BLUE BIRD VISION 2009: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT PANEL

Make : BLUE BIRD Model : VISION Year : 2009
Build Dates : 0000-00-00 - 0000-00-00
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 11V175000
Date Owner's Notified: 2011-06-23 Date Received by ODI: 2011-03-15 Date Added to Database: 2011-03-15
Manufacturers Involved: Blue Bird Body Company
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: R11SZ
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT PANEL
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 61
Summary:
      BLUE BIRD IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008 THROUGH 2010 VISION NON SCHOOL BUSES. THE DASH INSTRUMENT PANEL ABS INDICATOR LIGHT DOES NOT ILLUMINATE WHEN THE ABS CIRCUIT IS DISCONNECTED AT THE MAIN ABS MODULE. ACCORDINGLY, THESE BUSES FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 105, "HYDRAULIC AND ELECTRIC BRAKE SYSTEMS," AND FMVSS NO. 121, "AIR BRAKE SYSTEMS."
Consequence:
      IN THE EVENT THE ABS CIRCUIT DISCONNECTS FROM THE MAIN ABS MODULE, THE BUS OPERATOR WOULD BE UNAWARE OF THE FAILURE OF THE ABS SYSTEM AND THE ASSOCIATED REDUCED BRAKING FUNCTION, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
      BLUE BIRD IS CURRENTLY WORKING WITH STONERIDGE TO PRODUCE SOFTWARE THAT DEALERS CAN USE TO REPROGRAM THE DASH INSTRUMENT PANEL. BLUE BIRD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS ONCE THE SOFTWARE UPDATE BECOMES AVAILABLE. THE AFFECTED BUSES WILL BE REPAIRED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 23, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BLUE BIRD AT 1-478-822-2242.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: 571 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 105
Notes:
      BLUE BIRD'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS R11SZ.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .