Navistar, Daimler Recall School Buses for Brake Hose, Fuel Line Problems

November 23, 2017 by Clarissa Hawes

School bus manufacturers issued recalls for almost 2,000 vehicles in recent weeks for a variety of problems, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Navistar recalled nearly 900 school and commercial buses because of potential problems with the vehicles’ brake hoses.

The manufacturer is recalling 778 2015-2018 IC Bus RE school buses and 105 2015-2018 IC RE commercial buses. The affected vehicles have drop hose fittings for air brakes that may not be positioned correctly. Contact with the tires may damage the service brake air hose, resulting in an air leak that could cause the brakes to fail or increase the vehicle’s stopping distance.

Dealers will reposition the drop hose fittings and replace any damaged hose or wheel speed sensor harness, part of the anti-lock brake system, if a defect is found.

Daimler Thomas Built Bus Saf-T-Liner C2 School Bus.

Daimler Thomas Built Saf-T-Liner C2 School Bus. (Photo: Daimler Trucks North America)

Both recalls are expected to begin Dec. 15.

Daimler Trucks North America is recalling 916 of its 2012-2018 Thomas Built Bus Saf-T-Liner C2 school buses over a potential propane leak, which could result in a fire.

If the propane fuel line comes in contact with the transmission yoke, it could possibly cause a fuel leak. The buses were manufactured from Aug. 23, 2011 to Sept. 13, 2017.

If a defect is found, dealers will reroute the propane line.

The recall is expected to begin Dec. 16.

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