Motor Coach Industries Recalls Motor Coaches Due to Possible Brake Defect

The recalled vehicles are in violation of a Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard

Motor Coach Industries Recalls Motor Coaches Due to Possible Brake Defect
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October 12, 2016

Motor Coach Industries (MCI) is recalling certain model year 2017 J4500 motor coaches.

The affected vehicles may experience a multiplexing programming error that will not provide any visual or audible warnings if the vehicle's primary service brake air reservoir system has low pressure.

As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 121, "Air Brake Systems."

If the driver is unaware that the service brakes have low air pressure, the brakes may apply automatically, increasing the risk of a crash.

MCI will notify owners of the recalled vehicles, and dealers will correct the programming of the multiplexing system, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin in October 2016.

For further information regarding this recall, consumers may contact MCI customer service at (800) 241-2947. MCI's number for this recall is SB 439.