THOMAS BUILT MINOTOUR 2011: SEATS

Make : THOMAS BUILT Model : MINOTOUR Year : 2011
Build Dates : 0000-00-00 - 0000-00-00
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 10V058000
Date Owner's Notified: 2010-02-15 Date Received by ODI: 2010-02-23 Date Added to Database: 2010-02-23
Manufacturers Involved: Daimler Trucks North America LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: FL-571
Component: SEATS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 100
Summary:
      DAIMLER TRUCKS IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 SAF-T-LINER C2, HDX, MVP-EF, AND MINOTOUR SCHOOL BUSES MANUFACTURED FROM OCTOBER 21, 2009 THROUGH JANUARY 19, 2010. THE BUSES FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 222, "SCHOOL BUS PASSENGER SEATING AND CRASH PROTECTION." SEAT CUSHION HINGE TOLERANCE MAY ALLOW THE CUSHION TO SLIP LATERALLY CAUSING THE LATCH STRIKER TO BECOME DISENGAGED FROM THE SEAT FRAME. ONCE THE SEAT CUSHION BECOMES UNLATCHED IT CAN BE LIFTED WITH LESS FORCE THAN REQUIRED BY THE STANDARD.
Consequence:
      IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH OR SUDDEN MANEUVER, THE SEAT CUSHION MAY UNLATCH EXPOSING THE SEAT FRAME TO THE VEHICLE'S OCCUPANTS POSSIBLY RESULTING IN INJURY.
Remedy:
      DAIMLER TRUCKS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPAIRS WILL BE PERFORMED BY THOMAS BUILT BUSES DEALERSHIPS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 15, , 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DAIMLER TRUCKS AT 1-800-547-0712.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: 571 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 222
Notes:
      DAIMLER TRUCKS' RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS FL-571.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 .