2020 THOMAS BUILT BUSES MINOTOUR - ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT PANEL | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT PANEL | SEAT BELTS:FRONT:WARNING LIGHT/DEVICES | SEAT BELTS:FRONT:WARNING LIGHT/DEVICES
Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain 2020 Thomas Built Buses Minotour school buses. The seatbelt-unfastened warning light will not illuminate for approximately five seconds after the ignition is moved to the "on" or "start" position. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."
HazardWithout the seatbelt warning reminder, the driver may forget to fasten the seatbelt, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Consumer ActionGM has notified the Thomas Built owners, and GM dealers will reprogram the instrument panel cluster, free of charge. The recall began October 3, 2019. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712. DTNA's number for this recall is FL-833.