FL811 - Wheelchair Lift can be used Without Parking Brake - 2003-2019 Thomas Built Buses Minotour School Buses

March 5, 2019

Wheelchair Lift can be used Without Parking Brake

When the vehicle is in neutral with the ignition and the parking brake off, the vehicle may move. Using the wheelchair lift during this time can increase the risk of injury.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V170

Manufacturer Daimler Trucks North America LLC

Components EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

Potential Number of Units Affected 410

 

Summary

Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain 2003-2019 Thomas Built Buses Minotour school buses built on a Ford chassis equipped with a specific wheelchair lift option. The wheelchair lift can be operated without the parking brake being engaged after they key is turned off.

 

Remedy

DTNA has notified owners, and dealers will modify the wheelchair lift wiring harness, free of charge. DTNA issued owners an interim notification on April 10, 2019. A second letter will be mailed when the remedy is available. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712. DTNA's number for this recall is FL-811.

 

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.safercar.gov.

 

Check for Daimler Trucks North America Recalls


Daimler Trucks
North America LLC

 

April 2019
FL811
Interim Recall Notice
NHTSA #19V-170

 

 

IMPORTANT SAFETY RECALL

See enclosed VIN list

Subject: TBB Ford Minotour Wheelchair Lift – Washington State

 

This notice is sent to you in accordance with the requirements of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.

Daimler Trucks North America LLC, on behalf of its wholly owned subsidiary, Thomas Built Buses, Inc., has decided  that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists on specific Thomas Built Buses Minotour school buses built  on a Ford chassis and manufactured April 4, 2015, through June 14, 2015, with an optional wheelchair lift.

On certain buses equipped with a specific wheelchair lift option, the interlock may not prevent the wheelchair lift from operating when the parking brake is released after the key is turned off. If an operator improperly operates the lift in this condition, the vehicle could move, increasing the risk of personal injury.

This is the first of two notices you will receive regarding this subject. This letter is to inform you of an upcoming Recall to correct the issue noted above. The repair is being validated and parts are being procured. You may continue to operate your vehicle.

The second notice will inform you when the final remedy is available. When you receive the second notice, please contact your authorized Thomas Built Buses dealer to schedule the Recall for your vehicle.

If you have any questions about this recall, please contact the Warranty Department at (336) 889-4871, 8:00 a.m.  to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. If you are not able to have the defect remedied without charge  and within a reasonable time, you may wish to submit a complaint to the Administrator, National Highway Traffic  Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590; or call the Vehicle Safety Hotline at  (888) 3274236 (TTY: (800) 424-9153); or to http://www.safercar.gov.

 

We regret any inconvenience this action may cause but feel certain you understand our interest in motor vehicle safety.

 

THOMAS BUILT BUSES WARRANTY DEPARTMENT

Enclosure


17 Affected Products

Vehicle

MAKE MODEL YEAR
THOMAS BUILT BUSES MINOTOUR 2003-2019

5 Associated Documents

Miscellaneous Document- 573 Defect Information Report

RMISC-19V170-1460.pdf 462.669KB

Download (PDF, 452KB)


Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc)

RCMN-19V170-8214.pdf 76.784KB

Download (PDF, 75KB)


ISSUED Interim Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RIONL-19V170-3239.pdf 37.25KB

Download (PDF, 36KB)


Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-19V170-9297.pdf 245.669KB

Download (PDF, 240KB)


Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-19V170-7318.PDF 212.849KB

Download (PDF, 208KB)


Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=19V170&docType=RCL


 

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