R12VH_U

Driver’s Seat Belt
Buckle Mismatch
RECALL
ISSUE ______________ ____________ __ __
CORRECTIVE ACTION________----___
The driver’s seat belt tongue and buckle may be
mismatched which could cause non-compliance
with FVMSS 209 “Seat Belt Assemblies” S4.4
“Requirements for Assembly Performance”.
Inspect for proper match of seat belt tongue
and buckle. If incorrect, change buckle to
match the seat belt tongue.
PROCEDURE
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WARNING: Always follow all Federal, State, Local and Shop safety standards and use proper
safety equipment when performing these procedures.
INSPECTION PROCEDURE
1. Compare the driver’s seat belt tongue and buckle to the photos below.
Notice the wide tongue and
notched buckle release
Notice the narrow tongue and
notched buckle release
INCORRECT
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CORRECT
C A M P A I G N ---R 1 2 V H-----
Models Affected: Certain 2013 Model Year “Vision” and “All-American”
Tongue
Buckle
Notch
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RECALL
INCORRECT
Tongue
Buckle
2. If the buckles are correct. Complete the Inspection Form on Page 5 and return to Blue Bird.
No further action is required.
C A M P A I G N
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2
CORRECT
Notice the wide tongue and flat release.
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Notice the narrow tongue and flat release.
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Driver’s Seat Belt
Buckle Mismatch
There are two modification procedures, only one will be applicable to each bus.
If the buckle end of the driver’s seat belt is bolted to the driver’s seat frame, refer to “Modification
Instructions A”.
If the buckle end of the driver’s seat belt is bolted directly to the floor, refer to “Modification
Instructions B”.
If replacement buckle ends are required, complete the attached “R12VH Inspection and Parts Order
Form” and return to Blue Bird. When ordering parts enter the body number and which type tongue
and buckle ends are found on your bus. The correct buckle end will be shipped to you via UPS.
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R E C A L L
Modification Procedure
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Driver’s Seat Belt
Buckle Mismatch
Modification Instructions A
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1. Park the bus on a level surface, apply parking brakes, remove ignition key.
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2. Locate driver’s seat belt buckle on right side of driver’s seat. Remove and retain the 7/16”
bolt securing the buckle to the seat frame. Discard the lock nut and buckle.
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3. Install new buckle with new lock nut and torque to 37-41 ft- lbs. Verify belt tongue locks
securely into buckle and matches per previous photos.
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R E C A L L
C A M P A I G N
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Reference installation drawing below as viewed from the rear of the driver’s seat. Modification Instructions B
1. Park the bus on a level surface, apply parking brakes, remove ignition key, and chock
wheels.
3. Install new buckle with new lock nut and torque to 37-41 ft-lbs. Verify the buckle is routed
through the cable stay, belt tongue locks securely into buckle and matches per previous
photos.
R E C A L L
C A M P A I G N
Reference installation drawing below as viewed from the rear of the driver’s seat. -- R
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2. Locate driver’s seat belt buckle on right side of driver’s seat. Remove and retain the 7/16”
bolt securing the buckle to the floor of the bus. Discard the lock nut and buckle.
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Driver’s Seat Belt
Buckle Mismatch
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R12VH Inspection and Parts Order Form
Enter the Blue Bird body number and check type of tongue and buckle found on your bus.
Type Buckle
Notched
Flat
C A M P A I G N
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Body Number
Type Tongue
Wide
Narrow
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Driver’s Seat Belt
Buckle Mismatch
Ship replacement buckle(s), if needed, to:
R E C A L L
_______________________________________________
Name of School or Company
_______________________________________________
Shipping Address (No P.O. Boxes)
_______________________________________________
City, State, Zip
_______________________________________________
Telephone Number
______________________________________________
Your Name
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