NABI CLFW 2011: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Make : NABI Model : CLFW Year : 2011
Build Dates : 2000-01-01 - 2011-12-31
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 13V457000
Date Owner's Notified: 0000-00-00 Date Received by ODI: 2013-09-19 Date Added to Database: 2013-10-21
Manufacturers Involved: NABI Bus, LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 20136
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 4061
Summary:
      North American Bus Industries "NABI" is recalling certain model year 2000-2011 LFW, CLFW, BRT, 2007-2009 Blue Bird L4RE, and 2000-2009 Optima Opus transit buses equipped with Sure Power battery equalizers containing a particular epoxy sealing, aka 'potting', compound. The specific potting compound used in the subject products for insulation was found to be capable of conducting electricity after being exposed to heat.
Consequence:
      Once electrically conductive, the material is capable of melting and burning, increasing the risk of a fire.
Remedy:
      NABI will notify owners, and dealers will replace the equalizers, free of charge. An interim letter was mailed to owners on January 27, 2014. Owners may contact NABI at 1-256-831-4296. NABI's recall number is 20136.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', or go to www.safercar.gov.