Daimler Trucks Issues Recall of Transit Buses Due to Incorrect Pivot Holes
The pivot holes may allow the bearings to move out of position
Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is recalling nearly 1,000 model year 2015-2017 Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner C2, Saf-T-Liner HDX, Saf-T-Liner EFX, and Minotour DRW transit buses that are equipped with certain model S2005, S2010, S5005, S5010, S5505, and S5510 wheelchair lifts by Ricon.
The affected lifts are equipped with folding link arms that may have pivot holes that are too big, allowing the bearings to move out of position.
If the bearings move out of position, the stowed platform may have excessive movement resulting in failure of the platform mounting. This failure could cause the wheel chair lift platform to fall out of the vehicle when the doors are opened, increasing the risk of injury for the lift operator.
The recall is expected to begin October 27, 2016.
DTNA will notify owners, and Ricon dealers will inspect the link arms for damage or for displaced bearings. The platform will be inspected for cracks. Any damaged parts will be replaced, free of charge.
For further information regarding this recall, consumers may contact owners may contact DTNA customer service at (800) 745-8000. DTNA's number for this recall is FL-716.