IK0500061 – CE Bus Steering Won’t Return to Center

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NHTSA ID Number: 10164502

Manufacturer Communication Number: K0500061


CE Bus Steering Returnability Diagnostics. Only CE buses built during 1/29/2018 thru 6/11/2019 with Tilt Columns, ESP, and Steering Switch Controls. 2019 and 2020 Model year only


2 Affected Products


IC BUS CE 2019-2020



This document will guide the user through diagnosing steering wheels not returning to center without assistance on IC CE Buses.

This document only applies to CE buses built during 1/29/2018 thru 6/11/2019 with the following feature codes:

Tilt Column: 0005708 (Column part number 4095815C91 (Bendix) or 4110141C91 (Wabco))

ABS with ESP: 0004AZS (Bendix air system) or 0004JNX (Wabco hyd. system) Steering wheel Switch: 0047DNK or 0047DNU or 0047DWC



Diagnostic Trouble Code(s) & Dashboard Indicator Light(s):

There are no fault codes associated with this failure mode.

Customer Observations or Concerns:

The customer may notice that the vehicle may have reduced return-ability without some assistance or the steering wheel may not fully return to “on center position” after a turn without some assistance.

Note: Return-ability definition – The feel and predictability of the steering system’s center return.  Steering should return towards “on center” smoothly and quickly without any binding.


Possible Causes of low return-ability:

Low Steering Axle Caster

Binding Kingpins

Binding Draglink Ends

Binding Tie Rod Ends

Binding Steering Gear

Binding Steering Shaft U­joints/Slip Joint

Binding Steering Column


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