BLUE BIRD VISION 2009: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
|Make : BLUE BIRD||Model : VISION||Year : 2009|
|Build Dates : 2007-05-10 - 2008-03-05|
|NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 16V100000|
|Date Owner's Notified: 2016-03-10||Date Received by ODI: 2016-02-23||Date Added to Database: 2016-02-23|
|Manufacturers Involved: Blue Bird Body Company|
|Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:|
|Manufacturer Campaign Number: R16YL-SB|
|Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING|
|Potential Number Of Units Affected : 733|
Blue Bird Body Company "Blue Bird" is recalling certain model year 2008-2009 Vision school buses manufactured from May 10, 2007, through March 5, 2008 and equipped with Caterpillar C707 engines. In the affected buses, the positive starter cable may be incorrectly attached to the same Power Distribution Unit "PDU" stud as the battery cable, exposing the smaller battery cable to a higher current draw during cranking.
Exposure to high current draw may cause the battery cable to overheat, melt the wire insulation and increase the risk of a short circuit and a fire.
Blue Bird will notify owners, and dealers will relocate the starter cable to the chassis power stud. Any damaged battery cables will be replaced. These repairs will be made free of charge. The recall began on March 10, 2016. Owners may contact Blue Bird customer service at 1-478-822-2242. Blue Bird's recall number for this campaign is R16YL-SB.
|Report Initiator: MFR||V Report|
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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.