2017 MICRO BIRD G5 - STRUCTURE:BODY:ROOF AND PILLARS
Corp. Micro Bird Inc. (Micro Bird) is recalling certain 2006-2017 G5 school buses with an unloaded weight more than 10,013 pounds. In a rollover, the roof may crush excessively. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 220, "School Bus Rollover Protection."
HazardIf roof crushes more than the rollover standards allow for the weight and configuration of the bus, the occupants have a greater risk of injury in the event of a rollover crash.
Consumer ActionMicro Bird will notify owners, and dealers will modify the buses to prevent the roof from crushing excessively in a rollover, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 29, 2018. For more information, owners may contact Micro Bird at 1-819-475-9633. Micro Bird's number for this recall is 17-072-GUS.