2021 BLUE BIRD ALL AMERICAN - STRUCTURE:BODY:ROOF AND PILLARS | STRUCTURE:BODY:ROOF AND PILLARS
Blue Bird Body Company (Blue Bird) is recalling certain 2019-2021 All American and Vision school buses. An insufficient number of rivets were installed in the roof sheets, allowing the roof sheets to separate in the event of a severe impact. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 221, "School Bus Body Joint Strength."
HazardIn the event of a crash, if the roof sheets separate, there is an increased risk of injury.
Consumer ActionBlue Bird will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the roof joints and add the sufficient number of rivets, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 8, 2019. Owners may contact Blue Bird customer service at 1-478-822-2242. Blue Bird's number for this recall is R19AH.