2019 CHAMPION CHALLENGER - STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR/WINDOW:EMERGENCY EXIT
Champion Bus, Inc. (Champion) is recalling certain 2019 Challenger, Crusader, Defender and LF Transport and Goshen G-Force, Impulse and Pacer II shuttle buses equipped with Prolo roof emergency escape hatches. Due to a manufacturing issue, the roof hatch external handle may unexpectedly break under reasonable use.
HazardIf the roof hatch external handle breaks, in the event of an emergency, the hatch cannot be easily opened from outside the vehicle, increasing the risk of injury.
Consumer ActionChampion will notify owners, and dealers will replace the handle, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 16, 2019. Owners may contact Champion customer service 1-810-724-1753, extension 415.