UTILIMASTER TRUCK BODY 2009: EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

Make : UTILIMASTER Model : TRUCK BODY Year : 2009
Build Dates : 2008-01-25 - 2011-04-19
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 11V453000
Date Owner's Notified: 2011-10-16 Date Received by ODI: 2011-08-29 Date Added to Database: 2011-09-02
Manufacturers Involved: Spartan Motors, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 174
Summary:
      SPARTAN CHASSIS "SPARTAN", THE PARENT COMPANY OF UTILIMASTER, IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008-2011 UTILIMASTER TRUCK BODIES MANUFACTURED FROM JANUARY 25, 2008, THROUGH MARCH 19, 2011, EQUIPPED WITH A SURE POWER BATTERY SEPARATOR, PART NUMBER 16511893 "MODEL 1314" OR 16512967 "MODEL 1315". SUSPECT VEHICLES, IN THEIR AS- BUILT CONFIGURATION, HAD THE SURE POWER BATTERY SEPARATOR INSTALLED ON THE INBOARD SIDE OF THE CURB SIDE RAIL. THESE BATTERY SEPARATORS MAY OVERHEAT.
Consequence:
      OVERHEATING OF THE BATTERY SEPARATOR CAN RESULT IN SMOKE AND POSSIBLY A FIRE.
Remedy:
      UTILIMASTER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE BATTERY SEPARATOR FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 16, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT UTILIMASTER AT 1-800-582-3454.
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'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .