PROTERRA CATALYST 2018: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:SUPPLY:RESERVOIR

Make : PROTERRA Model : CATALYST Year : 2018
Build Dates : 2015-01-01 - 2018-12-31
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 19V061000
Date Owner's Notified: 2019-03-21 Date Received by ODI: 2019-01-29 Date Added to Database: 2019-01-31
Manufacturers Involved: Proterra Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:SUPPLY:RESERVOIR
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 55
Summary:
      Proterra Inc., "Proterra" is recalling certain 2015-2018 Catalyst 40 transit buses. The affected vehicles lack a Graham White air brake supply reservoir, possibly resulting in long term moisture build up in the air brake system. As a result, these vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard "FMVSS" number 121, "Air Brake Systems."
Consequence:
      Built-up of moisture in the air brake system may lead to brake failure, increasing the risk of crash.
Remedy:
      Proterra will notify owners, and dealers will install a supply reservoir with a drain between the air dryer and the air supply manifold, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 28, 2019. Owners may contact Proterra customer service at 1-864-438-0000.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 121
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.