Insufficient Grease Leads to Recalls from Meritor and Eldorado of Axles, Buses
Insufficient grease my result in bearing failure
Meritor and Eldorado National-California are recalling nearly 300 71000 Series Drum Axles, 71000 Series Disc Brake Axles, and model year 2016 Axess transit buses.
The affected axles and buses may have insufficient grease at the wheel ends, possibly resulting in bearing failure.
Bearing failure may increase the risk of a crash.
Eldorado's recall began on September 28, 2016. They have notified owners, and dealers will inspect the wheel bearings and add grease as necessary, free of charge.
Meritor will notify the vehicle manufacturers that purchased the axles. Those manufacturers will notify the vehicle owners, and their dealers will inspect and the grease the wheel ends, free of charge.
They have yet to provide a notification schedule.
Both manufactures are advising that vehicles with the affected axles are removed from operation until the recall has been remedied.
For further information regarding this recall, consumers may contact Meritor customer service at (248) 435-1725 or Eldorado customer service at (909) 591-9557.