RECALL Subject : Windshield Wiper Linkage Welds/FMVSS 104

Report Receipt Date: MAY 08, 2013

NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V183000

Component(s): VISIBILITY/WIPER

Potential Number of Units Affected: 797

All Products Associated with this Recall
Vehicle Make Mode lModel Year(s)

AUTOCAR ACX 2012-2013

Details
Manufacturer: Autocar, LLC

SUMMARY:
Autocar, LLC is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 ACX trucks built May 1, 2012, through November 15, 2012. Due to an insufficient weld, the windshield wiper arms of the vehicles may not be held in their proper position. Thus, these vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 104, "Windshield wiping and washing systems."

CONSEQUENCE:
Without properly working windshield wipers, the driver's vision could be hindered by precipitation, increasing the risk of a crash.


REMEDY:
Autocar will notify owners, and dealers will repair the vehicles free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 2, 2013. Owners may contact Autocar at 1-765-489-5499. Autocar's recall campaign number is A-1303
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NOTES:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153