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NHTSA Recall 11V158000

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Buses Vehicles:  Nova Bus LFS

NHTSA Recall 11V158000

NHTSA Campaign ID number : 	11V158000
	
Vehicle Make / Model: 	    	Model Year(s):
     NOVA BUS / NOVA LFS 	    	2009
Manufacturer: NOVA BUS INCORPORATED 	Mfr's Report Date: MAR 09, 2011
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V158000 	
N/A
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: STEERING:LINKAGES:LINK:DRAG:CONNECTION
Potential Number of Units Affected: 198
Summary:
NOVA BUS IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2009 THROUGH 2011 LFS 40 FT AND LFS 60 FT TRANSIT BUSES MANUFACTURED FROM MARCH 31, 2009, THROUGH FEBRUARY 11, 2011. AN INSUFFICIENT TORQUE WAS APPLIED TO THE DRAG LINK ATTACHMENT BOLTS DURING PRODUCTION. THE DRAG LINK COULD BECOME DETACHED FROM THE STEERING LINKAGE, CAUSING A LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL.
Consequence:
LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL PROVIDE OWNERS THE CORRECT DOCUMENTATION TO VERIFY THE TORQUE VALUES FOR THE DRAG LINK AND TO CORRECT THE DRAG LINK IF NECESSARY. AT THE CUSTOMER'S OPTION, A DEALER CAN PERFORM THE CORRECT TORQUE VALUE FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 16, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NOVA BUS AT 1-450-472-6410.
Notes:
OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .


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