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"Recall Alerts"

10-17-2011

Published by:
Peter A. Lynch, Esq.
of Cozen O'Connor
palynch@cozen.com
http://www.cozen.com

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:      This weekly newsletter covers:

  1. NHTSA ISSUES RECALLS THOMAS BUILT BUSES / SAF-T-LINER C2


(1) NHTSA ISSUES RECALLS THOMAS BUILT BUSES / SAF-T-LINER C2

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Vehicle Make / Model: THOMAS BUILT BUSES / SAF-T-LINER C2

Model Year(s): 2005-2007

Manufacturer: DAIMLER TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA

Mfr's Report Date: OCT 17, 2011

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V503000

NHTSA Action Number: PE11031

Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected: 3,300

Summary:

DAIMLER TRUCKS (DTNA) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005 THROUGH 2007 THOMAS BUILT SAF-T-LINER C2 SCHOOL BUSES MANUFACTURED FROM APRIL 5, 2004 THROUGH DECEMBER 26, 2005. THE PASS-THROUGH POWER CABLE CONNECTIONS LOCATED BEHIND THE DRIVER'S SIDE KICK PANEL MAY CORRODE POTENTIALLY RESULTING IN AN ELECTRIC FAULT OR SHORT CIRCUIT.

Consequence:

AN ELECTRIC FAULT OR SHORT CIRCUIT OF AN UN-FUSED POWER CABLE MAY RESULT IN A VEHICLE FIRE.

Remedy:

THE FINAL REMEDY IS BEING DEVELOPED. DTNA WILL SEND OWNERS AN INTERIM NOTICE ADVISING THEM TO INSPECT THEIR BUSES FOR CORROSION IN THE AREA OF THE POWER TERMINALS, AND IF EXCESSIVE CORROSION IS FOUND, TO TAKE THEIR VEHICLE TO AN AUTHORIZED SERVICE FACILITY. REPAIRS WILL BE MADE BY DTNA FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT DECEMBER 15, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DTNA AT 1-800-547-0712.

Notes:

DTNA'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS FL-616. 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 .

To see this recall, please go to: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/results.cfm?rcl_id=11V503&searchtype=quicksearch&summary=true&refurl=emai

DISCLAIMER: This column is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. The information contained in this update is general in nature. Individual situations of readers may not fit the general educational information described in the column. Readers are strongly encouraged to consult with an attorney to evaluate individual situations and provide legal advice. Any reliance on the information contained herein is taken at the reader's own risk and should not be considered legal advice.

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