NABI ARTIC 1991: TRAILER HITCHES

Make : NABI Model : ARTIC Year : 1991
Build Dates : 1989-01-01 - 1998-05-31
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 99V027002
Date Owner's Notified: 1999-05-15 Date Received by ODI: 1999-08-12 Date Added to Database: 1999-08-30
Manufacturers Involved: NABI Bus, LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 99002
Component: TRAILER HITCHES
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 217
Summary:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: ARTICULATED BUS. THESE BUSES MAY BECOME UNSTABLE AT SPEEDS OVER 45 MPH SHOULD THE HYDRAULIC DAMPENING SYSTEM IN THE ARTICULATED JOINT LOOSE PRESSURE.
Consequence:
      THE REAR BUS COULD START TO SWING FROM SIDE TO SIDE CAUSING THE DRIVER TO LOSE CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL MODIFY THESE BUSES. THE MODIFICATIONS INCLUDE AN ADDITIONAL INTERLOCK SYSTEM THAT WILL GRADUALLY BRING THE VEHICLE TO A STOP UTILIZING THE THIRD AXLE BRAKES.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MAY 15, 1999. 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 1-256-831-4296. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT '1-888-327-4236'.