Inadequate Rear Axle Hub Lubrication – 2023 Gillig Low Floor

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December 4, 2023 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 23V809000

Inadequate Rear Axle Hub Lubrication

Rear drive axle failure can result in a loss of vehicle control and increase the risk of a crash or injury.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 23V809000

Manufacturer Gillig, LLC

Components POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected 34

 

Summary

Gillig, LLC (Gillig) is recalling certain 2023 Low Floor vehicles. An inadequate amount of lubricant in the rear axle hubs may cause failure of the rear drive axles.

 

Remedy

Gillig will inspect for correct rear axle hub lubricant levels and add lubricant as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed January 15, 2023. Owners may contact Gillig customer service at 1-510-264-5073 or 1-800-735-1500.

 

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 :

08/27/2023 GILLIG Customer Service received notification about a rear axle failure on a bus in transit from the GILLIG factory to the end customer site and started root cause investigation of the issue.

10/03/2023 Four (4) additional buses were identified in the field as potentially affected by the same issue.
These buses were inspected before customer acceptance and repaired as indicated by Meritor.

10/24/2023 Thirty four (34) buses were identified to be potentially affected and, therefore, requiring inspection.

11/24/2023 GILLIG completed population analysis and confirmed the initial estimates.

11/27/2023 GILLIG’s Safety Committee decided to file a formal Safety recall to repair the vehicle population affected by the issue.

 


1 Affected Product

Vehicle

MAKE MODEL YEAR
GILLIG LOW FLOOR 2023

 


3 Associated Documents

Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-23V809-9033.pdf 645.583KB

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Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-23V809-5531.PDF 215.403KB

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Recall 573 Report – December 6, 2023

RCLRPT-23V809-1363.PDF 215.563KB

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Latest Recalls Documents

For the Latest and Most recent Recall Information Visit the link below…

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=23V809&docType=RCL

 


 

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