|Vehicle Make / Model:
ELDORADO / AXESS
ELDORADO / E-Z RIDER II MAX
Manufacturer: Eldorado National- California, Inc.
Report Receipt Date: OCT 19, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V513000
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected: 9
Eldorado National is recalling certain model year 2011 Axess and EZ Rider II Max buses, manufactured between October 1, 2010 and October 31, 2010 and equipped with Ricon 3-Minute Urban Transit Bus egress window sets. The composition of the material used to cast the handle that opens the egress window is incorrect, resulting in a reduction in material strength. The handle(s) on the emergency egress passenger windows may break before the window latch is released.
In the event that the egress window handle fails during an actual emergency situation, passengers may be trapped in the vehicle placing them at risk of injury.
Eldorado National will notify owners, and dealers will replace the defective handles, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in November 2012. Owners may contact Eldorado National at 1-937-596-7965 for more information.