|Vehicle Make / Model:
NOVA BUS / NOVA LFS
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
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.
In the event the egress window fails during an emergency situation, passengers may be trapped in the bus placing them at risk of injury.
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.