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Thursday, July 24, 2008

DAIMLER TRUCKS RECALLS THOMAS BUILT FS-65 SCHOOL BUSES.

Make / Models :
Model/Build Years:
THOMAS BUILT / FS65
2006
Manufacturer : DAIMLER TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA Mfr's Report Date : JUL 09, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08V321000 NHTSA Action Number: EQ08005
Component: EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 4
Summary:
 DAIMLER TRUCKS IS RECALLING 4 MY 2006 THOMAS BUILT FS-65 SCHOOL BUSES MANUFACTURED BETWEEN JUNE 1 AND JUNE 8, 2006, EQUIPPED WITH MAXON WHEELCHAIR LIFTS. BENDING OCCURS ON THE LOCKING BRACKET ATTACHMENTS AND IN THE RAMP EXTRUSION WHICH FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE LOADING REQUIREMENT OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 403, "PLATFORM LIFT SYSTEMS FOR MOTOR VEHICLES."
Consequence:
 INJURY COULD OCCUR TO THE LIFT USER.
Remedy:
 DAIMLER TRUCKS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND PROVIDE A FREE REMEDY WHICH WILL BE PERFORMED BY THOMAS BUILT DEALERSHIPS. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT SEPTEMBER 5, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT THOMAS BUILT AT 1-336-889-4871.
Notes:
 DAIMLER TRUCKS' RECALL NO. FL-533. 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.

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