PROTERRA CATALYST 2018: SERVICE BRAKES

Make : PROTERRA Model : CATALYST Year : 2018
Build Dates : 2015-01-01 - 2018-12-31
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 19V283000
Date Owner's Notified: 2019-06-04 Date Received by ODI: 2019-04-09 Date Added to Database: 2019-04-10
Manufacturers Involved: Proterra Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: SERVICE BRAKES
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 39
Summary:
      Proterra, Inc. "Proterra" is recalling certain 2015-2018 Catalyst 40 buses equipped with an optional tow fitting and airline that allows a tow truck to operate the rear brakes on the vehicle. The mesh cap covering the airline for the tow fitting can be clogged with road debris in inclement weather, possibly resulting in a build up of air pressure in the rear brake system.
Consequence:
      A build up of air pressure can cause the brakes to drag and possibly overheat, increasing the risk of fire.
Remedy:
      Proterra will notify owners, and dealers will install an additional shield to the tow fitting that protects the mesh cap, free of charge. The recall began June 4, 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:
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.