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Mid Bus Guide Recalls

There have been 0 recalls on Guide vehicles in recent years. The latest was issued on 2007-05-17 due to a problem with the body. Approximately 1403 vehicles were involved. Since 1997, Guide's have experienced approximately 10 recall(s) due to hazards with various components, including the equipment adaptive, seats, structure, hinge and attachments. See a list of recalls for your model year below.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Also check the list of Additional Mid Bus 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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2007-05-17 (Published by NHTSA on 2007-05-17)
Recall Summary: CERTAIN MID BUS GUIDE AND GUIDE XL SCHOOL BUSES MANUFACTURED BETWEEN NOVEMBER 3, 2003, AND MARCH 30, 2007. THE 39" AND 45" LEFT HAND BARRIERS FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE ENERGY ABSORPTION REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 222, SCHOOL BUS PASSENGER SEATING AND CRASH PROTECTION.
Hazard: THE PURPOSE OF THIS STANDARD IS TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF DEATHS AND THE SEVERITY OF INJURIES THAT RESULT FROM THE IMPACT OF SCHOOL BUS OCCUPANTS AGAINST STRUCTURES WITHIN THE VEHICLE DURING CRASHES AND SUDDEN MANEUVERS.
Remedy: MID BUS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPAIR THE BUSES FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 13, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MID BUS CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-877-358-6055.
Additional Info: CUSTOMERS MAY 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=07V211000
   
2007-03-09 (Published by NHTSA on 2007-03-09)
Recall Summary: CERTAIN MY 2006 MID BUS GUIDE AND GUIDE XL SCHOOL BUSES MANUFACTURED BETWEEN JANUARY 6 AND OCTOBER 5, 2006, EQUIPPED WITH RICON 2000 AND 5500 SERIES WHEEL CHAIR LIFTS. THE LIFT'S INTERLOCK SWITCH SYSTEM MAY NOT DETECT THE PRESENCE OF A PASSENGER (EITHER WHEEL CHAIR OR STANDEE) ON THE PLATFORM LIFT WHICH FAILS TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 403, PLATFORM LIFT SYSTEMS FOR MOTOR VEHICLES.
Hazard: IN THE EVENT THIS CONDITION OCCURS DURING PASSENGER OPERATIONS, IT MAY BE POSSIBLE FOR THE WHEELCHAIR LIFT TO TIP BACKWARDS ONTO THE PLATFORM IF THE USER IS BACKING ONTO THE LIFT FROM INSIDE THE VEHICLE AND HAS THE SMALL FRONT WHEELS FULLY OR PARTIALLY ON THE INNER BARRIER WHEN THE PLATFORM WAS LOWERED. A STANDEE COULD LOOSE HIS OR HER BALANCE IF THEY WERE POSITIONED FULLY OR PARTLY ON THE INNER BARRIER WHEN THE PLATFORM IS LOWERED. EITHER CONDITION COULD CAUSE PERSONAL INJURY.
Remedy: MID BUS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND IS WORKING IN CONJUNCTION WITH RICON TO REPAIR THE SCHOOL BUSES FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 15, 2007. OWNERS CAN CONTACT RICON AT 818-267-3012 OR CONTACT MID BUS AT 877-358-6055.
Additional Info: CUSTOMERS MAY 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=07V091000
   
2006-09-29 (Published by NHTSA on 2006-09-29)
Recall Summary: CERTAIN MY 2001 THROUGH 2006 MID BUS GUIDE SCHOOL BUSES MANUFACTURED BETWEEN JANUARY 1, 2002, AND MAY 16, 2006, EQUIPPED WITH COLLINS 3 PASSENGER SEATS, FREEDMAN ACTIVITY SEATS, OR UNISTRUT TRACK SEATING WITH 2 PASSENGER SEATS. THE SEATS MAY NOT HAVE HAD THE CORRECT HARDWARE INSTALLED ON THEM WHICH FAILS TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 222, SCHOOL BUS PASSENGER SEATING AND CRASH PROTECTION.
Hazard: PASSENGERS COULD SUSTAIN SERIOUS INJURIES OR EVEN DEATH IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy: MID BUS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND PROVIDE ADDITIONAL HARDWARE ALONG WITH INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 30, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MID BUS AT 1-877-358-6055.
Additional Info: CUSTOMERS MAY 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=06V374000
   
