GILLIG LOW FLOOR 2014: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR
|Make : GILLIG||Model : LOW FLOOR||Year : 2014|
|Build Dates : 2014-01-02 - 2014-03-06|
|NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 14V547000|
|Date Owner's Notified: 2014-10-17||Date Received by ODI: 2014-09-10||Date Added to Database: 2014-09-10|
|Manufacturers Involved: Gillig LLC|
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|Component: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR|
|Potential Number Of Units Affected : 90|
Gillig LLC "Gillig" is recalling certain model year 2014 Lowfloor transit buses manufactured January 2, 2014, to March 6, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the air brake system supply lines from the primary and secondary air tanks to the brake valves may have been crossed at the bulkhead during assembly. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 121, "Air Brake Systems."
If the primary and secondary air brake supply lines from the tanks to the brake valve are crossed and the vehicle loses pressure in the primary tank, the vehicle service brake system performance may be reduced. In the case of a total loss of primary tank air pressure, the service brake system will not function. If the service brake system does not function or performance is reduced, an application of the brake pedal by the vehicle operator may not slow or stop the vehicle as expected, increasing the risk of a crash.
Gillig will notify owners, and dealers will correct the installation of the primary and secondary brake supply lines, free of charge. The recall began on October 17, 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|
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.