NABI 40LFW 1999: SUSPENSION:REAR

Make : NABI Model : 40LFW Year : 1999
Build Dates : 1998-01-01 - 0000-00-00
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 02V332000
Date Owner's Notified: 2003-01-13 Date Received by ODI: 2002-12-12 Date Added to Database: 2002-12-20
Manufacturers Involved: NABI Bus, LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 20022
Component: SUSPENSION:REAR
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 1474
Summary:
      ON CERTAIN TRANSIT BUSES EQUIPPED WITH DIESEL OR LIQUID NATURAL GAS "LNG" FUEL SYSTEMS ONLY, IN THE AREA OF THE REAR AXLE LOWER RADIUS ROD ATTACHMENT TO THE SUSPENSION SUPPORT "OR "C" FRAME", A WELDING PROBLEM EXISTS.
Consequence:
      IF A CRACK WERE TO DEVELOP AND PROPAGATE AROUND THE CIRCUMFERENCE OF THE BUSHING, THE RADIUS ROD ATTACHMENT COULD BECOME LOOSE AND ALLOW MOVEMENT BETWEEN THE LOWER RADIUS ROD AND THE REAR AXLE. SHOULD THIS HAPPEN, THE REAR AXLE POSITION COULD SHIFT DURING ACCELERATION, DECELERATION, OR IN TURNS, AND COULD AFFECT THE HANDLING OF THE VEHICLE.
Remedy:
      OWNERS ARE BEING REQUESTED TO INSPECT THEIR BUSES FOR CRACKS AND TO REMOVE THE BUSES FROM SERVICE THAT HAVE CRACKS EXCEEDING SPECIFIC CRITERIA. NABI WILL ARRANGE TO REPAIR ALL THE VEHICLES. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON DECEMBER 31, 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT NABI AT 1-888-424-5844, EXTENSION 7900.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT '1-888-327-4236'.