US BUS SCHOOL BUS 1999: VISIBILITY:REARVIEW MIRRORS/DEVICES:EXTERIOR

Make : US BUS Model : SCHOOL BUS Year : 1999
Build Dates : 1999-10-12 - 2001-03-23
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 01V145002
Date Owner's Notified: 2001-01-01 Date Received by ODI: 2001-04-26 Date Added to Database: 2001-04-27
Manufacturers Involved: GIRARDIN MINIBUS INC.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 01-002-CM
Component: VISIBILITY:REARVIEW MIRRORS/DEVICES:EXTERIOR
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 771
Summary:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SCHOOL BUSES EQUIPPED WITH ROSCO CROSS OVER MIRRORS. THE POSITION OF THE DRIVER'S REAR VIEW MIRROR DOES NOT ALLOW COMPLETE VISIBILITY OF PEDESTRIANS AS REQUIRED UNDER FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 111, "REARVIEW MIRRORS."
Consequence:
      A PEDESTRIAN COULD BE INJURED OR KILLED IF THE DRIVER OF THE SCHOOL BUS CANNOT SEE THEM.
Remedy:
      GIRARDIN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND PROVIDE A RETROFIT KIT FREE OF CHARGE AND INSTRUCTIONS THAT WILL EXTEND THE RIGHT HAND MIRROR BY 4 INCHES. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JANUARY 2002. OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE RETROFIT KIT AND INSTRUCTIONS WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT GIRARDIN AT 1-819-477-8222.
Report Initiator: OVSC V Report
Regulation Part Number: 571 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 111
Notes:
      GIRARDIN'S RECALL NUMBER IS 01-002-CM.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT '1-888-327-4236'.