Nova Bus Visibility:glass, Side/rear Recall

Vehicle Make / Model:
NOVA BUS / NOVA LFS
Model Year(s):
2010

Manufacturer: Nova Bus

Report Receipt Date: NOV 23, 2012

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V549000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: VISIBILITY:GLASS, SIDE/REAR

Potential Number of Units Affected: 26

Summary:
Nova Bus is recalling certain model year 2010 LFS transit buses manufactured June 10, 2010, through November 11, 2010; and equipped with flush mounted windows and Ricon 3-Minute Urban Transit Bus egress window sets. The composition of the material used to cast the handles is incorrect resulting in embrittlement of the handle and a reduction in material strength. The handle(s) on the emergency egress passenger windows may break before the window latch is released.

Consequence:
In the event the egress window fails during an emergency situation, passengers may be trapped in the bus placing them at risk of injury.

Remedy:
Nova Bus will notify owners, and dealers will replace the egress handles free of charge. Ricon will supply the replacement handles. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Nova Bus at 1-877-999-8808.

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