SPARTAN ADVANTAGE 2013: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:COOLING UNIT AND LINES
|Make : SPARTAN||Model : ADVANTAGE||Year : 2013|
|Build Dates : 2005-11-29 - 2013-06-19|
|NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 14V623000|
|Date Owner's Notified: 2015-02-09||Date Received by ODI: 2014-10-06||Date Added to Database: 2014-10-06|
|Manufacturers Involved: Shyft Group|
|Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:|
|Manufacturer Campaign Number: 14017|
|Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:COOLING UNIT AND LINES|
|Potential Number Of Units Affected : 389|
Spartan Motors, Inc. "Spartan" is recalling certain model year 2006-2013 Advantage, Diamond, Gladiator, and MetroStar emergency vehicles manufactured November 29, 2005, to June 19, 2013. In the affected vehicles, the transmission fluid cooler may fail, allowing the engine coolant to mix with the transmission fluid.
If the engine coolant mixes with the transmission fluid, the transmission may not shift properly, increasing the risk of a crash.
Spartan will notify owners and dealers will install a new transmission fluid cooler, free of charge. Parts are not currently available. Owners were mailed an interim notification on November 25, 2014 and will also be mailed a second letter when parts are available. Parts should be available in mid to late January 2015. The recall began on February 9, 2015. Owners may contact Spartan customer service at 1-517-543-6400. Spartan's number for this recall is 14017.
|Report Initiator: MFR||V Report|
|Regulation Part Number:||Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:|
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.