Make : THOMAS Model : SCHOOL BUS Year : 2017
Build Dates : 2012-08-07 - 2018-10-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 18V696000
Date Owner's Notified: 2018-12-21 Date Received by ODI: 2018-10-05 Date Added to Database: 2018-10-10
Manufacturers Involved: Collins Bus Corporation
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 18e056
Component: SEATS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 1705
      Collins Bus Corporation "Collins" is recalling certain 2011-2018 Collins SL, SH, DH, DE, and TH school buses, built on Promaster chassis, equipped with CE White/HSM SB11-30" series, standard, unbelted, school bus seats, or SB11-30" series school bus seats with lap belts only. The foam in the knee impact area of the lower seat back may not absorb enough impact in the event of a crash. 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."
      If the seat foam does not absorb enough impact energy, it can increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
      Collins will notify owners, and dealers will install additional foam into the seat backs, free of charge. The recall began December 21, 2018. Owners may contact Collins customer service 1-800-533-1850, extension 424. Collins' number for this recall is 18e056.
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