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DOT ANNOUNCES SAFETY RECALL OF 185,000 SCHOOL BUSES

 DOT ANNOUNCES SAFETY RECALL OF 185,000 SCHOOL BUSES
 WASHINGTON, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Transportation Secretary


Andrew H. Card Jr. today announced that Navistar International Transportation Corp. will recall up to 185,000 school buses that do not meet the federal motor vehicle safety standard for fuel system integrity.
 The secretary said that during a crash test conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the fuel that leaked from a school bus built on a chassis manufactured by Navistar exceeded the allowable amount. NHTSA immediately notified Navistar of the test results and requested that a recall be conducted.
 NHTSA emphasized that while it is important that all affected buses be remedied, the recall should not cause parents or school officials to be unduly alarmed. NHTSA is unaware of any actual crashes in which the fuel system of a Navistar chassis ruptured. Many of the school buses involved in the recall have been in service for more than 12 years, and there has not been a single recorded fatality because of a fire.
 "School buses remain the safest form of transportation for our children. Accident statistics indicate that the risk of fatal injury in school buses is four times less than in passenger cars. This is an impressive safety record, but it is still imperative that buses not meeting the federal safety standard are fixed promptly by Navistar," Card said.
 NHTSA said Navistar currently is developing a remedy for the problem. School districts and other owners will be formally notified of the recall and given instructions about how the necessary repairs, which are free of charge, will be completed. The company has a toll- free number, 800-44-TRUCK to answer any questions about the recall.
 Parents or others who have questions about this or any other motor vehicle recall also can call NHTSA's toll-free Auto Safety Hotline at 800-424-9393.
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 /CONTACT: Skipp Calvert or Barry McCahill of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 202-366-9550/ CO: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; Navistar
 International Transportation Corporation ST: District of Columbia IN: TRN SU:


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