THOMAS BUILT SAF-T-LINER C2 2018: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY:CABLES

Make : THOMAS BUILT Model : SAF-T-LINER C2 Year : 2018
Build Dates : 2017-09-28 - 2018-02-20
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 18V378000
Date Owner's Notified: 2018-10-03 Date Received by ODI: 2011-06-07 Date Added to Database: 2018-06-11
Manufacturers Involved: Daimler Trucks North America LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: FL-768
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY:CABLES
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 8
Summary:
      Daimler Trucks North America, LLC "DTNA" is recalling certain 2018 Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner C2 transit buses equipped with two 8D batteries. The battery power cable may not have adequate clearance between the cable and battery hold down bracket. As a result, the cable can rub against the bracket damaging the cable.
Consequence:
      The damaged battery cable may electrically arc, increasing the risk of a fire.
Remedy:
      DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the battery cable routing, rerouting it as necessary to provide the proper clearance, free of charge. DTNA issued owners an interim notification on August 6, 2018. The recall began October 3, 2018. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712. DTNA's number for this recall is FL-768.
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.