NEW FLYER ( 12V515000 )
Sat, 27 Oct 2012 06:00:00 EST
Vehicle Make / Model:
NEW FLYER / GE35LFR
NEW FLYER / GE40LFR
New Flyer Industries Ltd.
Report Receipt Date: OCT 17, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:
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Component: VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 11
Summary: 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.
Consequence: 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.
Remedy: 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.