Insufficient Grease Prompts Gillig to Issue Recall of Transit Buses
Insufficient grease may result in bearing failure
Gillig LLC is recalling more than 140 model year 2016 Low Floor transit buses. The affected buses have axles that may have insufficient grease at the wheel ends, possibly resulting in bearing failure.
Bearing failure may increase the risk of a crash.
The recall is expected to begin in October 2016.
Gillig will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the wheel bearings and add grease as necessary, free of charge.
Gillig is 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 Gillig customer service at (800) 735-1500.