OPTIMA OPUS 29 2002: STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

Make : OPTIMA Model : OPUS 29 Year : 2002
Build Dates : 2002-11-01 - 2005-02-12
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V167000
Date Owner's Notified: 2005-07-01 Date Received by ODI: 2005-04-25 Date Added to Database: 2005-04-25
Manufacturers Involved: OPTIMA BUS CORP
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: SAF 05005
Component: STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 201
Summary:
      ON CERTAIN TRANSIT BUSES WITH CUMMINS ISB02 ENGINES, THE HYDRAULIC LINE COMING OFF OF THE POWER STEERING PUMP IS RUBBING ON TOP OF THE AIR GOVERNOR.
Consequence:
      THIS RUBBING MAY CAUSE THE HYDRAULIC LINE TO BE RUBBED THROUGH RESULTING IN A LEAK AND A LOSS OF HYDRAULIC FLUID. THIS FLUID COULD IGNITE IF IT COMES IN CONTACT WITH A HOT SOURCE.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL MAIL A MODIFICATION KIT WITH INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO INSTALL A BRACKET AND CLAMP THAT WILL LIFT AND SECURE THE LINES AWAY FROM THE AIR GOVERNOR ELIMINATING THE POSSIBILITY OF CHAFFING. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 20, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT OPTIMA AT 1-888-391-1777.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      OPTIMA RECALL NO.SAF 05005.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.