Make : THOR Model : CHALLENGER Year : 2016
Build Dates : 2016-01-29 - 2016-04-04
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 16V295000
Date Owner's Notified: 2016-05-27 Date Received by ODI: 2016-05-12 Date Added to Database: 2016-05-12
Manufacturers Involved: Champion Bus, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: SEATS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 5
      Champion Bus, Inc. "Champion" is recalling certain model year 2016 Champion Bus Challenger shuttle buses manufactured January 29, 2016, to April 4, 2016. These vehicles are equipped with seats that may separate from the base frame due to bolt failure. As such, these seats fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety System "FMVSS" number 222, "School Bus Passenger Seating and Crash Protection."
      In the event of a crash, the seat can separate from the base frame, increasing the risk of injury to the seat occupant.
      Champion will notify owners, and dealers will replace the seats, free of charge. The recall began on May 27, 2016. Owners may contact Champion customer service at 810-724-1753 extension 415.
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