In the event of a crash, if the buckle mount rod fractures, the seat occupant may not be restrained, increasing their risk of injury.
Navistar, Inc. (Navistar) is recalling certain 2017 IC Bus CE and 2016-2017 IC Bus RE school buses, equipped with certain IMMI school bus seat assemblies equipped with 3-point lap and shoulder belts. Under load, the seat belt buckle mount rod can fracture. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 210, “Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages.”
Navistar will notify owners, and dealers will replace the 3-point seat belt rods, free of charge. The recall began on December 14, 2017. Owners may contact Navistar customer service at 1-331-332-1590. Navistar’s number for this recall is 17512.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
Owner Notification Letter
November 9, 2017