Electrical Flaw Prompts School Bus Recall from Micro Bird

Electrical Flaw Prompts School Bus Recall from Micro Bird
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November 3, 2015

A school bus manufacturer is recalling vehicles due to an electrical defect that can decrease visibility for the driver or even start a fire.

Corp. Micro Bird Inc. is voluntarily recalling certain model year 2015 T-Series school buses and built on Ford Transit Chassis. The affected vehicles have the electrical wire of the heated cross view mirror on the passenger entrance door side connected to the same electrical harness as the heated and remote rear view mirror. The diameter of this electrical wire is not sufficient for the amperage required for all the heated mirrors.

The insufficient diameter may cause the electrical wire to overheat, increasing the risk of a fire.

Micro Bird believes that three school buses are potentially affected by this fault.

Micro Bird will notify owners, and dealers will install a separate connection for the passenger entrance door mirror, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in November 2015.

Owners with questions about the recall can contact Micro Bird customer service at (819) 477-2012, extension 364.