US BUS UNIVERSE 2003: SEATS

Make : US BUS Model : UNIVERSE Year : 2003
Build Dates : 2000-05-01 - 2006-05-02
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 07V155000
Date Owner's Notified: 2009-12-14 Date Received by ODI: 2007-04-13 Date Added to Database: 2007-04-10
Manufacturers Involved: U.S. BUS CORPORATION
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: SEATS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 106
Summary:
      CERTAIN U.S. BUS STURDIBUS, STURDIVAN, AND UNIVERSE SCHOOL BUSES MANUFACTURED BETWEEN MAY 1, 2000, AND MAY 2, 2006. IN A CRASH, THE WALL AND FLOOR MOUNTING BOLTS CAN PULL THROUGH THE SUPPORTING STEEL WHICH FAILS TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 210, SEAT BELT ASSEMBLY ANCHORAGES. ALSO THE SEATS IN THESE BUSES DO NOT COMPLY WITH THE SEAT SPACING REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS 222, SCHOOL BUS PASSENGER SEATING AND CRASH PROTECTION.
Consequence:
      IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE MOUNTING BOLTS COULD FAIL TO RETAIN THE SEAT, ALLOWING THE PASSENGER TO BE THROWN FORWARD, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN PERSONAL INJURIES.
Remedy:
      U.S. BUS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPAIR THE BUSES FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON DECEMBER 14, 2009. OWNERS CAN CONTACT U.S. BUS AT 765-939-3984.
Report Initiator: OVSC V Report
Regulation Part Number: 571 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 210
Notes:
      CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 'TTY: 1-800-424-9153'; OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.