R23CU-NSB – High Back Seat Restraining Barriers – 2022 Blue Bird All American Transit Bus

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November 20, 2023 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 23V777000

High Back Seat Restraining Barriers/FMVSS 222

An unsecured seat restraining barrier may not properly restrain an occupant during a crash, increasing their risk of injury.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 23V777

Manufacturer Blue Bird Body Company

Components STRUCTURE

Potential Number of Units Affected 1



Blue Bird Body Company (Blue Bird) is recalling one 2022 All American transit bus equipped with 39″ High Back seat restraining barriers. The bolts securing the restraining barriers to the floor may separate when fully loaded. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 222, “Bus Passenger Seating and Crash Protection.”



A dealer will install a longer bolt with rectangular washer and nut, free of charge. An owner notification letter is expected to be mailed January 16, 2024. The owner may contact Blue Bird customer service at 1-478-822-2242. Blue Bird’s number for this recall is R23CU-NSB.



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 :

September 27, 2023: Daniel Lind, NHTSA Safety Compliance Engineer, had a conference call with Sumanth Balesh, Director of Product Certification and Compliance. Daniel sent an email providing pictures and videos of the testing.

November 8, 2023: Blue Bird completed internal testing and provided response to NHTSA’s questions.

November 20, 2023: Blue Bird submitted Part 573 document.


1 Affected Product




2 Associated Documents

Noncompliance Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-23V777-6698.PDF 214.146KB

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Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-23V777-1205.pdf 645.375KB

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