MultiPurpose

Recalls - 2001 MCI G4500

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

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

Recall Number

02V284000

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

ON CERTAIN MOTOR COACHES, THE ELECTRICAL CABLE ATTACHED TO THE B+ STUD, WHICH IS LOCATED ON THE ENGINE CRADLE AND FOUND IN THE CURBSIDE ENGINE COMPARTMENT, MAY HAVE BEEN POSITIONED SO AS TO ALLOW THE CABLE TO RUB AGAINST THE GROUND STUD.

Defect Consequence

A SHORT CIRCUIT COULD OCCUR AND RESULT IN A FIRE.

Defect Corrective Action

OWNERS WILL BE PROVIDED REMEDY INSTRUCTIONS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 25, 2002. 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 1-800-241-2947.

Notes

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


Component Description

SUSPENSION

Recall Number

03V411000

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

ON CERTAIN MOTOR COACHES EQUIPPED WITH TAG AXLE SWING ARM ASSEMBLIES, INSUFFICIENT WELD METAL AND/OR WELD PENETRATION ON THE TAG AXLE SWING ARM WHERE IT MEETS THE PIVOT SPINDLE TUBE COULD LEAD TO STRESS AND FATIGUE CRACKS.

Defect Consequence

THIS COULD RESULT IN COMPLETE SEPARATION OF THE TAG AXLE FROM THE COACH, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Defect Corrective Action

MCI WILL INSPECT AND REPAIR OR REPLACE THE ASSEMBLIES. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 20, 2003. 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 1-800-321-2947.

Notes

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


Component Description

SUSPENSION:FRONT

Recall Number

04V329000

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

ON CERTAIN MOTOR COACHES, THE FRONT LOWER RADIUS ROD MOUNTING BRACKET COMPONENTS MAY NOT HAVE BEEN WELDED SUFFICIENTLY.

Defect Consequence

THESE WELDS MAY CRACK, ALLOWING MOVEMENT AND POTENTIAL SEPARATION OF THE RADIUS ROD MOUNTING BRACKET, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.

Defect Corrective Action

OWNERS HAVE BEEN PROVIDED WITH REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 1, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT MCI AT 1-800-241-2947.

Notes

MCI RECALL NO. 227. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2 DOT (1-888-327-4236).


Component Description

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:DIESEL

Recall Number

06V140000

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

ON CERTAIN MOTOR COACHES EQUIPPED WITH DETROIT DIESEL SERIES 60 ENGINES, THE TURBOCHARGER COMPRESSORS CAN FAIL.

Defect Consequence

A FIRE CAN RESULT SHOULD THE TURBOCHARGER FAIL.

Defect Corrective Action

DETROIT DIESEL IS CONDUCTING THIS RECALL (PLEASE SEE 06E019000) AND WILL REMEDY THESE MOTOR COACHES. THE ENGINES WILL BE REPAIRED FREE OF CHARGE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DETROIT DIESEL AT 313-592-3708 OR MOTOR COACH AT 866-624-2622.

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.


Component Description

SUSPENSION:REAR:AXLE:NON-POWERED AXLE ASSEMBLY

Recall Number

06V458000

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

ON CERTAIN G4500 MOTOR COACHES, THE TAG AXLE SWING ARM CAN BREAK AWAY.

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

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CAMPAIGN HAS BEEN SUPERSEDED BY 08V121.

Notes

CUSTOMERS CAN 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.


Component Description

STEERING:GEAR BOX (OTHER THAN RACK AND PINION)

Recall Number

07V096000

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

ON CERTAIN MOTOR COACHES, A WELD JOINING A GUSSET SUPPORT FROM THE FRONT BOGIE LEG TO THE STEERING BOX MOUNTING PLATE CAN CRACK.

Defect Consequence

THIS CAN ALLOW ADDITIONAL MOVEMENT OF THE MOUNTING PLATE IN DRY STEER APPLICATIONS AND AT THE EXTREME OUTWARD STEERING POSITIONS INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Defect Corrective Action

DEALERS WILL INSTALL AN ADDITIONAL GUSSET TO THESE ASSEMBLIES AND REWELD AS REQUIRED. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 23, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MOTOR COACH AT 1-800-241-2947.

Notes

CUSTOMERS MAY 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.


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.


Component Description

STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

Recall Number

09V345000

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 MODEL YEAR 2001-2004 G4500 MOTOR COACHES EQUIPPED WITH WHEELCHAIR LIFTS. IF THE UPPER WHEELCHAIR DOOR OPENS DUE TO A MALFUNCTION OF THE DOOR'S LATCHES, THERE IS A TELLTALE LIGHT IN THE INSTRUMENT PANEL THAT ILLUMINATES TO ALERT THE DRIVER THAT THE UPPER WHEELCHAIR DOOR IS NOT FULLY LATCHED AND CLOSED, HOWEVER THE DRIVER COULD FAIL TO NOTICE THAT THIS LIGHT IS ILLUMINATED.

Defect Consequence

THIS COULD RESULT IN THE WHEELCHAIR DOOR SLIDING OPEN WITHOUT FURTHER WARNING AND EXPOSE PASSENGERS TO THE RISK OF FALLING FROM THE COACH WHILE THE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION.

Defect Corrective Action

DEALERS WILL INSTALL AN AUDIBLE ALARM IN THE DRIVER'S AREA TO PROVIDE AN ADDITIONAL ALERT IN THE EVENT THE DOOR IS NOT FULLY CLOSED AND LATCHED, AND WILL REINFORCE THE UPPER LATCH TO IMPROVE ITS DURABILITY. THE RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 4, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MCI CUSTOMER SERVICE LINE AT 1-800-241-2947.

Notes

OWNERS 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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