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NHTSA Recall 11V214000

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Buses Vehicles:  Orion VII

NHTSA Recall 11V214000

NHTSA Campaign ID number : 	11V214000
	
Vehicle Make / Model: 	    	Model Year(s):
     ORION / VII 	    	2008
Manufacturer: DAIMLER BUSES NORTH AMERICA, INC. 	Mfr's Report Date: APR 01, 2011
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V214000 	
N/A
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2
Summary:
DAIMLER BUSES IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008 ORION VII TRANSIT BUSES MANUFACTURED FROM JUNE 13-16, 2008, AND EQUIPPED WITH TEETER LEVER ASSEMBLIES. THERE IS INSUFFICIENT ENGAGEMENT BETWEEN THE TEETER LEVER BASE AND THE CAM PLATE.
Consequence:
FAILURE OF THE TEETER LEVER ASSEMBLY WILL CAUSE THE REAR SIDE EXIT DOOR TO OPERATE IMPROPERLY. A PASSENGER LEANING ON OR FORCED AGAINST THE DOOR COULD FALL THROUGH THE DOOR AND SUSTAIN INJURIES.
Remedy:
DAIMLER BUSES IS WORKING WITH VAPOR BUS TO REPAIR THE AFFECTED BUSES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 29, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DAIMLER BUSES AT 1-800-716-7566.
Notes:
DAIMLER BUSES' SAFETY RECALL NO. VBI # 2011-01. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .


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