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Friday, May 30, 2008

VAN HOOL RECALLS C2045, T2140, AND T2145 BUSES

Make / Models :
Model/Build Years:
VAN HOOL / C2045
2004-2007
VAN HOOL / T2140
2004-2007
VAN HOOL / T2145
2004-2007
Manufacturer : VAN HOOL N.V. Mfr's Report Date : MAY 26, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08V237000 NHTSA Action Number: PE08023
Component: VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:LINKAGES
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 149
Summary:
 VAN HOOL IS RECALLING 149 MY 2004-2007 C2045, T2140, AND T2145 BUSES EQUIPPED WITH DOGA WINDSHIELD WIPER SYSTEMS. LINKAGES WERE POORLY FINISHED. THIS COULD LEAD TO A MISALIGNMENT OF THE WINDSHIELD WIPER SYSTEM, BLOCKING THE MOTOR.
Consequence:
 FAILURE OF THE WIPER LINKAGES WILL LEAD TO WIPER SYSTEM BREAKDOWN. THE OPERATOR WILL HAVE REDUCED VISIBILITY WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.
Remedy:
 VAN HOOL IS WORKING WITH DOGA AND WILL REPLACE THE WIPER MOTOR FREE OF CHARGE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VAN HOOL (ABC COMPANIES) AT 1-407-656-7977.
Notes:
 VAN HOOL RECALL NO. 1213. 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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