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FCCC FB65 Recall, FCCC FS65 Recall

2005-2008 FCCC FB65
2005-2008 FCCC FS65

Manufacturer: DAIMLER TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA
Mfr's Report Date: APR 02, 2009
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V114000
PE09004NHTSA Action Number: PE09004

Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 633

Summary: DAIMLER TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA (DTNA) IS RECALLING 633 Model Year 2005 THROUGH 2008 FS65 AND FB65 SCHOOL AND TRANSIT BUSES MANUFACTURED FROM APRIL 12, 2004 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 18, 2006, EQUIPPED WITH MBE906 ENGINES AND ALLISON AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS. CERTAIN HYDRAULIC BRAKE LINES MAY CONTACT THE TRANSMISSION DIPSTICK TUBE AS THE ENGINE ROCKS.

Consequence: CONTINUED CONTACT BETWEEN THE BRAKE LINE AND THE DIPSTICK TUBE COULD ABRAID THE BRAKE LINE, CAUSE A LEAK AND LOSS OF BRAKE FLUID, AND REDUCE BRAKE PERFORMANCE, POTENTIALLY RESULTING IN A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.

Remedy: DTNA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND PERFORM REPAIRS.

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