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.