Amtran Fe 2002



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Amtran Fe 2002 recalls
CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - WIRING
01V369000AMERICAN TRANSPORTATION CORP.from 06/01/2001 to 11/05/2001V (Vehicle)319012/21/2001MFRIC CORPORATION11/20/200112/19/2001
Defect SummaryVehicle description: certain buses were built with a wiring diagram decal that shows the circuit protection size of 30 amperes instead of 20 amperes for the heater supply circuits.
Consequence SummaryElectrical component failure without the correct protection in some cases can cause overheating of the component and/or fire.
Corrective SummaryOwners will be provided with a strip and installation instructions that should be placed over the incorrect information on the current decal. owner notification began december 21, 2001. owners who do not receive the free strip and installation instructions within a reasonable time should contact amtran at 1-800-993-7686.
NotesAlso contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
01V350000AMERICAN TRANSPORTATION CORP.from 06/01/2001 to 09/24/2001V (Vehicle)30712/18/2001MFRIC CORPORATION11/15/200111/15/2001
Defect SummaryVehicle description: certain buses were built with an improper connection of the heater harness from the heater switch to the connector just outside the heater unit. the assembly left a loose hot wire in the heater harness with an unprotected terminal that could cause a direct short. this wire is protected with a 20-ampere circuit protection, but in a rare case could cause a fire.
Consequence SummaryElectrical component failure without the correct protection in some cases can cause overheating of the component.
Corrective SummaryOwners will be provided with instructions on how to repair the defect. the repair procedure for this defect will require placing the connectors correctly in the terminals to the high-speed blower relay and harness connection at the heater. owner notification began december 18, 2001. owners who do not receive the free instructions within a reasonable time should contact amtran at 1-800-843-5615.
NotesAlso contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE
04V469000IC CORPORATION V (Vehicle)1220MFRIC CORPORATION09/21/200409/24/2004
Defect SummaryCertain my 2001-2005 amtran/ic corporation ce, fe, and re school buses equipped with sure-lok wheelchair tie-down securement assemblies p/n 8625-13. the sprocket teeth of the retractor assembly may be out of alignment causing the load pawl not to fully seat in the sprocket teeth.
Consequence SummaryIn the event of a vehicle crash, the wheelchair may not be adequately secured possibly resulting in injuries.
Corrective SummarySure-lok will notify ic's customers and repair the buses on ic's behalf at no cost to the customer. the recall began august 16, 2004. 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 sure-lok at 1-908-231-1804.
Notes
04E058000SURE-LOK, INC.from 05/02/2002 to 05/24/2002E (Equipment)30000008/16/2004MFRIC CORPORATION08/06/200408/13/2004
Defect SummaryCertain sure-lok wheelchair tie-down securement assemblies p/n 8625-13 for use on certain school and transit buses. the sprocket teeth of the retractor assembly may be out of alignment causing the load pawl not to fully seat in the sprocket teeth.
Consequence SummaryIn the event of a vehicle crash, the wheelchair may not be adequately secured possibly resulting in injuries to the seat occupant and/or other passengers.
Corrective SummarySure-lok will notify its customers and replace the defective part free of charge. the recall began august 16, 2004. 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 sure-lok customer service at 866-787-3565.
NotesAlso, customers can contact the national highway traffic safety administration
SEATS
01V269000AMERICAN TRANSPORTATION CORP.from 06/01/2001 to 07/25/2001V (Vehicle)369410/23/2001ODIIC CORPORATION08/26/200109/04/2001
Defect SummaryVehicle description: school and transit buses equipped with 39-inch flip seats. the flip seats could bind in the occupied position and not return to the stored position when not occupied. the cushion frame support bar slides off the seat support pad, which could retain the seat in the occupied position.
Consequence SummaryThe seat could block the aisle to the emergency exit during an emergency, which may result in injury or death.
Corrective SummaryOwners will be provided with instructions and parts to repair the seats free of charge. owner notification began october 23, 2001. owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact amtran at 800-843-5615.
NotesAlso contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
04V492000IC CORPORATIONfrom 05/29/2001 to 05/24/2002V (Vehicle)816506/03/2005ODIIC CORPORATION09/28/200410/15/2004
Defect SummaryCertain fe school and commercial buses built with ce white driver seats with a pedestal style mount and manufactured between january 10, 1992 through february 24, 2004. these pedestals can develop cracks rendering the seat unstable.
