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Blue Bird All American School Bus Recall June 13, 2009

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Location: 6268 Muskrat Bay Road, Brewerton, NY 13029
Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
BLUE BIRD / ALL AMERICAN 2008-2009
Manufacturer: BLUE BIRD BODY COMPANY Mfr’s Report Date: JUN 09, 2009
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V213000 N/A NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: STEERING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 442
Summary: BLUE BIRD IS RECALLING 442 MODEL YEAR 2008 AND 2009 ALL AMERICAN SCHOOL BUSES MANUFACTURED FROM JULY 22 TO NOVEMBER 22, 2008. THE BOLTS THAT MOUNT THE STEERING GEAR TO THE FRAME MAY NOT HAVE BEEN PROPERLY TORQUED.
Consequence: IMPROPERLY TORQUED BOLTS MAY CAUSE THE STEERING GEAR TO SEPARATE FROM THE CHASSIS FRAME RESULTING IN A LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A CRASH.
Remedy: BLUE BIRD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPAIR THE BUSES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT AUGUST 8, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BLUE BIRD AT 1-478-422-2242.
Notes: BLUE BIRD’S RECALL CAMPAIGN NO. R09PF. 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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