BLUE BIRD ( 12V586000 )
Fri, 21 Dec 2012 06:00:00 EST
Vehicle Make / Model:
BLUE BIRD / VISION
Blue Bird Body Company
Report Receipt Date: DEC 13, 2012
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Potential Number of Units Affected: 222
Summary: Blue Bird is recalling certain 2013 model year Vision conventional school buses manufactured from August 27, 2012, to November 06, 2012. The castle nut that attaches the drag link to the steering arm may not have been torqued to the proper specifications.
Consequence: Improperly torqued drag link castle nuts could cause excessive movement at the drag link to steering arm connection which could lead to potential separation of the drag link from the steering arm and loss of steering control, which may increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy: Blue Bird will notify owners, and dealers will check the torque on the drag link castle nuts. Any vehicle where the castle nuts are found to be loose will also have its steering arm inspected for wear. The recall is expected to begin on, or about, December 21, 2012. Owners may contact Blue Bird at 1-478-822-2242.