Blue Bird Q Bus Recalls
There have been 0 recalls on Q Bus vehicles in recent years. The latest was issued on 2005-04-15 due to a problem with the vehicle speed control. Approximately 486 vehicles were involved. Since 1996, Q Bus's have experienced approximately 8 recall(s) due to hazards with various components, including the suspension, wiring, accelerator pedal. 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.
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Detailed Recall Information for Blue Bird Q Bus
|2005-04-15||(Published by NHTSA on 2005-04-15)|
|Recall Summary:||CERTAIN 2001 THROUGH 2005 ALL AMERICAN, COMMERCIAL SERIES, AND Q-BUS SCHOOL AND TRANSIT BUSES EQUIPPED WITH JOHN DEERE 8.1 CNG ENGINES. THE SUBJECT BUSES EQUIPPED WITH THE JOHN DEERE ENGINES MAY SURGE INAPPROPRIATELY DUE TO ERRACTIC OPERATION OF THE AIR THROTTLE IF THE ENGINE IS TAKEN FROM FULL TO ZERO LOAD.|
|Hazard:||UNEXPECTED ENGINE SURGE COULD RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN PERSONAL INJURY.|
|Remedy:||JOHN DEERE WILL NOTIFY BLUE BIRD'S CUSTOMERS AND REPAIR THE ENGINES FREE OF CHARGE. CUSTOMERS ARE BEING INSTRUCTED TO CONTACT JOHN DEERE AT 1-800-JD-ENGINE.|
|Additional Info:||CUSTOMERS 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.|
|2001-10-10||(Published by NHTSA on 2001-10-10)|
|Recall Summary:||VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SCHOOL AND TRANSIT BUSES. INSUFFICIENT TORQUE ON THE ARVIN-MERITOR AIR BRAKE CHAMBER MOUNTING NUTS CAN ALLOW THE NUTS TO LOOSEN OVER TIME.|
|Hazard:||THIS CONDITION COULD REDUCE BRAKING OF THE VEHICLE, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A CRASH.|
|Remedy:||DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE TORQUE VALUES ON EACH BRAKE CHAMBER NUT AND TIGHTEN TO SPECIFICATIONS. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN NOVEMBER 16, 2001. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT BLUE BIRD AT 1-912-822-2242.|
|Additional Info:||BLUE BIRD RECALL NO. R01FK.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).|
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Sources may include: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and companies involved with this or a related recall.