Daimler Trucks Recalls Thomas Built Buses for Window Defects
July 27, 2009


Daimler Trucks North America LLC has issued a recall for several 2010 Thomas Built Buses. Company officials report that the buses' emergency exit push-out windows may be installed without proper shimming, potentially resulting in the binding of the window. In the event of an evacuation, the window could potentially increase the risk of personal injury to occupants by delaying evacuation, according to the details of the recall, issued on July 22.

The company began the investigation of the issue in March, when a customer reported that the window handles were breaking while attempting to open the windows during pre-trip inspections.

Daimler Trucks will inspect potentially affected vehicles and will install shims to ensure proper operation; customers likely won't receive notification until September 24, according to reports from the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The recall affects Thomas Built busses manufactured between October 22, 2008, and March 25, 2009. The windows involved were manufactured by Hehr International Inc.

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