MACK RW 1991: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Make : MACK Model : RW Year : 1991
Build Dates : 1991-11-01 - 1994-03-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 94V136000
Date Owner's Notified: 1994-08-04 Date Received by ODI: 1994-07-19 Date Added to Database: 1994-07-28
Manufacturers Involved: Mack Trucks, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 7350
Summary:
      THE HAND THROTTLE CABLE PASSES THROUGH THE ACCELERATOR ROD ASSEMBLY AT AN ANGLE THAT WEARS A GROOVE IN THE ROD, WHICH IS LOCATED UNDER THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL. THE CABLE CAN BECOME WEDGED IN THE GROOVE WORN INTO THE ROD AND CAUSE THE ACCELERATOR TO STICK IN AN OPEN POSITION.
Consequence:
      THIS CAN RESULT IN LOSS OF CONTROL OF THE BUS, AND COULD RESULT IN AN ACCIDENT.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL INSTALL A POSITIONING BRACKET FOR ROUTING THE HAND THROTTLE CABLE THROUGH THE ACCELERATOR ROD ASSEMBLY.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      SYSTEM: FUEL; THROTTLE LINKAGES AND CONTROL.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SCHOOL AND TRANSIT BUSES.NOTE: IF THE VEHICLE IS PRESENTED TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND THE REMEDY IS NOT PROVIDED WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME AND FREE OF CHARGE OR THE REMEDY DOES NOT CORRECT THE DEFECT OR NONCOMPLIANCE, PLEASE CONTACT BLUE BIRD SERVICE CENTER AT 1-912-825-9608. ALSO, CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.