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NHTSA Recall 08E031000

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

Vehicles:  SAF-Holland

NHTSA Recall 08E031000

NHTSA Campaign ID number : 	08E031000
	
Equipment Brand Name / Part No. or Model No.: 	    	Production Dates:
    SAF-HOLLAND / ADL 	    	Information not Available
    SAF-HOLLAND / ADLSD 	    	Information not Available
Manufacturer: SAF-HOLLAND 	Mfr's Report Date: APR 04, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08E031000 	
N/A
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: SUSPENSION
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,065
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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