AMERITRANS 285 2013: EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

Make : AMERITRANS Model : 285 Year : 2013
Build Dates : 2011-08-01 - 2016-05-13
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 16V328000
Date Owner's Notified: 2016-07-18 Date Received by ODI: 2016-05-19 Date Added to Database: 2016-05-19
Manufacturers Involved: Ameritrans Bus, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
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Component: EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 225
Summary:
      Ameritrans Bus, Inc. "Ameritrans" is recalling certain model year 2012-2016 285 shuttle buses manufactured from August 1, 2012, through May 13, 2016 and built on Ford E-450 chassis. The certification labels may have an inaccurate gross vehicle weight rating "GVWR". As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, "Certification."
Consequence:
      If the GVWR is unknowingly exceeded, vehicle handling may be adversely affected, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
      Ameritrans will notify owners, and dealers will remove and/or reposition bus seats as necessary and install a corrected labels, free of charge. The recall began on July 18, 2016. Owners may contact Ameritrans customer service at 1-574-262-8935.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 567
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.