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Recalls - 1996 CHANCE AH-28

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, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:MOUNTING

Recall Number

98V253000

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: COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS (CNG) FUELED STREETCARS. THE FUEL TANK SUPPORT STRUCTURE (CUPOLA) WAS IMPROPERLY FASTENED. THESE FASTENERS COULD LOOSEN OVER TIME, CAUSING COMPLETE STRUCTURAL FAILURE ON THE CUPOLA.

Defect Consequence

THIS CONDITION CAN LEAD TO CNG LEAKAGE, INCREASING THE RISK OF FIRE.

Defect Corrective Action

DEALERS WILL INSPECT THESE STRUCTURES AND REPAIR AS NECESSARY.

Notes

OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN OCTOBER 9, 1998. 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 CHANCE COACH AT 1-888-391-1777. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).


Component Description

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS

Recall Number

99V196000

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: STREETCARS AND TRANSIT COACHES . THE TRANSMISSION CONTROL CABLE CAN RUB AGAINST THE ELECTRICAL JUNCTION BOX POWER STUD ALLOWING BATTERY CURRENT TO FLOW DIRECTLY TO GROUND.

Defect Consequence

ELECTRICAL ARCING CAN IGNITE COMBUSTIBLE MATERIALS IN THE JUNCTION BOX, INCREASING THE RISK OF PROPERTY DAMAGE AND PERSONAL INJURY.

Defect Corrective Action

DEALERS WILL SECURE THE CABLE AWAY FROM THE JUNCTION BOX POWER STUD WITH A CLAMP THAT IS SECURED TO THE FLOOR BY A SCREW AND WASHER; AND THE JUNCTION BOX POWER STUD WILL BE INSULATED WITH A RUBBER BOOT.

Notes

OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JULY 20, 1999. 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 CHANCE COACH AT 1-888-391-1777. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).


Component Description

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY:CABLES

Recall Number

01V013000

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: STREETCARS. ABRASION TO INSULATION ON SOME POSITIVE POWER CABLES CAN RESULT IN THE GROUNDING OF THE POWER CABLE.

Defect Consequence

THE ARCING AND HEAT GENERATED AS A RESULT OF THE GROUNDED CABLE CAN RESULT IN THE COMBUSTION OF INSULATION, PAINT, UNDER-COATING, AND OTHER CHASSIS COMPONENTS.

Defect Corrective Action

OWNERS/OPERATORS WILL BE REQUESTED TO IMMEDIATELY INSPECT THEIR VEHICLES FOR POWER CABLE ABRASION DAMAGE AND REMOVE THE UNITS WITH VISIBLE CABLE DAMAGE FROM SERVICE. THEY WILL BE SHIPPED REPLACEMENT PARTS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR REPAIR IMMEDIATELY. OWNER/OPERATORS WITH UNITS THAT HAVE NO VISIBLE CABLE DAMAGE WILL BE SHIPPED REPLACEMENT PARTS AND INSTRUCTIONS AS SOON AS THE PARTS BECOME AVAILABLE. ALL PARTS WILL BE AVAILABLE WITHIN 30 DAYS. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JANUARY 2001. OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REPAIR PARTS AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT CHANCE AT 1-888-391-1777.

Notes

ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).


Component Description

FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:MOUNTING

Recall Number

97V125000

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: COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS (CNG) TRANSIT BUSES. THE FUEL TANK SUPPORT STRUCTURE CAN FRACTURE.

Defect Consequence

FAILURE OF THE FUEL TANK SUPPORT STRUCTURE CAN RESULT IN FUEL LEAKAGE INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE FIRE.

Defect Corrective Action

DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE WELDS ON THE FUEL TANK SUPPORT STRUCTURE (CUPOLA) AND REPAIR AS NECESSARY.

Notes

NOTES: OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING AUGUST 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 CHANCE COACH AT 1-800-242-6231. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.


Component Description

FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

Recall Number

96V254000

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 FASTENERS SECURING THE COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS (CNG) ROOF-MOUNTED FUEL TANK LIDS WERE NOT PROPERLY INSTALLED AND/OR MAINTAINED.

Defect Consequence

IF THE FASTENERS FAIL TO HOLD THE FUEL TANK LIDS PROPERLY, THE LIDS WOULD COME OFF DURING THE OPERATION OF THE VEHICLE INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.

Defect Corrective Action

CHANCE COACH IS DEVELOPING A MODIFICATION KIT TO ENHANCE THE FASTENING OF THE ROOF FUEL TANK. UNTIL THAT KIT IS AVAILABLE, OWNERS SHOULD MAKE SURE THAT THE FUEL TANK IS SECURELY FASTENED.

Notes

OWNER NOTIFICATION: AN INTERIM OWNER NOTIFICATION WAS MAILED DECEMBER 20, 1996. NOTE: OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE MODIFICATION KIT WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT CHANCE COACH AT 1-800-242-6231. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.


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