Friday, September 11, 2009
MCI is recalling various motor coaches due to a steering mechanism defect that may cause loss of control and a crash.
Report Date : September 11, 2009 at 10:35 AM
NHTSA Campaign ID number : 09V350000
Vehicle Make / Model / Year:
MCI / D4500 / 2009
MCI / D4505 / 2009
Mci is recalling model year 2009 D4500/4505 coaches equipped with the Meritor Fh 946 14,000 lb rated steerable tag axle. Due to insufficient clamping force of the cylinder lock plate, it may move from its normal set position, which in turn could result in the tag axle not automatically locking, or locking with the wheels not in a straight ahead position.
If the tag axle does not lock above 20 mph, there is a loss of lateral force control of the tag axle that can affect the steering of the vehicle. Also during a turn the rear of the vehicle will swing further out in the opposite direction of the turn and could result in the coach striking another vehicle increasing the risk of a crash.
Dealers will provide replacement clamps that do not have paint on the clamping surfaces. This service will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during September 2009. Owners may contact MCI customer service line at 1-800-241-2947.
Mci Recall No. 331b. Owners 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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