September 23, 2022 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 22V714000
A loose power cable connection may cause the control board to overheat and melt, increasing the risk of a fire.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V714
Manufacturer Corp. Micro Bird, Inc.
Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected 45
Corp. Micro Bird, Inc. (Micro Bird) is recalling certain 2013-2022 G5, 2015-2019 T-Series, and 2012-2015 MBII transit buses. The power cable that provides electricity to the air conditioning control board may have a loose connection to the power stud on the board.
Dealers will repair the defect, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on November 14, 2022. Owners may contact Micro Bird’s customer service at 1-819-477-2012. Micro Bird’s number for this recall is 22-096-VUC.
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.
Following reports in October 2021 regarding localized heat damages to the air conditioning control board and fire event in two (2) vehicles, an investigation was launched to determine the source of the incidents. Other reports were also received on June 16, August 19, and September 15, 2022
It was determined, from the location of the damage on the board that the power cable connection to the power stud was implicated. Following the incidents reported in August and September 2022, it was determined that the connection between the power cable and the power stud becoming loose was probably the cause of the damages and fire incidents.
It was decided on September 16, to recall the vehicles equipped with a Valeo air conditioning system installed in the front and rear cap or mounted on the ceiling, for which the power cable was either connected or reconnected to the power stud during vehicle manufacture.
Micro Bird has not received any other report of incident or claim regarding this defect.
19 Affected Products
|MICRO BIRD||MB II||2012-2015|
2 Associated Documents
Defect Notice 573 Report
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