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Monday, July 27, 2009

Two important safety recalls on School Buses



RECALL #1
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Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year:
BLUE BIRD / ALL AMERICAN 2010
Manufacturer: BLUE BIRD BODY COMPANY
Mfr's Report Date: JUL 22, 2009
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V286000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A


Component: STRUCTURE:BODY
Potential Number of Units Affected: 35

Summary:
BLUE BIRD IS RECALLING 35 MODEL YEAR 2010 ALL AMERICAN SCHOOL BUSES MANUFACTURED FROM MAY 13 THROUGH JUNE 17, 2009. INSUFFICIENT RIVETS WERE INSTALLED IN THE REAR HEADLINER PANEL. THESE BUSES FAIL TO CONFORM WITH THE JOINT STRENGTH REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 221, "SCHOOL BUS BODY JOINT STRENGTH."
Consequence:
BUS PASSENGERS MAY SUSTAIN INJURIES IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH.

Remedy:
BLUE BIRD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPAIR THE BUSES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT AUGUST 25, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BLUE BIRD AT 1-478-422-2242.

Notes:
BLUE BIRD'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NO. R09PL. OWNERS 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 HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

Follow link below for more info: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/results.cfm?rcl_id=09V286&searchtype=quicksearch&summary=true&refurl=email



RECALL #2
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Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year:

THOMAS BUILT BUSES / MVP-EF 2010


Manufacturer: DAIMLER TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA Mfr's Report Date: JUL 22, 2009
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V287000 PE09023
NHTSA Action Number: PE09023

Component: STRUCTURE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 35

Summary:
DAIMLER TRUCKS IS RECALLING 35 MODEL YEAR 2010 MVP-EF AND HDX THOMAS BUILT TRANSIT BUSES MANUFACTURED FROM OCTOBER 22, 2008 THROUGH MARCH 25, 2009 THE EMERGENCY EXIT PUSH-OUT WINDOW MAY BE INSTALLED IMPROPERLY RESULTING IN BINDING OF THE WINDOW.

Consequence:
IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY EVACUATION, BINDING EMERGENCY EXIT WINDOWS MAY DELAY EVACUATION AND MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY TO THE VEHICLE OCCUPANTS.


Remedy:
DAIMLER TRUCKS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPAIR THE BUSES FREE OF CHARGE. REPAIRS WILL BE PERFORMED BY DAIMLER TRUCKS DEALERSHIPS. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT SEPTEMBER 24, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DAIMLER TRUCKS TOLL-FREE AT 1-800-547-0712.
Notes:
DAIMLER TRUCKS RECALL CAMPAIGN NO. FL-555. OWNERS 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 HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV

Mike Mason
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