R20AY-SB – Steering Wheel Not Secured Properly – 2021 Blue Bird Vision & All American School Buses

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August 5, 2020 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 20V456000

Steering Wheel Not Secured Properly

An improperly tightened steering wheel could detach, resulting in a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V456

Manufacturer Blue Bird Body Company

Components STEERING

Potential Number of Units Affected 293

 

Summary

Blue Bird Body Company (Blue Bird) is recalling certain 2021 Vision and All American school buses. The nut that secures the steering wheel to the steering shaft may not have been properly tightened.

 

Remedy

Blue Bird will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and tighten the steering wheel nut, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began August 26, 2020. Owners may contact Blue Bird customer service at 1-478-822-2242. Blue Bird’s number for this recall is R20AY-SB.

 

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

 


RECALL

R20AY – Steering Wheel Nut Torque Confirmation

 

Models Affected: Certain 2021 Model Year Vision Buses

Issue: The nut that retains the steering wheel to the steering shaft may not have been torqued to factory specifications on the affected buses.

Corrective Action: The steering wheel nut must be inspected for proper torque and torqued properly according to the Blue Bird provided instructions, if necessary.

WARNING: Always follow all Federal, State, Local and Shop safety standards and use proper safety equipment, and thoroughly read and understand all instructions before performing these procedures.

Park bus on level surface, apply parking brake, turn off ignition key, and chock wheels.

 

Instruction

1. Lift up on top of steering wheel cover to remove. See Photo (1)

 

2. The cover contains the horn wire, lay the cover to the bottom.

 

3. Torque the steering wheel nut to 40-50ft lbs.

 

4. Ensure the horn wire is securely connected, then reinstall the steering wheel cover by pressing bottom portion in first followed by top of steering wheel cover until secure.

 



2 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
BLUE BIRD ALL AMERICAN 2021
BLUE BIRD VISION 2021

 


12 Associated Documents

Recall Quarterly Report #3, 2021-1

RCLQRT-20V456-5041.PDF 211.323KB

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ISSUED Renotification Notice

RCRN-20V456-1468.pdf 1539.703KB

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Recall Quarterly Report #4, 2021-2

RCLQRT-20V456-7197.PDF 211.431KB

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Recall Quarterly Report #2, 2020-4

RCLQRT-20V456-5117.PDF 211.238KB

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-20V456-9128.pdf 264.926KB

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ISSUED Renotification Notice

RCRN-20V456-2280.pdf 1540.499KB

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Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-20V456-5120.pdf 244.776KB

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Recall Quarterly Report #1, 2020-3

RCLQRT-20V456-5509.PDF 211.133KB

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Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-20V456-1841.PDF 214.562KB

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Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc)

RCMN-20V456-5223.pdf 830.16KB

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ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RCONL-20V456-4499.pdf 798.926KB

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Recall Quarterly Report #5, 2021-3

RCLQRT-20V456-9149.PDF 211.534KB

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Latest Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=20V456&docType=RCL

 


 

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