GIRARDIN MB IV 2004: EQUIPMENT

Make : GIRARDIN Model : MB IV Year : 2004
Build Dates : 2004-07-06 - 2005-02-10
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 06V027000
Date Owner's Notified: 2006-02-15 Date Received by ODI: 2006-02-02 Date Added to Database: 2006-02-02
Manufacturers Involved: GIRARDIN MINIBUS INC.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 06-012-ACU
Component: EQUIPMENT
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 13
Summary:
      CERTAIN GIRARDIN 2004 AND 2005 MB IV SCHOOL AND COMMERCIAL BUSES MANUFACTURED BETWEEN JULY 6, 2004, AND FEBRUARY 10, 2005, EQUIPPED WITH CARRIER COMPRESSOR MOUNT BRACKETS, P/N 86-62400-00. THIS WELD IS USED TO MOUNT THE SECONDARY COMPRESSOR FOR THE SUPPLEMENTAL AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM ON TO THE ENGINE. IF THE INSTALLER DOES NOT ADEQUATELY TORQUE THE MOUNTING HARDWARE OR THERE IS A POOR QUALITY WELD AT THE WELDMENT'S SUPPORT TAB, THE WELDMENT CAN BREAK OR FALL OFF.
Consequence:
      IF THE WELDMENT BREAKS OR FALLS OFF, THE COMPRESSOR AND VACUUM PUMP COULD SHIFT CAUSING THE MISALIGNMENT AND EVENTUAL LOSS OF THE DRIVE BELT, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN THE LOSS OF OR IMPEDANCE TO THE VEHICLE'S PRIMARY BRAKING SYSTEM, AND COULD POTENTIALLY CAUSE A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy:
      OWNERS ARE BEING INSTRUCTED TO CONTACT CARRIER AT 717-767-3359 OR VISIT THEIR WEBSITE AT WWW.TRANSICOLD.CARRIER.COM FOR FREE REMEDY. THE RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 15, 2006. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT GIRARDIN MINIBUS SERVICE AND WARRANTY DEPARTMENT AT 819-477-8222.
Report Initiator: ODI V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 'TTY: 1-800-424-9153'; OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.