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NHTSA Recall 11V201000


Buses Vehicles:  Thomas Built Conventional, Thomas Built FS-65, Thomas Built Minotour, Thomas Built Saf-T-Liner

NHTSA Recall 11V201000

NHTSA Campaign ID number : 	11V201000
	
Vehicle Make / Model: 	    	Model Year(s):
     THOMAS BUILT BUSES / CONVENTIONAL 	    	2002
     THOMAS BUILT BUSES / FS-65 	    	2001 2003 2005-2007
     THOMAS BUILT BUSES / MINOTOUR 	    	2000-2009
     THOMAS BUILT BUSES / SAF-T-LINER C2 	    	2006-2008
Manufacturer: DAIMLER TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA 	Mfr's Report Date: MAR 29, 2011
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V201000 	
N/A
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 6,360
Summary:
CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2000 THROUGH 2009 THOMAS BUILT SCHOOL BUSES MANUFACTURED FROM APRIL 17, 2000, THROUGH DECEMBER 21, 2009, WERE EQUIPPED WITH AN INCORRECT TIRE LOAD CERTIFICATION LABEL. THE CERTIFICATION LABELS LIST "D" LOAD RANGE TIRES WITH A RECOMMENDED COLD TIRE INFLATION PRESSURE GREATER THAN 65 PSI. THE BUSES ARE EQUIPPED WITH LOAD RANGE "E" TIRES THAT REQUIRE A HIGHER MINIMUM TIRE PRESSURE. ACCORDINGLY, THESE BUSES FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 120, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS FOR MOTOR VEHICLES OTHER THAN PASSENGER CARS."
Consequence:
INCORRECT TIRE INFORMATION MAY LEAD TO VEHICLE OVERLOADING THAT CAN RESULT IN A TIRE FAILURE WHICH MAY LEAD TO A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy:
DTNA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE INCORRECT LABEL WITH A CORRECT LABEL FREE OF CHARGE OR, IF THE OWNER WISHES, THEY MAY REPLACE THE LABEL THEMSELVES. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT DTNA AT 1-800-547-0712 OR THOMAS BUILT AT 1-336-889-4871 TO OBTAIN THE LABEL IF THEY WISH TO AFFIX IT THEMSELVES. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT MAY 28, 2011.
Notes:
DTNA'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS FL-601. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV . 


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