US BUS UNIVERSE 2007: SEATS

Make : US BUS Model : UNIVERSE Year : 2007
Build Dates : 2006-11-01 - 2007-04-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 10V095000
Date Owner's Notified: 2010-04-05 Date Received by ODI: 2010-03-11 Date Added to Database: 2010-03-11
Manufacturers Involved: U.S. BUS CORPORATION
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: SEATS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 5
Summary:
      TRANS TECH BUS HAS NOTIFIED NHTSA ABOUT A NONCOMPLIANCE IN CERTAIN 2007 US BUS CORPORATION STHF5, STH5, AND UNIVERSE SCHOOL BUSES MANUFACTURED BETWEEN NOVEMBER 1, 2006, AND APRIL 1, 2007, EQUIPPED WITH FREEDMAN SEATING COMPANY 33 1/2" SCHOOL BUS BARRIERS "FREEDMAN PART NUMBER 15198" THAT DO NOT CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 222, "SCHOOL BUS PASSENGER SEATING AND CRASH PROTECTION."
Consequence:
      IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, A PASSENGER'S KNEE MAY COME IN CONTACT WITH THE REAR SURFACE OF THE NONCOMPLIANT RESTRAINING BARRIERS, WHICH COULD RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY TO THE OCCUPANT.
Remedy:
      TRANSPORTATION COLLABORATIVE, INC. ON BEHALF OF US BUS CORPORATION WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPAIR THE BUSES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT MARCH 31, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TRANS TECH AT 1-845-988-2333.
Report Initiator: OVSC V Report
Regulation Part Number: 571 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 222
Notes:
      OWNERS MAY ALSO 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 .