Roof Hatch External Handle May Break/FMVSS 217 - 2018-2020 Blue Bird Vision & All American School Buses

July 12, 2019 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V526000

Roof Hatch External Handle May Break/FMVSS 217

If the roof hatch external handle breaks, in the event of an emergency, the hatch cannot be easily opened from outside the vehicle, increasing the risk of injury.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V526

Manufacturer Blue Bird Body Company

Components STRUCTURE

Potential Number of Units Affected 1,667

 

Summary

Blue Bird Body Company (Blue Bird) is recalling certain 2018-2020 Vision and All American school buses equipped with Specialty Manufacturing Prolo roof emergency exit hatches. Due to a manufacturing issue, the roof hatch external handle may unexpectedly break under reasonable use. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 217, "Bus Emergency Exits and Window Retention and Release."

 

Remedy

Blue Bird will notify owners, and Specialty dealers will replace the outer handle, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 1, 2019. Owners may contact Blue Bird customer service at 1-478-822-2242. Blue Bird's number for this recall is R19AF - 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.safercar.gov.


6 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
BLUE BIRD ALL AMERICAN 2018-2020
BLUE BIRD VISION 2018-2020

3 Associated Documents

Recall 573 Report- Amendment 1

RCLRPT-19V526-9398.PDF 214.469KB

Download (PDF, 209KB)


Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-19V526-5330.pdf 244.955KB

Download (PDF, 239KB)


Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-19V526-5883.PDF 214.469KB

Download (PDF, 209KB)


Latest Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=19V526&docType=RCL


 

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Last update on 2020-04-09 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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