2005-05-06 (Published by NHTSA on 2005-05-06)
Recall Summary: CERTAIN MID BUS MY 2002-2005 GUIDE SCHOOL BUSES MANUFACTURED BETWEEN JANUARY 2002 AND APRIL 30, 2005. THESE BUSES WERE EQUIPPED WITH A BENCH-STYLE SINGLE PASSENGER SEATS HAVING A LOWER CUSHION SURFACE OF 24 INCHES IN WIDTH. THESE SEATS SHOULD HAVE A SEATING SURFACE OF ONLY 22 INCHES FOR A SIGNAL DESIGNATED SEATING POSITION. THESE SEATS DO NOT CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 222, SCHOOL BUS PASSENGER SEATING AND CRASH PROTECTION.
Hazard: THESE SEATS SHOULD HAVE A SEATING SURFACE OF ONLY 22 INCHES WIDE TO HAVE A SINGLE DESIGNATED SEATING POSITION. BECAUSE THE 24 INCH CUSHION IS WIDER THAN 22 INCHES, THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR TWO PASSENGERS TO BE SEATED IN THIS SEAT. A SECOND PASSENGER WOULD NOT HAVE AN AVAILABLE SEAT BELT FOR RESTRAINT AND MAY BE INJURED IN A CRASH.
Remedy: MID BUS WILL NOTIFY ITS CUSTOMERS AND REPLACE THE 24 INCH SEAT CUSHION WITH A 22 INCH SEAT CUSHION FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 24, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MID BUS AT 1-877-3358-6055.
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.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=05V203000
   
2004-10-18 (Published by NHTSA on 2004-10-18)
Recall Summary: CERTAIN 2000-2004 MY MID BUS SCHOOL BUSES EQUIPPED WITH SURE-LOK WHEELCHAIR TIE-DOWN SECUREMENT ASSEMBLIES P/N 8625-13 FOR USE ON CERTAIN SCHOOL AND TRANSIT BUSES. THE SPROCKET TEETH OF THE RETRACTOR ASSEMBLY MAY BE OUT OF ALIGNMENT CAUSING THE LOAD PAWL NOT TO FULLY SEAT IN THE SPROCKET TEETH.
Hazard: IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THE WHEELCHAIR MAY NOT BE ADEQUATELY SECURED POSSIBLY RESULTING IN INJURIES TO THE SEAT OCCUPANT AND/OR OTHER PASSENGERS.
Remedy: ONCE THE BUS OWNERS HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED, SURE-LOK WILL NOTIFY MID BUS' CUSTOMERS AND REPLACE THE DEFECTIVE PART FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN AUGUST 16, 2004. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR BUSES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT SURE-LOK CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 866-787-3565.
Additional Info: ALSO, CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=04V503000
   
2003-10-16 (Published by NHTSA on 2003-10-16)
Recall Summary: MY 1999 THROUGH 2003 GUIDE SCHOOL BUSES MANUFACTURED FROM JANUARY 1, 1999, TO AUGUST 31, 2003. THE SEATS WILL NOT ABSORB THE SPECIFIED ENERGY IN FORWARD OR REARWARD PUSHES AS REQUIRED IN FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 222, "SCHOOL BUS PASSENGER SEATING AND CRASH PROTECTION."
Hazard: IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THE VEHICLE OCCUPANT MAY NOT BE PROPERLY PROTECTED, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
Remedy: MID BUS WILL NOTIFY ITS CUSTOMERS AND WILL FIX THE SEATS TO BRING THEM IN COMPLIANCE WILL FMVSS 222. THE REMEDY WILL BE PREFORMED AT NO COST TO THE CUSTOMER. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MARCH 12, 2004. 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 MID BUS AT 419-358-2400.
Additional Info: ALSO, CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=03V402000
   
