|Vehicle Make / Model:
ORION / V
ORION / VII
Manufacturer: DAIMLER BUSES NORTH AMERICA, INC.
Mfr’s Report Date: SEP 11, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V447000
NHTSA Action Number: PE12006
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:OTHER FUEL TYPES:TURBO-CHARGER
Potential Number of Units Affected: 187
Daimler Buses North America (DBNA) is recalling certain model year 2004-2008 Orion V and model year 2005-2006 Orion VII transit buses equipped with John Deere Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) turbocharged engines. The turbine or compressor wheel may fail, resulting in subsequent damage to the engine and/or an oil leak.
Failure of the turbine or compressor wheel may result in smoke, fire, and stalling, increasing the risk of a crash.
DBNA will notify owners. The remedy for this issue is still under development. The recall is scheduled to begin on October 31, 2012. Owners may contact Daimler Buses North America at 1-800-882-8054.