BONLUCK CITYSTAR BUS RECALL

Photography by: courtesy ACCC


AN 'ISOLATED incident' of alternator failure on an older Bonluck Citystar city bus has seen distributor BCSA issue a recall notice via the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, it was announced recently.

BONLUCK CITYSTAR BUS RECALL
Owners of affected Bonluck Citystar buses will be notified of the recall and asked to contact Bus and Coach Sales Australasia Pty Ltd.

The affected models in the Bonluck Citystar Series include models: JXK6110, JXK6120, JXK6121, JXK6132BA5R and JXK6180 (MY2012-2019).

Ranging from 11.5 metres to 18 metres and distributed by Bus and Coach Sales Australasia Pty Ltd, there are specifically 32 affected vehicles as sold nationally during the eight-year timeframe, from 3 July, 2012 - 7 October, 2019.

Identifying features is that an alternator regulator may fail, resulting in an uncontrolled charge into the storage batteries, states the ACCC. This may create a build-up of excess hydrogen sulphide gas (H2S) due to lack of ventilation in the battery enclosure, it explains.

The concentration of gas build-up in the battery compartment and an ignition source could cause a spark to ignite the gas in the battery enclosure, it says. Thus there is a, "...risk of fire or explosion resulting in serious injury, property damage or death," the ACCC advises.

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WHAT TO DO

Owners of affected vehicles will be notified of the recall and asked to contact Bus and Coach Sales Australasia Pty Ltd to arrange for inspection and repair of their vehicle, if necessary.

Consumers can contact Bus and Coach Sales Australasia Pty Ltd on 1300 287 377, or (07) 3386 1034, or via http://www.bcsa.net.au/contact.aspx

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