THOMAS BUILT SAF-T-LINER C2 2016: SEATS

Make : THOMAS BUILT Model : SAF-T-LINER C2 Year : 2016
Build Dates : 2014-08-19 - 2015-10-22
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 15V843000
Date Owner's Notified: 2016-01-21 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-698
Component: SEATS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 508
Summary:
      Daimler Trucks North America, LLC "DTNA" is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner C2, Saf-T-Liner HDX, Minotour DRW and Saf-T-Liner EFX school buses manufactured August 19, 2014, to October 22, 2015, and equipped with certain Syntec S3B Track Mounted Seats in 30", 36", 39" and 45" widths. In the event of a severe rear-end collision, the seats may tilt rearward. As such, these seats fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard "FMVSS" 222, "School Bus Passenger Seating and Crash Protection."
Consequence:
      In the event of a severe rear-end collision, the seats may tilt rearward and result in injuries to the passenger's knees and/or impede the exiting of the bus.
Remedy:
      DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will install a toe-clamp on the front feet of the S3B track mounted seats, free of charge. The recall began on January 21, 2016. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-745-8000, or Syntec customer service at 1-800-547-0712. DTNA's number for this recall is FL-698.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 222
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.