2003-10-16 (Published by NHTSA on 2003-10-16)
Recall Summary: MY 2002 AND 2003 GUIDE SCHOOL BUSES MANUFACTURED FROM MAY 1, 2002, TO SEPTEMBER 30, 2003. VARIOUS SEAMS IN THE SCHOOL BUS BODIES WERE IMPROPERLY ASSEMBLED. VERTICAL SEAMS IN THE INTERIOR WERE NOT BONDED AS REQUIRED UNDER FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 221, "SCHOOL BUS BODY JOINT STRENGTH."
Hazard: IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THE SEAMS OF THE BUS MAY SEPARATE AT SMALLER LOADS THEN EXPECTED, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
Remedy: MID BUS WILL NOTIFY ITS CUSTOMERS AND ADD ADDITIONAL FASTENERS TO THE ROOF SEAMS, INTERIOR SEAMS, AND THE MOISTURE BARRIER SKIN BELOW THE FLOOR TO ENSURE THAT THE SEAMS ARE AS INTENDED AND IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, DO NOT PREMATURELY SEPARATE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JANUARY 15, 2004. 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 MID BUS CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 877-358-6055.
Additional Info: ALSO, CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=03V403000
   
2003-09-16 (Published by NHTSA on 2003-09-16)
Recall Summary: ON CERTAIN SCHOOL BUSES EQUIPPED WITH Q-STRAINT POCKET TIE DOWNS FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 222, "SCHOOL BUS PASSENGER SEATING AND CRASH PROTECTION." IF ENOUGH FORCE IS APPLIED, ONE OR ALL OF THE Q-STRAINT POCKETS CAN PULL AWAY FROM THE FLOOR.
Hazard: IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, ONE OR ALL OF THE Q-STRAINT POCKETS CAN PULL AWAY FROM THE FLOOR. POSSIBLE SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH CAN OCCUR TO THE VEHICLE SEAT OCCUPANTS.
Remedy: MID BUS WILL PROVIDE REPAIR KITS AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS TO ITS OWNERS. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN NOVEMBER 6, 2003. OWNERS REMEDY SHOULD CONTACT MID BUS AT 419-358-2500.
Additional Info: ALSO, CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=03V335000
   
2003-09-12 (Published by NHTSA on 2003-09-12)
Recall Summary: GUIDE SCHOOL BUSES, MODELS YEARS 1997 THROUGH 2003 MANUFACTURED FROM JANUARY 1, 1997, TO JULY 21, 2003. THE STOP ARM DOES NOT DEPLOY WHEN THE RED WARNING LIGHTS ARE TURNED ON AS REQUIRED UNDER FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 131, "SCHOOL BUS PEDESTRIAN SAFETY DEVICES."
Hazard: IF THE STOP SIGNAL ARM IS NOT EXTENDED WHEN THE BUS IS LOADING OR UNLOADING PASSENGERS, IT MAY INCREASE THE LIKELIHOOD OF VEHICLES PASSING A STOPPED SCHOOL BUS AND STRIKING PEDESTRIANS IN THE VICINITY OF THE BUS.
Remedy: MID BUS WILL NOTIFY ITS CUSTOMERS AND PROVIDE REMEDY FREE OF CHARGE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN SEPTEMBER 22, 2003.
Additional Info: ALSO, CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=03V334000
   
2003-07-14 (Published by NHTSA on 2003-07-14)
Recall Summary: CERTAIN SCHOOL BUSES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 217 "BUS EMERGENCY EXITS AND WINDOW RETENTION AND RELEASE." THE REAR DOOR LATCH HAS INSUFFICIENT LUBRICATION, REQUIRING MORE FORCE TO OPEN THE DOOR THAN ALLOWED BY THE STANDARD.
Hazard: THE INCREASED OPENING LOAD ON THE LATCH MIGHT PRESENT A PROBLEM IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY.
Remedy: OWNERS ARE BEING ADVISED HOW TO LUBRICATE THE EMERGENCY DOOR LATCH OR, IF THEY PREFER, A DEALER CAN PERFORM THE REMEDY FOR THEM. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN AUGUST 27, 2003. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT MID BUS AT 1-877-358-6055.
Additional Info: CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=03V242000
   
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