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Recalls - 1996 CORBEIL MINIBUS

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

STRUCTURE:BODY

Recall Number

98V330000

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 ON FORD AND GENERAL MOTORS CHASSIS. THESE VEHICLES DO NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 217, "BUS WINDOW RETENTION AND RELEASE." THE REAR DOOR MUST PROVIDE AN OPENING LARGE ENOUGH TO PERMIT UNOBSTRUCTED PASSAGE OF A RECTANGULAR PARRELEPIPED.

Defect Consequence

IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE REAR EMERGENCY DOOR IS NARROW, WHICH COULD MAKE EVACUATION OF THE VEHICLE MORE DIFFICULT.

Defect Corrective Action

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SEAT BACKS ON THE REAR SEATS WITH STRAIGHTER AND THINNER SEAT BACKS, ALLOWING FOR FULL ACCESS TO THE REAR EMERGENCY DOOR.

Notes

OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN JANUARY 11, 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 CORBEIL AT 1-450-439-6852. 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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