GIRARDIN MB IV 2003: EQUIPMENT

Make : GIRARDIN Model : MB IV Year : 2003
Build Dates : 2006-06-01 - 2010-08-12
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 10V377000
Date Owner's Notified: 2010-10-08 Date Received by ODI: 2010-08-13 Date Added to Database: 2010-08-17
Manufacturers Involved: GIRARDIN MINIBUS INC.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 10-038-WIU
Component: EQUIPMENT
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 130
Summary:
      CERTAIN GIRARDIN MODEL YEAR 2006 THROUGH 2010 AND MICRO BIRD BY GIRARDIN MODEL YEAR 2009 THROUGH 2010 G5 AND 2003 THROUGH 2006 GIRARDIN MB IV TRANSIT BUSES FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 217, "BUS EMERGENCY EXISTS AND WINDOW RETENTION AND RELEASE." THE VEHICLES ARE EQUIPPED WITH THERMAL T-SLIDER OR PANORAMIC TYPE PUSH-OUT WINDOWS WITH 2 RELEASE MECHANISMS "ONE ON EACH SIDE". THE WINDOW HANDLE BASE SPACER PLATE CAN TEAR DUE TO THE ROTATION OF THE EXTERIOR WINDOW FRAME.
Consequence:
      IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE EMERGENCY EXIT COULD NOT SUFFICIENTLY RESTRAIN THE OCCUPANT"S" OR BECOME INOPERABLE. THE OCCUPANT"S" COULD BE THROWN FROM THE VEHICLE OR NOT BE CAPABLE OF OPENING THE EMERGENCY EXITS WHICH COULD CAUSE INJURY OR DEATH OF THE VEHICLE OCCUPANT"S".
Remedy:
      GIRARDIN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND WILL PROVIDE PARTS TO PERFORM THE REPAIR ALONG WITH INSTRUCTIONS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 8, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MICRO BIRD AT 1-819-477-2012.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: 571 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 217
Notes:
      GIRARDIN'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 10-038-WIU.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 .