2020 THOMAS BUILT BUSES SAF-T-LINER HDX - EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS | STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR/WINDOW:EMERGENCY EXIT
Daimler Trucks North America, LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain 2010-2020 Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner HDX school buses. The lettering on the instruction label for the rear emergency exit window may be too small. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 217, "Bus Emergency Exits and Window Retention and Release."
HazardSmall lettering may be difficult for occupants to read, delaying the reaction time to open the exit, increasing the risk of injury.
Consumer ActionDTNA will notify owners and mail a new label to attach to the exit window by first class mail, free of charge. This recall is expected to begin July 3, 2020. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712. DTNA's number for this recall is FL-849.