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  NHTSA Recall 96V139000

NHTSA Campaign Id 96V139000; Date: Jul. 23, 1996

If an item worn by a child were to catch on this area, and the driver were to close the door and put the vehicle in motion, this can result in serious injury or death.

icon1 Recalled Vehicles:

1977 Thomas All Star 1978 Thomas All Star 1979 Thomas All Star 1980 Thomas All Star 1981 Thomas All Star 1982 Thomas All Star 1983 Thomas All Star 1984 Thomas All Star 1985 Thomas All Star 1986 Thomas All Star 1987 Thomas All Star 1988 Thomas All Star 1989 Thomas All Star 1990 Thomas All Star 1991 Thomas All Star 1992 Thomas All Star 1993 Thomas All Star 1994 Thomas All Star 1995 Thomas All Star 1996 Thomas All Star 1977 Thomas Conventional 1978 Thomas Conventional 1979 Thomas Conventional 1980 Thomas Conventional 1981 Thomas Conventional 1982 Thomas Conventional 1983 Thomas Conventional 1984 Thomas Conventional 1985 Thomas Conventional 1986 Thomas Conventional 1987 Thomas Conventional 1988 Thomas Conventional 1989 Thomas Conventional 1990 Thomas Conventional 1991 Thomas Conventional 1992 Thomas Conventional 1993 Thomas Conventional 1994 Thomas Conventional 1995 Thomas Conventional 1996 Thomas Conventional 1977 Thomas Mighty Mite 1978 Thomas Mighty Mite 1979 Thomas Mighty Mite 1980 Thomas Mighty Mite 1981 Thomas Mighty Mite 1982 Thomas Mighty Mite 1983 Thomas Mighty Mite 1984 Thomas Mighty Mite 1985 Thomas Mighty Mite 1986 Thomas Mighty Mite 1987 Thomas Mighty Mite 1988 Thomas Mighty Mite 1989 Thomas Mighty Mite 1990 Thomas Mighty Mite 1991 Thomas Mighty Mite 1992 Thomas Mighty Mite 1993 Thomas Mighty Mite 1994 Thomas Mighty Mite 1995 Thomas Mighty Mite 1996 Thomas Mighty Mite 1977 Thomas Minotour 1978 Thomas Minotour 1979 Thomas Minotour 1980 Thomas Minotour 1981 Thomas Minotour 1982 Thomas Minotour 1983 Thomas Minotour 1984 Thomas Minotour 1985 Thomas Minotour 1986 Thomas Minotour 1987 Thomas Minotour 1988 Thomas Minotour 1989 Thomas Minotour 1990 Thomas Minotour 1991 Thomas Minotour 1992 Thomas Minotour 1993 Thomas Minotour 1994 Thomas Minotour 1995 Thomas Minotour 1996 Thomas Minotour 1977 Thomas MVP 1978 Thomas MVP 1979 Thomas MVP 1980 Thomas MVP 1981 Thomas MVP 1982 Thomas MVP 1983 Thomas MVP 1984 Thomas MVP 1985 Thomas MVP 1986 Thomas MVP 1987 Thomas MVP 1988 Thomas MVP 1989 Thomas MVP 1990 Thomas MVP 1991 Thomas MVP 1992 Thomas MVP 1993 Thomas MVP 1994 Thomas MVP 1995 Thomas MVP 1996 Thomas MVP 1977 Thomas Saf-t-liner 1978 Thomas Saf-t-liner 1979 Thomas Saf-t-liner 1980 Thomas Saf-t-liner 1981 Thomas Saf-t-liner 1982 Thomas Saf-t-liner 1983 Thomas Saf-t-liner 1984 Thomas Saf-t-liner 1985 Thomas Saf-t-liner 1986 Thomas Saf-t-liner 1987 Thomas Saf-t-liner 1988 Thomas Saf-t-liner 1989 Thomas Saf-t-liner 1990 Thomas Saf-t-liner 1991 Thomas Saf-t-liner 1992 Thomas Saf-t-liner 1993 Thomas Saf-t-liner 1994 Thomas Saf-t-liner 1995 Thomas Saf-t-liner 1996 Thomas Saf-t-liner 1977 Thomas Vista 1978 Thomas Vista 1979 Thomas Vista 1980 Thomas Vista 1981 Thomas Vista 1982 Thomas Vista 1983 Thomas Vista 1984 Thomas Vista 1985 Thomas Vista 1986 Thomas Vista 1987 Thomas Vista 1988 Thomas Vista 1989 Thomas Vista 1990 Thomas Vista 1991 Thomas Vista 1992 Thomas Vista 1993 Thomas Vista 1994 Thomas Vista 1995 Thomas Vista 1996 Thomas Vista

Component: Structure:body

Manufactured by: Thomas Built Buses, Inc.

Affected Units:: 120,371

icon3 Recall Summary:

An item worn by a child, such as a long drawstring, sash, or backpack/bookbag accessory, can become caught in the area between the service door and the door control rod attaching bracket.

icon2 How to Fix:

A molded cover will be installed between the manually operated outward opening entrance door and the door control rod attaching bracket which will eliminate the opening that could allow an item of a child's clothing to become snagged.

icon4 Recall Notes:

System: structure; body; handrails. Vehicle description: school buses equipped with manually operated outward opening service doors. Note: owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact thomas built at 1-910-889-4871. Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-800-424-9393.

Date Owners notified by Manufacturer: Oct 8, 1996

Also see:

All recalls of Thomas vehicles.

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