Certain Motor Coach Buses with Unsafe Seats Recalled by Manufacturer

Certain Motor Coach Buses with Unsafe Seats Recalled by Manufacturer
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January 13, 2016

Motor Coach Industries (MCI) has issued a recall for buses due to an error that took place during manufacturing.

The company is voluntarily recalling certain model year 2016 MCI J4500 motor coaches, equipped with Kiel passenger seats. During assembly, one of the seat mounting bolts was installed incorrectly.

In the event of a crash, the seat may detach from its floor mounting, increasing the risk of injury to the seat occupant.

MCI believes that nine buses are impacted by this defect.

The manufacturer will notify owners, and dealers will correct the seat mounting, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in January 2016.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact MCI at (800) 241-2947.