Faulty Recaro Seats Lead to Bus Recall from Motor Coach Industries

Faulty Recaro Seats Lead to Bus Recall from Motor Coach Industries
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February 9, 2016

Defective driver seats are prompting a recall from Motor Coach Industries.

The manufacturer is recalling about 600 buses that are equipped with certain Recaro Ergo-M Commercial Bus Driver Seats. These 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 the risk of injury.

The recall applies to the following models of coaches:

  • 2011-2013 and 2015 J4500
  • 2011-2012 and 2014-2015 D4000
  • 2011-2013 and 2015-2016 D4005
  • 2012-2014 and 2016 D4000ISTV
  • 2010-2016 D4500
  • 2011-2016 D4505

Motor Coach Industries will notify owners and dealers will inspect the seats and determined if welds are missing. For any J-Bracket that is missing, welds will be removed and replaced, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in February 2016.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Motor Coach Industries at (800) 241-2947.