Bolts May Loosen and Cause Loss of Steering - 2015-2020 Lion C & Lion 360 School Buses

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March 2, 2020 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 20V123000

Bolts May Loosen and Cause Loss of Steering

A complete loss of steering can increase the risk of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V123

Manufacturer Lion Electric Company

Components STEERING

Potential Number of Units Affected 95

 

Summary

Lion Electric Company (Lion) is recalling certain 2015-2020 Lion C and Lion 360 electric and diesel school buses. The bolts connecting the pitman arm and I-shaft to the power steering box may loosen, resulting in a complete loss of steering control.

 

Remedy

Lion has notified owners, and will replace the pitman and I-shaft bolts. The recall began March 12, 2020. Owners may contact Lion customer service at 1-855-546-6706.

 

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.


March 9, 2020

Customer Address The Lion Electric Co.
921 Chemin de la Rivière du Nord
Saint-Jérôme (Québec) J7Y 5G2
T (450) 432-5466 F (450) 592-7566

 

 

 

 

IMPORTANT SAFETY RECALL 20V123

 

This notice is sent to you in accordance with the requirements of the Motor

Vehicle Safety Title 49, United States Code Chapter 301, administered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This is to inform you that your vehicle may contain a defect that could affect the safety of a person.

 

Description of the vehicle(s) affected by the defect

Make: Lion
Model: LionC and Lion360
Year: 2015-2020
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN): see Appendix A
Recall number issued by NHTSA: 20V123

 

Description of the defect

The Lion Electric Co. has detected a defect related to motor vehicle safety in certain electric and diesel Lion school buses 2015-2020. The defect which is the subject of this notice relates to the tightening torque applied to the bolts of the pitman arm and the i-shaft, both linked to the power steering box under the hood at the front of the vehicle. The tightening forces of the bolts of these two components are lower than the manufacturing requirements due to the use of inadequate hardware. The mechanical connection between the steering wheel and the wheel should be compromised, which could cause a complete loss of steering and thus cause loss of control of the vehicle. This defect represents an issue for human security and is likely to cause a crash.

 

Corrective Measures

The defect will be corrected by replacing the hardware. A Lion representative will contact you to book an appointment at your facility. Lion will cover the costs of this corrective measure. The time required to complete the repair is approximately 25 minutes.

 

Contact

For any question, do not hesitate to contact the service department at the (450) 432-5466 Ext. 229.

If you no longer own this vehicle, please contact Lion provide the new owner information.  Lion will then contact the new owner.

If you are the lessor of this vehicle, please forward a copy of this notice to the lessee within 10 days to comply with federal regulations.

If after having attempted to take advantage of this recall you believe you have not been able to have your vehicle remedied without charge and within a reasonable amount of time, you may submit a complaint to the Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., S.E., Washington,

D.C. 20590 or call the toll-free vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov

 

Our priority is to provide you with a product of the highest quality and security levels at all time. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your trust and valuable cooperation.

 

____________________________

Quality director


12 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
LION 360 2015-2020
LION LION C 2015-2020

4 Associated Documents

Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-20V123-8773.PDF 212.396KB

Download (PDF, 207KB)


Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-20V123-9889.pdf 245.521KB

Download (PDF, 240KB)


Recall 573 Report- Amendment 1

RCLRPT-20V123-5736.PDF 212.389KB

Download (PDF, 207KB)


ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RCONL-20V123-9371.pdf 99.748KB

Download (PDF, 97KB)


Latest Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=20V123&docType=RCL

 


 

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