Defective Steering Column Leads to Truck Recall from Autocar

about 300 vehicles are included in the recall

Defective Steering Column Leads to Truck Recall from Autocar
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September 14, 2016

Autocar Industries has announced that it is recalling trucks with compromised steering capability.

The company's recall applies to certain model year 2016-2017 Xspotter vehicles. The steering column shaft weld may break, causing a separation of the steering wheel from the steering system, creating a loss of steering ability.

A loss of steering ability increases the risk of a crash.

Autocar Industries is including about 300 trucks in its recall.

The manufacturer 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 with questions about this recall can contact Autocar customer service at (888) 218-3611.