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American Lafrance Metropolitan Recalls

There have been 0 recalls on Metropolitan vehicles in recent years. The latest was issued on 2004-06-10 due to a problem with the structure. Approximately 1339 vehicles were involved. Since 1997, Metropolitan's have experienced approximately 3 recall(s) due to hazards with various components, including the 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 Metropolitan vehicles

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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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