Van Hool T945

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Van Hool T945 1998 recalls
CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
02V071001VAN HOOL, N.V.from 09/01/1997 to 10/31/1998V (Vehicle)865ODIVAN HOOL, N.V. (*)02/26/200203/13/2002
Defect SummaryOn certain transit buses equipped with vanner 60 series battery equalizers, the equalizer could fail to operate properly and cause malfunction of the battery charging system.
Consequence SummaryWithout fusing, the equalizer may melt, burn, or smoke, possibly resulting in a fire or a smoke filled bus, thus necessitating a passenger evacuation of the bus. the failure mode can cause operator distraction, and/or possible personal injury.
Corrective SummaryVanner is conducting the owner notification and remedy for this campaign. dealers will inspect the buses for certain equalizers by the date code. the affected equalizers will be replaced by vanner. 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 vanner at 1-800-227-6937 or van hool/abc coach at 407-656-7977.
NotesAlso contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).