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There have been 10 recalls on D40lf vehicles in recent years. The latest, dated 2017-03-03 and published by the NHTSA on 2017-03-08, was due to a problem with the front. Approximately 2337 vehicles were involved. Since 1993, D40lf's have experienced approximately 33 recall(s) due to hazards with various components, including the seats, structure, driveshaft, latch and axle assembly. See a list of recalls for your model year below.

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Recalled New Flyer D40lf vehicles

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2012-12-18 (Published by NHTSA on 2012-12-18)
Recall Summary: New Flyer is recalling certain model year 2004-2011 transit buses, models: C35LF, C40LFR, D35LFR, D40LF, D40LFR, D60LF, D60LFA, D60LFR, DE35LFA, DE40LF, DE40LFA, DE40LFR, DE60LF, DE60LFA, DE60LFR, and XDE40. The drive shaft access panel may have insufficient strength or be not properly secured to the floor. If the drive shaft fails, debris from the driveshaft failure may enter the passenger compartment through the panel.
Hazard: If debris resulting from drive shaft failure enters the passenger compartment, it may result in injury to the bus occupants.
Remedy: New Flyer notification to owners on 01/03/2013. Dealers will install a steel plate under the access panel on affected buses, free of charge. Owners may contact New Flyer at 1-204-224-6706 for more information.
Additional Info: New Flyer's campaign recall number is R12-040.Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=12V591000
   
2010-03-09 (Published by NHTSA on 2010-03-09)
Recall Summary: NEW FLYER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2004-2009 TRANSIT BUSES. THESE MODELS HAVE AN INSPECTION PANEL LOCATED ABOVE THE DRIVE SHAFT IN THE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT FLOORING FOR EASY INSPECTION AND REMOVAL OF THE DRIVE SHAFT. THIS PANEL MAY NOT BE OF SUFFICIENT STRENGTH TO PREVENT FOREIGN MATTER FROM ENTERING THE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT IN THE EVENT OF A DRIVE SHAFT FAILURE.
Hazard: FAILURE OF THE DRIVE SHAFT ACCESS PANEL TO MAINTAIN PASSENGER COMPARTMENT INTEGRITY COULD RESULT IN INJURY OR DEATH.
Remedy: DEALERS WILL INCORPORATE AN ENERGY ABSORBING HONEYCOMB MATERIAL TO THE UNDERSIDE OF THE ACCESS PANEL. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 10, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NEW FLYER AT 204-934-4874.
Additional Info: 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 .
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=10V089000
   
2009-09-28 (Published by NHTSA on 2009-09-28)
Recall Summary: NEW FLYER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2002 THROUGH 2009 TRANSIT BUSES MANUFACTURED BETWEEN MAY 2002 AND SEPTEMBER 2009 EQUIPPED WITH LUMINATOR HORIZON LED SIDE DESTINATION SIGNS. THE CONNECTOR BOARD CAN CORRODE DUE TO AN ACCUMULATION OF MOISTURE UNDER THE CONNECTOR.
Hazard: A SHORT COULD OCCUR, POSSIBLY CAUSING SMOKE AND FIRE.
Remedy: NEW FLYER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPAIR THE BUSES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER2, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NEW FLYER CUSTOMER SERVICES AT 1-204-934-4876.
Additional Info: 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 .
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=09V367000
   
