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Van Hool Motorcoach Recall

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
VAN HOOL C2045 2010-2012
VAN HOOL T2140 2011-2012
VAN HOOL T2145 2010-2011
VAN HOOL TD925 2011
Manufacturer: VAN HOOL N.V.Mfr's Report Date: JUN 07, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V257000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
Potential Number of Units Affected: 17
Summary:
 VAN HOOL IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010-2012 C2045, 2011-2012 T2140, 2010-2011 T2145 AND 2011 TD925 MOTORCOACHES, EQUIPPED WITH MERITOR WABCO ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC) MODULES, MANUFACTURED FROM AUGUST 2005, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2011. UNDER CERTAIN ROAD AND DRIVING CONDITIONS, VEHICLE BODY ROLL AND ROAD INCLINATION CHARACTERISTICS MAY ADVERSELY AFFECT THE SLIP ANGLE CALCULATION OF THE ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC) SYSTEM. THIS MIGHT CAUSE THE ESC TO PERCEIVE AN OVER STEERING SITUATION AND THEREFORE APPLY THE OUTER WHEEL BRAKE ON THE FRONT AXLE UNTIL THE VEHICLE IS PERCEIVED TO BE STABLE.
Consequence:
 THE VEHICLE MAY DEVIATE FROM THE INTENDED LINE OF TRAVEL, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
 VAN HOOL WILL NOTIFY OWNERS VIA ITS DEALER ABC BUS INC. AND REPLACE THE CONTROL MODULE

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