Transport Canada Recall - 2019556 - BLUE BIRD
Please see corrective actions section below
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
Recall update: After the initial notification, Blue Bird determined that no vehicles with this defect were sold in Canada.
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.
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.
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.
Visit Transport Canada’s Motor Vehicle Safety Recalls Database for the original recall.