Excessive Exhaust Gas May Cause Fire – 2023-2024 Van Hool CX35 & CX45

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May 13, 2024 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 24V332000

Excessive Exhaust Gas May Cause Fire

Excessive exhaust gas can result in smoke poisoning or cause a vehicle fire, increasing the risk of injury.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 24V332

Manufacturer ABC BUS Inc

Components EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected 230



ABC BUS Inc. is recalling certain 2023-2024 Van Hool CX35 and CX45 vehicles equipped with Hydronic L-II heaters. The burner units may release excessive exhaust gas.



Owners are advised not to use the heaters until they have been repaired. Dealers will inspect, rework, and calibrate the heaters to avoid excessive exhaust gas values, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed May 27, 2024. Owners may contact ABC Bus customer service at 1-407-287-3184. ABC Bus number for this recall is 24E030.



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 :

April 24 2024 ABC Bus, Inc. learned of an equipment recall filed by Eberspacher Climate Control System Intl., 24E030. ABC Bus, Inc. is the importer into the US of buses manufactured by Van Hool in Europe.

April 25, 2024 to May 13, 2024 ABC Bus, Inc. investigated whether the Eberspacher component is installed on Van Hool buses imported into the United States, because the Eberspacher Part 573 report did not list Van Hool as a purchaser of the subject component. ABC Bus, Inc. confirmed that the subject component was installed on a number of Van Hool buses imported into the United States by ABC Bus, Inc..

On May 13, 2024, ABC Bus, Inc. filed a Part 573 report with NHTSA to address the vehicles imported by

ABC Bus, Inc. containing the subject component.


24E030 – Excessive Exhaust Gas May Cause Fire – Eberspacher Hydronic L-II Heaters


24E030 – Excessive Exhaust Gas May Cause Fire – Eberspacher Hydronic L-II Heaters


4 Affected Products


VAN HOOL CX35 2023-2024
VAN HOOL CX45 2023-2024


2 Associated Documents

Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-24V332-4391.PDF 214.566KB


Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-24V332-6134.pdf 645.695KB


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