Corrosion Causing Fire Risk Prompts School Bus Recall from Micro Bird
A school bus manufacturer is issuing a pair of small recalls this week due to a risk of fire.
Micro Bird Inc. is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 G5 school buses after the discovery that the positive battery feeder stud attached to the positive cable in the battery box may prematurely corrode. Additionally, bolts designed to mount the battery box may also be missing.
If the feeder stud is corroded, a short circuit may result, increasing the risk of a fire. If the battery box mounting bolts are missing, the battery and box may detach causing damage to other components.
About 290 school buses are included in this recall.
In addition, Micro Bird is issuing a recall for 11 2013-2015 G5 transit buses afflicted with the same issue.
Micro Bird will notify owners, and dealers will replace the feeder stud components and install a protective cap to prevent corrosion, free of charge. Any missing battery box bolts will be installed. Both recalls are expected to begin this month.
Customers with questions can contact Micro Bird customer service at (819) 477-2012.