THOMAS SAF-T-LINER 1989: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:DRUM:CHAMBER

Make : THOMAS Model : SAF-T-LINER Year : 1989
Build Dates : 1988-09-01 - 1996-01-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 96V021000
Date Owner's Notified: 1996-04-08 Date Received by ODI: 1996-01-29 Date Added to Database: 1996-02-01
Manufacturers Involved: THOMAS BUILT BUSES, INC.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:DRUM:CHAMBER
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 730
Summary:
      CONTACT BETWEEN THE BRAKE CHAMBER AND THE SUSPENSION BEAM CAN RESULT IN DAMAGE TO THE BRAKE CHAMBER CLAMP BAND.
Consequence:
      IF THE DAMAGE TO THE CLAMP BAND RESULTED IN BAND BREAKAGE, THE CHAMBER COULD COME APART RESULTING IN LOSS OF THE SERVICE BRAKES. THE EMERGENCY BRAKES WOULD AUTOMATICALLY APPLY.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE BRAKE CHAMBER FOR SIGN OF CONTACT. IF CONTACT IS INDICATED, THE BRAKE CAM SHAFT AND CHAMBER SUPPORT BRACKET WILL BE REPLACED, ELIMINATING THE POSSIBLITY OF CONTACT BETWEEN THE BRAKE CHAMBER AND THE SUSPENSION BEAM.
Report Initiator: ODI V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      THIS RECALL CAMPAIGN HAS BEEN SUPERSEDED BY CAMPAIGN 97V030000.SYSTEM: BRAKES; AIR; DRUM AND SHOE SYSTEMS; CHAMBER; BRAKE. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SCHOOL AND TRANSIT BUSES, 66-90 PASSENGER, TYPE "D", REAR ENGINE EQUIPPED WITH 10" BRAKES AND "NEWAY" AIR SUSPENSION. NOTE: OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME, SHOULD CONTACT THOMAS BUILT AT 1-910-889-4871. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.1-800-424-9393.