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Recalls

A Recall is a notice to customers informing them that there may be a safety-related condition pertaining to their vehicle.

Blue Bird Service Recall Campaigns

  • For recalls related to your bus please visit Blue Bird's Vantage website.
  • https://vantage.blue-bird.com
  • Login with the link at the top right.
  • If you do not have a login please contact your Central States bus or parts salesperson.
  • We will be happy to create a user name especially for you.
  • Use Bus Lookup to find your unit.
  • Under the Warranty tab please scroll down to find Authorized Campaigns for Bulletins and Recalls.
  • You can also see them under the Service Campaigns/Notices tab by clicking the Campaigns button.
  • Under the Service Campaigns/Notices tab you can also click on Service Memorandums and Service Updates buttons to view those helpful notices.

If you don't know your body number, it is usually located inside the bus above the windshield on the Body Data Plate or you can use the VIN.

If you are unable to find your unit in the Vantage website or have any questions regarding the recalsl for your bus, please contact one of our Technical Support Staff.

The following links will allow you to access our former database of Recalls in the form of printable PDF documents. If you have any questions, please contact one of our Technical Support Staff.

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  • Letter and R15YA – Driver's Heater Switch Panel Inverter Failure
  • Owner Letter and Reply Sheet and R14XR – Parking Brake Pedal Separation Instructions
  • R14XE – Steering Shaft Clamp May Contact Rubber Closeout Boot
  • R13WS – Driver's Seat Belt Buckle Noncompliance
  • R13WF – C. E. White Flip Seat Recall
  • R13WT – Parking Brake Unintentional Release
  • R12VT – Drag Link Castle Nut Torque
  • R12VR – Brake Light Switch Mounting Bracket Replacement
  • R12VH – Driver's Seat Belt Buckle Mismatch
  • R12VG – Hydraulic Brake Monitor Electronic Module Omitted
  • R12VE – SMI Prolo Roof Hatch Recall
  • R12VA – FMVSS 121 S5.7.1 and S5.7.2 Emergency Brake System Performance and Operation Noncompliance
  • R12TU – Braun Outer Rollstop Latch Recall
  • R11TR – FMVSS 301 fuel system integrity noncompliance on some 2007-2012 All American rear engine school buses
  • R11TN – Incorrect rivet in vertical pushout window emergency exit handle on some 2012 All American and Vision school buses
  • R11TH – Cummins V-band clamp T-bolt failures on some 2010-2011 All American and Vision buses
  • R11TB – Optional relocated fuel filter line may contact transmission access cover on some 2009-2012 Vision conventional style school buses
  • R11TA – Starter cable may contact power steering hose on some 2004-2006 Vision conventional type school and non-school buses
  • R10SL – Deactivate and repair cruise control on some 2007-2011 All American Front Engines (AAFEs)
  • R10SK – Starter cable may contact fan hub on some 2019-2011 Visions with GM propane engines
  • R10SH-2 – Starter bolt replacement on some 2010 Visions and 2010-2011 D3 All Americans
  • R10SH – Deactivate cruise control on some 2010 Visions and 2010-2011 D3 All Americans
  • R10SF – National driver's seat shock failure on some 2010-2011 All Americans and Visions
  • R10RW – Incorrect power cable lug orientation on some 2004-2009 Visions
  • R10RT – Ricon lift restraint belt latch defect on some 2008-2011 All Americans, Visions, and Micro Birds
  • R10RR – Tag light wiring connector corrosion on some 2010 All Americans
  • R09PL – Rear headliner joint strength noncompliance on some 2010 All Americans
  • R09PJ – 34" offset leg barrier pad noncompliance on 2008-2010 Micro Bird and 2009 Vision
  • R09PH – Power steering reservoir gasket failure on 2008-2010 Vision
  • R09PD – Incorrect bolts in fan clutch
  • R09PB – Battery cable routing
  • R08NM – Lift enable interlock for 2006-2009 Micro Bird
  • R08NH – Ricon lift anti-stow sensor noncompliance
  • R08NG – Caterpillar C-7 fuel pump check plug on 2008-2009 All American and Vision
  • R08NC – Rear roof cap rivets for 2005 - 2009 Blue Bird Vision; All Americans manufactured at Fort Valley, GA, from January 2004 - March 2008; 2004- 2007 Blue Bird Vision and All Americans manufactured at Lafayette, GA, from March 2003 - June 2006
  • R08NB – Hydraulic brake hose chafing on 2004-2009 Vision
  • R08MV – Battery cable fusible link on 2001-2008 Micro Bird Ford
  • R07MS – Braun wheelchair lift noncompliance-threshold warning signal on 2006-2007 All American, Vision, and Micro Bird
  • R07LK — Ricon 5500 and 2000 Series platform wheelchair lifts
  • R07LH_U — Blue Bird Conventional wiper/washer wiring
  • R06LD — incorrect screw in steering wheel
  • R06KY — Air brake check valve on some 2007 Visions
  • R06KW_U — Ammeter shunt power cable on some 2004-2007 Visions
