BLUE BIRD WANDERLODGE 1999: SUSPENSION:REAR

Make : BLUE BIRD Model : WANDERLODGE Year : 1999
Build Dates : 1998-10-23 - 1999-05-05
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 99V127000
Date Owner's Notified: 1999-05-18 Date Received by ODI: 1999-05-18 Date Added to Database: 1999-05-26
Manufacturers Involved: Blue Bird Body Company
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: SUSPENSION:REAR
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 26
Summary:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MOTOR HOME COACHES EQUIPPED WITH RIDEWELL FOLLOWING TAG AXLES. THE RIDEWELL FOLLOWING TAG AXLE LOCKING CYLINDERS CAN ALLOW THE TAG AXLE TO OFF-STEER, CAUSING A REAR END OVERSTEER PROBLEM.
Consequence:
      OVERSTEERING OF THE REAR AXLE COULD CAUSE, WITHOUT WARNING, AN UNEXPECTED SHIFT IN THE COACH TRAVEL DIRECTION, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL MODIFY THESE COACHES TO CORRECT THE OVERSTEER PROBLEM.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MAY 18, 1999.OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT BLUE BIRD AT 1-912-822-2022.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT '1-888-327-4236'.