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Recalls - 1993 MCI 102DL3

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

POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT

Recall Number

14V335000

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

Motor Coach Industries (MCI) is recalling certain model year 1993-1995 102DL3 motor coaches manufactured November 1992 to January 1995, and 2006 and 2008 D4505 motor coaches manufactured June 2005 to April 2008. The affected buses are equipped with a driveshaft with a compressed length of 30 inches or less, a steerable trailing axle equipped with a system that changes the tag axle caster when the vehicle is in reverse travel and no electronic stability control (ESC). In these vehicles, the driveshaft may detach from the transmission and escape its containment bracket.

Defect Consequence

If the driveshaft escapes containment it can strike the trailing axle tie rod and components of the trailing axle locking system potentially causing the trailing axle steering and caster locking mechanisms to unlock. If this occurs, the driver may experience loss of steering control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Defect Corrective Action

MCI will notify owners, and dealers will add a secondary drive shaft containment hoop forward of the tag axle support structure, free of charge. The recall began on August 7, 2014. Owners may contact MCI customer service at 1-847-285-2090. MCI's number for this recall is 414.

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


Component Description

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS

Recall Number

93V011000

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 BRACKETS USED TO RESTRAIN THE "REFERENCE-ZERO" ARM OF THE DRIVE AXLE SLACK ADJUSTERS MAY FLEX EXCESSIVELY, AND PREVENT SELF ADJUSTMENT OF THE SLACK ADJUSTERS. THIS COULD DEGRADE BRAKE EFFICIENCY AS THE BRAKE SHOES WEAR.

Defect Consequence

DECREASED BRAKE EFFICIENCY COULD CAUSE INCREASED STOPPINGDISTANCES, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.

Defect Corrective Action

A RETROFIT KIT IS TO BE INSTALLED TO CORRECT THE PROBLEM WITH THE ATTACHMENT BRACKETS.

Notes

SYSTEM: BRAKES.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: BUSES FITTED WITH HALDEX AUTOMATIC SLACK ADJUSTERS.WARNING: ALL AFFECTED COACHES MUST BE INSPECTED IMMEDIATELY AND ADJUSTED IFNECESSARY. INSPECTION AND, IF NECESSARY, ADJUSTMENT MUST BE PERFORMED EVERY6000 MILES UNTIL THE RETROFIT KIT IS INSTALLED.


Component Description

SERVICE BRAKES, AIR

Recall Number

94V020000

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 BRAKE ROD TO BRAKE ARM ATTACHING NUT AND BOLT ARE UNDERTORQUED AND MAY LOOSEN AND FALL OFF CAUSING SEPARATION OF THE ROD AND ARM.

Defect Consequence

SEPARATION OF THE BRAKE ROD AND THE BRAKE ARM RESULTS IN THE TOTAL LOSS OF THE SERVICE BRAKES WHICH MAY RESULT IN AN ACCIDENT.

Defect Corrective Action

MCI WILL SUPPLY 1/2" UNF "STOVER" LOCKNUT TO CUSTOMERS. THIS LOCKNUT SHOULD BE INSTALLED IMMEDIATELY AND TORQUED TO 40 LB/FT (54 NM). A FASTENER WILL ALSO BE PROVIDED TO THE CUSTOMER ALONG WITH THE INSTALLATION PROCEDURES.

Notes

SYSTEM: BRAKES; AIR SYSTEMS. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: BUSES AND MOTOR COACHES. NOTE: IF YOUR VEHICLE IS PRESENTED TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND THE REMEDY IS NOT PROVIDED WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME AND FREE OF CHARGE OR THE REMEDY DOES NOT CORRECT THE DEFECT OR NONCOMPLIANCE, PLEASECONTACT MCI SERVICE AT 1-204-453-2872. ALSO, CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.


Component Description

EQUIPMENT:RECREATIONAL VEHICLE/TRAILER:LPG SYSTEMS:FURNACE

Recall Number

97V053000

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

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: BUSES EQUIPPED WITH 4-STROKE CYCLE ENGINES. ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRES HAVE OCCURRED AT OR NEAR THE WEBASTO DIESEL FUELED AUXILIARY HEATER.

Defect Consequence

PERSONAL INJURY AND PROPERTY DAMAGE CAN OCCUR DUE TO AN ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRE.

Defect Corrective Action

MCI IS ASKING COACH OPERATORS TO DISABLE THE WEBASTO HEATER BY DISCONNECTING THE APPROPRIATE FUSES.

Notes

OWNER NOTIFICATION WAS COMPLETED SEPTEMBER 30, 1997. 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 MCI AT 1-701-825-6234. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.


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