  • R06KU — Bendix SR-7 spring brake valve recall
  • R06KS — Ricon 5500 series platform wheelchair lift
  • R06KP — FMVSS 301 non-compliance - fuel system integrity - replace rear bumper on Micro Bird 03/09/06
  • R05KA — loose wiring connections at battery disconnect switch 10/12/05
  • R05JW — specialty 5-series electric stop arm switch replacement, warm states 08/05/05
  • R05JV — specialty 5-series electric stop arm switch replacement, cold states 08/05/05
  • R05JS — FMVSS 105 non-compliance - incorrect display on hydraulic brake dash warning light 07/08/05
  • R05JR — FMVSS 221 school bus body joint strength non-compliance - interior side panel 05/19/05
  • R05JP — John Deere CNG engine recall - engine surge condition 05/17/05
  • R05JN — inadvertent engine shutdown on BBCV "Vision" 03/17/05
  • R05JM — Webasto heater burner tube failure 03/22/05
  • R05JG — tire data load range omission 05/02/05
  • R05JF — FMVSS 217 passenger window retention non-compliance - Hehr emergency exit passenger windows 02/16/05
  • R04JB — Sure-Lok wheelchair securement retractors 09/15/04
  • R04HV — FMVSS 221 school bus body joint strength non-compliance - rivets omitted in roof sheet at rear roof cap 08/16/04
  • R04HU — FMVSS 121 air brake systems non-compliance 07/30/04
  • R04HT — incorrect fasteners in driver's 3-point seat belt upper attachment 06/04/04
  • R04HS — FMVSS 221 school bus body joint strength non-compliance 06/09/04
  • R04HR — incorrect torque application on clamp bolts on drag link, tie rod, and torque rods 04/06/04
  • R03HL — BBCV park brake valve exhaust port blockage 12/05/03
  • R03HE — engine air intake grid heater fuse holder modification on BBCV "Vision" model buses 10/20/03
  • R03HC — Davenport seat belt anchorage 11/13/03
  • R03HB — bolts omitted at wall side mounting flange on seats with seat belts or seat belt "ready" frames 10/28/03
  • R03GZ — FMVSS221 driver's platform flange bolts non-compliance 11/14/03
  • R03GX — power cable routing on BBCV "Vision" model buses 10/20/03
  • R02GR — hydraulic brakes rear hose contacts frame rail or frame components 12/05/02
  • R02GP - Felsted pedal defective Caterpillar throttle position sensor 12/03/02
  • R02GL — Norcold refrigerator cooling unit replacement 11/15/02
  • R02GK — alternator power cable routing 09/23/02
  • R02GG — passenger seat belt cover separation 09/23/02
  • R02GF — right rear emergency exit decal non-compliance on LTCs equipped with restrooms 09/17/02
  • R02GE — grid heater wire harness chafing on rear engine models 09/23/02
  • R02GD — LTC parcel rack securement 07/24/02
  • R02GC — Allison 2000 series "range inhibited" light activation 08/16/02
  • R02GB — keyless ignition switch labeling non-compliance 08/29/02
  • R02GA — Allison "check trans" light 07/29/02
  • R02FU — Micro Bird 225 tether attachment non-compliance 01/25/02
  • R01FN — option 2836-02 driver's seat belt fit 11/14/01
  • R01FL — inconsistent torque on Hendrickson rear air suspension fasteners 01/15/02
  • R01FK — insufficient torque on Meritor air brake chamber mounting stud nuts with meritor air brake assemblies 11/13/01
  • R01FF — 12 volt power cables harness chafing 07/30/01
  • R01EV — LTC40 brake non-compliance 04/23/01
  • R01ET — TRW drag link replacement 03/26/01
  • R01EM — automatic slack adjuster contacting U-bolt bracket 03/15/01
  • R00EJ — Wabco ABS electronic controller unit replacement for hydraulic brakes 02/14/01
  • R00EF — steering shaft assembly pinch bolts torque 09/06/00
  • R00EE — Bendix ECU-17-1030R ABS electronic controller unit replacement 09/06/00
  • R00EA — Felsted electronic accelerator return springs breaking 09/25/00
  • R00DZ — A3FE grid heater wire harness chafing 08/21/00
  • R00DX — Bendix QR1C valve - quick release diaphragm replacement 06/22/00
  • R00DV — transit push-out sliding window retention and release non-compliance 05/22/00
  • R00DS — routing of power distribution unit wiring 04/11/00
  • R00DR — Bendix R12DC relay valve plumbing modification 03/23/00
  • R00DN — joint strength noncompliance 12/13/00
  • R99DK — Hendrickson parasteer air suspension axle damper 12/13/99
  • R99DJ — LTC40 parcel rack securement 12/16/99
  • R99DF — alternator power cable routing 12/14/99
  • R99DE — A3FE neutral safety switch non-compliance 08/25/99
  • R99CN — school bus passenger seat wall attachment 04/21/99
  • R99CL — routing of cables on three-battery configuration 03/15/99
  • R99CK — fuel filler hose and floor reinforcement interference 02/16/99
  • R98CH — Cummins electronic engines combustion air intake grid heater wiring modification 12/16/98
If you believe your Blue Bird vehicle may be involved in a Recall, send us your Body Number (e.g., M89672). We will respond to you with information pertaining to your specific vehicle.
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