Spartan Motors Announces Emergency Vehicle Recall Due to Compromised Steering

Spartan Motors Announces Emergency Vehicle Recall Due to Compromised Steering
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November 6, 2015

Steering issues have led to a recall from Spartan Motors.

The auto manufacturer is voluntarily recalling certain model year 2009-2014 ER Gladiator and MetroStar vehicles. In these emergency vehicles, the power steering fluid may overheat and cause the steering to unexpectedly lock during steering maneuvers.

If the steering locks, there could be a loss of control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Spartan is recalling about 2,000 vehicles in connection with this defect.

Spartan will notify owners, and dealers will install a cooler to prevent the steering fluid from overheating, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 20, 2015.

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