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Autocar Xspotter Recalls

There have been 2 recalls on Xspotter vehicles in recent years. The latest, dated 2017-08-31 and published by the NHTSA on 2017-09-19, was due to a problem with the steering. Since 2010, Xspotter's have experienced approximately 8 recall(s) due to hazards with various components, including the interior lighting, linkages, column, spindle and engine. See a list of recalls for your model year below.

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Recalled Autocar Xspotter vehicles

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2017-08-31 (Published by NHTSA on 2017-09-19)
Recall Summary: Autocar Industries, LLC (Autocar Industries) is recalling certain 2016 Xpert, and Xspotter vehicles, equipped with certain Dana Spicer D-Series and E-Series steer axles. The castellated nut on the steer axles may not be properly torqued, allowing the tie rod to loosen.
Hazard: If the tie rod loosens, it may disconnect from the steering knuckle, causing a complete loss of steering and increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy: Autocar Industries will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the torque of the castellated nut and tie rod, tightening it as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 20, 2017. Owners may contact Autocar customer service at 1-877-777-5360. Autocar's number for this recall is MDTT-1701.
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=17V534000
   
2017-01-27 (Published by NHTSA on 2017-02-07)
Recall Summary: Autocar Industries, LLC (Autocar) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Xspotter vehicles. These vehicles were manufactured without a dimmer switch to adjust the dash illumination brightness. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 101, "Control and Displays."
Hazard: Without a switch to adjust the dash illumination brightness, the dash lights may be too dim or too bright with either condition increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy: The remedy for this recall is still under development. The recall is expected to begin March 10, 2017. Owners may contact Autocar customer service at 1-765-489-5499. Autocar's number for this recall is ACTT-1701.
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=17V049000
   
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
   
2016-08-15 (Published by NHTSA on 2016-09-14)
Recall Summary: Autocar Industries, LLC (Autocar) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Xspotter vehicles manufactured August 3, 2015, to April 21, 2016. The steering column shaft weld may break causing a separation of the steering wheel from the steering system, creating a loss of steering ability.
Hazard: A loss of steering ability increases the risk of a crash.
Remedy: Autocar will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the steering columns and replace them as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 7, 2016. Owners may contact Autocar customer service at 1-888-218-3611. Autocar's number for this recall is ACTT-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=16V599000
   
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
   
2014-08-20 (Published by NHTSA on 2014-09-24)
Recall Summary: Autocar Industries, LLC (Autocar) is recalling certain model year 2015 Xspotter heavy duty trucks manufactured May 23, 2014, to June 13, 2014. The Cummins ISB or ISL engines in these vehicles may have been equipped with Fleetguard UFF-XT fuel filters, part number FF63009, whose filter shell may separate from the fuel filter nut plate causing the engine to stall without warning.
Hazard: If the engine stalls unexpectedly there is an increased risk of a crash.
Remedy: Cummins will notify owners for Autocar, and Cummins service centers will replace the fuel filter, free of charge. The recall began in August 2014. Owners may contact Autocar customer service at 1-765-489-5499 or Cummins customer service at 1-800-223-4583. Autocar's number for this recall is T-1409.
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=14V512000
   
2014-03-21 (Published by NHTSA on 2014-04-12)
Recall Summary: Autocar Industries, LLC (Autocar) is recalling certain model year 2010-2014 Xspotter vehicles manufactured November 23, 2009, through October 21, 2013, and equipped with Cummins Westport Model ISL G and 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 T-1403.
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=14V131000
   
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