Glaval buses, model year 2006 to 2011, may contain defective fuses in the air conditioner unit and are being recalled for this reason. The fuses may loosen over time and cause damage to the vehicular structure, possibly resulting in a fire. The fuses are reportedly affected by the passage of time, vibrations resulting from use and other factors such as temperature.
The transit buses affected by the recall were built on chassis from Ford, Chevrolet, GMC and Freightliner and contain Carrier GenV EM-1 Evaporator Units.
Glaval will contact all owners of these models and inform them of the fault. They will attempt to rectify the situation by providing a free retrofit kit and repair instructions.
As a personal injury attorney in Long Beach, I’ve seen a number of recalls due to a faulty part. Vehicles are quite often some of the most serious forms of recall that can be had. The road can be a dangerous place, and we rely on our automobiles to get us to a destination safely. I hope that vehicles affected by this recall get fixed before damage can be done. As a Long Beach car accident attorney, I advise everyone to stay cautious on the roads, because you never know who’s driving around in a car with a part that’s been recalled.