|Vehicle Make / Model:
GILLIG / LOW FLOOR
Manufacturer: GILLIG CORPORATION
Report Receipt Date: OCT 18, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V506000
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: VISIBILITY:GLASS, SIDE/REAR
Potential Number of Units Affected: 657
Gillig is recalling certain model year 2010 Lowfloor transit buses, manufactured April 16, 2010, through November 16, 2010, and equipped with Ricon 3-Minute Urban Transit Bus 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 the egress window handle fails during an actual emergency situation, passengers may be trapped in the vehicle placing them at risk of injury.
Gillig will notify owners, and dealers will replace the window handles free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in November 2012. Owners may contact Gillig at 1-800-735-1500 for more information.