GOSHEN COACH PACER II 2003: STRUCTURE

Make : GOSHEN COACH Model : PACER II Year : 2003
Build Dates : 2002-12-29 - 2004-11-02
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 04V563000
Date Owner's Notified: 2005-01-24 Date Received by ODI: 2004-11-23 Date Added to Database: 2004-11-26
Manufacturers Involved: VERITRANS SPECIALTY VEHICLES, INC.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: STRUCTURE
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 43
Summary:
      CERTAIN TRANSIT BUSES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 217, "BUS EMERGENCY EXITS AND WINDOW RETENTION AND RELEASE." THE HIGH-BACK SEATING PARTIALLY BLOCKS THE REAR EMERGENCY EXIT WINDOW.
Consequence:
      A WINDOW MAY NOT OPEN AFTER APPLYING THE REQUIRED FORCES ALLOWING A PERSON TO ESCAPE IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJUURIES.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL HAVE THE REAR EMERGENCY EXIT WINDOW REPLACED WITH A SOLID REAR WINDOW, AND WILL HAVE AN EMERGENCY EXIT ROOF HATCH INSTALLED IN THE ROOF OF THE BUS TO MEET SAFETY STANDARD. THE RECALL BEGAN JANUARY 24, 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT VSV GOSHEN AT 574-206-7025.
Report Initiator: OVSC V Report
Regulation Part Number: 571 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 217
Notes:
      CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT '1-888-327-4236'.