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Optima Opus Recalls

There have been 3 recalls on Opus vehicles in recent years. The latest, dated 2013-10-21 and published by the NHTSA on 2013-11-01, was due to a problem with the electrical system. Approximately 4061 vehicles were involved. Since 2000, Opus's have experienced approximately 4 recall(s) due to hazards with various components, including the column, equipment. 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.

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2013-10-21 (Published by NHTSA on 2013-11-01)
Recall Summary: North American Bus Industries (NABI) is recalling certain model year 2000-2011 LFW, CLFW, BRT, 2007-2009 Blue Bird L4RE, and 2000-2009 Optima Opus transit buses equipped with Sure Power battery equalizers containing a particular epoxy sealing, aka 'potting', compound. The specific potting compound used in the subject products for insulation was found to be capable of conducting electricity after being exposed to heat.
Hazard: Once electrically conductive, the material is capable of melting and burning, increasing the risk of a fire.
Remedy: NABI will notify owners, and dealers will replace the equalizers, free of charge. The recall will begin in November 2013. Owners may contact NABI at 1-256-831-4296. NABI's recall number is 20136.
Additional Info: 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=13V457000
   
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