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

January 29, 2019 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V061000

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.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V061

Manufacturer Proterra Inc.

Components SERVICE BRAKES, AIR

Potential Number of Units Affected 65

 

Summary

Proterra Inc., (Proterra) is recalling certain 2015-2018 Catalyst 40 transit buses. The affected vehicles lack a Graham White air brake 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.


3 Affected Products

Vehicle

MAKE MODEL YEAR
PROTERRA CATALYST 2016-2018

3 Associated Documents

Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-19V061-8197.pdf 245.638KB

Download (PDF, 240KB)


Non-Compliance 573 Report

RCLRPT-19V061-6067.PDF 213.755KB

Download (PDF, 209KB)


Recall Quarterly Report #1, 2019-1

RCLQRT-19V061-1464.PDF 211.125KB

Download (PDF, 206KB)


Recalls Documents

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


 

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