Setra Coaches Recalled Due to Potential Loss of Vehicle Control

Setra Coaches Recalled Due to Potential Loss of Vehicle Control
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March 24, 2016

A suspension issue is prompting a recall from Setra.

The bus manufacturer is recalling certain model year 2005-2009 S417 coaches that had lower control arm(s) installed. The hot crimping that connects the tube ends to the control arm joint housing shafts may crack, causing the tube to separate from the shaft.

Should the tube crack and separate from the shaft of the vehicle, loss of vehicle control is possible, increasing the risk of a crash.

Setra is including seven coaches in its recall.

MCI, the sales agent for these vehicles, notified owners verbally, and dealers will replace the lower control arms, free of charge. The recall began on February 29, 2016.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Setra customer service at (416) 624-3558.