NHTSA Recall: 09V352000 (AIR BAGS, SPARTAN CHASSIS, INC.)

NHTSA Campaign Number: 
09V352000
Component: 
AIR BAGS
Manufacturer Involved: 
SPARTAN CHASSIS, INC.
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 
09004
Manufacturing Start Date: 
Mon, 01/16/2006
Manufacturing End Date: 
Mon, 08/10/2009
Potential Number of Units Affected: 
239
Defect Summary: 
SPARTAN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006 THROUGH 2009 ADV, DIA, GLD, AND MTR FIRE TRUCK CAB AND CHASSIS VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BETWEEN JANUARY 16, 2006 AND AUGUST 10, 2009 AND EQUIPPED WITH THE ROLLTEK SUPPLEMENTAL SIDE RESTRAINT SYSTEM. THE SIDE AIR BAGS ASSOCIATED WITH THE SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM MAY INADVERTENTLY DEPLOY DUE TO FLUID INTRUSION INTO THE CONTROL MODULES.
Consequence Summary: 
INADVERTENT DEPLOYMENT OF THE AIR BAG COULD RESULT IN INJURY TO OUT OF POSITION OCCUPANTS AND POSSIBLY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Corrective Summary: 
SPARTAN IS WORKING WITH THE VEHICLE MANUFACTURES TO IDENTIFY VEHICLES THAT MAY CONTAIN THE DEFECT. THE AFFECTED VEHICLES WILL BE REPAIRED BY SPARTAN FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT OCTOBER 5, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT THEIR VEHICLE MANUFACTURER OR SPARTAN CHASSIS TOLL-FREE AT 1-800-543-5008.