R18-001 – Re-Torque Front Air Brake Lines – 2016-2017 New Flyer Transit Buses

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January 9, 2018

Improperly Torqued Hose Connections/FMVSS 121

If the brake hose disconnects from the ABS modulator valve, there will be no brake force applied to either of the front axle brake assemblies, lengthening the needed braking distance and increasing the risk of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V020

Manufacturer New Flyer of America Inc.

Components SERVICE BRAKES, AIR

Potential Number of Units Affected 283

 

Summary

New Flyer of America Inc. (New Flyer) is recalling certain 2017 XD40, XDE40, XN40, XT60, and 2016-2017 XDE60 transit buses. The air brake hose connections for the front axle ABS modulator valves may not be properly tightened, possibly resulting in the air brake hose disconnecting. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 121, “Air Brake Systems.”

 

Remedy

New Flyer will notify owners, and will reconnect the air hose using the proper tightness, free of charge. The recall began on January 11, 2018. Owners may contact New Flyer customer service at 1-204-224-6706. New Flyer’s number for this recall is R18-001.

 

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.safercar.gov.

 


6 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
NEW FLYER XD40 2017
NEW FLYER XDE40 2017
NEW FLYER XDE60 2016-2017
NEW FLYER XN40 2017
NEW FLYER XT60 2017

 


6 Associated Documents

Recall Quarterly Report #1, 2018-1

RCLQRT-18V020-8220.PDF 214.516KB

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Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RCONL-18V020-6207.pdf 133.913KB

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-18V020-6150.pdf 291.035KB

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Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-18V020-2980.pdf 246.069KB

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Non-Compliance Notice 573 Report/FMVSS 121

RCLRPT-18V020-4218.PDF 220.093KB

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Recall Quarterly Report #4, 2018-4

RCLQRT-18V020-1193.PDF 211.424KB

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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=18V020&docType=RCL


 

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