Automotive recall

Transport Canada Recall - 2019556 - BLUE BIRD

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Summary

Product
Bus recalled by BLUE BIRD
Issue
Vehicle - Brakes
What to do

Please see corrective actions section below

Affected products

2017 | BLUE BIRD | VISION NON-SCHOOL BUS, 2018 | BLUE BIRD | VISION NON-SCHOOL BUS, 2019 | BLUE BIRD | VISION NON-SCHOOL BUS, 2020 | BLUE BIRD | VISION NON-SCHOOL BUS

Issue

Recall update: After the initial notification, Blue Bird determined that no vehicles with this defect were sold in Canada.

Issue:
On certain buses equipped with a Ford engine and air brakes, the brake switch mounting bracket could deform. If this happens, the brake lights may stay on.
Note: This would also cause the brake warning light in the instrument cluster to turn on.

Safety Risk:
Brake lights that stay on could cause other road users not to recognize when the bus is braking. This could increase the risk of a crash. Additionally, an active brake warning light may lead a driver to park the bus immediately. This could result in the transfer of passengers to another bus in an uncontrolled environment.

Corrective Actions:
Blue Bird will notify owners by mail and provide them with a redesigned brake switch mounting bracket and a replacement brake switch. They will provide instructions for how to remove and replace the bracket and brake switch. Until the recall has been completed, drivers should confirm that the brake lights do not stay on during their pre-trip inspection.

Additional information

Background

Visit Transport Canada’s Motor Vehicle Safety Recalls Database for the original recall.

Details
Original published date:
Alert / recall type
Automotive recall
Category
Vehicles - Bus
Published by
Transport Canada
Audience
General public
Identification number
RA-66566
Transport Canada ID
2019556