Daimler Trucks North America LLC. is recalling 2,323 school buses because a defect could cause a loss of exterior lighting or windshield wiper function. This could increase the potential for a crash by decreasing visibility in certain traffic conditions, such as a dark and rainy day.
The affected school buses have a body control module that may fail resulting in intermittent or total loss of exterior lighting or windshield wiper function.
The recall includes 2012-2017 Thomas Built Minotour buses with GM chassis. Daimler will repair the buses by modifying the wiring to the body control module. Note: this recall is unrelated to Blue Bird’s recent recall of school buses for electrical system problems.
You guys really need to pay more attention to the photos you use. This is the second school bus recall you have listed, neither involving Navistar/International/IC branded busses, yet you use an IC branded bus in the photo. I think this implies the bus pictured is recalled, when in fact it is not. How hard is it to get the right photo to go along with the recall, or just not have a photo (I don’t think we have to see a photo to imagine what a school bus looks like).
Thank you for taking the time to let us know about the error! You’re right: we can do better. We have updated the photo for this recall and will make sure that the images in future articles are not misleading.