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American Lafrance Eagle Recalls

There have been 2 recalls on Eagle vehicles in recent years. The latest was issued on 2011-10-26 due to a problem with the electronic stability control. Since 1997, Eagle's have experienced approximately 5 recall(s) due to hazards with various components, including the engine and engine cooling, structure, alternator/generator/regulator, accelerator pedal. See a list of recalls for your model year below.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Also check the list of Additional American Lafrance Models to the right. At times, the manufacturer or the NHTSA may use slightly different model names, or group models together by series.

Recalled American Lafrance Eagle vehicles

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2011-10-26 (Published by NHTSA on 2011-10-26)
Recall Summary: AMERICAN LAFRANCE (ALF) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 AND 2011 EAGLE FIRE TRUCKS MANUFACTURED FROM OCTOBER 21, 2010, THROUGH AUGUST 25, 2011, EQUIPPED WITH A MERITOR WABCO ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC) SYSTEM, MANUFACTURED FROM APRIL 2009 THROUGH OCTOBER 2011. THE ESC MODULE MAY CAUSE THE ESC SYSTEM TO ACTIVATE UNNECESSARILY WHEN THE VEHICLE IS DRIVEN IN A PARTICULAR MANNER ON CERTAIN UNIQUE ROAD CONDITIONS AND MAY ADVERSELY AFFECT THE SLIP ANGLE CALCULATION BY THE ESC MODULE.
Hazard: THIS MIGHT CAUSE THE ESC TO PERCEIVE AN OVER STEERING SITUATION AND THEREFORE APPLY THE FRONT AXLE OUTER WHEEL SERVICE BRAKE UNTIL THE VEHICLE IS PERCEIVED TO BE STABLE BY THE ESC. IF THE DRIVER IS SLOW TO REACT DURING THIS ESC INTERVENTION, THE VEHICLE MAY DEVIATE FROM THE INTENDED LINE OF TRAVEL, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy: ALF WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE CONTROL MODULE FREE OF CHARGE. ALL THE AFFECTED VEHICLE HAVE BEEN REPAIRED. OWNERS MAY CONTACT ALF AT 1-843-486-7703.
Additional Info: AMERICAN LAFRANCE'S NUMBER FOR THIS RECALL IS ALF-0111.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 .
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=11V515000
   
2010-05-27 (Published by NHTSA on 2010-05-27)
Recall Summary: AMERICAN LAFRANCE IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 HEAVY-DUTY CLASS 8 EAGLE EMERGENCY VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM FEBRUARY 3, 2009 THROUGH MARCH 16, 2010, AND EQUIPPED WITH DETROIT DIESEL SERIES 60 ENGINES. THE SOFTWARE ON THESE ENGINES MAY CAUSE THE ENGINE TO SHUT DOWN UNEXPECTEDLY WHEN A DIESEL PARTICULATE FILTER OVER-TEMPERATURE CONDITION IS DETECTED.
Hazard: UNEXPECTED EMERGENCY VEHICLE ENGINE SHUTDOWN COULD HAMPER RESCUE OPERATIONS AND PUT FIRST RESPONDERS AND OR THE PUBLIC AT RISK.
Remedy: AMERICAN LAFRANCE WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DETROIT DIESEL WILL REPAIR THE VEHICLES FREE OF CHARGE BY REPROGRAMMING THE ENGINE MOTOR CONTROL MODULE. PLEASE SEE DAIMLER TRUCKS/DETROIT DIESEL'S DEFECT REPORT 10E-005. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JUNE 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DETROIT DIESEL AT 1-800-547-0712 OR ON LINE HTTP://WWW.DETROITDIESEL.COM/SUPPORTNETWORK.
Additional Info: AMERICAN LAFRANCE RECALL NO. ALF-0110.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 .
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=10V227000
   
2004-06-10 (Published by NHTSA on 2004-06-10)
Recall Summary: ON CERTAIN FIRE TRUCKS, ONE OR BOTH OF THE CAB TILT CYLINDERS MAY LOCK WHEN THE CAB IS BEING LOWERED. THIS CAN HAPPEN IF A VELOCITY FUSE TRIPS IN EITHER OF THE CYLINDERS.
Hazard: IF ONLY ONE VELOCITY FUSE TRIPS AND NOT THE OTHER, THE RESULTING UNEQUAL LOADING MAY CAUSE ONE OR BOTH OF THE CYLINDERS TO BEND ALLOWING THE CAB TO LOWER TO THE CHASSIS.
Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSTALL FLOW RESTRICTORS IN THE CAB TILT BLINDERS TO REDUCE THE SPEED AT WHICH THE CAB LOWERS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 11, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT FREIGHTLINER AT 1-800-547-0712.
Additional Info: FREIGHTLINER RECALL NO. FL-427.CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=04V270000
   
2003-03-20 (Published by NHTSA on 2003-03-20)
Recall Summary: ON CERTAIN FIRE TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH HARRISON HYDRA-GEN GENERATOR PUMPS, THE TUBING CONNECTING THE SOFT START TO THE GENERATOR PUMP CAN BREAK AWAY FROM THE FITTING AND SPRAY HYDRAULIC FLUID ONTO THE EXHAUST.
Hazard: THIS CAN CAUSE A FIRE THAT COULD ENDANGER PEOPLE IN THE VICINITY, THE VEHICLE ITSELF, AND NEARBY PROPERTY.
Remedy: HARRISON HYDRA-GEN NOTIFIED OWNERS ON JANUARY 15, 2003. DEALERS WILL REMOVE TWO PIECES OF STEEL TUBING AND REPLACE THEM WITH A HIGH PRESSURE HOSE. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITH A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT HARRISON HYDRA-GEN AT 1-800-723-3334 OR AMERICAN LAFRANCE/FREIGHTLINER AT 1-800-385-4357.
Additional Info: FREIGHTLINER RECALL NO. FL-406.CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=03V089000
   
2001-11-30 (Published by NHTSA on 2001-11-30)
Recall Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MEDIUM DUTY TRUCKS, FIRE TRUCKS, AND TRANSIT BUSES AND SCHOOL BUSES EQUIPPED WITH ELECTRONIC THROTTLE CONTROL/ACCELERATOR PEDALS SUPPLIED BY WILLIAMS CONTROLS INDUSTRIES. THE WELD ATTACHING THE CLEVIS TO THE PLATE HAS INSUFFICIENT PENETRATION AND COULD ALLOW THE CLEVIS TO SEPARATE FROM THE PLATE.
Hazard: IF THE CLEVIS SEPARATED FROM THE PLATE WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS IN USE, THE VEHICLE WOULD RETURN TO IDLE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THESE PEDALS. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MARCH 18, 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT FREIGHTLINER AT 1-800-547-0712.
Additional Info: ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=01V322002
   
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