2003 BLUE BIRD ALL AMERICAN Recall - Recall ID 46197

2003 BLUE BIRD ALL AMERICAN Recall

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NHTSA Campaign Number: 03V363000 
Vehicle/Equipment Make: BLUE BIRD 
Vehicle/Eqipment Model: ALL AMERICAN 
Model Year: 2003 
Mfg Campaign Number: R03GZ 
Mfg Component Desc: STRUCTURE:BODY 
Mfg Involved in Recall: BLUE BIRD BODY COMPANY 
Manufacture Dates: 10-02-98 through 08-22-03 
Type of Report: (V) Vehicle 
Potential # of Units Affected: 8,088 
Date Owner Notified by Mfg: 11-20-03 
Recall Initiated By: MFR 
Mfg Responsible for Recall: BLUE BIRD BODY COMPANY 
Report Recieved Date: 10-08-03 
Record Creation Date: 10-23-03 
Regulation Part Number: 571 
FMVSS Number: 221 
Defect Summary: CERTAIN SCHOOL BUSES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 221, "SCHOOL BUS BODY JOINT STRENGTH." ONE OR MORE OF THE BOLTS ATTACHING THE DRIVER'S PLATFORM TO THE FLOOR STRUCTURE WAS OMITTED. 
Consequence Summary: THE REAR OF THE DRIVER'S PLATFORM MAY NOT BE PROPERLY RETAINED IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH WHICH COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF INJURY OR DEATH TO PASSENGERS. 
Corrective Summary: BLUE BIRD WILL NOTIFY ITS CUSTOMERS AND INSPECT AND REPAIR THE AFFECTED UNITS. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 20, 2003. 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 BLUE BIRD AT 478-822-2242. 
Notes: ALSO, CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236). 
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2003 BLUE BIRD ALL AMERICAN Recall - Recall ID 46197 for BLUE BIRD ALL AMERICAN STRUCTURE:BODY

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