Brake Pedal Clevis Pin Clip May Detach – 2012-2019 Utilimaster Walk In

June 21, 2019 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V477000

Brake Pedal Clevis Pin Clip May Detach

If the clip is detaches and clevis pin slides out of position, the brake lights may fail. Loss of brake lights may mislead other drivers if they are unaware the vehicle is stopping or slowing down, which increases the risk of crash. If the pin continues to slide out further, the pedal may detach, increasing the risk of crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V477

Manufacturer Spartan Motors USA


Potential Number of Units Affected 4,534



Spartan Motors USA (Spartan) is recalling certain 2012-2019 Fleet Utilimaster Walk In vehicles built on a DTNA chassis. The brake pedal clevis pin clip may rub or bend on the throttle pedal and possibly detach.



DTNA will notify Spartan owners, and DTNA dealers will inspect the clevis pin clearance and correct it as necessary, free of charge. The recall began July 22, 2019. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712 or Spartan at 1-800-543-5008. Spartan’s number for this recall is 19013.



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




This notice applies to the vehicle identification number in the label below.


Dear Valued Customer,

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

Spartan Motors USA, Inc. has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in certain model year 2012-2019 Walk-In Vans built on a MT45 or MT55 model chassis supplied by Freightliner Custom Chassis built between November 17, 2011 and May 17, 2019.


Please note:  The Vehicle Identification Number that may be affected by this recall is located at the top of this letter.


What is the defect? 

The brake pedal clevis pin clip may rub or bend on the throttle pedal mounting hardware. There is a potential for the pin clip to become detached.

If the clip is detached and the clevis pins slides out of position, there will initially be a loss of brake lamps. If the pin continues to slide out further, the brake pedal may become detached. The detached pedal is still located that activation of the brake may be possible, but it is expected that such activation may require increased pedal pressure.

A loss of brake lamps may increase the risk of a crash. An increase in required pressure for brake activation may cause driver confusion and increase the risk of a crash.


This could occur without warning.


Corrective Action:

Daimler Truck North America will inspect and repair the affected vehicles at no charge.


Labor Time:  

Inspection of the brake pedal take up to XX hours and if a repair is needed, it may take up to XX hours. However, due to some service scheduling times, your service provider may need your vehicle for a longer period.


What You Should Do:    

Contact your nearest Daimler Trucks North America repair facility or, Call Spartan Fleet Vehicles and Services at 1-800-582-3454 to locate a service center near you. Steps will be taken to ensure the inspection is performed at the nearest service center.


Leased Vehicles:

The lessor must notify the lessee by first class mail within ten (10) days from receipt of their owner notification letter from the manufacturer; both for the initial notification and all subsequent notifications.



If you had this repair performed before you received this letter, you may be eligible to receive reimbursement for the cost of obtaining a pre-notification remedy of the problem associated with this recall.  For more information contact Spartan at 1-800-582-3454.


Reply Card: 

Please fill out the enclosed prepaid postcard and mail it to us if you have changed your address, sold, or traded the vehicle.

If the authorized service center has failed or is unable to remedy the defect without charge and within a reasonable time, contact Spartan Fleet Vehicles (Utilimaster) at 1-800-582-3454.  You may also submit a complaint to the Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, D.C. 20590 or call the Auto Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); or go to if you feel the manufacturer has failed or is unable to remedy the defect without charge.


We regret any inconvenience this service may cause you. Your safety and continued satisfaction with the quality and performance of your chassis is of the utmost concern to us.



Shelley O’Bryant
Warranty Manager

8 Affected Products




6 Associated Documents

Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RCONL-19V477-7049.pdf 204.683KB



Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-19V477-6415.pdf 244.82KB



Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-19V477-7611.PDF 212.781KB



Recall Quarterly Report #1, 2019-3

RCLQRT-19V477-3606.PDF 211.133KB



Recall Quarterly Report #2, 2019-4

RCLQRT-19V477-5994.PDF 211.314KB



Recall Quarterly Report #3, 2020-1

RCLQRT-19V477-2910.PDF 211.314KB



Latest Recalls Documents



SaleBestseller No. 1
NEIKO 50414A Clevis Pin Assortment Kit Steel Construction 3/32”,1/8”, and 5/32” Hole Sizes 60 Piece
  • [APPLICATION]: Functionally similar to a bolt, clevis lock are inserted into holes and used to secure two or more items together and works with trailer, hitches, latches, machinery and utility trailers with safety pin clip or cotter pins
  • [DURABLE]: Strong steel construction allows the single holed clevis pins to handle lateral stress without compromising its quality
  • [VERSATILE]: Unthreaded clevis pins have a wide range of versatility for small home do-it-yourself (DIY) projects that utilize the clevis fastener mechanism, which allows free rotation and flexibility of the supported object/application
  • [CONVENIENCE]: Clevis pin set comes neatly organized in a divided transparent case for easy storage and high visibility
  • [QUALITY]: All clevis pins are zinc coated to protect your tools from oxidation and provide great resistance to corrosion to last long
SaleBestseller No. 2
Hard-to-Find Fastener 014973472795 472795 Clevis Pin, 5
  • Diameter: 1/4 inch
  • Length: 2-1/2 inches
  • Material: Steel
  • Style: Universal
  • Type: clevis pin
Bestseller No. 3
Comonc 10 Pcs Square Pto Pin Shaft Locking Pin 1/4 pin Hitch pin Wire Lock Pin Safety Coupler Pin 1/4" x 2-3/4"for PTO,Farm,Lawn,Hitches,and Garden
  • 【Standard Size】The square shaft locking pin has a diameter of 6.3mm/ 1/4 inch and a length of 70 mm /2-3 / 4 inch, suitable for a variety of trailer connectors.
  • 【High carrying capacity 】The pto pin made of high-quality carbon steel and spring steel and has a strong load carrying capacity. It is structurally strong and difficult to loosen when in use.
  • 【Good safety performance】It's got a nice safety latch it's gonna come around it and hold it in place,you don’t have to worry about it popping out.
  • 【Corrosion-Resistant】The coupler safety pin has a very good zinc coating, so the corrosion resistance will become a very strong suit, you don’t have to worry about it degrading over time.
  • 【Application】The shaft locking pin is for farming, gardening, truck, boat, trailer couplers, trailer jack wheel, PTO accessories or other locking applications.
SaleBestseller No. 4
Neiko 50457A Hair Pin Assortment Kit, 150 Piece | Zinc Plated Steel Clips | For Use on Hitch Pin Lock System
  • High quality trailer hitch pins are constructed of zinc plated steel that lasts a lifetime, ensuring replacements are not needed
  • Heavy duty material allows for durability while hair pin style design gives fast and secure hold for bolts to ensure stability
  • Specialty lock ensures a tight lasting hold and comes with a key that opens four types of lock
  • Set contains wide range of sizes: 42pcs 3/32"x1-3/16". 30pcs 5/64"x1-5/16". 25pcs 5/64"x1-9/16". 25pcs 3/64"x1-5/8". 20pcs 9/64"x1-3/4". 8pcs 5/32"x2-5/16".
  • Convenient see-through resealable storage case packs all material together for portability, organization, and makes it easy to identify size markings
Bestseller No. 5
Performance Tool W5359 74pc Universal Clevis Pin Assortment
  • Contains 8 most popular sizes of clevis pins
  • Plastic Storage Case That is Clearly Marked to Help You Stay Organized
  • 8 each hair pins sizes: 7/64--Inch by 1-5/8--Inch 20 each, 5/64--Inch by 1-5/16--Inch
  • Hair Pins Sizes: 8 each 7/64--Inch by 2-5/16--Inch, 7 each 9/64--Inch by 1-3/4--Inch
  • Tiller tine Pins Sizes 18 each 5/16--Inch by 2--Inch
Bestseller No. 6
Glarks 122Pcs 4 Styles Clevis Pin/Cotter Pin/Hair Pin/Dowel Pin Assortment Set, 15 Size 304 Stainless Steel Pin Fasteners for Automotive, Mechanics, Cars, Trucks, Lawn Mower Use
  • ★『What You Get』: Package include 4 styles of clevis pin, cotter pins, dowel pin and R hair pins, 15 sizes total 122pcs are sorted packed in a plastic box for easy store. Enough size and quantity can meet you needs for automotive, mechanics, cars, trucks, lawn mower use.
  • ★『Product Size』: 7 different sizes clevis pin which are m4x35, m6x16, m6x25, m6x35, m8x16, m8x25, m8x35; 3 sizes cotter pin are m1.5x12, m2x20, m3x30; 3 sizes hair pin are m1.5x30, m3x50, m2x40; 2 sizes dowel pin are m4x16, m4x25. Enough quantity and size can meet your different needs.
  • ★『Product Material』: All the pins are made of high quality 304 stainless steel, with strong hardness, rust and corrosion resistant, durable and steady not easy to break.
  • ★『Product Feature』: Our pin fasteners kit contains 4 different styles. Which are precise in size and smooth on the surface, they can be easily installed and disassembled even in narrow spaces. Unique design gives fast and secure hold for bolts and pins, specialty locks to ensure tight hold that will last long.
