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NHTSA Recall 11V205000


Buses Vehicles:  Thomas Built Minotour

NHTSA Recall 11V205000

NHTSA Campaign ID number : 	11V205000
	
Vehicle Make / Model: 	    	Model Year(s):
     THOMAS BUILT BUSES / MINOTOUR 	    	2000 2002
Manufacturer: DAIMLER TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA 	Mfr's Report Date: MAR 29, 2011
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V205000 	
N/A
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2
Summary:
CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2000 AND 2002 THOMAS BUILT MINOTOUR NONSCHOOL BUSES BUILT ON FORD CHASSIS FROM APRIL 17, 2000, THROUGH NOVEMBER 28, 2001. THESE BUSES 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. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS."
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 BEGAN ON MAY 24, 2011.
Notes:
DAIMLER TRUCKS' RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS FL-602. 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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