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Recalls - 1995 AMTRAN VANGUARD

What is a recall? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, generally in cooperation with the vehicle manufacturer, issues recalls when a motor vehicle or item of motor vehicle equipment (including tires) does not comply with a Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard or when there is a safety-related defect in the vehicle or equipment. Work dictated by a recall is generally completed at no charge to the vehicle owner, regardless of whether you are the first owner or a subsequent owner. Please contact your service facilities for additional details and to confirm that this recall is relevant to your particular vehicle.

Component Description

VISIBILITY:REARVIEW MIRRORS/DEVICES

Recall Number

95V206000

Manufacturer Recall Number

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Number of Vehicles Affected

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured From

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured To

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Defect Description

THESE BUSES HAVE A REARVIEW MIRROR SYSTEM THAT DOES NOT MEET THE VIEWING REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 111, "REARVIEW MIRRORS."

Defect Consequence

CONSEQUENCE OF NON-COMPLIANCE: REDUCED REFLECTIVE AREA ON THE OUTSIDE REARVIEW MIRROR REDUCES THE DRIVERS APPARENT AREA OF VISIBILITY TO THE REAR OF THE BUS INCREASING THE POTENTIAL FOR A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.

Defect Corrective Action

TWO ADD-ON CONVEX MIRRORS WILL BE PROVIDED TO THE VEHICLE OWNER WITH INSTRUCTIONS FOR MOUNTING. IF THE OWNER PREFERS, HE MAY TAKE THE BUS TO AN AMTRAN DEALER WHO WILL INSTALL THE MIRRORS.

Notes

SYSTEM: VISUAL; MIRRORS; FMVSS NO. 111. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SCHOOL BUSES BUILT WITH 7 X 16" FLAT REARVIEW MIRRORS. NOTE: 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 AMTRAN AT 1-800-843-5615. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.


Component Description

STRUCTURE:BODY

Recall Number

98V200000

Manufacturer Recall Number

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Number of Vehicles Affected

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured From

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured To

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Defect Description

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SCHOOL BUSES BUILT WITH CODE G47AODM OUTWARD OPENING SERVICE DOOR AND CODE G47ACDC OR G47A5DC MANUAL DOOR CONTROL. CERTAIN CLOTHING ARTICLES SUCH AS DRAW STRINGS CAN BECOME LODGED BETWEEN THE CONTROL ROD CLEVIS AND THE ATTACHMENT AT THE DOOR AS A PERSON IS EXITING THE BUS.

Defect Consequence

IF THE DRIVER IS UNAWARE OF THIS SITUATION, THE ENTRANCE DOOR MAY BE CLOSED, CAPTURING THE ITEM IN THE DOOR. DEATH OR INJURY COULD OCCUR TO THE PERSON EXITING THE BUS.

Defect Corrective Action

OWNERS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH A REPAIR KIT AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS.

Notes

OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN SEPTEMBER 21, 1998. OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REPAIR KIT WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT AMTRAN AT 1-800-843-5615. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).


Component Description

STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS

Recall Number

98V301000

Manufacturer Recall Number

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Number of Vehicles Affected

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured From

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured To

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Defect Description

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SCHOOL BUSES. THE EMERGENCY DOOR HINGES THAT CONSIST OF STEEL PIN FITTINGS AND/OR LACKLUBRICATION CAN BIND FROM RUST AND/OR CORROSION.

Defect Consequence

THIS COULD CAUSE DIFFICULTY IN OPENING THE DOORS IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY.

Defect Corrective Action

OWNERS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH A REPAIR KIT AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS. THE OWNERS CAN CONTACT AN AMTRAN DEALER FOR ASSISTANCE IF THEY SO DESIRE.

Notes

OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JANUARY 6, 1999. 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 AM-TRAN AT 1-800-843-5615. ALSO 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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