Gillig Recalls Transit Buses Due to Unsafe Driver Seatbelts
A seatbelt anchorage issue is prompting a recall from Gillig LLC.
The announcement applies to certain model year 2010-2015 Low Floor transit buses equipped with Recaro Ergo-M Commercial Bus Driver Seats. The affected seats have J-Brackets that may be missing welds which could allow the seatbelt anchorage assembly to separate from the J-Bracket.
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 recall applies to about 6,700 vehicles. This is the second recall for Low Floor transit buses announced by Gillig this month.
Gillig will notify the owners, and dealers will inspect the seats to determine if welds are missing. Any J-Bracket that is missing welds will be removed and replaced, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on March 11, 2016.
Owners with questions about this recall can contact Gillig customer service at (800) 735-1500.