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Friday, April 4, 2008

NOVA BUS INCORPORATED RECALLS LFS TRANSIT BUSES

Make / Models :
Model/Build Years:
NOVABUS / LFS
2003-2006
Manufacturer : NOVA BUS INCORPORATED Mfr's Report Date : FEB 15, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08V150000 NHTSA Action Number: EQ08001
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:DIESEL
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 19
Summary:
 NOVA BUS IS RECALLING 19 MY 2003-2006 LFS TRANSIT BUSES BUILT WITH CUMMINS ISL ENGINES WHICH WERE EQUIPPED WITH CM850 FUEL SYSTEMS. THE ENGINE HIGH PRESSURE FUEL LINES FROM THE ENGINE HIGH PRESSURE PUMP TO THE ENGINE FUEL RAIL ARE PRONE TO FAILURE. FAILURE TYPICALLY OCCURS AT OR UNDER THE FUEL LINE FITTING ATTACHMENTS.
Consequence:
 THE INTRODUCTION OF HIGH PRESSURE ATOMIZED FUEL INTO THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT CREATES A RISK OF FIRE DUE TO POSSIBLE IGNITION WHEN THE FUEL VAPOR COMES IN CONTACT WITH HOT SURFACES.
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE NECESSARY FUEL LINE FITTINGS AND BRACKETS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING APRIL 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NOVA BUS AT 1-450-472-6410.
Notes:
 NOVA BUS RECALL NO. CR1219A. 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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