an interim fix. For the final remedy, the dealers will add reinforcement to both chassis rails, free of charge. An interim notice was sent to owners on July 18, 2016. The recall began on October 5, 2016. Owners may contact Spartan customer service at 1-517-543-6400. Spartan's number for this recall is 16019.
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.