General Information

NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 14V821000

Make Model Year
CHAMPION M1235 2012
Date Owners Notified Date Received by ODI Date Added to Database
2015-01-06 2014-12-29 2014-12-29

Production Dates: 2012-01-01 - 2014-10-01

Manufacturers Involved: Champion Bus, Inc.

Component: EQUIPMENT

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 773

Report Initiator: MFR MFR Report

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 125


Champion Bus, Inc. "Champion" is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 American Crusader, Challenger, Crusader, CTS-FE, CTS-RE, Defender, EZ-Street, HC American, HCAC, LF Transport, M1235, Platinum Shuttle, Stacked Rail, and Federal Coach Premier, and Spirit transit buses manufactured January 1, 2012, to October 1, 2014, equipped with certain triangle warning signs manufactured by Imperial Supplies, LLC. Test reports indicate that the triangle warning signs, labeled C&J, may reflect an inadequate amount of light. As such, these triangle warning kits fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 125, "Warning devices."


Warning triangles that do not properly reflect light may fail to warn others that a vehicle is parked, increasing the risk of a crash.


Champion will notify owners to inspect their triangles for production dates between April 2011, to April 2014, and the affected triangles will be replaced, free of charge. The recall began on January 6, 2015. Owners may contact Champion customer service at 1-810-724-6474.


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