THOMAS BUILT SAF-T-LINER C2 2011: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Make : THOMAS BUILT Model : SAF-T-LINER C2 Year : 2011
Build Dates : 2009-12-03 - 2012-02-08
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 13V633000
Date Owner's Notified: 2014-02-05 Date Received by ODI: 2013-12-16 Date Added to Database: 2013-12-24
Manufacturers Involved: Daimler Trucks North America, LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: FL-657
Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 29
Summary:
      Daimler Trucks North America "DTNA" is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 Thomas Built Saf-T-Liner C2 school buses manufactured December 3, 2009, through February 8, 2012, and equipped with Eaton hybrid automated transmissions. The software controlling the affected transmissions may improperly raise the vehicle's engine speed during downshifts without the driver's input.
Consequence:
      The increase in engine speed may result in unintended acceleration, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
      DTNA will notify owners and dealers will update the hybrid transmission software, free of charge. The recall began on February 5, 2014. Owners may contact DTNA at 1-503-745-6910. DTNA's recall number is FL-657.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', or go to www.safercar.gov.