BLUE BIRD ( 12V538000 )
Wed, 21 Nov 2012 06:00:00 EST
Vehicle Make / Model:
BLUE BIRD / VISION
BLUE BIRD BODY COMPANY
Report Receipt Date: NOV 15, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:
NHTSA Action Number:
Component: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH
Potential Number of Units Affected: 452
Summary: Blue Bird is recalling certain model year 2013 and 2014 Vision school buses manufactured from January 10, 2012, through November 01, 2012, and equipped with Ford 6.8L propane engines. The brake light switch mounting bracket may have caused the brake light switch to be incorrectly adjusted at installation and/or the brake light switch mounting bracket may deform when the driver allows the brake pedal to return forcibly. An incorrectly adjusted brake light switch or deformed brake light switch mounting bracket may cause the brake lights to illuminate continuously.
Consequence: Improperly functioning brake lights could confuse following motorists and fail to warn them that the bus may be stopping, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy: Blue Bird will notify owners, and dealers will install a new, redesigned brake light switch mounting bracket along with a new brake light switch, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on, or about, December 5, 2012. Owners may contact Blue Bird at 1-478-822-2242.