Missing Air Brake Supply Reservoir / FMVSS 121 - 2015-2018 Proterra Catalyst 40 Transit Buses

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V061
Manufacturer Proterra Inc.
Components SERVICE BRAKES, AIR
Potential Number of Units Affected 65

 

Missing Air Brake Supply Reservoir / FMVSS 121

Built-up of moisture in the air brake system may lead to brake failure, increasing the risk of crash.

 

Summary

Proterra Inc., (Proterra) is recalling certain 2015-2018 Catalyst 40 transit buses. The affected vehicles lack an air supply reservoir, possibly resulting in long term moisture build up in the air brake system. As a result, these vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 121, "Air Brake Systems."

 

Remedy

Proterra will notify owners, and dealers will install a supply reservoir with a drain between the air dryer and the air supply manifold, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 28, 2019. Owners may contact Proterra customer service at 1-864-438-0000.

 

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.


Recall Acknowledgement

March 8, 2019

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2019/RCAK-19V061-8197.pdf

Download (PDF, 240KB)


Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=19V061&docType=RCL


 

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  • UV and ozone resistant nylon
  • Meets or exceeds SAEJ844 (Type A - non-reinforced & Type B - reinforced)
  • Meets or exceeds DOT requirements for use with compression fittings (NOTE: SAE does not recognize 1/8”, 5/32” or 3/16” O.D. tubing for use with air brake systems)
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  • Superior cold weather flexibility and abrasion resistance
  • UV and ozone resistant nylon
  • Meets or exceeds SAEJ844 (Type A - non-reinforced & Type B - reinforced)
  • Meets or exceeds DOT requirements for use with compression fittings (NOTE: SAE does not recognize 1/8”, 5/32” or 3/16” O.D. tubing for use with air brake systems)
SaleBestseller No. 10
Fuel Line Nylon Tubing 5/32 ID Pneumatic Hose Tube Pipe 1/4 inch OD for Air Brake System Or Fluid Transfer Black, 10 feet
  • Size: 4mm / 5/32" ID; 6.3mm / 1/4" OD; 10 feet (3.1m) Length, black
  • Item:PA Nylon hose. Usage:Air brake system,air or fluid transfer
  • Material Polyamide (Nylon), Thickness 1mm Bending radius 40mm
  • Working Pressure 3.2Mpa. Burst Pressure 7.5Mpa
  • Can withstand the corrosion of many chemicals, stable size, low permeability

Last update on 2019-04-24 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Last update on 2019-04-24 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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