NATIONAL ESCORT 1981: EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

Make : NATIONAL Model : ESCORT Year : 1981
Build Dates : 1980-05-01 - 1981-05-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 81V077000
Date Owner's Notified: 1981-07-01 Date Received by ODI: 1981-06-25 Date Added to Database: 1981-07-02
Manufacturers Involved: NATIONAL MOTOR COACH CO.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 90
Summary:
      CHASSIS ON THE INVOLVED BUSES WERE LABELED INCORRECTLY WITH A GVWR OF 10,000 POUNDS THAT DOES NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL REGULATION PART 567.4"G". THIS STATES THAT THE GVWR SHOULD NOT BE LESS THAN THE SUM OF THE UNLOADED VEHICLE WEIGHT, RATED CARGO LOAD AND 150 POUNDS TIMES THE VEHICLE SEATING CAPACITY. THE CERTIFICATION LABEL ALSO INCORRECTLY INDICATES THAT THE VEHICLE IS OF MULTIPURPOSE TYPE.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      CERTIFICATION LABELS INDICATING TYPE OF VEHICLE AS A BUS WITH GVWR OF 11,000 POUNDS WILL BE AFFIXED IN PLACE OF THE OLD ONES. DECALS WILL ALSO BE AFFIXED IN THE PROPER LOCATIONS TO PROVIDE EXIT INSTRUCTIONS, AND THE CENTER REAR WINDOW WILL BE REPLACED WITH A NEW EXIT WINDOW.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: 567 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: BUSES.SYSTEM: EQUIPMENT; CERTIFICATION LABELS.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: SINCE THE GVWR WAS UNDER-RATED ON THE CERTIFICATIONLABELS, THESE BUSES DO NOT MEET CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS SPECIFIED FOR SAFEOPERATION OF VEHICLES OF A HEAVIER WEIGHT CLASSIFICATION.