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Thursday, July 24, 2008

AUTOCAR, LLC RECALLS ACX CHASSIS SUPPLIED TO GROVE U.S. FOR CONVERSION INTO CRANES.

Make / Models :
Model/Build Years:
AUTOCAR / ACX
2008
Manufacturer : AUTOCAR, LLC Mfr's Report Date : JUL 07, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08V322000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: SEAT BELTS:FRONT
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 37
Summary:
 AUTOCAR IS RECALLING 37 MY 2008 ACX CHASSIS SUPPLIED TO GROVE U.S. FOR CONVERSION INTO CRANES. THE SEAT BELT TETHER BETWEEN THE SEAT BELT FLOOR ANCHOR POINT AND THE SUSPENSION SEAT BELT ANCHOR POINT WAS NOT INSTALLED.
Consequence:
 IN THE EVENT OF A SEVERE IMPACT, FAILURE TO INSTALL THE TETHER STRAP MAY CAUSE THE SEAT AND SEAT BELT TO DEFORM AND SEPARATE FROM THE MOUNTING LOCATION, INCREASING THE RISK OF A FATAL INJURY.
Remedy:
 AUTOCAR IS WORKING WITH GROVE TO HAVE THESE CHASSIS INSPECTED AND TO REPLACE THE SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT AUTOCAR AT 1-765-489-6001.
Notes:
 AUTOCAR RECALL NO. 0803G. CUSTOMERS 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.

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