NABI 40LFW 1999: STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

Make : NABI Model : 40LFW Year : 1999
Build Dates : 1998-07-01 - 2005-02-20
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V088000
Date Owner's Notified: 2005-05-16 Date Received by ODI: 2005-03-09 Date Added to Database: 2005-03-14
Manufacturers Involved: NABI Bus, LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 20052
Component: STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 3680
Summary:
      ON CERTAIN TRANSIT BUSES, THE FRONT AXLE STOPS AND THE POWER STEERING GEAR HYDRAULIC LIMIT VALVES WERE FOUND TO BE OUT OF ADJUSTMENT. THE DRAG LINK MAY EXPERIENCE PERMANENT DEFORMATION DUE TO THE STEERING LOAD.
Consequence:
      DURING LONG TERM OPERATION INVOLVING REPEATED FLEXING OF THE DRAG LINK, IT MAY EVENTUALLY CRACK AND BREAK. THE DRIVER WILL NO LONGER HAVE STEERING CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE AND A CRASH COULD OCCUR CAUSING INJURY OR DEATH.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE DRAG LINKS WITH A STRONGER DRAG LINK. DEALERS WILL ALSO INSPECT THE STEERING GEAR HYDRAULIC LIMIT VALVE SETTINGS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 16, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NABI AT 256-831-4296.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      NABI RECALL NO. 20052.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO 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.