  • ★『Application』: Nice quality cotter pins and hair pin will firmly hold the bolts in place, perfect used for automotive, mechanics, car garage, workshop, power equipment, cars, trucks, lawn mower and etc.
Bestseller No. 7
12pcs M8 Clevis Pin and M3 X 60 R Shape Cotter Pin Assortment Kit, 304 Stainless Steel Single Hole Flat Head Pin Cotter Pin Hairpin for Hitch Pin Lock Systems
  • Package Quantity: 6pcs M3 X 60mm R clips and 6pcs 3 lengths M8 Flat Head Pin (The distance from the bottom edge of the flat head to the hole, 8 mm / 0.31 inch, 20 mm / 0.79 inch, 45 mm / 1.77 inch).Please confirm your size before purchasing, multiple lengths can meet most usage needs.
  • High Quality Material: 304 stainless steel, anti-corrosion and anti-rust, and reusable, suitable for indoor and outdoor use and humid environment.
  • R Clips: adopt hairpin design, can fast, safe and effective lock bolt, prevent relative rotation, durable.
  • Flat Head Pin: As fasteners, they can securely fasten objects together and allow them to have freedom of movement.
  • Available Range: Suitable for machinery manufacturing, industry, furniture installation, small home DIY project and so on.
Bestseller No. 8
Swpeet 122Pcs 304 Stainless Steel M4 M6 M8 Clevis Pin with M1.5 M2 M3 Zinc Plated Steel Cotter Pin and Clips Fastener Set Hitch Pin Clips Fastener Fitting Hole Location Pin T-Shape Round Pin
  • ☛ 1, 【 What You Get 】------ In this kit, You will get 8Pcs M5 x25mm / 0.98", 8Pcs M5 x 20mm / 0.79", 8Pcs M5 x 16mm / 0.63", 8Pcs M5 x 12mm / 0.47", 8Pcs M4 x 25mm / 0.98", 8Pcs M4 x 20mm / 0.79", 5Pcs M4 x 16mm / 0.63", 8Pcs M4 x12mm / 0.47", 8Pcs M3 x20mm / 0.79", 8Pcs M3 x 16mm / 0.63", 8Pcs M3 x12mm / 0.47", 8Pcs M3 x 10mm / 0.39", In total 96Pcs, can meet all your daily needs.
  • ☛ 2, 【 With M1.5 M2 M3 Cotter Pins and Hair Pins Assortment Kit 】------ The cotter pin with hair pin style design gives fast and secure hold for bolts and pins, specialty locks to ensure tight hold that will last long, Heavy duty material allows for durability while hair pin style design gives fast and secure hold for bolts to ensure stability.
  • ☛ 3, 【 With M4 M6 M8 Clevis Pin Kit 】------ Unique design and Good quality, T shape, flat head, round structure and exquisite appearance. : Galvanized standardized firmware, rugged, durable, resistant to damage, corrosion resistance, high hardness, flexible positioning.
  • ☛ 4, 【 With Storeage Plastic Box 】 ----- The 122Pcs Pcs 304 stainless steel Clevis Pin Assortment Kit in various sizes and comes in a compartmented plastic case for storage and organization. Each pin has a chamfered end for insertion. The pins are made from l 304 stainless steel for toughness.
  • ☛ 5, 【 The Best faster Choice 】 ------ The pin is a class of standardized fasteners,it is can be static connected, but also to do relative movement with the connector, it mainly applied for the hinge of two parts, and then constitute a hinge connection. Pin usually lock by open pin, safe and reliable, not easy to break off, it's your effective small assistant, you can flexibly rotate the accessories.
Bestseller No. 9
Glarks 96Pcs 12 Sizes 304 Stainless Steel Flat Head Single Hole Clevis Pins Assortment Kit
  • ❋ [Package]: The Kit includes different sizes clevis pins, M3x10, M3x12, M3x16, M3x20, M4x12, M4x16, M4x20, M4x25, M5x12, M5x16, M5x20, M5x25, a nice assortment of sizes that helped you match and find all the pins you need, and products of different sizes are placed separately to avoid confusion.
  • ❋ [Stainless steel material]: The clevis pins are made by 304 stainless steel, Anti-corrosion and anti-rust, can be used to fix parts of different materials.
  • ❋ [High strength]: Our products are made of solid materials, which will not break even if they are under heavy weight, and can be used for a long time.
  • ❋ [Easy to use]: The clevis pins are precise in size and smooth on the surface. They can be easily installed and disassembled even in narrow spaces, which can save you energy.
  • ❋ [Widely used]: Our products need to be used with cotter pins, can be used in industry, machinery manufacturing, household DIY and furniture installation.
Bestseller No. 10
PSCCO 5PCS Multi-Hole Pin Porous Eye Pins Universal Clevis Pins M650 1/42inch
  • Material: Steel. Surface treatment: galvanized.
  • Diameter: 1/4 inch. Length: 2 inches. Hole: 8 holes.
  • Used to fix the claw fork to the load by passing through the hole on the claw fork. Then fix it with a split pin.
  • Most of our fasteners are coated with shallow zinc on the steel, which has a stronger anti-rust effect.
  • Very suitable for many applications in homes, farms, commerce, automobiles and industries.

Last update on 2022-08-15 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

This product was presentation was made with AAWP plugin.

Leave a Comment

Share to...