THOMAS BUILT SAF-T-LINER C2 2016: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT PANEL

Make : THOMAS BUILT Model : SAF-T-LINER C2 Year : 2016
Build Dates : 2015-11-25 - 2016-09-08
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 16V664000
Date Owner's Notified: 2017-04-17 Date Received by ODI: 2016-09-14 Date Added to Database: 2016-09-14
Manufacturers Involved: Daimler Trucks North America LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: FL-724
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT PANEL
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 1621
Summary:
      Daimler Trucks North America, LLC "DTNA" is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner C2 school buses manufactured November 25, 2015, to September 8, 2016, equipped with ICU3s instrument clusters and hydraulic brakes. In the event of a brake malfunction, these clusters may illuminate the Brake System Malfunction telltale/indicator lamp with the word "PARK" instead of the word "BRAKE". As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard "FMVSS" number 101, "Control and Displays," and number 105, "Hydraulic and Electric Brake Systems."
Consequence:
      If "PARK" illuminates instead of the word "BRAKE," the driver will be unaware of a braking issue or malfunction, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
      DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ICU3s instrument clusters with new clusters, free of charge. An interim notice was sent to owners on November 4, 2016. The remedy is now available. A second notice was mailed to owners on April 17, 2017. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712. DTNA's number for this recall is FL-724.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 101
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.