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Saturday, March 22, 2008

MOTOR COACH INDUSTRIES, INC RECALLS G4100 AND G4500 COACHES.

Make / Models :
Model/Build Years:
MCI / G4100
2000-2004
MCI / G4500
2000-2004
Manufacturer : MOTOR COACH INDUSTRIES, INC Mfr's Report Date : MAR 12, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08V121000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: SUSPENSION:REAR:AXLE:NON-POWERED AXLE ASSEMBLY
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 542
Summary:
 MCI IS RECALLING 542 MY 2000-2004 G4100 AND G4500 COACHES. CERTAIN REWORKED TAG AXLE ARM ASSEMBLIES HAD BEEN IDENTIFIED WITH NEW CRACKS FORMING. SOME OF THE TAG AXLE ARM ASSEMBLIES THAT HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN REPAIRED DURING RECALLS 03V-411 OR 06V458 MAY HAVE BEEN REPAIRED WITH UNIDENTIFIED MICRO FRACTURES AND/OR INSUFFICIENT WELD PENETRATION.
Consequence:
 IF THE TAG AXLE SWING ARM CRACKS AND REMAINS UNDETECTED, THE CRACKS CAN SPREAD AND POTENTIALLY RESULT IN A PARTIAL OR TOTAL SEPARATION OF THE TAG AXLE ASSEMBLY FROM THE COACH, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL RE-INSPECT AND IF CRACKS ARE IDENTIFIED OR INCORRECT WELDS IN THE PREVIOUSLY REPAIRED AREAS, BOTH RIGHT AND LEFT TAG ARM ASSEMBLIES WILL BE REPLACED. IF NO PROBLEMS ARE IDENTIFIED, DEALERS WILL REINSTALL THE EXISTING TAG AXLE ARM ASSEMBLIES WITH NEW HARDWARE FREE OF CHARGE. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CAMPAIGN SUPERSEDES MCI'S PREVIOUS RECALLS (PLEASE SEE 03V411 AND 06V458). THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MARCH 2008. OWNER MAY CONTACT MOTOR COACH AT 1-800-241-2947.
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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