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Friday, March 28, 2008

MILLENNIUM TRANSIT RECALLS R80THN TRANSIT BUSES.

Make / Models :
Model/Build Years:
MILLENNIUM TRANSIT / R80THN
2006
Manufacturer : MILLENNIUM TRANSIT SERVICES, LLC Mfr's Report Date : MAR 25, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08V138000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: STEERING:GEAR BOX (OTHER THAN RACK AND PINION)
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 23
Summary:
 MILLENNIUM TRANSIT IS RECALLING 23 MY 2006 R80THN TRANSIT BUSES. THE STEERING MITER BOX BRACKET IS MOUNTED ON A STRUCTURAL BEAM BELOW THE DRIVER AND HOLDS THE MITER GEAR WHICH CONNECTS THE STEERING COLUMN TO THE STEERING SHAFT AND STEERING GEAR.
Consequence:
 SHOULD THERE BE A FAILURE OF THE WELDS HOLDING THIS BRACKET TOGETHER, THE RESULT WOULD BE A LOSS OF STEERING OR CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL SHIP REPLACEMENT PART BRACKETS ALONG WITH INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT MARCH 31, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MILLENNIUM TRANSIT AT 1-575-347-7534.
Notes:
 MILENNIUM TRANSIT RECALL NO. 08-001. 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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