2019 MCI J4500 - STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR/WINDOW:EMERGENCY EXIT
Motor Coach Industries (MCI) is recalling certain 2018-2019 MCI J4500 motorcoaches with the 60 passenger seating option. These vehicles may have an insufficient number of emergency egress windows, inhibiting passenger exit in the event of an emergency. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 217, "Bus Emergency Exits and Window Retention and Release."
HazardIn the event of an emergency, an insufficient number of emergency egress windows can lengthen the time that passengers need to exit the vehicle, increasing the risk of injury.
Consumer ActionMCI will notify owners, and dealers will replace a non-egress window on each side of the vehicle to an egress window and install the proper emergency exit window labels, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 5, 2018. Owners may contact MCI customer service at 1-800-241-2947. MCI's number for this recall is FCP 468.