2. Explanation of terms.
a. Abuse. The improper use, maintenance, repair,
o. Warranty claim. Action started by the equipment
or mishandling of warranted items that may cause the
user for authorized warranty repair or reimbursement.
warranty of those items to become void.
p. Warranty period.
Time during which the
b. Acceptance date. The date the equipment is
warranty is in effect.
accepted (signing of Form DD 250) into the Army's
q. Warranty start date. The date the warranty is
inventory by an authorized representative of the
put into effect. The warranty start date will be the same
c. Contractor. The supplier of equipment who
as the equipment's acceptance date.
enters into an agreement directly with Government to
3. Coverage Specific.
d. Defect. Any condition or characteristic in any
a. Type. This bulletin applies only to the M871A1,
supplies furnished by the contractor that is not in
compliance with the requirements of the contract.
e. Failure. A part, component, or end item that fails
manufactured by Shoals American Industries, Muscle
Shoals, Alabama, under Contract DAAE07-85-C-J058.
to perform its intended use.
f. Manufacturer's recall. A defect relating to
Notwithstanding inspection and acceptance by the
Government of the supplies furnished under the contract,
design which requires the manufacturer to repair or
the contractor warrants that the supplies are free from
replace a defective part or assembly which may affect
defects in design, material, and workmanship and will
the operation or effective use of the items.
g. Reimbursement. A provision in a warranty
conform with the specifications and all other
requirements of this contract for a period of 15 months
which allows the Government to recover supply and/or
from date of acceptance, as shown on Material
labor costs incurred during the warranty period.
h. Repair. A maintenance service/action required to
Inspection and Receiving Report (DD Form 250).
Additionally, the contractor provides an extended
restore an item to serviceable condition.
i. Reparable. An item that may be reconditioned or
warranty to the Government for the following:
economically repaired for reuse.
j. Repair Activity. The activity authorized to
perform repairs IAW the Maintenance Allocation Chart
Hutch Suspension Assembly 2 years from date of vehicle
k. Serviceable. The condition of an item which
meets all the requirements and performs the functions
Midland Berg Spring Brake Chamber -2 years from date
for which it was originally intended.
of vehicle acceptance.
l. Supplies. The end item and all parts and
accessories furnished by the contractor, including related
Cooper Tires -Tread life, or when tread is worn down to
services required by contract.
2/32 of an inch as shown by tread wear
m. WARCO. Warranty Control Office which serves
as the intermediary between the troops owning the
equipment and TACOM.
Any supplies or parts corrected or furnished in
replacement shall also be warranted to the same extent
as supplies initially delivered. The contractor shall