Blue Bird Body Company – High Back Seat Restraining Barriers/FMVSS 222

Blue Bird Body Company (Blue Bird) is recalling certain 2014-2024 All American school buses equipped with 39″ High Back seat restraining barriers. The bolts securing the restraining barriers to the floor may separate when fully loaded. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 222, “School Bus Passenger Seating and Crash Protection.”

Report Received Date 11/20/2023
NHTSA ID 23V778000
Consequence Summary An unsecured seat restraining barrier may not properly restrain an occupant during a crash, increasing their risk of injury.
Corrective Action Dealers will install a longer bolt with rectangular washer and nut, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed January 16, 2024. Owners may contact Blue Bird customer service at 1-478-822-2242. Blue Bird's number for this recall is R23CU-SB. This recall is an expansion of recall number 23V-777.
Recall Code R23CU-SB
Potentially Affected 6124
Fire Risk When Parked No
Do Not Drive No
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