CHAMPION CHALLENGER 2019: STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR/WINDOW:EMERGENCY EXIT
|Make : CHAMPION||Model : CHALLENGER||Year : 2019|
|Build Dates : 2018-08-01 - 2019-07-01|
|NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 19V554000|
|Date Owner's Notified: 2019-09-16||Date Received by ODI: 2019-07-25||Date Added to Database: 2019-07-26|
|Manufacturers Involved: Champion Bus, Inc.|
|Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:|
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|Component: STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR/WINDOW:EMERGENCY EXIT|
|Potential Number Of Units Affected : 362|
Champion Bus, Inc. "Champion" is recalling certain 2019 Challenger, Crusader, Defender and LF Transport and Goshen G-Force, Impulse and Pacer II shuttle buses equipped with Prolo roof emergency escape hatches. Due to a manufacturing issue, the roof hatch external handle may unexpectedly break under reasonable use.
If the roof hatch external handle breaks, in the event of an emergency, the hatch cannot be easily opened from outside the vehicle, increasing the risk of injury.
Champion will notify owners, and dealers will replace the handle, free of charge. The recall began September 16, 2019. Owners may contact Champion customer service 1-810-724-1753, extension 415.
|Report Initiator: MFR||V Report|
|Regulation Part Number:||Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 217|
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.