THOMAS SAF-T-LINER HDX 2010: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

Make : THOMAS Model : SAF-T-LINER HDX Year : 2010
Build Dates : 2008-05-25 - 2014-12-18
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 15V344000
Date Owner's Notified: 2015-06-12 Date Received by ODI: 2015-06-03 Date Added to Database: 2015-06-03
Manufacturers Involved: Daimler Trucks North America, LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: FL-681
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 746
Summary:
      Daimler Trucks North America LLC "DTNA" is recalling certain model year 2008-2015 Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner HDX school buses manufactured May 25, 2008, to December 18, 2014, and equipped with certain Cummins Westport ISL G engines. Excessive engine crankcase pressures may cause the 90-degree elbow of the vent tube assembly to detach from the crankcase ventilation breather, possibly allowing engine oil to come into contact with hot surfaces.
Consequence:
      If engine oil comes into contact with a hot surface, there is an increased risk of a fire.
Remedy:
      Cummins will notify owners on behalf of DTNA, and dealers secure the ends of the 90-degree elbow. In addition, the electronic control module "ECM" will be reprogrammed with software that can adjust the engine output under misfire conditions to limit crankcase pressures. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began on June 12, 2015. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-745-8000, or Cummins customer service at 1-800-343-7357. DTNA's number for this recall is FL-681.
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.