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Recall 14V055000

Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Rear Axle Cracks And Fails

Recall Details

On vehicles modified for wheelchair accessibility by Freedom Motors Incorporated, the rear axle may crack and fail. Dealers will replace the affected axles free of charge to resolve the problem.

Our Quick Take

The rear axle of vehicles modified by Freedom Motors Incorporated for wheelchair accessibility may develop cracks and fail.

What Should You Do?

Freedom Motors notified owners of affected vehicles starting in April 2014. You can check with your dealer to assist in seeing if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them.

Drive Train, February 11, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
February 11, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
130
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V055000
Component
Summary
Freedom Motors Inc., (Freedom Motors) of Savaria Vehicle Group (formerly The Liberty Motor Company) is recalling one model year 2009 Volkswagen Routan and certain model year 2008-2010 Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country wheelchair accessible vehicles modified by The Liberty Motor Company from February 2008 through January 2011. Over time and with use, the vehicle's rear axle may develop cracks which could lead to axle failure.
Consequence
Failure of the rear axle may increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Freedom Motors will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected axles, free of charge. The recall began on April 1, 2014. Owners can contact Freedom Motors at 1-800-561-9600. Freedom Motors' number for this recall is ENGF0216-3.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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