Air Pressure Gauge Malfunction – 2021-2024 Blue Bird All American & 2021-2022 Vision School Buses

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June 13, 2023 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 23V425000

Air Pressure Gauge Malfunction/FMVSS 121

Air gauges and warnings that do not alert the driver to air pressure loss can result in driving without functioning brakes, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 23V425

Manufacturer Blue Bird Body Company

Components SERVICE BRAKES, AIR, ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 1,424

 

Summary

Blue Bird Body Company (Blue Bird) is recalling certain 2021-2024 All American and 2021-2022 Vision school buses. A software error in the instrument cluster may cause the air pressure gauges and the visual and audio low air warnings to not function. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 121, “Air Brake Systems.”

 

Remedy

Dealers will update the instrument cluster software, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed August 9, 2023. Owners may contact Blue Bird’s customer service at 1-478-822-2242. Blue Bird’s number for this recall is R23CH (School Bus).

 

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.

 


Chronology :

9/1/2022 – Blue Bird Field Service starting fielding reports of this failure.

10/28/2022 – 8D investigation was launched.

11/7/2022 – 8D investigation was closed determining a software malfunction.

11/18/2022 – Test software was installed & verified to correct the malfunction.

1/16/2023 – Instrument Clusters with updated software began to be used in Production.

 


6 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
BLUE BIRD ALL AMERICAN 2021-2024
BLUE BIRD VISION 2021-2022

 


2 Associated Documents

Noncompliance Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-23V425-8693.PDF 216.096KB

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Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-23V425-6132.pdf 674.904KB

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Latest Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=23V425&docType=RCL

 


 

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