GILLIG LOW FLOOR 2014: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

Make : GILLIG Model : LOW FLOOR Year : 2014
Build Dates : 2012-10-15 - 2014-03-26
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 14V222000
Date Owner's Notified: 2014-06-11 Date Received by ODI: 2014-04-25 Date Added to Database: 2014-04-29
Manufacturers Involved: Gillig LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 2274
Summary:
      Gillig LLC "Gillig" is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 Lowfloor transit buses manufactured October 15, 2012, through March 26, 2014, and equipped with electrical harnesses with overmolded J1939 connectors and non-insulated drain wires. The harnesses do not have heat shrink tubing on the drain wire and the overmold may not have sufficient resistance to water or corrosive chemical entry to the connectors.
Consequence:
      If the terminals corrode, there may be an intermittent electrical connection and possibly cause disruption or loss of the J1939 communication, resulting in interruptions of the engine, transmission, ABS and body controllers, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
      Gillig will notify owners, and dealers will replace the overmold connector, and install heat shrink tubing on the connector/cable junction, free of charge. The recall began in June 2014. Owners may contact Gillig customer service at 1-800-735-1500.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', or go to www.safercar.gov.