18E-056 - Knee Impact Area Foam Insufficient/FMVSS 222 - 2011-2018 Transtech Bus SST, SST Flat Floor & ST Aero School Buses

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V719
Manufacturer Transportation Collaborative, Inc.
Components SEATS
Potential Number of Units Affected 952


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.



Transportation Collaborative, Inc. (Transportation Collaborative) is recalling certain 2011-2018 Transtech Bus SST, SST Flat Floor and ST Aero school buses, equipped with CE White/HSM SB11-26" and 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."



Transportation Collaborative will notify owners, and dealers will install a styrene strip for additional padding, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 16, 2018. Owners may contact Transportation Collaborative customer service at 1-845-988-0419. Transportation Collaborative's number for this recall is 18E-056.



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.

Recall Acknowledgement

November 2, 2018


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