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Recalls - 2001 MCI G4100

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

SUSPENSION:REAR:AXLE:NON-POWERED AXLE ASSEMBLY

Recall Number

08V121000

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

MCI IS RECALLING 542 MY 2000-2004 G4100 AND G4500 MOTOR COACHES. CERTAIN REWORKED TAG AXLE ARM ASSEMBLIES HAD BEEN IDENTIFIED WITH NEW CRACKS FORMING. SOME OF THE TAG AXLE ARM ASSEMBLIES THAT HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN REPAIRED DURING RECALLS 03V-411 OR 06V458 MAY HAVE BEEN REPAIRED WITH UNIDENTIFIED MICRO FRACTURES AND/OR INSUFFICIENT WELD PENETRATION.

Defect Consequence

IF THE TAG AXLE SWING ARM CRACKS AND REMAINS UNDETECTED, THE CRACKS CAN SPREAD AND POTENTIALLY RESULT IN A PARTIAL OR TOTAL SEPARATION OF THE TAG AXLE ASSEMBLY FROM THE COACH, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Defect Corrective Action

DEALERS WILL RE-INSPECT AND IF CRACKS ARE IDENTIFIED OR INCORRECT WELDS IN THE PREVIOUSLY REPAIRED AREAS, BOTH RIGHT AND LEFT TAG ARM ASSEMBLIES WILL BE REPLACED. IF NO PROBLEMS ARE IDENTIFIED, DEALERS WILL REINSTALL THE EXISTING TAG AXLE ARM ASSEMBLIES WITH NEW HARDWARE FREE OF CHARGE. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CAMPAIGN SUPERSEDES MCI'S PREVIOUS RECALLS (PLEASE SEE 03V411 AND 06V458). THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 18, 2008. OWNER MAY CONTACT MOTOR COACH AT 1-800-241-2947.

Notes

CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.


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