Make : THOMAS BUILT Model : SAF-T-LINER C2 Year : 2020
Build Dates : 2013-07-05 - 2019-08-15
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 19V712000
Date Owner's Notified: 2020-06-22 Date Received by ODI: 2019-10-04 Date Added to Database: 2019-10-07
Manufacturers Involved: Daimler Trucks North America, LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: FL-832
Component: SEATS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 53528
      Daimler Trucks North America LLC "DTNA" is recalling certain 2014-2020 Thomas Built Saf-T-Liner EFX, Minotour, Saf-T-Liner C2, and Saf-T-Liner HDX school buses equipped with SynTec S3B or S3C seats. The seats may have been manufactured with styrene blocks that may not provide sufficient impact absorption in certain specific areas around the steel seat frame of the back support. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard "FMVSS" number 222, "School Bus Passenger Seating and Crash Protection."
      The lack of impact absorption increases the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
      DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will install additional impact material between the re-bond back and the vinyl back cover to increase the amount of absorption, free of charge. DTNA issued owners an interim notification on November 29, 2019. The recall began June 22, 2020. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712. DTNA's number for this recall is FL-832.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 222
      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