GILLIG LOW FLOOR 2014: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:DISC

Make : GILLIG Model : LOW FLOOR Year : 2014
Build Dates : 2013-07-25 - 2014-06-17
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 14V459000
Date Owner's Notified: 2014-09-15 Date Received by ODI: 2014-07-28 Date Added to Database: 2014-07-28
Manufacturers Involved: Gillig LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:DISC
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 252
Summary:
      Gillig, LLC "Gillig" is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Low Floor transit buses manufactured July 25, 2013, to June 17, 2014. The affected vehicles may have been produced without a quick release valve for the rear brakes on buses built with rear disc brakes. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 121, "Air Brake Systems."
Consequence:
      If the bus's anti-lock brake system was non-functioning and the bus experienced a significant braking event that when combined with the road conditions may lock the rear brakes, then a delay in brake release timing could result in a lock up of the rear wheels, increasing the risk of crash.
Remedy:
      Gillig will notify owners, and dealers will install a quick release valve, free of charge. The recall began on September 15, 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: 121
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.