R22CA-SB – Damage to LPG Supply Line – 2013-2021 Blue Bird Vision School Buses

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ctober 4, 2022 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 22V736000

Damage to LPG Supply Line

A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V736

Manufacturer Blue Bird Body Company

Components FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER

Potential Number of Units Affected 66

 

Summary

Blue Bird Body Company (Blue Bird) is recalling certain 2013-2021 Vision school buses equipped with Ford 6.8L LPG engines. The LPG supply line may be damaged from contact with the RH park brake cable, which can result in a fuel leak.

 

Remedy

Dealers will inspect and repair the fuel lines and the park brake cable, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed on November 18, 2022. Owners may contact Blue Bird’s customer service at 1-478-822-2242. Blue Bird’s number for this recall is R22CA-SB.

 

Notes

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.nhtsa.gov.

 


Models Affected: Certain 2013-2021 Model Year Blue Bird Vision Buses equipped with 6.8L Propane engine and RH hand lever parking brake

Issue: RH mounted park brake lever cable may not be secured and/or routed properly. In certain cases, the park brake cable may lay on the propane fuel lines causing damage. Additionally, an improperly secured RH park brake cable may damage/dislodge the automatic transmission vent which could allow water/dust/debris to enter transmission assembly and cause subsequent damage.

Corrective Action: Inspect unit for proper RH park brake cable routing and securement. If routed and secured per D0007365, no additional action is required. If routing and securement is not per D0007365, re-route and/or re-secure per D0007365.

 

Related service parts:

Item Description Part Number Quantity
1 Mount, Heavy Duty, .250-hole size 00024168 As needed, max 2/bus
2 CAPSCREW,HEX HD,1/4-20 X 1,GR 5,YEL ZN DICH 00870477 As needed, max 2/bus
3 NUT,HEX,FLANGE SER,1/4-20,BLACK ZINC 00659979 As needed, max 2/bus
4 WASHER,FLAT,17/64 ID X 5/8,YEL ZN DICH 01247709 As needed, max 2/bus
5 TIE,CABLE,250LB 00029998 As needed, max 2/bus
6 TUBE,VENT,TRANSMISSION,FORD 10056558 As needed, 1 per bus
7 PIPE ASSY,PROPANE,FRWD FUEL LINE,SUPPLY,MY16,CV 10044217 As needed, 1 per bus
8 HOSE ASSY,PROPANE,FRWD FUEL LINE FEED,ROUSH,CV 10022860 As needed, 1 per bus
9 HOSE ASSY,PROPANE,FRWD FUEL LINE RETURN,ROUSH,CV 10022862 As needed, 1 per bus

 

NOTE: If either fuel line is damaged on GEN4 fuel systems (post 2016), order and install Fuel Line Assy (item #7) listed above. If a replacement line is needed for GEN 3 vehicles, they are serviced separately (items #8 and #9) listed above.

 

Instructions:

Step 1: Inspect suspect area and verify park brake cable is secure. Ensure cable tie mounts are in place & torqued properly to the chassis routing bracket at 76 in-lbs.

Step 2: Replace and/or re-torque HD cable tie mounts, as necessary.

Step 3: Ensure transmission vent is in place. Replace if necessary.

Step 4: Inspect Liquid Propane fuel lines for any damage and replace, as needed.

 


Chronology :

March 31, 2022: Hoover Truck of New Jersey reported Blue Bird Body Number F507077 was out of service on March 31, 2022 due to external propane fuel line leaks at the rear of the engine.

May 31, 2022: Blue Bird Field Service followed up with an on-site visit on May 31, 2022, and inspected a total of ten units, including the unit with the reported leak. Three of the additional nine units showed signs of damage to the LPG supply line.

June 22, 2022, Blue Bird Field Service performed additional dealer checks in order to determine the conditions in which the defect resulted. I.G. Burton inspected two units and found the park brake cable was contacting the fuel line but there was no sign of damage.

September 30, 2022: The CIRG team presented this issue to Blue Bird’s Product Safety Committee and it was approved to conduct a voluntary safety recall to correct this potential issue.

 


9 Affected Products

Vehicle

MAKE MODEL YEAR
BLUE BIRD VISION 2013-2021

 


10 Associated Documents

Recall 573 Report- 10/05/2022

RCLRPT-22V736-3821.PDF 214.441KB

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Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-22V736-6500.pdf 645.803KB

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Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-22V736-7793.PDF 214.187KB

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-22V736-6068.pdf 6411.472KB

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Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc)

RCMN-22V736-3070.pdf 852.734KB

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ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RCONL-22V736-1480.pdf 824.999KB

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Recall Quarterly Report #1, 2022-4

RCLQRT-22V736-3302.PDF 211.128KB

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Recall Quarterly Report #2, 2023-1

RCLQRT-22V736-3736.PDF 211.225KB

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ISSUED Renotification Notice

RCRN-22V736-1626.pdf 6621.619KB

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Recall Quarterly Report #3, 2023-2

RCLQRT-22V736-2157.PDF 211.306KB

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Latest Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=22V736&docType=RCL

 


 

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