Thomas Built Bus Recalled• Freightliner Corporation/Thomas Built Buses, Inc.
• Number Involved: 57
• Dates of Manufacture: November 1996 - November 2001
• Noncompliance: Certain school buses fail to conform to the requirements of FMVSS No. 217, "Bus Emergency Exits and Window Retention and Release." A third roof hatch must be added to meet the standard requirements. Only vehicles located in the state of Washington are involved.
Remedy: Dealers will install a third roof hatch. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification was expected to begin during January 2002. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Thomas Built at 1-336-889-4871.
• (NHTSA Recall No. 01V378)