22-095-CUS – Charging Port Wires May Overheat – 2018-2019 Micro Bird G5 Electric School Buses

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September 15, 2022 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 22V692000

Charging Port Wires May Overheat

An improperly crimped wire may overheat, increasing the risk of a fire.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V692

Manufacturer Corp. Micro Bird, Inc.

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 7

 

Summary

Corp. Micro Bird Inc. (Micro Bird) is recalling certain 2018-2019 G5 electric school buses. Electrical wires in the vehicle charging port may have been improperly crimped.

 

Remedy

Owners are advised not to drive these buses until the repair has been completed. Micro Bird will work coordinate with the manufacturer of the charging port, Ecotuned, to replace the charging port and the air conditioning refrigerant, free of charge. All affected vehicles were repaired in November 2022. Owners may contact Micro Bird’s customer service at 1-819-477-2012. Micro Bird’s number for this recall is 22-095-CUS.

 

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.

 


November 14, 2022

Michelle Rice
Safety Recall Analyst Department of Transportation
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE.
Washington, DC 20590

Subject: Completion of Recall Campaign # 22V692
The recall campaign in subject was started on September 15, 2022, following a fire incident in the motor compartment of an electric vehicle. The origin of the incident was linked to the charging port.

As of November 13, 2022, we can report that all recalled vehicles have either been repaired, or are under our control and are currently being repaired.

Accordingly, we believe that it is not necessary to send notification to dealers and owners.

 


Chronology :

On September 2, 2002, a fire incident in the motor compartment was reported to Micro Bird. The fire started after the vehicle was plugged to a level 2 AC charging station at the end of the day.

An investigation of the circumstances of the incident and of the vehicle was conducted and led us to conclude that the fire originated from the vehicle charging port.

On September 8, 2022, it was decided to recall the vehicles having the same charging port installed behind the Ford logo in the front grill.

Micro Bird has not received any other report of incident or claim regarding this defect.

 


2 Affected Products

Vehicle

MAKE MODEL YEAR
MICRO BIRD G5 2018-2019

 


4 Associated Documents

Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-22V692-2981.PDF 241.95KB

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Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-22V692-3248.pdf 645.552KB

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ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577) – No ONL Needed

RCONL-22V692-7562.pdf 114.483KB

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Recall Quarterly Report #1, 2022-4

RCLQRT-22V692-1758.PDF 211.134KB

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Latest Recalls Documents

For the Latest and Most Recent Recalls Information Visit the link below…

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=22V692&docType=RCL

 


 

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