THOMAS BUILT SAF-T-LINER C2 2019: STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR/WINDOW:EMERGENCY EXIT

Make : THOMAS BUILT Model : SAF-T-LINER C2 Year : 2019
Build Dates : 2018-09-10 - 2019-06-26
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 19V550000
Date Owner's Notified: 2019-11-15 Date Received by ODI: 2019-07-25 Date Added to Database: 2019-07-25
Manufacturers Involved: Daimler Trucks North America LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: FL-819
Component: STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR/WINDOW:EMERGENCY EXIT
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 2081
Summary:
      Daimler Trucks North America LLC "DTNA" is recalling certain 2019-2020 Thomas Built Minotour, Saf-T Liner C2, Saf-T Liner EFX, and Saf-T Liner HDX school buses equipped with Safe Fleet Prolo Roof Escape hatches. Due to a manufacturing issue, the roof hatch external handle may unexpectedly break under reasonable use.
Consequence:
      If the roof hatch external handle breaks, in the event of an emergency, the hatch cannot be easily opened from outside the vehicle, increasing the risk of injury.
Remedy:
      DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will install a new handle, free of charge. Owners were issued an interim notification on September 13, 2019. The recall began November 15, 2019. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712. DTNA's number for this recall is FL-819.
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.