BLUE BIRD VISION 2009: EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

Make : BLUE BIRD Model : VISION Year : 2009
Build Dates : 2008-01-17 - 2010-10-21
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 12V153000
Date Owner's Notified: 2012-04-26 Date Received by ODI: 2012-04-05 Date Added to Database: 2012-04-09
Manufacturers Involved: Blue Bird Body Company
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: R12TU
Component: EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 125
Summary:
      BLUE BIRD IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2009 THROUGH 2011 ALL AMERICAN, VISION, AND MICRO BIRD SCHOOL BUSES EQUIPPED WITH BRAUN VISTA-2 WHEELCHAIR LIFTS. OVER TIME AND WITH FREQUENT USE, THE ROLL STOP LATCHES ON THE OUTER BARRIER MAY BECOME BENT OR MISALIGNED.
Consequence:
      A WHEELCHAIR OCCUPANT MAY DEFEAT OR RIDE OVER THE INSUFFICIENTLY LATCHED ROLL STOP. IF THIS OCCURS WHEN THE LIFT PLATFORM IS IN AN ELEVATED POSITION, THE WHEELCHAIR"S OCCUPANT COULD FALL AND SUSTAIN INJURY.
Remedy:
      BLUE BIRD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND THE REPAIRS WILL BE PERFORMED BY AUTHORIZED BRAUN DEALERS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 26, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BLUE BIRD AT 1-478-822-2242.
Report Initiator: ODI V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      BLUE BIRD'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS R12TU.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 .