GIRARDIN MB IV 2004: OTHER:SCHOOL BUS STOP ARM ASSEMBLY

Make : GIRARDIN Model : MB IV Year : 2004
Build Dates : 2002-01-01 - 2005-08-08
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V352000
Date Owner's Notified: 2005-08-22 Date Received by ODI: 2005-08-04 Date Added to Database: 2005-08-04
Manufacturers Involved: GIRARDIN MINIBUS INC.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 05-010-SAU
Component: OTHER:SCHOOL BUS STOP ARM ASSEMBLY
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 1498
Summary:
      CERTAIN GIRARDIN MY 2002 THROUGH 2005 MB II & MB IV SCHOOL BUSES MANUFACTURED BETWEEN JANUARY 1, 2002, AND AUGUST 8, 2005, AND EQUIPPED WITH "5" SERIES STOP ARMS MANUFACTURED BY SPECIALTY MANUFACTURING COMPANY. IN EXTREMELY COLD WEATHER, THE MICROSWITCHES USED INTERNALLY TO POSITION THE SIGN IN THE OPEN AND CLOSED POSITIONS MAY MALFUNCTION, CAUSING THE SIGN TO OPEN OR CLOSE IN AN IMPROPER POSITION, OR TO NOT OPEN AT ALL.
Consequence:
      SHOULD THE STOP ARM NOT PERFORM PROPERLY, A CHILD OR PEDESTRIAN MAY BE ENDANGERED BY PASSING VEHICLES SHOULD THE MOTORIST NOT STOP AT THE CORRECT LOCATION.
Remedy:
      GIRARDIN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE ORIGINAL SWITCH WITH A SWITCH PACK THAT IS NOT SENSITIVE TO EXTREME COLD WEATHER AND WILL INSPECT TO ENSURE THE MICROSWITCH HEATER WIRING IS PROPERLY CONNECTED FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 22, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT GIRARDIN AT 1-800-951-7867.
Report Initiator: ODI V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      GIRARDIN RECALL NO. 05-010-SAU.CUSTOMERS MAY 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.