FL980 – Driveshaft May Break – 2023-2024 Thomas Built Bus SAF-T-Liner C2 School Buses

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August 1, 2023 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 23V538000

Driveshaft May Break

A broken driveshaft can separate and cause a loss of drive power, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 23V538

Manufacturer Daimler Trucks North America, LLC

Components POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected 614

 

Summary

Daimler Trucks North America, LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain 2023-2024 Thomas Built Bus SAF-T-Liner C2 school buses. The driveshafts can break under certain loading conditions.

 

Remedy

Dealers will replace the driveshafts, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed September 30, 2023. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712. DTNA’s number for this recall is FL980.

 

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.

 


Chronology :

On July 26, 2023, DTNA received a copy of the Defect Information Report that Dana filed a recall for a certain lot of potentially defective drive shafts after completing an analysis of a single drive shaft failure in April of 2023. After reviewing preliminary information furnished from Dana, DTNA was able to match a suspect population range. On July 31, 2023, DTNA decided to file a vehicle companion recall to support Dana’s recall for this issue. DTNA is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this issue. DTNA anticipates the recall population may be adjusted after receiving additional information from Dana cross-referencing part serial number to truck VINs. DTNA found 1 total warranty claim related to this issue.

 


2 Affected Products

Vehicle

MAKE MODEL YEAR
THOMAS BUILT BUSES SAF-T-LINER C2 2023-2024

 


3 Associated Documents

Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-23V538-3509.PDF 213.673KB

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Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-23V538-8751.pdf 652.696KB

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Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc)

RCMN-23V538-3376.pdf 228.888KB

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Latest Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=23V538&docType=RCL

 


 

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