Metro Worldwide LLC (Metro Worldwide) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Metro Link 28WC and 28SH transit buses. In certain configurations, if the bus is fully loaded, the vehicle may exceed the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) and Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) capacity. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, "Certification."
Being overloaded can cause a loss of vehicle control, premature tire wear, or failure of suspension and braking systems, increasing the risk of a crash.
Metro Worldwide will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles, removing a seat as necessary to get the vehicles within the GVWR and GAWR requirements, free of charge. The recall began on September 15, 2017. Owners may contact Metro Worldwide customer service at 1-641-903-7369.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
Recall Manufacture Dates
2016-04-01 - 2017-05-31