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Recalls - 1999 AMTRAN FH1652

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

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Recall Number

99V038000

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

TRANSIT AND SCHOOL BUSES. SOME REAR BRAKE ASSEMBLIES WERE BUILT USING INCORRECT MOUNTING HARDWARE. IMPROPER TORQUE OF THE FASTENER OR FASTENERS THAT RETAIN THE BRAKES TO THE REAR AXLE COULD ALLOW BRAKE GROUPS TO SEPARATION FROM THE REAR AXLE.

Defect Consequence

SEPARATION OF THE REAR AXLE COULD CAUSE A CRASH.

Defect Corrective Action

DEALERS/OWNERS WILL INSPECT THE MOUNTING HARDWARE AND REPLACE THE LOCK NUTS IF NECESSARY.

Notes

OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN APRIL 7, 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 AMTRAN AT 1-800-993-7686. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).


Component Description

STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR

Recall Number

98V123000

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: SCHOOL AND TRANSIT BUSES EQUIPPED WITH 2-PIECE, NO5X7508 TILTING STEERING COLUMN, OR NO5X710 TELESCOPIC AND TILTING STEERING COLUMN. THE UPPER PINCH BOLT NUT WAS OMITTED DURING THE ASSEMBLY PROCESS. IF THE NUT WAS NOT INSTALLED, THE BOLT CAN SEPARATE FROM THE UNIVERSAL JOINT.

Defect Consequence

THIS CONDITION COULD CAUSE THE LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL, INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH.

Defect Corrective Action

OWNERS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH A FREE REPAIR KIT AND INSTRUCTIONS TO REMEDY THIS CONDITION. IF AN OWNER SO DESIRES, THEIR DEALER CAN PERFORM THE REMEDY FOR THEM.

Notes

OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN AUGUST 17, 1998. OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REPAIR KIT WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT AMTRAN AT 1-501-505-2190. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).


Component Description

WHEELS

Recall Number

98V248000

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: TRANSIT AND SCHOOL BUSES BUILT WITH THE REAR AXLE FIVE-SPOKE CAST STYLE WHEEL ASSEMBLIES, CODES 28A002, 28A003, 28A006, AND 28A007. THESE ASSEMBLIES HAVE MIS-MATCHED WHEEL SPACER AND CLAMPS, WHICH COULD CAUSE HIGH STRESS ON THE WHEEL STUDS.

Defect Consequence

THIS CONDITION CAN RESULT IN POTENTIAL WHEEL STUD FAILURES, INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH.

Defect Corrective Action

OWNERS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH A REPAIR KIT AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS.

Notes

OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN NOVEMBER 17, 1998. OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REPAIR KIT AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT AMTRAN AT 1-800-843-5615. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).


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