Make : CHAMPION Model : STACKED RAIL Year : 2013
Build Dates : 2010-04-05 - 2015-10-14
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 16V010000
Date Owner's Notified: 2016-02-25 Date Received by ODI: 2016-01-13 Date Added to Database: 2016-01-13
Manufacturers Involved: Champion Bus, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: SEATS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 8
      Champion Bus, Inc. "Champion" is recalling certain model year 2009-2015 Crusader, Stacked Rail, and CTS RE vehicles manufactured April 5, 2010, to October 14, 2015, equipped with Recaro Ergo-M Commercial Bus Driver Seats. The affected seats have J-Brackets that may be missing welds which could allow the seat belt anchorage assembly to separate from the J-Bracket.
      If the seatbelt anchorage assembly separates from the J-Bracket, the bus driver may not be properly restrained in the event of a crash increasing their risk of injury.
      Champion will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the seats to determine if welds are missing. Any J-Bracket that is missing welds will be removed and replaced, free of charge. The recall began on February 25, 2016. Owners may contact Champion customer service at 1-810-724-6474, or Johnson Controls "manufacturer of Recaro seats" customer service at 1-248-484-3203.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
      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