2019 BLUE BIRD ALL AMERICAN - ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT PANEL | SERVICE BRAKES, AIR
Blue Bird Body Company (Blue Bird) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Blue Bird All American and Vision school buses. The primary and secondary air brake gauges on the instrument cluster may intermittently indicate "0 PSI" instead of the correct air pressure in the tanks. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 121, "Air Brake Systems."
HazardIf the gauges do not correctly display the air pressure that is in the tanks, the operator will not be able to know when the air pressure is actually dropping, increasing the risk of a crash.
Consumer ActionBlue Bird will notify owners, and dealers will update the display software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in May 2018. Owners may contact Blue Bird customer service at 1-478-822-2242. Blue Bird's number for this recall is R18ZE-SB.