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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

SAF-HOLLAND REPORTS A SAFETY RELATED DEFECT IN TRANSVERSE BEAM ASSEMBLIES

Make / Models :
Model/Build Years:
SAF-HOLLAND / ADL
9999
SAF-HOLLAND / ADLSD
9999
Manufacturer : SAF-HOLLAND Mfr's Report Date : APR 04, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08E031000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: SUSPENSION
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 2065
Summary:
 SAF-HOLLAND HAS REPORTED A SAFETY RELATED DEFECT IN 2,065 TRANSVERSE BEAM ASSEMBLIES, P/NOS. 90547733, 90547813, AND 90548443, INSTALLED AS ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT IN CERTAIN RECREATIONAL VEHICLES TO AID IN PROVIDING ROLL RESISTANCE OF THE DRIVE AXLE SUSPENSION SYSTEM. IN SOME INSTANCES THE TRANSVERSE BEAM WAS NOT PROPERLY WELDED WHICH COULD RESULT IN A FAILURE OF THE WELD.
Consequence:
 IF THE WELD FAILS, VEHICLE STABILITY WHILE CORNERING COULD BE AFFECTED RESULTING IN LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A CRASH. IN ADDITION, THE TRANSVERSE BEAM COULD DROP TO THE GROUND CAUSING SPARKS THAT COULD CAUSE A FIRE HAZARD.
Remedy:
 EACH VEHICLE MANUFACTURER WILL FILE A DEFECT REPORT AND REMEDY PLAN FOR THEIR VEHICLES WHICH INCLUDED THESE TRANSVERSE BEAM ASSEMBLIES AS ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT. VEHICLES WILL BE REPAIRED AT NO COST TO THE OWNER. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING APRIL 2008. OWNERS CAN CONTACT EITHER THEIR VEHICLE MANUFACTURER OR SAF-HOLLAND AT 231-773-3271.
Notes:
 CUSTOMERS MAY 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.

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