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Recalls - 1999 COLLINS BANTAM

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:EXTERIOR

Recall Number

00V191000

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 OR CHEVROLET CUTAWAY VAN CHASSIS EQUIPPED WITH THE ROSCO "EURO-STYLE" OVERHANGING RIGHT HAND REARVIEW MIRROR. THESE MIRRORS HAVE AN INADEQUATE STRENGTH ATTACHMENT AT THE MIRROR BRACE MOUNTING POINT AND COULD PULL LOOSE DURING HIGH WINDS (FROM ONCOMING TRAFFIC) OR SEVERE VIBRATION. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 111, "REARVIEW MIRRORS."

Defect Consequence

FAILURE OF THE MIRROR BRACE ATTACHMENT ALLOWS THE MIRROR ARM TO PIVOT LEFT OR RIGHT, POSSIBLY SWINGING FAR TO THE RIGHT PAST THE BUS PERIMETER AND INJURING PEDESTRIANS NEARBY. THIS COULD ALSO RESULT IN A LOSS OF VISIBILITY SURROUNDING THE BUS.

Defect Corrective Action

DEALERS WILL RELOCATE THE MIRROR BRACE MOUNTING POINT FROM THE FRONT CAP OF THE BUS BODY TO THE ROOF SKIN OF THE BUS CAB, PROVIDING SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED STRENGTH. OWNERS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH A DESCRIPTION AND DRAWING OF THE NONCOMPLIANCE, A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE REPAIR PROCEDURE, AND WHERE TO TAKE THE VEHICLE TO HAVE IT REPAIRED.

Notes

OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JULY 10, 2000. 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 COLLINS AT 1-800-533-1850. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).


Component Description

SEATS

Recall Number

98V328000

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: SINGLE REAR-WHEEL AND DUAL REAR-WHEEL SCHOOL BUSES BUILT ON CHEVROLET 3500 VAN CUTAWAY CHASSIS, EXTERIOR BODY WIDTH OF 81" OR 94". THE SCHOOL BUS CERTIFIED SAFETY SEATS DO NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 210, "SEAR BELT ASSEMBLY ANCHORAGES." THE SEAT LEGS MAY HAVE INCOMPLETE OR MISSING WELDS.

Defect Consequence

IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE SEATS MAY NOT WITHSTAND THE FORCES SPECIFIED, POSSIBLY CAUSING INJURY TO THE SEAT OCCUPANT.

Defect Corrective Action

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE NONCOMPLYING SEAT LEGS.

Notes

OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN DECEMBER 14, 1998. 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 COLLINS AT 1-800-533-1850. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).


Component Description

SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE

Recall Number

99V308000

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: SINGLE-REAR-WHEEL AND DUAL-REAR-WHEEL SCHOOL BUSES BUILT ON CHEVROLET 3500 VAN CUTAWAY CHASSIS. CERTAIN BUSES ARE EQUIPPED WITH SCHOOL BUS CERTIFIED SAFETY SEATS WHICH MAY NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 210, "SEAT BELT ASSEMBLY ANCHORAGES."

Defect Consequence

IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THE SEAT OCCUPANT MAY NOT BE PROPERLY RESTRAINED, INCREASING THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY.

Defect Corrective Action

COLLINS WILL PROVIDE REPLACEMENT SEAT LEGS FOR THESE BUSES.

Notes

OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN NOVEMBER 1, 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 COLLINS AT 1-800-533-1850. 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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