Make : SPARTAN Model : GLADIATOR Year : 2006
Build Dates : 2005-12-22 - 2010-10-13
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 13V628000
Date Owner's Notified: 0000-00-00 Date Received by ODI: 2013-12-18 Date Added to Database: 2013-12-20
Manufacturers Involved: Shyft Group
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 13028
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 37
      Spartan Motors Chassis, Inc. "Spartan Chassis" is recalling certain model year 2006-2007 Diamond, model year 2006-2010 Gladiator, model year 2009-2010 Metrostar and one model year 2007 Advantage emergency response vehicles manufactured December 22, 2005, through October 13, 2010, and equipped with independent front suspensions "IFS" by Ridgewell Corporation. In the affected vehicles, welds on the IFS cradles may crack.
      Cracking of the welds could result in difficulty in steering the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
      Spartan Chassis will notify owners, and dealers will repair any cracks and install reinforcement brackets, free of charge. An interim notification will be sent in January 2014. A second notification will be sent when the remedy parts are available. Owners may contact Spartan at 1-517-543-6400. Spartan's number for this recall is 13028.
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