Daimler Buses Recalls Orion VII for Faulty Passenger Windows

May 19, 2010

Daimler Buses North America Inc. has recalled more than 800 Orion VII transit buses for an issue related to faulty passenger windows. The recall affects vehicles made between August 2007 and June 2009, with model years 2006-2009.
According to the recall, issued via the National Transportation Highway Safety Administration, the vehicles’ passenger windows have a tip-in transom window attached by screws, and these screws could loosen, causing the window to dislodge and fall into the bus.

The company is in the process of notifying owners who must check to make sure that the screws are tightened, and may contact Orion to fix the windows free of charge.

The windows in question were made by Hehr International in Chesaning, Mich., according to information provided to NHTSA. The problem with the windows was discovered last summer, when in June and July 2009, two buses associated with the Toronto Transportation Commission had windows that dislodged.

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