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Optima Opus 34 Recalls

There have been 0 recalls on Opus 34 vehicles in recent years. The latest was issued on 2005-08-15 due to a problem with the radiator assembly. Since 1998, Opus 34's have experienced approximately 4 recall(s) due to hazards with various components, including the hydraulic power assist system, tie rod assembly. See a list of recalls for your model year below.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Also check the list of Additional Optima Models to the right. At times, the manufacturer or the NHTSA may use slightly different model names, or group models together by series.

Recalled Optima Opus 34 vehicles

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2005-08-15 (Published by NHTSA on 2005-08-15)
Recall Summary: ON CERTAIN TRANSIT BUSES, THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT THE HYDRAULIC LINE COMING FROM THE RADIATOR FAN MOTOR TO THE CAC MOTOR IS RUBBING ON THE CHASSIS.
Hazard: THIS RUBBING MAY CAUSE THE HYDRAULIC LINE TO BE RUBBED THROUGH RESULTING IN A LEAK AND A LOSS OF HYDRAULIC FLUID. THIS FLUID COULD IGNITE IF IT COMES IN CONTACT WITH A HOT SOURCE.
Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSTALL A P-CLAMP ON THE RADIATOR MOTOR SUPPORT BRACKET THAT HOLDS AND SECURES THE HOSE AWAY FROM THE CHASSIS ELIMINATING THE POSSIBILITY OF CHAFFING. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 24, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT OPTIMA AT 1-888-391-1777.
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=05V358000
   
2005-04-25 (Published by NHTSA on 2005-04-25)
Recall Summary: ON CERTAIN TRANSIT BUSES WITH CUMMINS ISB02 ENGINES, THE HYDRAULIC LINE COMING OFF OF THE POWER STEERING PUMP IS RUBBING ON TOP OF THE AIR GOVERNOR.
Hazard: THIS RUBBING MAY CAUSE THE HYDRAULIC LINE TO BE RUBBED THROUGH RESULTING IN A LEAK AND A LOSS OF HYDRAULIC FLUID. THIS FLUID COULD IGNITE IF IT COMES IN CONTACT WITH A HOT SOURCE.
Remedy: DEALERS WILL MAIL A MODIFICATION KIT WITH INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO INSTALL A BRACKET AND CLAMP THAT WILL LIFT AND SECURE THE LINES AWAY FROM THE AIR GOVERNOR ELIMINATING THE POSSIBILITY OF CHAFFING. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 20, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT OPTIMA AT 1-888-391-1777.
Additional Info: OPTIMA RECALL NO.SAF 05005.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=05V167000
   
2005-03-24 (Published by NHTSA on 2005-03-24)
Recall Summary: ON TROLLEYS AND TRANSIT COACHES EQUIPPED WITH CUMMINS ISB DIESEL ENGINES, THE FUEL LIFT PUMP COULD FAIL IN A MANNER WHICH RESULTS IN ENGINE FUEL STARVATION, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A STALL CONDITION. POTENTIAL LIFT PUMP FAILURE MODES INCLUDE: BRUSH WEAR OUT, BUSHING FAILURE, ROTOR TAB INSERT FAILURE, OR ANY OTHER FAILURE MODE THAT WOULD CAUSE THE FUEL PUMPING ELEMENT TO STOP SPINNING.
Hazard: IF THE FUEL LIFT PUMP PUMPING ELEMENT STOPS SPINNING AND THE FUEL PUMPING VANES STOP IN A LOCATION WHICH BLOCKS FUEL FLOW THROUGH THE LIFT PUMP, THE ENGINE WILL BE STARVED OF FUEL. FUEL STARVATION COULD CAUSE LOW ENGINE POWER, ENGINE MISFIRE, OR ENGINE STALL. PRIOR TO THE ENGINE STALLING, THE OPERATOR COULD EXPERIENCE LOW ENGINE POWER, ENGINE MISFIRE, AND/OR DASH-MOUNTED FAULT LAMP ILLUMINATION.
Remedy: CUMMINS IS CONDUCTING THE OWNER NOTIFICATION AND REMEDY FOR THIS CAMPAIGN. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CUMMINS AT 1-800-343-7357 OR OPTIMA AT 316-779-7700.
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=05V110000
   
2005-02-02 (Published by NHTSA on 2005-02-02)
Recall Summary: ON CERTAIN TRANSIT BUSES EQUIPPED WITH ARVINMERITOR URRESKO TIE ROD CLAMPS, HEAT TREATMENT OF CLAMPS CREATED A SURFACE HARDNESS THAT COULD LEAD TO A FRACTURE OF THE CLAMPS.
Hazard: IN THE EVENT OF A CRACK THE CLAMPS COULD BREAK OFF AFFECTING TOE-IN AND ALIGNMENT. THE TIE ROD CAN COME LOOSE RESULTING IN STEERING LOSS AND A CRASH COULD OCCUR WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.
Remedy: ARVINMERITOR IS CONDUCTING THE OWNER NOTIFICATION AND REMEDY FOR THIS CAMPAIGN. OWNERS MAY CONTACT ARVINMERITOR AT 1-866-668-7221 OR OPTIMA AT 316-779-7700.
Additional Info: ARVINMERITOR RECALL NO. C5AA.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=05V029000
   
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