Blue Bird School Buses at Risk of Catching Fire Recalled

More than 2,900 vehicles may have damaged propane lines, increasing the risk of fire

Blue Bird School Buses at Risk of Catching Fire Recalled
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August 12, 2016

Blue Bird Body Company is recalling certain model year 2015-2017 Vision transit buses equipped with 6.8L Ford engines and Gen 3 propane units.

The affected buses have propane fuel lines that may rub or are crossed and secured together, possibly resulting in line damage and a propane fuel leak. A propane leak in the presence of an ignition source may increase the risk of a fire.

The recalled Blue Bird Vision buses were manufactured between September 24, 2015 and May 21, 2016.

Blue Bird will notify owners of the recalled buses, and local dealers will inspect and reroute any Gen 3 propane lines that are not parallel. If damaged, the fuel line(s) will be replaced. These repairs will be performed free of charge.

This recall is expected to begin on August 15, 2016.

For additional information, owners may contact Blue Bird customer service at (478) 822-2242. Blue Bird's reference number for this recall is R16YT-NSB.