Wednesday, June 10, 2009

 

RECALL: 2008-2009 MCI/J4500: STEERING

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
MCI / D4000ISTV 2009
MCI / D4500 2009
MCI / D4505 2009
MCI / J4500 2008-2009
Manufacturer: MOTOR COACH INDUSTRIES, INC Mfr's Report Date: MAY 26, 2009
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V196000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: STEERING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 350
Summary:
MCI IS RECALLING 350 MODEL YEAR 2008 AND 2009 MOTOR COACHES, MODEL J4500, MANUFACTURED BETWEEN OCTOBER 2007 AND APRIL 2009 AND 2009 MOTOR COACHES, MODELS D4000ISTV, D4500, AND D4505, MANUFACTURED BETWEEN JANUARY AND APRIL 2009. THE STEERING ANGLE SENSOR (SAS) CAN DEVELOP INTERNAL FRICTION BETWEEN THE SENSOR GEARS AND THE SENSOR HOUSING AS A RESULT OF EXTERNAL FORCES EXPERIENCED ON THE VEHICLE INCLUDING VIBRATION. IF DEVELOPED FRICTION IS GREAT ENOUGH, THE DRIVING TAB OF THE SAS CAN SHEER AS THE DRIVER TURNS THE STEERING WHEEL.
Consequence:
WITH A BROKEN SAS DRIVING TAB, THE ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC) WILL NOT FUNCTION PROPERLY, WHICH COULD POSSIBLY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy:
MCI WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND THE VEHICLES WILL BE REPAIRED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JUNE 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MCI AT 1-847-285-2000.
Notes:
MCI┬┐S RECALL CAMPAIGN NOS. 327 (D MODEL SERIES) AND 328 (J MODEL SERIES). OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .



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