NHTSA Campaign Id 99V075000; Date: Apr. 12, 1999
Disengagement of the shock(s) could result in a crash.
1998 Thomas MVP; 1999 Thomas MVP
Component: Structure:frame And Members
Manufactured by: Thomas Built Buses, Inc.
Affected Units:: 4,249
Vehicle description: school and transit buses. The mounting bolt for the upper front shock absorber bracket can loosen in service due to the omission of a frame reinforcement from the upper shock absorber mount. The loosened bolt could then work in the frame rail-mounting hole, which could result in hairline cracking of the frame rail in the shock absorber mounting area and possible fracture of the shock absorber mounting eye as well.
Owners will be provided with repair parts and detailed repair procedures.
Owner notification began February 11, 2000. 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 1-336-841-5992. Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
Date Owners notified by Manufacturer: Feb 11, 2000Also see: