Thomas Built Buses Minotour 2005



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Thomas Built Buses Minotour 2005 recalls
CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - BATTERY - CABLES
10V394000DAIMLER TRUCKS NORTH AMERICAfrom 05/06/2004 to 02/02/2010V (Vehicle)1411/18/2010MFRDAIMLER TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA09/02/201009/07/2010
Defect SummaryDaimler trucks is recalling certain model year 2004 through 2010 minotour non school buses built on ford chassis manufactured from may 6, 2004 through february 2, 2010. on affected vehicles, main body power cables were routed in the area of an unprotected edge on the passenger's side inner-fender. under certain conditions a power cable may contact the sharp edge. if undetected, continued contact could wear through the power cable's insulation potentially resulting in a short circuit.
Consequence SummaryA short circuited power cable could result in a vehicle fire and injury to vehicle occupants.
Corrective SummaryDaimler trucks will inspect and reroute and/or replace as needed. this service will be performed free of charge. the safety recall is expected to begin on or before november 15, 2010. owners may contact daimler trucks toll-free at 1-800-547-0712.
NotesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
10V393000DAIMLER TRUCKS NORTH AMERICAfrom 05/06/2004 to 02/02/2010V (Vehicle)417911/16/2010MFRDAIMLER TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA09/02/201009/07/2010
Defect SummaryDaimler trucks is recalling certain model year 2004 through 2010 school buses built on ford chassis manufactured from may 6, 2004 through february 2, 2010. on affected vehicles, main body power cables were routed in the area of an unprotected edge on the passenger's side inner-fender. under certain conditions a power cable may contact the sharp edge. if undetected, continued contact could wear through the power cable's insulation potentially resulting in a short circuit.
Consequence SummaryA short circuited power cable could result in a vehicle fire and injury to vehicle occupants.
Corrective SummaryDaimler trucks will inspect and reroute and/or replace as needed. this service will be performed free of charge. the safety recall is expected to begin on or before november 15, 2010. owners may contact daimler trucks toll-free at 1-800-547-0712.
NotesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE
08V088000DAIMLER TRUCKS NORTH AMERICAfrom 07/06/2005 to 07/19/2006V (Vehicle)76008/08/2008MFRFREIGHTLINER LLC02/26/200802/27/2008571403
Defect SummaryDaimler trucks is recalling 760 my 2003-2007 thomas built school buses manufactured between july 6, 2005 and july 19, 2006, equipped with braun wheelchair lifts, models nl, ncl, or nvl. the threshold warning systems of the subject model wheelchair lifts fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 403, platform lift systems for motor vehicles.
Consequence SummaryShould the threshold warning system fail to operate, the lift user can fall from the vehicle and be seriously injured.
Corrective SummaryDaimler trucks will notify owners and provide a free remedy which will be performed by thomas built dealerships. the recall began on august 8, 2008. owners may contact thomas built at 336-889-4871.
NotesDaimler trucks recall no. fl-524.customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
06V151000FREIGHTLINER LLCfrom 07/01/2005 to 02/16/2006V (Vehicle)8706/30/2006MFRFREIGHTLINER LLC05/02/200605/03/2006571403
Defect SummaryCertain my 2004-2007 thomas built minotour school and commercial buses manufactured between july 1, 2005, and february 16, 2006. the floor structure for the wheelchair lift fail to comply with the strength requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 403, platform lift systems for motor vehicles.
Consequence SummaryThe wheelchair lift may become unstable during operation and cause injury to passengers or bystanders.
Corrective SummaryThomas built will notify owners and repair the lifts by adding reinforcement free of charge. the recall began on june 30, 2006. customers may contact thomas bus customer support office at 336-889-4871.
NotesFreightliner recall no. fl-474.customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
06V150000FREIGHTLINER LLCfrom 06/16/2005 to 07/01/2005V (Vehicle)4506/23/2006MFRFREIGHTLINER LLC05/03/200605/03/2006
Defect SummaryCertain my 2004-2007 thomas built minotour, fs65, mvp-ef, and hdx model school buses, manufactured between june 16 and july 1, 2005, equipped with ricon wheelchair lifts. cracks in the lift arms may allow the mechanism to twist during stowage, preventing closure of the safety interlock switches.
Consequence SummaryIn the event this condition occurs during passenger operations it may not be possible to close the lift door causing the vehicle interlocks to remain engaged preventing movement of the vehicle or the ability to load or unload passengers with disabilities from the vehicle.
Corrective SummaryRicon is conducting this recall (please see 06e008000) and will replace the two vertical arms even if only one arm is cracked free of charge. the recall is expected to begin on may 30, 2006. owners may contact ricon customer support dept. at 800-322-2884 or owners may contact thomas bus customer support office at 336-889-4871.
NotesFreightliner recall no. fl-473.customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
EQUIPMENT - OTHER - LABELS
11V204000DAIMLER TRUCKS NORTH AMERICAfrom 04/17/2000 to 08/29/2008V (Vehicle)526MFRDAIMLER TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA03/30/201103/31/2011571110
Defect SummaryCertain model year 2000-2003, 2005 and 2006 thomas built minotour school buses built on ford and gm chassis from april 17, 2000, through august 29, 2008. these buses were equipped with an incorrect tire load certification label. the certification labels list d load range tires with a recommended cold tire inflation pressure greater than 65 psi. the buses are equipped with load range e tires that require a higher minimum tire pressure. accordingly, these buses fail to conform to the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 110, tire selection and rims.
Consequence SummaryIncorrect tire information may lead to vehicle overloading that can result in a tire failure which may lead to a vehicle crash.
