SPARTAN ( 18V350000 )- Loss of Air to the Air Brake System/FMVSS 121

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V350000

Manufacturer Spartan Motors USA


Potential Number of Units Affected 309


Spartan Motors USA (Spartan) is recalling certain 2001-2018 Spartan Gladiator, Diamond, MetroStar, and Advantage emergency response vehicles. The affected vehicles may not be equipped with a pressure protection valve installed between the air reservoir and the lubrication control module. If the air line were to become disconnected between the lubrication control module and the air reservoir, a loss of air to the air brake system could occur. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 121, “Air Brake Systems.”


Spartan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles and install a pressure protection valve, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 22, 2018. Owners may contact Spartan customer service at 1-800-543-5008. Spartan’s number for this recall is 18017.


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

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