2017 THOMAS BUILT BUSES MINOTOUR - SEAT BELTS
Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner C2, Saf-T-Liner EFX, Saf-T-Liner HDX, and Minotour SRW school buses, equipped with IMMI-brand 3-point lap and shoulder belts. Under load, the seat belt buckle mount rod can fracture. As such, these seats fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 210, "Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages."
HazardIn the event of a crash, if the buckle mount rod fractures, the seat occupant may not be restrained, increasing their risk of injury.
Consumer ActionDTNA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the seat belt buckle rods, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 15, 2018. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712. DTNA's number for this recall is FL-753.