Defective Driver Seats Lead to Coach Bus Recall from Setra
Setra of North America has announced a recall for buses with potentially dangerous seats.
The bus manufacturer is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 S417TC and 2012 Setra S407CC buses equipped with certain Recaro Ergo-M Commercial Bus Driver Seats. The affected seats have J-Brackets that may be missing welds which could allow the seat belt anchorage assembly to separate.
If the seatbelt anchorage assembly separates from the J-Bracket, the bus driver may not be properly restrained in the event of a crash increasing their risk of injury.
The firm is including about 90 buses in this recall.
Setra will notify owners, and the seats will be inspected to determine if any welds are missing. Any J-Bracket that is missing welds will be removed and replaced, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 1, 2016.
Owners with questions about this recall can contact Setra customer service at (800) 241-2947 or Recaro customer service at (248) 484-3203.