Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Safety Alert

Sutphen Corp. Recalls Certain Model 2009-2012 Apparatus Equipped with Electronic Stability Control

12/19/2011 04:28 PM EST

Sutphen Corp. is recalling certain model year 2009-2012 vehicles equipped with Meritor Wabco electronic stability control (ESC) modules. Under certain road and driving conditions, vehicle body roll and road inclination characteristics may adversely affect the slip angle calculation of the ESC system. This might cause the ESC to perceive an oversteering situation and apply the outer wheel brake on the front axle until the vehicle is perceived to be stable. If the driver is slow to react during the ESC intervention, the vehicle may deviate from the intended line of travel, increasing the risk of a crash.

Additional details at: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/results.cfm?rcl_id=11V586&searchtype=quicksearch&summary=true