2020 THOMAS BUILT BUSES MINOTOUR - STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR/WINDOW:EMERGENCY EXIT | STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR/WINDOW:EMERGENCY EXIT
Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain 2019-2020 Thomas Built Minotour, Saf-T Liner C2, Saf-T Liner EFX, and Saf-T Liner HDX school buses equipped with Safe Fleet Prolo Roof 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 ActionDTNA will notify owners, and dealers will install a new handle, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 21, 2019. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712. DTNA's number for this recall is FL-819.