AUTOCAR ( 12V448000 )
Sat, 22 Sep 2012 06:00:00 EST
Vehicle Make / Model:
AUTOCAR / XPERT
AUTOCAR INDUSTRIES, LLC
Mfr's Report Date: SEP 13, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:
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Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:PEDALS AND LINKAGES
Potential Number of Units Affected: 7
Summary: Autocar Industries, LLC (Autocar) is recalling certain model year 2012 Xpert medium-duty class 7 vehicles, manufactured from October 17, 2011, through June 18, 2012, equipped with both left hand and right hand driving positions. The negative cable ground stud and/or wiring harness on each vehicle may interfere with the right-hand drivers side brake pedal. The interference may prevent the driver from being able to fully depress the brake pedal, resulting in reduced braking capability.
Consequence: A reduction or complete loss of braking capability can lead to increased stopping distances and/or the increased risk of a crash.
Remedy: Autocar will notify owners, and dealers will repair the affected vehicles, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on, or before, October 1, 2012. Owners may contact Autocar Industries, Inc., at 1-765-489-5499.