GILLIG LOW FLOOR 2017: PARKING BRAKE:CONVENTIONAL:AIR

Make : GILLIG Model : LOW FLOOR Year : 2017
Build Dates : 2013-01-17 - 2018-11-06
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 18V789000
Date Owner's Notified: 2018-12-10 Date Received by ODI: 2018-11-09 Date Added to Database: 2018-11-14
Manufacturers Involved: Gillig LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: PARKING BRAKE:CONVENTIONAL:AIR
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 4469
Summary:
      Gillig LLC "Gillig" is recalling certain 2013-2018 Gillig Low Floor transit buses equipped with disk brakes. The spring cage bolts on the air brakes may not be sufficiently tightened, reducing the effectiveness of the parking brake.
Consequence:
      Loose cage bolts may result in the bus rolling away when in the park position or a loss of braking ability if the service brake air pressure is lost while moving. Either condition may increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
      Gillig will notify owners, and dealers will tighten the spring cage bolts, free of charge. The recall began December 10, 2018. Owners may contact Gillig customer service at 1-510-264-5073 or 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.