GIRARDIN G5 2009: STRUCTURE: FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS

Make : GIRARDIN Model : G5 Year : 2009
Build Dates : 2008-02-01 - 2008-12-16
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 10V627000
Date Owner's Notified: 2011-01-05 Date Received by ODI: 2010-12-15 Date Added to Database: 2010-12-20
Manufacturers Involved: Corp. Micro Bird Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 10-039-JSU
Component: STRUCTURE: FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 112
Summary:
      CORP. MICRO BIRD IS RECALLING MODEL YEAR 2008 AND 2009 GIRARDIN G5 SCHOOL BUSES BUILT ON GM AND FORD CUTAWAY CHASSIS FROM FEBRUARY 1, 2008 THROUGH DECEMBER 16, 2008. THE SHEET METAL BELOW THE WINDOW INSIDE THE BUS ON THE LEFT-HAND SIDE FAILS TO COMPLY WITH THE JOINT STRENGTH REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 221, "SCHOOL BUS BODY JOINT STRENGTH." THERE IS NO ADHESIVE ON THE JOINT BETWEEN THE TWO EMBOSSED ALUMINUM SHEETS.
Consequence:
      IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE EMBOSSED ALUMINUM SHEET MAY SEPARATE FROM THE INTERIOR COMPARTMENT STRUCTURE AND CAUSE INJURY TO BUS PASSENGERS.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE BUSES BY ADDING ADHESIVE AND RIVETS BETWEEN THE 2 EMBOSSED ALUMINUM SHEETS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JANUARY 5, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CORP. MICRO BIRD AT 1-819-477-2021.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: 571 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 221
Notes:
      CORP. MICRO BIRD'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 10-039-JSU.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .