Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 282
Summary: Collins is recalling certain model year 2012 Collins, Corbeil and Mid Bus brand SL, SH, DH, and DE school and multi-function school activity buses manufactured from March 12, 2012, through July 13, 2012. The metal hydraulic service brake line feeding the RH rear service brake assembly may interfere with a body mount assembly. The location of this interference is at the first body mount location directly ahead of the rear axle and on the inboard side of the passenger side frame rail.
Consequence: This interference could cause a rupture in the brake line, leading to the loss of brake fluid and failure of the brakes, potentially leading to a vehicle crash.
Remedy: Collins will notify owners, and dealers will repair the buses free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on, or about, August 15, 2012. Owners may contact Collins at 1-800-533-1850.