More Than 22,000 School Buses Recalled for Violating Federal Safety Standard

More Than 22,000 School Buses Recalled for Violating Federal Safety Standard
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August 12, 2013

Navistar, Inc. is recalling approximately 22,260 model year 2013-2014 IC Bus AE, and 2011-2014 BE, CE, and RE school buses.

The passenger seat foam padding on the recalled buses did not adequately reduce the impact forces to the knee during testing. Thus, these buses fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 222, 'School Bus Passenger Seating and Crash Protection.'

In the event of a crash, the seat padding may not properly protect against knee impact force, increasing the risk of injury.

The buses affected by this recall were manufactured from February 11, 2010 through June 17, 2013.

Navistar will notify the owners of all recalled buses, and dealers will install polystyrene blocks in the lower outside corners of each seat to increase the knee protection, free of charge.

For more information, contact Navistar toll-free at 800-448-7825. Navistar's campaign ID number for this recall is 13512.