UPDATED: Daimler Trucks Announces Recalls for Buses and Motorhomes
Up to 2,163 buses and 5,082 motorhomes are included in the recalls
Daimler Trucks North America is recalling buses due to a coolant leak as well as motorhomes with a throttle pedal problem.
The automaker's recall includes 2,163 model year 2014-2017 Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner HDX school buses that may experience a leak of hot coolant into the bus body.
These vehicles use a rubber elbow to connect a coolant line to a heater inside the bus. This elbow may restrict coolant flow and possibly fail as a result of increased stress on the elbow. The resulting leak would increase the risk of injury to passengers.
Daimler is also recalling 4,944 model year 2012-2016 FCCC XCL, XCM, XCP, and XCR motorhome chassis. The throttle pedal position sensor on these vehicles may not return to zero, preventing the engine brake from activating as expected. This would cause a reduction in the vehicle's deceleration ability, increasing crash risk.
The manufacturer will notify owners affected by both recalls, and dealers will replace the affected parts, free of charge. The recalls are expected to begin on July 10, 2016
For more information on both recalls, owners may contact Daimler customer service at (800) 547-0712.
Update: The Daimler recall has been expanded to include 138 Forest River model year 2014-2016 Charleston motorhomes. As on the other motorhomes, the throttle pedal position sensor on these vehicles may not return to zero, preventing the engine brake from activating as expected and causing a reduction in deceleration ability.