Corrective SummaryDtna will notify owners and dealers will replace the incorrect label with a correct label free of charge or, if the owner wishes, they may replace the label themselves. owners should contact dtna at 1-800-547-0712 or thomas built at 1-336-889-4871 to obtain the label if they wish to affix it themselves. the safety recall is expected to begin on or about may 28, 2011.
NotesDaimler trucks' recall campaign number is fl-602.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
11V201000DAIMLER TRUCKS NORTH AMERICAfrom 04/17/2000 to 12/21/2009V (Vehicle)6360MFRDAIMLER TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA03/31/201103/31/2011571120
Defect SummaryCertain model year 2000 through 2009 thomas built school buses manufactured from april 17, 2000, through december 21, 2009, were equipped with an incorrect tire load certification label. the certification labels list d load range tires with a recommended cold tire inflation pressure greater than 65 psi. the buses are equipped with load range e tires that require a higher minimum tire pressure. accordingly, these buses fail to conform to the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 120, tire selection and rims for motor vehicles other than passenger cars.
Consequence SummaryIncorrect tire information may lead to vehicle overloading that can result in a tire failure which may lead to a vehicle crash.
Corrective SummaryDtna will notify owners and dealers will replace the incorrect label with a correct label free of charge or, if the owner wishes, they may replace the label themselves. owners should contact dtna at 1-800-547-0712 or thomas built at 1-336-889-4871 to obtain the label if they wish to affix it themselves. the safety recall is expected to begin on or about may 28, 2011.
NotesDtna's recall campaign number is fl-601.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
11V202000DAIMLER TRUCKS NORTH AMERICAfrom 04/17/2000 to 01/05/2009V (Vehicle)35MFRDAIMLER TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA03/30/201103/31/2011571120
Defect SummaryCertain model year 2000, 2002 through 2006, and 2009 thomas built minotour non school buses manufactured from april 17, 2000, through january 5, 2001, were equipped with an incorrect tire load certification label. the certification labels list d load range tires with a recommended cold tire inflation pressure greater than 65 psi. the buses are equipped with load range e tires that require a higher minimum tire pressure. accordingly, these buses fail to conform to the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 120, tire selection and rims for motor vehicles other than passenger cars.
Consequence SummaryIncorrect tire information may lead to vehicle overloading that can result in a tire failure which may lead to a vehicle crash.
Corrective SummaryDtna will notify owners and dealers will replace the incorrect label with a correct label free of charge or, if the owner wishes, they may replace the label themselves. owners should contact dtna at 1-800-547-0712 or thomas built at 1-336-889-4871 to obtain the label if they wish to affix it themselves. the safety recall is expected to begin on or about may 28, 2011.
NotesDaimler trucks' recall campaign number is fl-601.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
08V648000DAIMLER TRUCKS NORTH AMERICAfrom 09/01/2004 to 11/26/2008V (Vehicle)259006/30/2009OVSCFREIGHTLINER LLC12/09/200812/09/2008571110
Defect SummaryDaimler trucks north america (dtna) is recalling 2,590 my 2005 through 2009 thomas built minotour school buses with gvwr of 10,000 pounds or less, manufactured between september 1, 2004 and november 26, 2008. the tire placard contains incorrect information which fails to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 110, tire selection and rims.
Consequence SummaryIncorrect information on the tire placard may lead to tire overloading and possibly cause tire failure which may result in a vehicle crash.
Corrective SummaryNew labels will be sent to owners for installation. the recall is expected to begin on or about november 3, 2009. owners may contact dtna at 1-800-547-0712 or thomas built at 1-336-889-4871.
NotesDtna's recall no. fl-540.customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
VISIBILITY - GLASS, SIDE/REAR
09V219000DAIMLER TRUCKS NORTH AMERICAfrom 02/05/2003 to 07/03/2008V (Vehicle)21611/17/2009MFRFREIGHTLINER LLC06/12/200906/12/2009571217
Defect SummaryDaimler trucks is recalling 216 model year 2004 through 2009 thomas built minotour school buses manufactured from february 5, 2003 through july 3, 2008. vehicles with certain seat back and window combinations may be configured in such a way that the emergency window release mechanism is located outside of the low-force region which fails to conform to federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 217, bus emergency exists and window retention and release.
Consequence SummaryIn the event of an emergency evacuation, improperly located emergency exit release mechanisms may delay evacuation and increase the risk of personal injury to vehicle occupants.
Corrective SummaryDaimler trucks will notify owners and repair the buses free of charge. repairs will be performed by daimler trucks north america. the safety recall began on november 17, 2009. owners may contact daimler trucks customer support office at 1-336-889-4871.
NotesDaimler trucks recall campaign no. fl-552.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
Thomas Built Buses Minotour 2005 Consumer Complaints
Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
STRUCTURE - BODY
09/18/2012162064
 I represent cecil college in north east md. i received a safety recall notice 10v-393 concerning our thomas built bus. this was a re-notification dated august 2012. i did not receive the first one. on 9/18/12, i called american bus in annapolis md (410-224-9775) and spoke with ernie in the service department. ernie was going to order the clip required, mail it to me, and our fleet mechanic would install it. after that, i was going to email a picture of the completed work to satisfy the recall. i have called ernie nine times since 9/18/12, and each time ernie tells me the part is on backorder. it has been 60 days, and i felt i must notify you. ernie said the clip was ordered from thomas bus. i called thomas bus on 11/14/12, and kept getting bounced around from one person to the next. finally, i left my number with tracy sauerbrey, thomas bus warranty/recall department (336-889-4871) but she hasn't called me back. ernie has always been very nice through this ordeal and i have always received good service from amercian bus. the problem appears to be with thomas bus.