Improperly Manufactured Bus Driver Seats Recalled by Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls, Inc. is recalling bus seats after the discovery of a safety issue.
The auto parts manufacturer is recalling certain Recaro Ergo-M Commercial Bus Driver Seats, part number AM 80-Ergo M. The affected seats have J-Brackets that may be missing welds which could allow the seat belt 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.
Johnson is recalling about 17,000 seats in connection with this defect.
Johnson Controls will notify the bus manufacturers that purchased the affected seats. Their 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 manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.
Owners with questions about the recall can contact Johnson Controls customer service at (248) 484-3203.