Blue Bird Recalls School Buses with Defective Suspension Bolts

Blue Bird Recalls School Buses with Defective Suspension Bolts
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December 11, 2013

Blue Bird Corporation is recalling 1,747 model year 2014 All American and Conventional school buses manufactured from July 2, 2013 through October 3, 2013 and equipped with front suspension bolts marked with a 'ZY' code on the bolt head.

Due to a problem in the bolt manufacturing process, the bolts that hold the front suspension on the recalled school buses may break.

A broken suspension bolt would require greater steering input to control the bus, thereby increasing the risk of a crash.

Blue Bird will notify all owners of the affected buses, and dealers will inspect the front suspension bolts. Any bolts with a 'ZY' code will be replaced free of charge.

To find out more about this recall, contact Blue Bird at 478-822-2242 for additional information. Blue Bird's campaign ID number for this recall is R13WR.