WARD C 1981: STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS

Make : WARD Model : C Year : 1981
Build Dates : 1980-12-01 - 1982-05-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 83V096000
Date Owner's Notified: 1983-11-01 Date Received by ODI: 1983-09-22 Date Added to Database: 1983-10-31
Manufacturers Involved: MONTGOMERY WARD & CO.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 200
Summary:
      DUE TO INCORRECTLY INSTALLED MOUNTING BRACKETS, THE TWO CRASH BARRIERS, LOCATED ON THE RIGHT AND LEFT SIDES AHEAD OF THE FRONT SEATS ON THE INVOLVED BUSES, DO NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 222, "SCHOOL BUS PASSENGER SEATING AND CRASH PROTECTION". THE BARRIERS SHOULD BE ABLE TO ABSORB A FORCE OF 12,000 INCH-LBS. THEY FALL SHORT BY 220 INCH-LBS.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      CRASH BARRIER MOUNTING BRACKETS WILL BE INSPECTED AND WILL BE REMOUNTED CORRECTLY, IF NECESSARY.
Report Initiator: OVSC V Report
Regulation Part Number: 571 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 222
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SCHOOL BUSES 'C MODEL'.SYSTEM: STRUCTURE; CRASH BARRIER MOUNTING BRACKETS.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: THIS DEFICIENCY IN ENERGY ABSORPTION CAPABILITY WOULDINCREASE THE CHANCES OF PASSENGER INJURIES IN THE EVENT OF AN ACCIDENT.