NEW FLYER ( 12V466000 )
Wed, 03 Oct 2012 06:00:00 EST
Vehicle Make / Model:
NEW FLYER / C40LF
NEW FLYER / C40LFR
NEW FLYER INDUSTRIES LTD
Report Receipt Date: SEP 24, 2012
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Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:OTHER FUEL TYPES:TURBO-CHARGER
Potential Number of Units Affected: 163
Summary: New Flyer is recalling certain model year 2005-2006 C40LF and 2006 C40LFR transit buses, equipped with John Deere 8.1 liter turbocharged, compressed natural gas engines, model number 6081HFN04, manufactured from June 2002 through January 2008. Failures can occur within the engine turbocharger. The turbine or compressor wheel may fail, resulting in damage to the engine and/or an oil leak.
Consequence: Failure of the turbine or compressor wheel may result in smoke, fire, or stalling; possibly leading to a vehicle crash.
Remedy: The remedy for this issue is still under development. The recall is expected to begin in October 2012. Owners may contact New Flyer at 1-204-224-1251.