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Blue Bird All American D3 Recalls

There have been 3 recalls on All American D3 vehicles in recent years. The latest was issued on 2010-07-02 due to a problem with the cruise control. Approximately 2325 vehicles were involved. Since 2010, All American D3's have experienced approximately 3 recall(s) due to hazards with various components, including the body. See a list of recalls for your model year below.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Also check the list of Additional Blue Bird Models to the right. At times, the manufacturer or the NHTSA may use slightly different model names, or group models together by series.

Recalled Blue Bird All American D3 vehicles

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Detailed Recall Information for Blue Bird All American D3

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2010-07-02 (Published by NHTSA on 2010-07-02)
Recall Summary: BLUE BIRD IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 AND 2011 D3 ALL AMERICAN SCHOOL BUSES MANUFACTURED FROM MAY 13, 2009 THROUGH JUNE 25, 2010 AND 2011 MODEL YEAR VISION SCHOOL BUSES MANUFACTURED FROM NOVEMBER 9, 2009 THROUGH JUNE 24, 2010. THESE BUSES ARE EQUIPPED WITH A CRUISE CONTROL FEATURE WHICH ONCE ACTIVATED MAY NOT DE-ACTIVATE WHEN THE SERVICE BRAKES ARE APPLIED.
Hazard: IN THE EVENT THE CRUISE CONTROL FAILS TO DE-ACTIVATE WHEN THE SERVICE BRAKES ARE APPLIED, THE POTENTIAL FOR A VEHICLE CRASH COULD OCCUR.
Remedy: BLUE BIRD SENT AN INTERIM LETTER TO DEALERS AND OWNERS ON JULY 1, 2010 INSTRUCTING DEALERS TO DISABLE THE CRUISE CONTROL MECHANISM UNTIL A PERMANENT REMEDY IS AVAILABLE. A DECAL WASL PROVIDED TO AFFIX TO THE DASH ADVISING OPERATORS THAT THE CRUISE CONTROL HAS BEEN DISABLED. A PERMANENT REPAIR HAS NOW BEEN ESTABLISHED. DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE BUSES BY INSTALLING A FAILSAFE CURCUIT IN THE CRUISE CONTROL SYSTEM FREE OF CHARGE. ALL OWNERS, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THEY RECEIVED THE INTERIM FIX OR NOT, WILL BE NOTIFIED AND OFFERED THE PERMANENT REMEDY. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 5, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BLUE BIRD AT 1-478-822-2242.
Additional Info: BLUE BIRD'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS R10SH.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 .
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=10V306000
   
2010-07-02 (Published by NHTSA on 2010-07-02)
Recall Summary: BLUE BIRD IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 AND 2011 D3 ALL AMERICAN NON SCHOOL BUSES MANUFACTURED FROM MAY 19, 2009 THROUGH JUNE 15, 2010 AND 2011 MODEL YEAR VISION NON SCHOOL BUSES MANUFACTURED FROM APRIL 9, 2009 THROUGH APRIL 10, 2010. THESE BUSES ARE EQUIPPED WITH A CRUISE CONTROL FEATURE WHICH ONCE ACTIVATED MAY NOT DE-ACTIVATE WHEN THE SERVICE BRAKES ARE APPLIED.
Hazard: IN THE EVENT THE CRUISE CONTROL FAILS TO DE-ACTIVATE WHEN THE SERVICE BRAKES ARE APPLIED, THE POTENTIAL FOR A VEHICLE CRASH COULD OCCUR.
Remedy: BLUE BIRD SENT AN INTERIM LETTER TO DEALERS AND OWNERS ON JULY 1, 2010 INSTRUCTING DEALERS TO DISABLE THE CRUISE CONTROL MECHANISM UNTIL A PERMANENT REMEDY IS AVAILABLE. A DECAL WASL PROVIDED TO AFFIX TO THE DASH ADVISING OPERATORS THAT THE CRUISE CONTROL HAS BEEN DISABLED. A PERMANENT REPAIR HAS NOW BEEN ESTABLISHED. DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE BUSES BY INSTALLING A FAILSAFE CURCUIT IN THE CRUISE CONTROL SYSTEM FREE OF CHARGE. ALL OWNERS, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THEY RECEIVED THE INTERIM FIX OR NOT, WILL BE NOTIFIED AND OFFERED THE PERMANENT REMEDY. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 5, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BLUE BIRD AT 1-478-822-2242.
Additional Info: BLUE BIRD'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS R10SH.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 .
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=10V307000
   
2009-12-17 (Published by NHTSA on 2009-12-17)
Recall Summary: BLUE BIRD IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 ALL AMERICAN D3 FRONT ENGINE MODEL SCHOOL BUSES MANUFACTURED FROM AUGUST 13, 2009 THROUGH OCTOBER 24, 2009. ADHESIVE FOR THE INSIDE PANELS ADJACENT TO THE REAR CENTER EMERGENCY DOOR WAS OMITTED FROM THE JOINTS. THESE BUSES FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 221, "SCHOOL BUS BODY JOINT STRENGTH."
Hazard: WITHOUT THE REQUIRED ADHESIVE, THERE IS AN INCREASED RISK OF INJURY TO THE BUS OCCUPANTS IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH.
Remedy: BLUE BIRD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPAIR THE BUSES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 12, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BLUE BIRD AT 1-478-822-2242.
Additional Info: BLUE BIRD'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS R10RF.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 .
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=09V481000
   
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