Front Axle Malfunction Leads to Recall of New Flyer Buses
A manufacturer is recalling more than 400 buses due to safety concerns.
New Flyer Industries announced this week that it would recall certain model year 2014-2015 New Flyer XDE40 and XD40, 2014 XD60, XN35 and XN60, 2015 XDE35, and 2013-2015 XN40 transit buses. The affected vehicles may be equipped with an improperly torqued front axle center link retaining clamp on the tie rod. As a result, the tie rod may disconnect, causing a loss of steering.
A loss of steering increases the risk of a crash and injury to any occupants.
New Flyer will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles to verify that the center link retaining clamp is properly torqued. Any components displaying play or movement will be replaced. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in October 2015.
Owners with any questions about the recall can contact New Flyer customer service at (204) 224-6706.