A school bus manufacturer is issuing a recall for buses in order to fix a defective part that poses a fire hazard, according to recent news reports.
More than 1,800 buses are subject to recall. The bolt that is part of the clamp assembly has been proven to break under pressure, which leads to a weak exhaust system, which poses the potential for a fire. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration has been alerted of the issue.
The buses are from the parent company of a High Point, North Carolina company called Thomas Built Buses. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has stated that three different models of the Thomas Built school buses are affected. The affected vehicles were made between September 1 and December 31 of 2010. The clamp was supplied by Cummins Inc.
Thomas Built Buses is a unit of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, which is part of German Automaker Daimler AG.
As a Los Angeles bus accident lawyer, I hope that no incidents occur as a result of operating these faulty vehicles. In my experience as a personal injury lawyer, I know that having a defective vehicle part can endanger all drivers on the road. If you’ve been injured by a defective car part, I advise that you speak with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.