Summary: Van Hool is recalling certain model year 2011 and 2012 C2045, and model year 2011 T2140 and T2145 motorcoaches manufactured from September 2010 through September 2011, equipped with a Daimler DD13 engine without ground cables installed on the Prestolite AC172 alternators. Internal corrosion may cause the alternator components to overheat.
Consequence: If the alternator overheats, the components may melt, possibly resulting in smoke and creating the potential risk of a vehicle fire.
Remedy: Van Hool through their US agent, ABC Bus, Inc., will notify owners, and dealers will add external ground cables to the alternators, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on, or about, October 28, 2012. Owners may contact the warranty administrator for ABC Bus, Inc. toll free at 1-877-427-7278.