June 8, 2020 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 20E034000
A license plate light aimed toward other drivers may increase the risk of a crash.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 20E034
Manufacturer Maxon Lift Corp.
Components STRUCTURE, EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Potential Number of Units Affected 2,280
Maxon Lift Corp. (Maxon) is recalling certain GPTLR and GPTWR Lift Gates that contain License Plate Kit part number 298872-01 that includes Light part number 908120-01. If installed, the license plate light may aim rearward and not towards the license plate. As such, this equipment fails to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."
Maxon will notify the vehicle manufacturers who may, or may not, have used the Maxon provided License Plate Kit with Light and will provide a corrective kit as necessary, free of charge. Maxon customer service may be contacted at 1-562-404-6727. Maxon's number for this recall is 211385-01.
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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Maxon KIT 211385-01
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ATTN: Please ensure your Quality, Maintenance, Warranty, or appropriate internal departments are aware of this information.
This notice is sent to you in accordance with the requirements of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.
Maxon has decided that a limited number of GPTLR & GPTWR liftgates built and SHIPPED between October 2017 and May 05, 2020 containing License Plate Bracket Light 908120-01 fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard NHTSA 49 CFR 571.108 Standard No. 108; Lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment. RE: S188.8.131.52 Incident light from single lamp. When a single lamp is used to illuminate the license plate, the lamp and license plate holder must bear such relation to each other that at no point on the plate must the incident light make an angle of less than 8° to the plane of the plate, this angle being measured from the edge of the light emitting surface of the lamp farthest from the surface of the plate. This can result in the incorrect positioned provided 908120-01 License Plate Lamp causing confusion to other drivers and increasing risk of a crash.
You have purchased one or more (138) of these liftgates that you may, or may not, have utilized the Maxon provided License Plate Lamp 908120-01 in the kit which allows the lamp to shine directly to the rear of the attached vehicle.
A License Plate Upgrade Kit PN 211385-01 (Kit) has been generated to upgrade the identified GPTWR & GPTLR License Plate Bracket Light to comply with 49 CFR 571.108 Standard No. 108. Implement the Kit as soon as feasible, without waiting for your next scheduled maintenance inspection. Please contact your local authorized Maxon distributor or liftgate maintenance provider. A person with average mechanical skills and hand tools will be able to perform the necessary upgrader. If you need us to assist you in locating a repair facility, please contact Maxon at the number provided below.
Maxon will provide the Kit containing instructions and necessary parts free of charge upon confirmation of the liftgate serial number and location of the units being updated. Refer to the License Plate Upgrade Kit PN 211385-01 when making labor claims to Maxon Warranty Department. Installation of the Kit is estimated to take approximately 0.5 hour or less. The repair facility will be reimbursed at the prevailing regional shop labor rate upon receipt and notification of the completion and invoice for each authorized Kit installed.
Records indicate that you purchased the attached SN list of Maxon GPTWR & GPTLR. If any gate SNs are no longer in your possession, please notify the new owner regarding this Field Upgrade Kit and provide Maxon with the new owners contact information. Maxon will may make every effort to contact the new owner.
If this Kit upgrade has already been implemented, or if a different light was supplied during installation, please disregard this communication.
Anyone with identified liftgates in their possession, or general Questions regarding this Upgrade, should immediately contact
Luis Torres ([email protected]) with Maxon Customer Support (562-598-8860), referring to the License Plate Upgrade Kit PN 211385-01 -01. For GPTWR & GPTLR General information and Parts locations please refer to our Manuals and Parts Portal on line at: https://www.maxonlift.com
If you are unable to get this safety defect remedied without charge and/or within a reasonable amount of time after contacting
MAXON customer support, you may want to contact NHTSA. To submit a written complaint, contact the Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE Washington, DC, 20590 or call the toll-free Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9135): or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
(562) 464-0099 (800) 227-4116 Fax: (800) 771-7713 Internet: http://www.maxonlift.com
1 Affected Product
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8 Associated Documents
Defect Notice 573 ReportRCLRPT-20E034-6476
Recall Quarterly Report #2, 2020-4RCLQRT-20E034-0922
Recall 573 Report - Amendment 1
Recall Quarterly Report #1, 2020-3RCLQRT-20E034-0951
Drawing included in 211385-01 Light Bracket Recall Kit for installation
Remedy Instructions and TSB - Drawing included in 211385-01 Light Bracket Recall Kit for installationRCRIT-20E034-6900
Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)RCONL-20E034-1866
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