Malfunctioning Parking Brake Leads to School Bus Chassis Recall

Malfunctioning Parking Brake Leads to School Bus Chassis Recall
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March 31, 2016

Spartan Motors has announced a recall for vehicles due to defective braking.

The manufacturer is voluntarily recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Specialty Vehicle school bus chassis. The metal connecting clip that connects the hand-operated parking brake actuator cable to the intermediate parking brake cable may fail.

If the parking brake cable connection fails, the vehicle may unexpectedly roll, increasing the risk of injury or a crash.

About 60 school bus chassis are included in this recall.

Spartan will notify owners, and dealers will install new clips, free of charge. The parts are currently not available and all owners are advised to chock their wheels until the parts become available. The recall is expected to begin during April 2016.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Spartan customer service at (800) 543-4277.