Knee Impact Area Foam Insufficient/FMVSS 222 - 2011-2018 Van-Con 33803 Dual Rear Wheel School Buses

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V472
Manufacturer Van-Con, Inc.
Components SEATS
Potential Number of Units Affected 1,376


Knee Impact Area Foam Insufficient/FMVSS 222

If the seat foam does not absorb enough impact energy, it can increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.



Van-Con, Inc. (Van-Con) is recalling certain 2011-2018 33803 Dual Rear Wheel school buses, equipped with CE White/HSM SB11-30" series, standard, unbelted, school bus seats, or SB11-30" series school bus seats with lap belts only. The foam in the knee impact area of the lower seat back may not absorb enough impact in the event of a crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 222, "School Bus Passenger Seating and Crash Protection."



Van-Con is still finalizing a remedy plan. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Van-Con customer service at 1-732-356-8484.



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

Recall Acknowledgement

August 9, 2018

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