Transit Buses Recalled by Gillig Due to Brake Hose Fraying, Leaking
the rear brake hose can rub on the chassis and fray
Gillig LLC is recalling 34 model year 2014-2016 Gillig 29-foot Low Floor transit buses. These buses, equipped with disc brakes, have rear brake hoses that can rub chassis components and fray.
A frayed hose may leak air, causing the rear brake(s) to lock up unexpectedly, or fail to operate when the brakes are applied. Either scenario increases the risk of a crash.
The recall is expected to begin September 30, 2016.
Gillig will provide fleets new rear brake hoses, fittings, clamps, and hardware along with instructions on how to reorient the hoses using the new fittings, and reimburse them for their labor, free of charge.
For further information regarding this recall, consumers may contact Gillig customer service at (800) 735-1500.