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Autocar Xpert Recalls

There have been 8 recalls on Xpert vehicles in recent years. The latest, dated 2016-10-07 and published by the NHTSA on 2016-10-20, was due to a problem with the linkages. Approximately 1132 vehicles were involved. Since 2012, Xpert's have experienced approximately 11 recall(s) due to hazards with various components, including the spindle, engine, suspension, seats and column. See a list of recalls for your model year below.

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Recalled Autocar Xpert vehicles

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2016-10-07 (Published by NHTSA on 2016-10-20)
Recall Summary: Autocar Industries, LLC (Autocar) is recalling certain model year 2015-2017 Xspotter and Xpert vehicles manufactured March 2, 2015, to September 22, 2016. The castle nuts on the steering linkage assembly may not have been tightened properly.
Hazard: If the castle nuts were not properly tightened, the cotter pin could shear and the steering linkage assembly components could separate, resulting in the loss of steering and increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy: The remedy for this recall campaign is still under development. The recall is expected to begin on November 18, 2016. Owners may contact Autocar customer service at 1-888-218-3611. Autocar's number for this recall is MDTT-1602.
Additional Info: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=16V723000
   
2016-05-18 (Published by NHTSA on 2016-06-23)
Recall Summary: Autocar Industries, LLC (Autocar) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Auto Xspotter and 2017 Autocar Xpert vehicles manufactured March 04, 2016, through April 21, 2016. The tab lock washers on the rear axle wheel ends may not have been properly bent over the outer spindle nut during assembly.
Hazard: If the spindle nuts loosen, the wheel assembly may separate from the rear axle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy: Autocar will notify owners and dealers will inspect the tab lock washers and remedy tabs where needed, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on June 30, 2016. Owners may contact Autocar's customer service at 1-765-489-5499. Autocar's number for this recall is MDTT-1601.
Additional Info: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=16V319000
   
2015-05-13 (Published by NHTSA on 2015-06-27)
Recall Summary: Autocar Industries, LLC (Autocar) is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 Xpert and XSpotter vehicles manufactured September 24, 2013, to April 22, 2015, and equipped with certain Cummins Westport ISL G engines. Excessive engine crankcase pressures may cause the 90-degree elbow of the vent tube assembly to detach from the crankcase ventilation breather, possibly allowing engine oil to come into contact with hot surfaces.
Hazard: If engine oil comes into contact with a hot surface, there could be is an increased risk of a fire.
Remedy: Cummins will notify owners on behalf of Autocar, and Cummins service centers will administer the repairs which include securing the ends of the 90-degree elbow and reprogramming the electronic control module (ECM) with software that can adjust the engine output under misfire conditions to limit crankcase pressures. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in June 2015. Owners may contact Autocar customer service at 1-765-589-5499 or Cummins Inc. at 1-800-343-7357. Autocar's number for this recall is MDTT-01.
Additional Info: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=15V281000
   
2014-07-03 (Published by NHTSA on 2014-07-03)
Recall Summary: Autocar Industries, LLC (Autocar) is recalling certain model year 2012-2015 Xpert trucks manufactured November 30, 2011, to September 6, 2013 and having a 164-inch wheelbase and a sweeper body which is mounted with a gap between the cab and the body (where optional equipment could be installed). When being driven at speeds above 25mph, the affected vehicles may have an unexpected bounce.
Hazard: The unexpected bounce may cause the operator to lose control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy: The remedy for this recall is still under development. An interim notice was mailed to owners in August 2014. Owners may contact Autocar customer service at 1-765-489-5499. Autocar's number for this recall is M-1408.
Additional Info: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=14V397000
   
2014-04-21 (Published by NHTSA on 2014-05-23)
Recall Summary: Autocar Industries, LLC (Autocar) is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 Xpert vehicles manufactured July 11, 2011, through March 5, 2014. During manufacturing, the floor mat may have been captured between the seat brackets and the cab sheet metal at all four connection points. This could cause the torque on the bolts to relax to below the required torque, allowing them to loosen. As such, these vehicles do not conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 207, "Seating Systems."
Hazard: Loose bolts may allow the seat to move in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury to the seat occupant.
Remedy: Autocar will notify owners, and dealers will correct the seat mounting free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on June 6, 2014. Owners may contact Autocar's customer service at 1-765-489-5499. Autocar's number for this recall is M-1405.
Additional Info: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=14V198000
   
