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Recalls - 1994 TBII T80208

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

FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:PRESSURE RELIEF DEVICES

Recall Number

95E005003

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

UPON EXPOSURE TO IMPURITIES IN THE NATURAL GAS FUEL IN COLD WEATHER, AN INTERNAL O-RING ON THESE DEVICES CAN BLISTER DURING DECOMPRESSION AFTER "FAST-FILL" REFUELING RESULTING IN SEAL LEAKAGE.

Defect Consequence

INTERNAL DAMAGE TO THE O-RING SEAL COULD CAUSE ARELEASE OF CNG. IF CNG WERE RELEASED TO THE ENVIRONMENT AND AN IGNITION SOURCE WERE PRESENT, A FIRE COULD OCCUR.

Defect Corrective Action

MIRADA IS CONDUCTING THE OWNER NOTIFICATION AND REMEDY FOR THIS CAMPAIGN. DEALERS WILL REPLACE RECALLED UNITS WITH NEW DEVICES THAT ARE NOT SUSCEPTIBLE TO O-RING DAMAGE FROM NON-METHANE COMPONENTS OF THE GAS SUPPLY WHEN THE DEVICES ARE DEVELOPED.

Notes

SYSTEM: FUEL; COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS (CNG); PRESSURE RELIEF VALVE/DEVICE.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: TRANSIT BUSES EQUIPPED WITH CNG TANKS WHICH UTILIZE MIRADA B-51300 THERMALLY ACTUATED PRESSURE RELIEF DEVICES. NOTE: IF THE VALVES HAVE NOT BEEN REPLACED FREE OF CHARGE WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME, PLEASE CONTACT TBII AT 1-505-347-3000 OR MIRADA AT 1-612-448-3686. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.


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