BLUE BIRD VISION 2009: STRUCTURE

Make : BLUE BIRD Model : VISION Year : 2009
Build Dates : 2006-03-10 - 2013-06-18
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 13V332000
Date Owner's Notified: 2013-08-28 Date Received by ODI: 2013-07-31 Date Added to Database: 2013-08-06
Manufacturers Involved: Blue Bird Body Company
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: R13WM
Component: STRUCTURE
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 172
Summary:
      Blue Bird Body Company is recalling certain model year 2007-2014 All American and Vision school buses manufactured March 10, 2006, through June 18, 2013; and equipped with optional transit sliding windows. Joint adhesive may not have been applied at the interior and exterior body window panel joints. Without the adhesive, these vehicles fail to conform to the standards of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard "FMVSS" No. 221, "School Bus Body Joint Strength."
Consequence:
      In the event of a vehicle crash, there is an increased risk that the window panels may separate and fall onto occupants causing injury.
Remedy:
      Blue Bird will notify owners, and dealers will install additional rivets at the window panel joints, free of charge. The recall began on August 28, 2013. Owners may contact Blue Bird at 1-478-825-2021. Blue Bird's recall number is R13WM.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 221
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.