2013 AMERITRANS F550 Recall ID 152847

2013 AMERITRANS F550 Recall

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NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V497000 
Vehicle/Equipment Make: AMERITRANS 
Vehicle/Eqipment Model: F550 
Model Year: 2013 
Mfg Campaign Number:  
Mfg Involved in Recall: Ameritrans Bus, Inc. 
Manufacture Dates: 08-01-12 through 06-24-16 
Type of Report: (V) Vehicle 
Potential # of Units Affected: 803 
Date Owner Notified by Mfg:  
Recall Initiated By: MFR 
Mfg Responsible for Recall: Ameritrans Bus, Inc. 
Report Recieved Date: 07-01-16 
Record Creation Date: 07-01-16 
Regulation Part Number:  
FMVSS Number: 110 
Defect Summary: Ameritrans Bus, Inc. (Ameritrans) is recalling certain model year 2012-2016 shuttle buses manufactured August 1, 2012, to June 24, 2016, built on Ford E-350, E-450, and F-550 chassis, Dodge 5500 chassis, and Freightliner M2 chassis. These vehicles may be equipped with Tire and Loading Placards that are not applicable to vehicles weighing more than 10,000 pounds. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, "Tire Selection and Rims." 
Consequence Summary: Use of the label on these vehicles may confuse the operator and may result in overloading the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. 
Corrective Summary: Ameritrans will notify owners, and dealers will remove the Tire and Loading Placards, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 19, 2016. Owners may contact Ameritrans Customer Service Department at 1-574-218-4786. 
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. 
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