GIRARDIN G5 2009: EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

Make : GIRARDIN Model : G5 Year : 2009
Build Dates : 2009-08-15 - 2011-02-17
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 12V164000
Date Owner's Notified: 2012-05-11 Date Received by ODI: 2012-04-12 Date Added to Database: 2012-04-12
Manufacturers Involved: Corp. Micro Bird Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 12-051-BRU
Component: EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 38
Summary:
      MICRO BIRD IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2009 THROUGH 2011 MICRO BIRD G5 SCHOOL BUSES EQUIPPED WITH BRAUN CENTURY-2 AND VISTA-2 WHEELCHAIR LIFTS. OVER TIME AND WITH FREQUENT USE, THE ROLL STOP LATCHES ON THE OUTER BARRIER MAY BECOME BENT OR MISALIGNED.
Consequence:
      A WHEELCHAIR OCCUPANT MAY DEFEAT OR RIDE OVER THE INSUFFICIENTLY LATCHED ROLL STOP. IF THIS OCCURS WHEN THE LIFT PLATFORM IS IN AN ELEVATED POSITION, THE WHEELCHAIR"S OCCUPANT COULD FALL AND SUSTAIN INJURY.
Remedy:
      MICRO BIRD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND THE REPAIRS WILL BE PERFORMED BY AUTHORIZED BRAUN DEALERS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 11, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MICRO BIRD AT 1-819-477-2012.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      MICRO BIRD'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 12-052-BRU.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 .