Risk of Axle, Tire Failure Prompts Recall of Trans Tech School Buses

Risk of Axle, Tire Failure Prompts Recall of Trans Tech School Buses
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July 3, 2015

Transportation Collaborative, Inc. (TCI) is recalling certain model year 2012-2015 Trans Tech Bus Student Safety Transporter school buses.

The affected school buses were built to accommodate 35 children or 23 adults. However, when the bus is loaded to this capacity, the load may exceed the rated capacity of the bus's rear axle and tires.

If the bus is loaded to the listed capacity, the rear axle or tires may fail, increasing the risk of a crash.

The Trans Tech Bus Student Safety Transporter school buses included in this recall were all manufactured between December 1, 2012 and April 23, 2015.

TCI will notify owners of the recalled buses, and dealers will remove two passenger seats and install a corrected capacity label. This repair service will be provided free of charge.

Owners with further questions about this recall may contact TCI customer service at 1-845-988-0419.