Seat Defect Prompts Spartan Motors to Recall Utilimaster Walk-In Vans

the driver's seat may unexpectedly recline

Seat Defect Prompts Spartan Motors to Recall Utilimaster Walk-In Vans
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September 22, 2016

Spartan Motors USA is recalling more than 150 year 2016 Utilimaster Walk-In Vans equipped with a reclining style seat. The driver's seat on the affected vehicles may recline unexpectedly.

Unexpected reclining of the driver's seat may affect the driver's ability to control the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. Additionally, if the seat fails in a crash, the seat occupant would be at a greater risk of injury.

Utilimaster will notify owners, and dealers will replace the seat with a non-reclining one, free of charge.

Spartan has not yet provided a notification schedule.

For further information regarding this recall, consumers may contact Utilimaster customer service at (800) 582-3454. Spartan's number for this recall is 16023.