2014-04-21 (Published by NHTSA on 2014-05-23)
Recall Summary: Autocar Industries, LLC (Autocar) is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 Xpert vehicles manufactured July 11, 2011, through March 5, 2014. The bolts that secure the steering column mounting bracket could be below the required torque and possibly cause the steering column to come loose.
Hazard: A loose steering column may make it difficult to steer the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy: Autocar will notify owners, and dealers will correct the steering column mounting, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on June 6, 2014. Owners may contact Autocar's customer service at 1-765-489-5499. Autocar's number for this recall is M-1407.
Additional Info: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=14V200000
   
2014-04-21 (Published by NHTSA on 2014-05-23)
Recall Summary: Autocar Industries, LLC (Autocar) is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 Xpert vehicles manufactured July 11, 2011, through March 5, 2014. The bolts securing the brake valve to the cab may be below the required torque which could cause a failure in the connection of the airlines and the brake valve. Thus, the vehicles do not conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 121, "Air Brake Systems."
Hazard: Low bolt torque may result in a loss of brake line air pressure, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy: Autocar will notify owners, and dealers will correct the brake valve mounting, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on June 6, 2014. Owners may contact Autocar's customer service at 1-765-489-5499. Autocar's number for this recall is M-1406.
Additional Info: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=14V199000
   
2014-03-24 (Published by NHTSA on 2014-04-25)
Recall Summary: Autocar Industries, LLC (Autocar) is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 Xpert vehicles manufactured July 11, 2011, through March 5, 2014. The bolts used to anchor the seat belts may be insufficiently tight to withstand the forces experienced in certain crashes. As such, these vehicles do not conform to Federal Motor Vehicles Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 209, "Seat Belt Assemblies."
Hazard: If the seat belt does not properly restrain the seat occupant, there is an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Remedy: Autocar will notify owners, and dealers will tighten the seat belt mounting bolts, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in May 2014. Owners may contact Autocar at 1-765-489-5499. Autocar's number for this recall is M-1401.
Additional Info: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=14V133000
   
2014-03-21 (Published by NHTSA on 2014-04-12)
Recall Summary: Autocar Industries, LLC, (Autocar) is recalling certain model year 2014 Xpert trucks manufactured November 7, 2013, through January 13, 2014, and equipped with certain Cummins Westport Model ISL G or ISX12 G engines. Condensation in the intake manifold may freeze during cold weather conditions and interfere with the proper operation of the intake manifold pressure sensor.
Hazard: The improper operation of the sensor could induce elevated exhaust temperatures or flames from the exhaust pipe, increasing the risk of a vehicle fire or burn injury to a person near the exhaust pipe.
Remedy: Cummins Inc. and Cummins Wesport Inc. will notify owners, and authorized Cummins service facilities will upload a new ECM calibration, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 1, 2014. Owners may contact Autocar at 1-765-489-5499 or Cummins Inc. at 1-800-343-7357. Autocar's number for this recall is M-1404.
Additional Info: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=14V130000
   
2013-01-10 (Published by NHTSA on 2013-01-10)
Recall Summary: Autocar Industries, LLC is recalling certain model year 2012 Xpert vehicles manufactured October 17, 2011, through September 17, 2012; and with serial numbers in the range 213522 through 215336. The seat belt anchorages fail to sustain the 3000 pound forces for the specified length of time. Therefore, these vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 210, "Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages."
Hazard: In the event of a crash, an insufficient seat belt anchorage may prevent the seat belt from properly restraining the occupant. This increases the risk of injury to the seat occupant.
Remedy: Autocar will notify owners, and dealers will repair the seat belts, free of charge. The recall began on March 1, 2013. Owners may contact Autocar at 1-765-489-5499.
Additional Info: Autocar's recall campaign number is M-1208.Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=13V006000
   
2012-09-13 (Published by NHTSA on 2012-09-13)
Recall Summary: Autocar Industries, LLC (Autocar) is recalling certain model year 2012 Xpert medium-duty class 7 vehicles, manufactured from October 17, 2011, through June 18, 2012, equipped with both left hand and right hand driving positions. The negative cable ground stud and/or wiring harness on each vehicle may interfere with the right-hand drivers side brake pedal. The interference may prevent the driver from being able to fully depress the brake pedal, resulting in reduced braking capability.
Hazard: A reduction or complete loss of braking capability can lead to increased stopping distances and/or the increased risk of a crash.
Remedy: All of the affected vehicles were corrected by September 28, 2012. Owners may contact Autocar Industries, Inc., at 1-765-489-5499.
Additional Info: Autocar's recall number is M-1203.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 www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=12V448000
   
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