Autocar Trucks Recalled for Potential Brake Issue

HAGERSTOWN, Ind. – Autocar, LLC has agreed to recall certain model-year 2020-2021 Autocar Xpeditor large trucks to correct a potentially insecurely attached GPS system which might interfere with the truck’s braking system.

Owners of the 251 left-hand-drive Xpeditors produced between Nov. 2, 2020 and June 16, 2021 will be contacted by the company to have their vehicles inspected, and if necessary repaired.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Part 573 Safety Recall Report 21V-966, “ An Autocar manufacturing error occurred during the installation of the GPS device which allowed the device to not be properly secured under the dash.

“: If not properly secured the GPS device can potentially become disconnected and interfere with brake pedal and or throttle pedal functions, increasing the risk of personal injury, property damage or a crash.”

The remedy is inspection by a franchised Autocar dealer service technician and, if necessary, proper securing of the GPS unit. Dealers and owners are scheduled to begin receiving notification of the recall Feb. 10, 2022.

Mike Geylin
Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Editor-in-Chief at Hagman Media. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.