Eldorado Recalls Transit Buses Due to Bolt Failure in Seat Frames

The bus seats do not comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety System requirements

Eldorado Recalls Transit Buses Due to Bolt Failure in Seat Frames
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June 22, 2016

Eldorado National-Kansas is recalling certain model year 2016 Advantage and Aerotech transit buses built on a Ford chassis because they do not comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety System number 222 "School Bus Passenger Seating and Crash Protection."

The vehicles are equipped with seats that may separate from the base frame due to bolt failure. In the event of a crash, the seat can separate from the base frame, increasing the risk of injury to the seat occupant.

The manufacturer believes that only two buses are impacted by this defect.

Eldorado has notified owners, and dealers will replace the seats free of charge.

The recall began on June 6, 2016.

For more information, owners may contact Freedman Seating Company at (773) 524-2440 or Eldorado customer service at (800) 955-9086.