Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Safety Alert

North American Bus Industries Inc. (NABI) is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 40LFW transit buses

Report Receipt Date: MAR 26, 2013
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V108000
Component(s): SERVICE BRAKES
Potential Number of Units Affected: 83

Vehicle Make / Model / Model Year(s)

  • NABI / 40LFW Transit Bus / 2012-2013

Manufacturer: North American Bus Industries, Inc.

SUMMARY: North American Bus Industries Inc. (NABI) is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 40LFW transit buses manufactured November 10, 2012, through March 10, 2013 and equipped with adjustable brake and throttle pedals. The brake pedals may not fully release after the brakes are applied.

CONSEQUENCE: If pressure remains applied to the brakes, they may overheat while driving, which may result in a fire.

REMEDY: NABI will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and repair the buses free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in April 2013. NABI's recall campaign number is 20132. Owners may contact NABI at 1-256-831-4296.

NOTES: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.