|Vehicle Make / Model:
GLAVAL / ENTOURAGE
GLAVAL / PRIMETIME
GLAVAL / SPORT
GLAVAL / TITAN II
GLAVAL / UNIVERSAL
Manufacturer: GLAVAL BUS DIVISION
Mfr’s Report Date: JUL 26, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V384000
NHTSA Action Number: EQ12008
Component: STRUCTURE:BODY:ROOF AND PILLARS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 90
Glaval Bus is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 transit buses equipped with Speciality Manufacturing Inc. (SMI) ProLo roof escape hatches. Increased friction between the rear plate assemblies, p/no. 009327, and the nylon rear pop-up support, p/no. 008956, may result in opening force of the ProLo roof hatches that exceeds Federal standard requirements. Thus, these hatches fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 217, “Bus Emergency Exits and Window Retention and Release.”
In the event of an emergency, passengers’ exit from the bus may be hindered, possibly resulting in injury to the vehicle occupants.
Glaval Bus will notify owners. SMI will provide service kits along with repair instructions to dealers and owners, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during August 2012. Owners may contact Glaval Bus at 1-574-262-2212 or SMI at 1-800-951-7867.