US BUS SCHOOL BUS 1999: SEATS

Make : US BUS Model : SCHOOL BUS Year : 1999
Build Dates : 1997-10-06 - 2001-04-02
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 01V208000
Date Owner's Notified: 2001-09-27 Date Received by ODI: 2001-08-05 Date Added to Database: 2002-01-02
Manufacturers Involved: GIRARDIN MINIBUS INC.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 01-003-SF
Component: SEATS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 393
Summary:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: CERTAIN MINI SCHOOL BUSES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 222, "SCHOOL BUS PASSENGER SEATING AND CRASH PROTECTION." THE FOAM ON THE SEATS AND BARRIERS DO NOT ABSORB ENOUGH IMPACT ENERGY TO MEET THE STANDARD.
Consequence:
      IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE SEAT OCCUPANT MAY NOT BE PROPERLY PROTECTED.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL INSTALL AN ADDITIONAL PIECE OF FOAM BETWEEN THE STEEL BACK REST AND THE EXISTING FOAM. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JANUARY 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY 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: 222
Notes:
      GIRARDIN'S RECALL NUMBER IS 01-003-SF.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT '1-888-327-4236'.