Transportation Collaborative, Inc., the owner of Trans Tech Bus, announced a recall of 13 models of Type A small school buses tied to driver visibility issues that could put the vehicles out of compliance with FMVSS 103.
The manufacturer issued a NHTSA recall on 192 units manufactured on both Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana Chassis from Feb. 2009 through April 15 of this year. Trans Tech reported to NHTSA that the HVAC control knobs may fracture and spin on the control shaft causing the operator to potentially be unable to control the defrost system.
By failing to meet FMVSS 103, "Windshield Defrosting and Defogging System," drivers could suffer decreased visibility, which could result in a crash. The affected models are the SST 30 PAK, STH4+9, STH4, STH5RL, ST5, ST4, DW4+9139, DW5193FRL, DW5139, DW5+9195, DW5+9159FRL, DW6159FRL, and DW6159.
TCI said owners and dealers will be notified of the free repairs by about May 10 of this year.
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