Faulty Hanger Brackets Lead to Bus Recall from Motor Coach

Faulty Hanger Brackets Lead to Bus Recall from Motor Coach
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January 5, 2016

A bus manufacturer is issuing a new recall due to parts that may have been made incorrectly.

Motor Coach Industries is recalling certain model year 2015 D4500 motor coaches. The affected coaches have drive axles that may be missing welds on the hanger brackets, allowing the hanger bracket to separate from the axle housing.

If the bracket separates from the axle housing, vehicle control may be affected, increasing the risk of a crash.

Motor Coach is recalling more than 30 buses in connection with this defect.

The company will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the coaches and replace the affected axles, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in January 2016.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Motor Coach customer service at (800) 241-2947.