Misalignment, Missing Decal Lead to Bus Recalls from Micro Bird

Misalignment, Missing Decal Lead to Bus Recalls from Micro Bird
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January 14, 2016

Micro Bird has announced a series of recalls for buses due to a safety concerns.

First, the manufacturer is recalling about 465 model year 2014-2016 MBII and G5 school buses. The affected vehicles may have a camber caster kit bolt that was insufficiently torqued, causing the bolt to come loose.

An insufficiently torqued bolt may become loose and fall out causing vehicle misalignment. Loss of vehicle control is possible, increasing the risk of a crash.

In addition, the company is recalling about 40 2014-2016 MBII and G5 transit buses, due to the same defect.

Micro Bird will notify owners, and dealers correct the torque, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 29, 2016.

Next, Micro Bird is recalling about 65 model year 2015 MBII and G5 school buses, equipped with Transpec stop arms, part numbers T6000-, T6100-, and T7000-. The STOP decal may peel off the plastic blade of the stop arm. Thus, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 131, "School Bus Pedestrian Safety Devices."

Absence of the reflective decal would reduce visibility to other drivers, increasing the risk of a crash.

Micro Bird will notify owners and recall repair kits will be available free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on January 18, 2016.

Owners with questions about any of these recalls can contact Micro Bird at (819) 477-2012.