Roof Hatch External Handle May Break/FMVSS 217 - 2019 Champion Challenger, Crusader, Defender & LF Transport & Goshen G-Force, Impulse & Pacer II Shuttle Buses

July 25, 2019 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V554000

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: 19V554

Manufacturer Champion Bus, Inc.

Components STRUCTURE

Potential Number of Units Affected 362

 

Summary

Champion Bus, Inc. (Champion) is recalling certain 2019 Challenger, Crusader, Defender and LF Transport and Goshen G-Force, Impulse and Pacer II shuttle buses equipped with Prolo roof emergency escape hatches. Due to a manufacturing issue, the roof hatch external handle may unexpectedly break under reasonable use.

 

Remedy

Champion will notify owners, and dealers will replace the handle, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 16, 2019. Owners may contact Champion customer service 1-810-724-1753, extension 415.

 

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.


7 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
CHAMPION CHALLENGER 2019
CHAMPION CRUSADER 2019
CHAMPION DEFENDER 2019
CHAMPION LF TRANSPORT 2019
GOSHEN G-FORCE 2019
GOSHEN IMPULSE 2019
GOSHEN PACER II 2019

3 Associated Documents

Recall 573 Report-Amendment 1

RCLRPT-19V554-6976.PDF 214.602KB

Download (PDF, 210KB)


Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-19V554-9109.pdf 245.098KB

Download (PDF, 239KB)


Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-19V554-3062.PDF 214.604KB

Download (PDF, 210KB)


Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=19V554&docType=RCL


 

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Last update on 2019-09-17 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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