|Vehicle Make / Model:
NEW FLYER / GE35LFR
NEW FLYER / GE40LFR
Manufacturer: New Flyer Industries Ltd.
Report Receipt Date: OCT 17, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V515000
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 11
New Flyer is recalling certain model year 2010 GE35LFR and GE40LFR transit buses, 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 the egress window fails during an actual emergency situation, passengers may be trapped in the vehicle placing them at risk of injury.
New Flyer will notify owners, and dealers will replace the handles free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in November 2012. Owners may contact New Flyer at 1-204-982-8400 for more information.