Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Safety Alert

 

Vehicle Make / Model:

   

Model Year(s):

     FCCC / B2

   

2011

     THOMAS BUILT BUSES / SAF-T-LINER C2

   

2011

Manufacturer: DAIMLER TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA

Mfr's Report Date: JUL 18, 2011

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V359000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Potential Number of Units Affected: 727

Summary:
DAIMLER TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 AND 2011 FCCC B2 106 CH AND THOMAS BUILT SAF-T-LINER C2 SCHOOL BUSES MANUFACTURED FROM FEBRUARY 16, 2010, THROUGH JULY 7, 2010, EQUIPPED WITH SPECIFIC MBE900 EPA04 AND EPA07 MODEL ENGINES. THE INTAKE AIR GRID HEATER MAY SHORT CIRCUIT AND FAIL DUE TO EXCESSIVE INTERNAL TEMPERATURES.

Consequence:
A SHORT CIRCUITED GRID HEATER COULD RESULT IN A VEHICLE FIRE AND INJURY TO VEHICLE OCCUPANTS.

Remedy:
DAIMLER TRUCKS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE BUSES FREE OF CHARGE. REPAIRS WILL BE PERFORMED BY DETROIT DIESEL CORPORATION AUTHORIZED REPAIR FACILITIES. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT JULY 29, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DAIMLER TRUCKS TOLL-FREE AT 1-800-547-0712. THIS RECALL IS ASSOCIATED WITH A PREVIOUS RECALL, CAMPAIGN NUMBER 10V-340.

Notes:
DAIMLER TRUCKS' RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 10C-5. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .