Summary: Blue Bird is recalling certain model year 2013 Vision school buses manufactured from May 10, 2012, through June 7, 2012. The electronic module that activates the hydraulic brake pressure indicator light on the dash instrument panel when there is little, or no, pressure in the hydraulic brake system may have been omitted during manufacturing. Therefore, these buses fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 105, "Hydraulic and Electric Brake Systems," Section 5.3 "Brake System Indicator Lamps".
Consequence: In the event that a loss of pressure occurs in the hydraulic brake system and the brake pressure monitor does not activate, the operator of the bus may not be aware of the subsequent reduced braking capacity which could result in a vehicle crash with potential for personal injury and/or property damage.
Remedy: Blue Bird will notify owners, and dealers will repair the buses free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on or about August 23, 2012. Owners may contact Blue Bird at 1-478-822-2242.