Consequence SummaryIn the event of a vehicle crash, the seat could separate from the base, possibly resulting in personal injury or death.
Corrective SummaryIc will notify its customers and repair the seat by replacing the upper portion of the assembly with a more robust design. the recall began june 3, 2005. 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 ic compliance department at 1-800-843-5615.
NotesIc predicts parts will be available in the second week of may 2005.customers can contact the national highway traffic safety administration
04V498000IC CORPORATIONfrom 06/27/2001 to 05/21/2002V (Vehicle)15410/05/2004MFRIC CORPORATION10/28/200410/15/2004
Defect SummaryCertain 1998, 2000-2005 my ce, fe, and re school buses built with one or more ce white 30-inch child restraint seats and manufactured between march 25, 1998 and august 24, 2004. the seat cushion retention may not retain the seat in all circumstances.
Consequence SummaryIn the event of a sudden stop, the seat cushion may tip forward and may become unattached causing the passenger to slide off the seat and/or be trapped by the seat cushion. this action could possibly result in personal injury or death.
Corrective SummaryIc corp will notify its customers and will repair the cushion by adding a clip to the cushion tying it to the seat frame. the recall began on october 5, 2004. 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 ic compliance department at 1-800-843-5615.
NotesAlso, customers can contact the national highway traffic safety administration
STRUCTURE - BODY
04V010000IC CORPORATIONfrom 05/25/2001 to 05/31/2002V (Vehicle)732101/20/2004MFRIC CORPORATION01/02/200401/15/2004
Defect SummaryCertain fe model school buses manufactured from october 14, 1991, and march 4, 2003. a gap between the modesty panel and the wheel well located behind the driver's seat can be created if the panel is bent out of position. under the panel, the edges are sharp and jagged.
Consequence SummaryShould someone reach under the panel, they could cut thier hands, fingers, or toes on the jagged edges.
Corrective SummaryIc will notify its customers and repair the panel free of charge. owner notification is expected to begin january 20, 2004. 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 ic corporation compliance department toll-free at 1-800-843-5615. customers can locate the nearest dealer by calling 1-800-993-7686.
NotesAlso, customers can contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
03V354000IC CORPORATIONfrom 05/25/2001 to 09/24/2002V (Vehicle)6674902/03/2005OVSCIC CORPORATION09/23/200301/15/2004571221
Defect SummaryCe model school buses which fail to comply to federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 221, school bus body joint strength. the roof top sheet may be improperly located, reducing the material edge distance at the rivet line.
Consequence SummaryIn the event of a vehicle crash, the joint strenght could fail possibily resulting in injuries to the vehicle occupants.
Corrective SummaryIc will notify its customers and will provide inspection and repair instruction. the recall began on january 25, 2005. 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 ic customer service at (we do not yet have a telephone number for this campaign.)
NotesIc recall no. 03305.also, customers can contact the national highway traffic safety administration
STRUCTURE - BODY - ROOF AND PILLARS
03V195000IC CORPORATIONfrom 10/01/2001 to 10/01/2001V (Vehicle)1304/10/2003MFRIC CORPORATION05/20/200305/28/2003571217
Defect SummaryCertain school buses fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 217,
Consequence SummaryDuring an emergency situation, this condition could prevent passengers from exiting the bus, which could cause personal injury or death.
Corrective SummaryDealers will add one roof exit in the center of the passenger compartment. all owners have been notified and arrangements made to remedy their buses.
NotesIc recall no. 03302.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration
Amtran Fe 2002 investigations
NHTSA IDManufacturerDate openDate closeSubjectRecall campaign
STEERING - COLUMN
PE03023IC CORPORATION06/04/200308/20/2003STEERING SHAFT BOLT BINDS ON COVER03V264000
 This investigation was prompted by a school bus fleet alleging that a bus driver could not steer while attemping to make a turn.a second fleet contacted odi and indicated they were having similar problems. odi examined the buses and found the steering boot gets twisted around the steering shaft, creating highsteering wheelefforts when trying to make a turn. as a result of the agency's investigation into this matter, international has agreed to initiate a safety recall campaign and correct this condition on 24,134 buses built from 10/29/93 through 5/21/03.the action taken by international is sufficient to resolve the issue raised by this investigation. campaign number assigned is 03v-264. a copy of the safety recall is attached. accordingly, this investigation is closed.the agency will take further action if warranted by the circumstances.