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  NHTSA Recall 16V395000

NHTSA Campaign Id 16V395000; Date: Jun. 2, 2016

If the stem corrodes, the door handle could detach from the emergency door opening mechanism, delaying the opening of the door and the evacuation of the bus. In the event of an emergency, this may increase the risk of injury to the bus occupants.

icon1 Recalled Vehicles:

1998 Thomas Saf-t-liner Conventional 2000 Thomas Saf-t-liner Conventional 2001 Thomas Saf-t-liner Conventional 2002 Thomas Saf-t-liner Conventional 1998 Thomas Vista 1999 Thomas Vista 1999 Thomas Built Buses Conventional 2013 Thomas Built Buses Saf-t-liner C2 2014 Thomas Built Buses Saf-t-liner C2 2015 Thomas Built Buses Saf-t-liner C2 2016 Thomas Built Buses Saf-t-liner C2 2017 Thomas Built Buses Saf-t-liner C2 2000 Thomas Built Buses Saf-t-liner Er 2001 Thomas Built Buses Saf-t-liner Er 2002 Thomas Built Buses Saf-t-liner Er 2003 Thomas Built Buses Saf-t-liner Fs65 2013 Thomas Built Buses Saf-t-liner Hdx 2014 Thomas Built Buses Saf-t-liner Hdx 2015 Thomas Built Buses Saf-t-liner Hdx 2016 Thomas Built Buses Saf-t-liner Hdx 2017 Thomas Built Buses Saf-t-liner Hdx 2000 Thomas Built Buses Saf-t-liner Mvp-ef 2001 Thomas Built Buses Saf-t-liner Mvp-ef 2002 Thomas Built Buses Saf-t-liner Mvp-ef 2000 Thomas Built Buses Saf-t-liner Mvp-er 2001 Thomas Built Buses Saf-t-liner Mvp-er 2002 Thomas Built Buses Saf-t-liner Mvp-er 2003 Thomas Built Buses Saf-t-liner Mvp-er 2004 Thomas Built Buses Saf-t-liner Mvp-er 2005 Thomas Built Buses Saf-t-liner Mvp-er 2006 Thomas Built Buses Saf-t-liner Mvp-er 2007 Thomas Built Buses Saf-t-liner Mvp-er 2008 Thomas Built Buses Saf-t-liner Mvp-er 2009 Thomas Built Buses Saf-t-liner Mvp-er 2010 Thomas Built Buses Saf-t-liner Mvp-er 2011 Thomas Built Buses Saf-t-liner Mvp-er 2012 Thomas Built Buses Saf-t-liner Mvp-er 2013 Thomas Built Buses Saf-t-liner Mvp-er 2014 Thomas Built Buses Saf-t-liner Mvp-er 2015 Thomas Built Buses Saf-t-liner Mvp-er 2016 Thomas Built Buses Saf-t-liner Mvp-er 2017 Thomas Built Buses Saf-t-liner Mvp-er

Component: Structure:body:door

Manufactured by: Daimler Trucks North America Llc

Affected Units:: 24,698

icon3 Recall Summary:

Daimler trucks north America LLC (dtna) is recalling certain model year 1998-2002 thomas built buses saf-t-liner conventional, 2000-2002 saf-t-liner er, 2000-2017 saf-t-liner mvp-ef, 1998-1999 vista, 2003 saf-t-liner fs65, 2013-2017 saf-t-liner c2, 2000-2002 saf-t-liner mvp-er, 2013-2017 saf-t-liner hdx. In the affected vehicles, the stem that connects the outside emergency door handle to the emergency door opening mechanism may corrode.

icon2 How to Fix:

Dtna will notify owners, and dealers will either replace the stems or protect them against corrosion, free of charge. An interim notice was sent to owners on July 28, 2016. A second notice was mailed to owners on December 16, 2016. Parts are available. Owners may contact dtna customer service at 1-800-547-0712. Dtna's number for this recall is FL-713.

icon4 Recall Notes:

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Date Owners notified by Manufacturer: Dec 9, 2016

Also see:

All recalls of Thomas vehicles.

More recall documents on nhtsa.gov.