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NHTSA Recall 15V445000

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American Government Buses Topics:  Starcraft Allstar, Starcraft Starlite, Starcraft Starquest, Starcraft Ultrastar

NHTSA Recall 15V445000


Report Receipt Date: July 13, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V445000
Component(s): EQUIPMENT
Potential Number of Units Affected: 800
All Products Associated with this Recall: 2002-2007 Starcraft Allstar, 2002-2007 Starcraft Starlite, 2002-2007 Starcraft Starquest, 2002-2007 Starcraft Ultrastar
Manufacturer: Starcraft Bus
SUMMARY: Starcraft Bus (Starcraft) is recalling certain model year 2002-2007 Allstar, Starquest, Starlite, and Ultrastar commercial buses manufactured January 1, 2002, to September 30, 2007. The affected vehicles, when loaded with passengers and fuel, may exceed the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR). As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, "Certification."
CONSEQUENCE: If the buses are loaded beyond the GVWR rating on the certification label, the vehicle could have poor handling, tire or suspension failure, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
REMEDY: Starcraft will notify owners, and dealers will install a revised certification label based on corrected axle and wheel calculations or dealers will remove seats from buses that cannot support additional weight beyond the GVWR on the existing label. This work will be done free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 25, 2015. Owners may contact Starcraft customer service at 1-800-348-7440. Starcraft's number for this recall is 05-06242015-0058.
NOTES: 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.

Documents

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
8 July 2015Part 573 Safety Recall Report: 15V-445
Starcraft Bus

PDF
- 30KB - 3 pages
17 August 2015Possible Overloading of Vehicle/FMVSS 567
To: Keith Fisher, Starcraft Bus
From: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 49KB - 2 pages


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