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Recalls - 1991 FLXIBLE METRO

What is a recall? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, generally in cooperation with the vehicle manufacturer, issues recalls when a motor vehicle or item of motor vehicle equipment (including tires) does not comply with a Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard or when there is a safety-related defect in the vehicle or equipment. Work dictated by a recall is generally completed at no charge to the vehicle owner, regardless of whether you are the first owner or a subsequent owner. Please contact your service facilities for additional details and to confirm that this recall is relevant to your particular vehicle.

Component Description

VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER

Recall Number

95V235000

Manufacturer Recall Number

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Number of Vehicles Affected

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured From

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured To

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Defect Description

THESE BUSES HAVE THE HEADLIGHTS AUTOMATICALLY ACTIVATED WHENEVER THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS ARE ACTIVATED. NO OTHER EXTERIOR LIGHTS ARE ACTIVATED BY WINDSHIELD WIPER ACTIVATION. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT."

Defect Consequence

CONSEQUENCE OF NON-COMPLIANCE: THIS COULD CAUSE A VISIBILITY PROBLEM INCREASING THE POTENTIAL FOR A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.

Defect Corrective Action

DEALERS WILL MODIFY THE ELECTRICAL WIRING TO ACTIVATE ALL EXTERIOR LIGHTS WHENEVER THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS ARE ACTIVATED.

Notes

SYSTEM: VISUAL; WINDSHIELD WIPER AND WASHER; FMVSS NO. 108. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: CITY TRANSIT BUSES. NOTE: OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME, SHOULD CONTACT FLXIBLE AT 1-614-362-2600. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.


Component Description

STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

Recall Number

93V050000

Manufacturer Recall Number

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Number of Vehicles Affected

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured From

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured To

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Defect Description

THE EMERGENCY RELEASE VALVE MOVES OUT OF POSITION CAUSING IT TO BECOME INOPERATIVE. WHEN THIS HAPPENS, THE ENTRANCE DOOR CANNOT BE OPENED BY ACTIVATING THE EMERGENCY RELEASE HANDLE.

Defect Consequence

THE INABILITY TO OPEN AN EMERGENCY EXIT DOES NOT COMPLYWITH FMVSS 217, "BUS WINDOW RETENTION AND RELEASE", AND COULD RESTRICT THEABILITY OF OCCUPANTS TO EXIT THE VEHICLE IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY.

Defect Corrective Action

THE CORRECTIVE ACTION IS BEING DEVELOPED. BUSES WILL BE REPAIRED WHEN THE CORRECTIVE ACTION HAS BEEN DETERMINED.

Notes

SYSTEM: STRUCTURE; FMVSS 217.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: CITY TRANSIT BUSES WITH SLIDE GLIDE ENTRANCE DOORS, INSERVICE WITH THE CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY.


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