A recall has been announced on a motor vehicle that could pose a safety hazard.
This time, the recall concerns Volvo 9700 Motor Coaches of model years between 2009 and 2013. Prevost Cars, the manufacturer of the vehicles, announced the recall, which concerns 27 different units.
At issue is the number of emergency exit windows installed on these vehicles. According to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 217, which governs bus emergency exits and their retention and release, every bus must have a certain minimum amount of windows that can be used as emergency exits. Unfortunately, the aforementioned vehicles do not meet this minimum. Because of this, any emergency could pose a threat to safety. Persons inside the bus would not be able to exit the vehicle in a sufficiently expedient manner, and thus their lives could be put in danger.
Owners can expect to receive some sort of notification from Prevost in July. However, this is only going to be considered an interim notification, because unfortunately, the parts needed to complete a repair likely won’t be on the market until September. When those parts are available, consumers can bring their vehicles in to a dealer to get an extra emergency exit window installed. This will not cost the consumer any money.