AIR-TANK RUPTURE RECALL FOR BONLUCK

Photography by: courtesy ACC


A POTENTIAL air tank storage rupture is seeing 100 Bonluck bus models recalled for free and immediate rectification, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACC) announced, recently.

AIR-TANK RUPTURE RECALL FOR BONLUCK
On certain (MY2012-2019) Australian-delivered Bonluck buses, the dual-chamber compressed-air storage tank(s) may unexpectedly rupture due to metal fatigue, explains the ACC.

The affected Bonluck bus models were available for sale during an eight-year period between 1 January, 2012 - 31 December, 2019 (MY2012-2019). The models in this recall are: JXK6127CR, JXK6127BR, JXK6105, JXK6127CA5R, JXK6127DR, JXK6120, JXK132BA5R, JXK6121 and JXK6180.

The defect is the dual-chamber compressed-air storage tank(s) may unexpectedly rupture due to metal fatigue, explains the ACC. The hazard is if the compressed-air storage tank(s) rupture, the vehicle will immediately lose brake pressure to the primary brake circuit and potentially the park brake circuit, it explains. This could result in an accident causing injury or death of vehicle occupants or other road users, it adds.

A full Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) list can be perused here: https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/bus-and-coach-sales-australasia-pty-ltd-bonluck-bus-models-jxk6127cr-jxk6127br-jxk6105-jxk6127ca5r-jxk6127dr-jxk6120-jxk132ba5r-jxk6121-and-jxk6180-my2012-2019

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WHAT TO DO

Owners and operators of the affected buses are advised that local Bonluck bus distributor Bus and Coach Sales Australasia will contact them in writing and arrange for vehicle inspection and a free-of-charge repair, as required.

For more information, contact Bus and Coach Sales Australasia on 1300 287 377 or via the website http://www.bcsa.net.au/contact.aspx.

The responsible regulator for this recall is the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications.

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