A-1410 – Fuel Filter Shell may Separate and Cause Stall – 2015 Autocar Xpeditor Trucks

NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V027
Manufacturer Autocar, LLC
Components FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER
Potential Number of Units Affected 38

 

Fuel Filter Shell may Separate and Cause Stall

If the engine stalls unexpectedly there is an increased risk of a crash.

 

Summary

Autocar, LLC (Autocar) is recalling certain model year 2015 Xpeditor trucks manufactured May 22, 2014, to July 17, 2014. The Cummins ISB or ISL engines in these vehicles may have been equipped with Fleetguard UFF-XT fuel filters, part number FF63009, whose filter shell may separate from the fuel filter nut plate causing the engine to stall without warning.

 

Remedy

Cummins will notify owners for Autocar, and dealers will replace the fuel filter with a non-defective one, free of charge. The recall began September 29, 2014. Owners may contact Autocar customer service at 1-765-489-5499, or Cummins customer service at 1-800-343-7357. Autocar’s number for this recall is A-1410.

 

Notes

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.


*** IMPORTANT SAFETY RECALL ***

This notice is sent to you in accordance with the requirements of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.  Cummins Inc. has determined that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in certain Fleetguard UFF-XT fuel filters, part number FF63009, within the date code range of 14115 and 14180.  As a precaution, these products are being recalled.  Our records indicate that some of the recalled products were shipped to your company.

 

WHY IS A RECALL BEING CONDUCTED?

The bond that attaches the filter shell to the filter nut plate may fail.  If this occurs, the shell may separate from the fuel filter nut plate, causing the engine to stall without warning and without the ability to restart the engine until the fuel filter is replaced.  This condition may lead to an increased risk of a crash in on-highway applications.  Out of an abundance of caution Cummins is also recalling filters installed in off-highway applications.

 

WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?

  1. Recalled Products in Inventory. Check the date code on any FF63009 filters in your inventory that you purchased between April 25, 2014 and July 15, 2014.  The date code is the first 5 digits in the string of 13 digits located on the side of the filter near the nut plate rim, as shown in the photo below.

FF63009 filter

 

If you find any FF63009 filters within the date code range 14115-14180, follow the instructions below:

  • For parcel shipments, ship inventory via FedEx Ground using account number 2936 3158 1 to: 

Attention: Tom McNeal (QRMA FTDM-9M5HB6)
Cummins Filtration 1200 Fleetguard Rd.
Cookeville, Tennessee 38506
Phone:  (931) 528-9620 

  • For shipments above the FedEx Ground weight limit, ship inventory Freight Collect via common carrier to the same address.
  • Reference “QRMA # FTDM-9M5HB6” on the outside of the carton.
  • Ensure your return address with contact information is clearly attached to your shipment.

Upon receipt of the filters, a credit will be issued to your account.

NOTE:  It is a violation of Federal law to sell the recalled filters.

  1. Recalled product in the hands of your customers and owners. It is critical that downstream resellers and end users be advised of this recall.  Accordingly, please take the following action:

Reselling Customers:  You must forward copies of this letter within five (5) business days to any of your reselling customers who may have purchased the recalled products from you. They will be provided a credit on the same basis as above.

End Users:  Please check your records to identify any end-user purchasers of the recalled products and provide their contact information to Cummins at the phone number below so that we can notify them of this recall and provide return instructions.  Alternatively, at your request, we will provide a letter that you may send to your customers.

 

QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS?

If you have questions or concerns about this recall contact the Cummins Filtration Customer Care Center at 1-800-22-FILTERS (1-800-223-4583).  Select option 2 for Customer Assistance.

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Cummins is taking this action in the interest of your personal safety and satisfaction with our products.  We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your attention to this matter.

 

Sincerely,

 

FLEETGUARD, INC.

Bruce Moorehead

 

Senior Warranty Specialist

Cummins Filtration


*** IMPORTANT SAFETY RECALL *** NHTSA Recall No. 14E-051

August XX, 2014

 

Mr. Joe Customer
XXXX CENTRAL AVE
ALBANY NY 12205-2457

 

Dear Cummins Customer:

This notice is sent to you in accordance with the requirements of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.

Cummins Inc. has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in Fleetguard UFF-XT fuel filters, part number FF63009, manufactured between April 25, 2014 and June 29, 2014 and having a date code between 14115 and 14180, and in certain ISB and ISL engines equipped with these fuel filters.  These fuel filters and engines equipped with these filters are being recalled to address this condition.

Our records indicate that your engine (identified below) was built with one of the defective fuel filters:

Engine Serial Number Vehicle Manufacturer Vehicle Serial Number
XXXXXXXXX John’s Truck Manufacturer 1XYZXYZXYZ123456789

 

WHY IS A RECALL BEING CONDUCTED?

The bond that attaches the filter shell to the filter nut plate may fail.  If this occurs, the shell may separate from the fuel filter nut plate, causing the engine to stall without warning and without the ability to restart the engine until the fuel filter is replaced.  This condition may lead to an increased risk of a crash.

 

WHAT ARE WE DOING ABOUT THE PROBLEM?

Cummins will replace the suspect fuel filter with a new filter.  This repair will be done at Cummins Distributors and Cummins-authorized Warranty Dealers.  The repair will be completed free of charge and most applications will require less than 1 hour to complete.

 

WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?

Contact the nearest Cummins Distributor or Cummins-authorized Warranty Dealer to arrange to have this campaign performed on your engine.  The distributor or dealer will work with you to schedule the best date for this repair.  This repair is currently available as Campaign C1545 “ISB/ISL and QSB/QSL Fuel Filter FF63009 Safety Campaign” at Cummins Distributors and Cummins-authorized Warranty Dealers.

Federal law requires vehicle lessors receiving this recall notice to forward a copy of this notice to the lessee within ten (10) days.  Also, it is a violation of Federal law for a dealer to deliver a new vehicle covered by this notice under a sale or lease until the defect has been remedied.

 

WHO SHOULD YOU CONTACT IF YOU HAVE FURTHER QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS?

If you have questions or concerns about this recall, please contact your local Cummins Distributor. You may also contact the Cummins Customer Assistance Center at 1-800-DIESELS (1-800-343-7357).

 

If you have a complaint relative to this recall, you may report it to the following:

Administrator
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE Washington, DC 20590

You may also call the toll free Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.

 

Cummins is taking this action in the interest of your personal safety and satisfaction with our products.  We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your attention to this matter.

 

 

Sincerely,

 

Campaign Administrator Cummins Inc.


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