Neoplan An460 Articulated

Model An460 Articulated made by Neoplan got 2 recalls. There were some recalls concerningelectrical system, structure.

Model 2003


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
05V267000NEOPLAN USA CORPORATIONfrom 02/16/2004 to 09/02/2004V (Vehicle)8505/31/2005ODINEOPLAN USA CORPORATION06/07/200506/09/2005
Defect SummaryOn certain 60' articulated transit buses, the starter cable and additional heavy gauge wires had inadvertently been attached to the starter stud during the manufacturing and assembly process.
Consequence SummaryOver time, the starter solenoid could crack and a short circuit might develop that would result in a vehicle fire.
Corrective SummaryThese vehicles were sent to only one customer, new jersey transit. all vehicles have been corrected.
NotesNeoplan fsrp 04-092.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
05V321000NEOPLAN USA CORPORATIONfrom 03/01/2000 to 01/31/2003V (Vehicle)311ODINEOPLAN USA CORPORATION07/14/200507/14/2005
Defect SummaryOn certain transit buses equipped with vapor door assemblies, the two piece curved connecting rods when used as an element of the door actuation linkage in conjunction with a vapor medium pneumatic differential engine, may be subject to fatigue failure resulting in bending or breaking of the connecting rod.
Consequence SummaryA broken connecting rod can allow the door panel to move freely in an uncontrolled manner, leaving passengers inside the vehicle unprotected by the door panel and enabling a protruding door panel to strike persons or objects outside the vehicle.
Corrective SummaryNeoplan is working with vapor bus international to notify owners and have the repair performed on their vehicles. the remedy consists of replacing the two piece connecting rod with a one piece connecting rod. owners may contact vapor at 1-847-777-6400 or neoplan at 1-719-336-3256.
NotesCustomers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration