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  1. Dave says:

    Glen, These are the recalls from Spartan.

    Spartan Motors USA (Spartan) is recalling certain model year 2004-2008 K2, K3 and MM motorhomes manufactured March 17, 2003, to March 15, 2007. In the affected vehicles, the engine cooling fan may separate from the fan drive while the fan is spinning. Spartan Motors USA (Spartan) is recalling certain model year 2004-2008 K2, K3 and MM motorhomes manufactured March 17, 2003, to March 15, 2007. In the affected vehicles, the engine cooling fan may separate from the fan drive while the fan is spinning. If the engine area is open and the cooling fan is operating and detaches, someone nearby may be injured. Spartan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fan and fan drive system, free of charge. Interim notices were mailed to owners on October 29, 2015. A second notice will be mailed when parts become available. Owners may contact Spartan customer service at 1-800-582- 3454. Spartan’s number for this recall is 15014.

    Spartan Motors (Spartan) is recalling certain model year 2010-2013 Spartan K3 and MM motorhome chassis. In the affected vehicles, the flexible exhaust tube may tear allowing hot exhaust to blow against other components or materials. Spartan Motors (Spartan) is recalling certain model year 2010-2013 Spartan K3 and MM motorhome chassis manufactured August 7, 2008, to June 4, 2013. In the affected vehicles, the flexible exhaust tube may tear allowing hot exhaust to blow against other components or materials. If hot exhaust gas contacts other components or materials, it can increase the risk of a fire. Spartan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the flexible exhaust tube with an improved one, free of charge. The recall began on October 14, 2015. Owners may contact Spartan customer service at 1-517-543-6400. Spartan’s number for this recall is 15020.

    Spartan Motors USA (Spartan) is recalling certain model year 1997-2005 MM and K2 motorhome chassis. The affected vehicles have a steering gear mounting bracket that may crack, causing a loss of steering ability. Spartan Motors USA (Spartan) is recalling certain model year 1997-2005 MM and K2 motorhome chassis manufactured January 20, 2003, to May 16, 2005. The affected vehicles have a steering gear mounting bracket that may crack, causing a loss of steering ability. A loss of steering increases the risk of a crash. Spartan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering gear mounting brackets, free of charge. An interim notice was mailed to owners on December 4, 2015. Owners may contact Spartan customer service at 1-800-543-4277. Spartan’s number for this recall is 15022.

    Spartan Motors, Inc. (Spartan) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Gladiator, DR, K2, K3, MetroStar, MM, and NVS vehicles equipped with certain Wabco Quick Release Valves with Double Check. In the affected valves, the rubber diaphragm may be damaged by sharp edges on the valve seat ribs, reducing the available air pressure in the air tanks.

    Spartan Motors, Inc. (Spartan) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Gladiator, DR, K2, K3, MetroStar, MM, and NVS vehicles manufactured December 14, 2011, to October 21, 2014, equipped with certain Wabco Quick Release Valves with Double Check. In the affected valves, the rubber diaphragm may be damaged by sharp edges on the valve seat ribs, reducing the available air pressure in the air tanks. The reduced air pressure levels may reduce braking performance and/or the parking brakes could reapply, increasing the risk of a crash. Spartan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the valve, free of charge. The recall began January 22, 2015. Owners may contact Spartan customer service at 1-517-543-6400. Spartan’s number for this recall is 14021.

    Spartan Motors, Inc. (Spartan) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 K2, K3 and MM chassis. In the affected vehicles, the fasteners that attach the stay rod (v-rod) to the rear drive axle may not have been installed with thread locker or tightened in the correct sequence.

    Spartan Motors, Inc. (Spartan) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 K2, K3 and MM chassis manufactured October 2, 2013, to April 2, 2015. In the affected vehicles, the fasteners that attach the stay rod (v-rod) to the rear drive axle may not have been installed with thread locker or tightened in the correct sequence. If the fasteners come loose, the stay rod may disconnect from the rear axle, resulting in a loss of control, increasing the risk of a crash. Spartan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fasteners using thread lock, tightening them in the proper sequence and with the required torque values, free of charge. The recall began on August 11, 2015. Owners may contact Spartan customer service at 1-800-582-3454. Spartan’s number for this recall is 15010.

    Spartan Motors, Inc. (Spartan) is recalling certain model year 2015 K3 chassis manufactured February 28, 2014, to October 21, 2014. In the affected chassis, the tag axle suspension hangers may move allowing the tag axle assembly to shift off center. Spartan Motors, Inc. (Spartan) is recalling certain model year 2015 K3 chassis manufactured February 28, 2014, to October 21, 2014. In the affected chassis, the tag axle suspension hangers may move allowing the tag axle assembly to shift off center. If the tag axle moves off center, vehicle handling may suddenly be affected, increasing the risk of a crash. Spartan will notify owners, and dealers will weld the tag axle suspension hangers to the main frame, free of charge. The recall began on April 17, 2015. Owners may contact Spartan customer service at 1- 517-543-6400. Spartan’s number for this recall is 15001.

    Glen, you also mentioned in one of your videos (generator issues) that you were going to ask the Cummins repair shop to check into the engine because it was a “real dog” in the mornings. I never heard any more about the outcome of your engine concerns.
    Best of luck,
    Dave

    • GRT says:

      Dave

      You’re a bloody star, thank you for digging out all of this info, I am now so armed with great info I will run rings around Spartan
      G

  2. Frank says:

    Glen,

    We haven’t spoken but I have been following your issues.

    The Spartan recalls look promising above, especially the two on tag axil issues.

    Did Spartan ever double check you chassis against these and notify you?

    I have a 2014 Anthem and while its never had the issues your encountering, I have not once ever gotten anything from Spartan, I wondering if any Entegra owners have.

    Frank

    • GRT says:

      Hi Frank

      I agree with you I think that there must be some sort of breakdown in communications with regards to recalls from Spartan and owners. In fact I would go as far as to say that Spartan seem to dispute that they have any issues at all with their chassis. I was always led to believe that a Spartan was a superior product, well this is not my experience, and if I knew what I know now when I was looking to buy I may not have decided on an Entegra. Shame Because I think the actual Entegra product is a good one, it’s just a shame it’s on a Spartan chassis.

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