THOMAS BUILT SAF-T-LINER C2 2016: STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR/WINDOW:EMERGENCY EXIT

Make : THOMAS BUILT Model : SAF-T-LINER C2 Year : 2016
Build Dates : 2015-05-01 - 2015-08-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 15V842000
Date Owner's Notified: 2016-02-09 Date Received by ODI: 2015-12-15 Date Added to Database: 2015-12-15
Manufacturers Involved: Daimler Trucks North America LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: FL-697
Component: STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR/WINDOW:EMERGENCY EXIT
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 1222
Summary:
      Daimler Trucks North America, LLC "DTNA" is recalling certain model year 2016 Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner C2 school buses manufactured May 1, 2015, to August 1, 2015. The affected buses are equipped with push-out tempered glass windows that may not remain attached to the bus in the event of a crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard "FMVSS" No. 217, "Bus Emergency Exits and Window Retention and Release."
Consequence:
      In the event of a crash, the affected windows may not be able to retain the bus occupants, increasing their risk of injury.
Remedy:
      DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will modify the windows to ensure that they meet the window retention requirements, free of charge. The recall began on February 9, 2016. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712. DTNA's number for this recall is FL-697.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 217
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.