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  Safety Recalls of Thomas MVP Vehicles

There have been 18 safety recalls for the Thomas MVP. The most recent recalls are shown below. Table 1 and Table 2 show the historical recalls and the recall statistics by the model year of the Thomas MVP.

NHTSA Recall #: 99V177000; Jul. 2, 1999

The electrical preheater element could possibly be ignited by starting fluid sprayed into the air intake system, resulting in explosion and possible personal injury to those in and around the bus.

Recalled Vehicles: 1994 Thomas MVP, 1995 Thomas MVP, 1996 Thomas MVP, 1997 Thomas MVP, 1998 Thomas MVP, 1999 Thomas MVP
Component: EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
Recall Summary: Vehicle description: transit and school buses equipped with cummins isb or caterpillar 3126 engines. A decal that warns of the danger of using ether or other starting fluids in the engine air intake system was omitted.... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 99V176000; Jul. 2, 1999

If the accelerator pedal catches on the floor mat, engine overspeed could occur, increasing the risk of a crash.

Recalled Vehicles: 1994 Thomas MVP, 1995 Thomas MVP, 1996 Thomas MVP, 1997 Thomas MVP, 1998 Thomas MVP, 1999 Thomas MVP
Component: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL
Recall Summary: Vehicle description: transit and school buses equipped with electronic engines. The bottom edge of the accelerator pedal can catch on the floor mat when the pedal is fully depressed. This does not meet the requirements of fmvss no. 124, "accelerator control systems. "... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 99V075000; Apr. 12, 1999

Disengagement of the shock(s) could result in a crash.

Recalled Vehicles: 1998 Thomas MVP, 1999 Thomas MVP
Component: STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS
Recall Summary: 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.... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 98V229000; Sep. 17, 1998

This condition can result in a sudden drop of the driver's seat, increasing the risk of loss of control of the vehicle and a crash.

Recalled Vehicles: 1996 Thomas CL960, 1997 Thomas CL960, 1998 Thomas CL960, 1996 Thomas Conventional, 1997 Thomas Conventional, 1998 Thomas Conventional, 1996 Thomas Er Transit, 1997 Thomas Er Transit, 1998 Thomas Er Transit, 1996 Thomas MVP, 1997 Thomas MVP, 1998 Thomas MVP, 1996 Thomas TL960, 1997 Thomas TL960, 1998 Thomas TL960, 1996 Thomas Vista, 1997 Thomas Vista, 1998 Thomas Vista
Component: SEATS
Recall Summary: Vehicle description: school and transit buses equipped with national seating series 93b-sb driver seat. A bracket attaching to the height adjusting shock absorber on the driver's seat can deform and break. ... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 98V054000; Mar. 12, 1998

Such binding can prevent the accelerator control from returning to idle quickly or from returning to idle position at all, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Recalled Vehicles: 1995 Thomas MVP, 1996 Thomas MVP, 1997 Thomas MVP, 1998 Thomas MVP
Component: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CABLES
Recall Summary: Vehicle description: school and transit buses equipped with non-electronic cummins b5. 9l engines. The sliding action of the accelerator linkage lever over the hand throttle cable can cause the hand throttle wire to wear a notch in the accelerator linkage resulting in binding of the linkage.... Details of this recall goto detail
Table 1. Historical Recalls of Thomas MVP Vehicles
Date Component Vehicle Affected
Apr. 27, 2005   Engine And Engine Cooling 248
Jun. 30, 2000   Exterior Lighting:headlights:switch 803
Feb. 15, 2000   Suspension:rear 757
Jul. 2, 1999   Vehicle Speed Control:accelerator Pedal 1,307
Jul. 2, 1999   Equipment:other:labels 1,123
Apr. 12, 1999   Structure:frame And Members 4,249
Sep. 17, 1998   Seats 4,300
Mar. 12, 1998   Vehicle Speed Control:cables 2,667
Nov. 1, 1997   Seats 2,391
Oct. 20, 1997   Steering:wheel And Handle Bar 953
Aug. 22, 1997   Electrical System:battery:cables 8,107
Jun. 12, 1997   Electrical System:battery:cables 107
Jan. 13, 1997   Seats 38
Sep. 5, 1996   Structure:body 2,117
Jul. 23, 1996   Structure:body 120,371
Aug. 7, 1995   Power Train:automatic Transmission:gear Position Indication (prndl) 1,413
Jan. 11, 1995   Seat Belts:front:retractor 3,076
Jan. 1, 1993   Visibility:glass, Side/rear 24,570


Table 2. Recall Statistics of Thomas MVP Model Years
Model# Recalls
2003 Thomas MVP 1
2002 Thomas MVP 1
2001 Thomas MVP 1
2000 Thomas MVP 2
1999 Thomas MVP 5
1998 Thomas MVP 7
1997 Thomas MVP 9
1996 Thomas MVP 12
1995 Thomas MVP 10
1994 Thomas MVP 8
1993 Thomas MVP 6
1992 Thomas MVP 4
1991 Thomas MVP 3
1990 Thomas MVP 3
1989 Thomas MVP 2
1988 Thomas MVP 2
1987 Thomas MVP 1
1986 Thomas MVP 1
1985 Thomas MVP 1
1984 Thomas MVP 1
1983 Thomas MVP 1
1982 Thomas MVP 1
1981 Thomas MVP 1
1980 Thomas MVP 1
1979 Thomas MVP 1
1978 Thomas MVP 1
1977 Thomas MVP 1