2008-11-07 (Published by NHTSA on 2008-11-07)
Recall Summary: NEW FLYER IS RECALLING 1,001 MY 2004-2007 D40LF, MY 2005 D40LFR, AND MY 2007-2008 D60LFR TRANSIT BUSES EQUIPPED WITH CE NIEHOFF C701A OR C703A ALTERNATORS. FAILURE OF THE FORWARD ALTERNATOR BEARING MAY RESULT IN A DROP AND SEIZURE OF THE ROTATING ALTERNATOR SHAFT AND PULLEY. ONCE THE PULLEY IS STATIONARY, THE ALTERNATOR DRIVE BELT CONTINUES TO PASS OVER THE PULLEY CREATING HIGH QUANTITIES OF BELT DUST.
Hazard: DUE TO THE VERY HIGH INTERNAL TEMPERATURES CREATED AT THE BEARING DURING SHAFT SEIZURE, THE BELT DUST MAY IGNITE, RESULTING IN AN ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRE.
Remedy: TO INCREASE THE POTENTIAL LONGEVITY OF THE ALTERNATOR BEARINGS, DEALERS WILL INCORPORATE A LOWER TENSION BELT TENSIONER AND A NARROWER BELT. TO PREVENT THERMAL IGNITION IN THE EVENT OF A BEARING FAILURE, A LIGHTER DUTY, NARROWER BELT WILL SHRED RATHER THAN CONTINUE TO RUN OVER THE STATIONARY PULLEY. THE RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 17, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NEW FLYER AT 1-204-934-4803.
Additional Info: NEW FLYER RECALL NO. R08-016.CUSTOMERS 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.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=08V586000
   
2007-02-27 (Published by NHTSA on 2007-02-27)
Recall Summary: CERTAIN TRANSIT BUSES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THE FLASHING DECELERATION LAMPS WERE AN OPTIONAL ITEM FOR SOME OF THESE BUSES.
Hazard: THE STANDARD REQUIRES THAT THE DECELERATION LAMP IS A SOLID LIGHT RATHER THAN A FLASHING LIGHT.
Remedy: DEALERS WILL REWIRE THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM TO REMOVE THE FLASHING FUNCTION OR INSTALL A NEW PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLER (PLC) WHICH WILL MAKE THE LAMPS BURN STEADY FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 5, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NEW FLYER AT 204-934-4874.
Additional Info: CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION1S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=07V068000
   
2006-06-14 (Published by NHTSA on 2006-06-14)
Recall Summary: ON CERTAIN TRANSIT BUSES BUILT WITH CUMMINS ISL AND ISC DIESEL ENGINES EQUIPPED WITH THE CM850 FUEL SYSTEM, THE ENGINE HIGH PRESSURE FUEL LINES, FROM THE ENGINE HIGH PRESSURE PUMP TO THE ENGINE FUEL RAIL, ARE PRONE TO FAILURE.
Hazard: FAILURE OF THE LINE INTRODUCES HIGH PRESSURE FUEL SPRAY INTO THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT WHICH CAN IGNITE WHEN IT COMES IN CONTACT WITH A HOT SURFACE.
Remedy: CUMMINS WILL INSTALL A FUEL LINE BRACKET TO REDUCE FUEL LINE STRESS. A NEW FUEL LINE WILL BE INSTALLED WHEN ADDING THE BRACKET. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT CUMMINS AT 1-800-DIESELS OR NEW FLYER AT 204-934-4876.
Additional Info: CUSTOMERS 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.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=06V212000
   
2006-02-09 (Published by NHTSA on 2006-02-09)
Recall Summary: ON CERTAIN TRANSIT BUSES, THE SPOT WELDS WHICH HOLD THE WHEELCHAIR RAMP HINGE ASSEMBLY TOGETHER CAN FAIL ALLOWING THE RAMP TO SEPARATE, WHEN DEPLOYED UNDER LOAD, FROM THE BUS FRAME.
Hazard: SEPARATION OF THE RAMP FROM THE VEHICLE COULD RESULT IN INJURY TO PASSENGERS ON THE RAMP.
Remedy: DEALERS WILL ADD NEW HARDWARE TO THE HINGES WHICH WILL MAKE THE SPOT-WELDING REDUNDANT. THE RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 15, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NEW FLYER AT 1-204-934-4874.
Additional Info: CUSTOMERS 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.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=06V034000
   
2006-01-23 (Published by NHTSA on 2006-01-23)
Recall Summary: ON CERTAIN TRANSIT BUSES EQUIPPED WITH RELAY VALVES BUILT BY HALDEX/MIDLAND AND DISTRIBUTED BY MERITOR/WABCO WITH VALVE BODY DATE CODE OF 342A4K. THIS VALVE, WHICH IS INSTALLED IN THE REAR AXLE AIR BRAKE CIRCUIT, CAN FAIL RESULTING IN A LOSS OF AIR PRESSURE TO THE REAR SERVICE BRAKES.
Hazard: FAILURE OF THE VALVE WOULD DISABLE THE REAR AXLE SERVICE BRAKE CIRCUIT AND RESULT IN EXTENDED STOPPING DISTANCES WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.
Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSPECT TO SEE IF THE INSTALLED RELAY VALVE HAS A DATE CODE OF 342A4K AND IF NECESSARY WILL REPLACE THE VALVE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JANUARY 25, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NEW FLYER AT 204-934-4803.
Additional Info: CUSTOMERS 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.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=06V015000
   
2005-08-29 (Published by NHTSA on 2005-08-29)
Recall Summary: ON CERTAIN TRANSIT BUSES, HYDRAULIC FLUID CAN LEAK AT THE FLANGE FITTING DUE TO IMPROPER INSTALLATION PROCEDURES. INCORRECT INSTALLATION PROCEDURES MAY CAUSE DAMAGE TO THE O-RING OF THE FLANGE ASSEMBLY, COMPROMISING THE SEALING CAPABILITY OF THE O-RING.
Hazard: LEAKS CAUSED DUE TO DAMAGED O-RINGS COULD CAUSE HYDRAULIC FLUID TO BE SPRAYED ONTO HOT SURFACES AND IGNITE.
Remedy: NEW FLYER WILL CONTACT CUSTOMERS WITH PARTS AND INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO COMPLETE THIS RECALL. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 30, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NEW FLYER AT 204-934-4874.
Additional Info: CUSTOMERS 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.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=05V370000
   
2005-06-27 (Published by NHTSA on 2005-06-27)
Recall Summary: ON CERTAIN TRANSIT BUSES CUSTOM BUILT FOR SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA TRANSIT AUTHORITY AND EQUIPPED WITH MAN AXLES, THE CENTER-LINK ASSEMBLIES WERE INCORRECTLY TIGHTENED.
Hazard: IMPROPER SECURING OF THE CENTER-LINK ROD ENDS COULD CAUSE THE ASSEMBLY TO COME APART, RESULTING IN LOSS OF VEHICLE STEERING CONTROL, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy: SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA TRANSIT AUTHORITY WAS NOTIFIED OF THIS RECALL ON JUNE 28, 2005. VEHICLES WILL HAVE THE SUBJECT COMPONENTS REPLACED.
Additional Info: CUSTOMERS 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.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=05V298000
   
2005-03-29 (Published by NHTSA on 2005-03-29)
Recall Summary: ON CERTAIN TRANSIT BUSES EQUIPPED WITH MERITOR FRONT AXLE ASSEMBLIES, A WELD IS MISSING ON THE RADIUS ROD ATTACHMENT BRACKETAND THE BRACKET MAY FATIGUE AND FAIL WHILE IN USE.
Hazard: BRACKET FAILURE COULD RESULT IN A CRASH WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.
Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE BRACKETS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 6, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NEW FLYER AT 204-934-4874.
Additional Info: CUSTOMERS 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.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=05V116000
   
2005-03-16 (Published by NHTSA on 2005-03-16)
Recall Summary: ON CERTAIN TRANSIT BUSES EQUIPPED WITH WEBASTO HEATERS, THE BURNER TUBES ARE MADE OF MATERIAL THAT DOES NOT MEET SPECIFICATIONS AND COULD FAIL PREMATURELY.
Hazard: SHOULD THE BURNER TUBE FAIL, THE COOLANT HEATER COULD OVERHEAT, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A FIRE.
Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SUSPECTED DEFECTIVE PARTS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 15, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NEW FLYER AT CUSTOMER SERVICES AT 204-934-4874.
Additional Info: CUSTOMERS 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.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=05V100000
   
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