ARBOC SPIRIT OF INDEPENDENCE 2016: SEATS

Make : ARBOC Model : SPIRIT OF INDEPENDENCE Year : 2016
Build Dates : 2015-09-22 - 2018-07-28
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 18V813000
Date Owner's Notified: 2018-11-29 Date Received by ODI: 2018-11-16 Date Added to Database: 2018-11-20
Manufacturers Involved: ARBOC Specialty Vehicles, LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: NA
Component: SEATS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 62
Summary:
      ARBOC Specialty Vehicles, LLC "ARBOC" is recalling certain 2015-2018 ARBOC Spirit of Freedom, Spirit of Mobility and Spirit of Independence-Pro Master transit buses, equipped with Freedman GO-ES Foldaway Seats, part numbers 43705, 45467, 48923, and 75719. When the back seat cushion is rotated from the stowed position to the upright position, the seat cushion may not remain locked into place when under load, such as in a crash or a sudden stop. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard "FMVSS" number 207, "Seating Systems."
Consequence:
      In the event of a crash, if the seat back moves, the seat occupant has an increased risk of injury.
Remedy:
      ARBOC has notified owners, directing them to contact Freedman for repairs of the foldaway seat, free of charge. The recall began November 29, 2018. Owners may contact Freedman customer service at 1-800-443-4540 or ARBOC at 1-574-825-4880.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 207
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.