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Thursday, March 20, 2008

CHAMPION IRECALLS M1235 AND RE CTS BUSES BUILT ON FREIGHTLINER CHASSIS.

Make / Models :
Model/Build Years:
CHAMPION / M1235
2007-2008
CHAMPION / RE CTS
2007-2008
Manufacturer : CHAMPION BUS, INC. Mfr's Report Date : JAN 31, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08V102000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: STEERING:LINKAGES:TIE ROD ASSEMBLY
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 14
Summary:
 CHAMPION IS RECALLING 14 MY 2007-2008 M1235 AND RE CTS BUSES BUILT ON FREIGHTLINER CHASSIS. THE FASTENERS THAT ATTACH THE STEERING ARM OR TIE ROD ARMS TO THE SPINDLE MAY BE OVER OR UNDER-TIGHTENED.
Consequence:
 INCORRECTLY TIGHTENED STEERING ARM FASTENERS MAY FATIGUE AND FRACTURE WHICH COULD CAUSE A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
Remedy:
 CHAMPION BUS IS WORKING WITH FREIGHTLINER TO REPAIR THESE VEHICLES FREE OF CHARGE (PLEASE SEE 07V306). THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FREIGHTLINER AT 1-800-547-0712 OR CHAMPION AT 1-937-596-6849.
Notes:
 CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

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