Nova Bus Issues Recall Due to Malfunctioning Optical Sensor

Nova Bus Issues Recall Due to Malfunctioning Optical Sensor
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November 30, 2015

A defective sensor in transit buses is leading to a recall from Nova Bus.

The bus manufacturer is recalling certain model year 2010-2015 Nova LFS and 2013-2015 LFS Artic transit buses. The affected vehicles are equipped with an optical sensor for the passenger counter system whose location may result in a passenger's arm being pinched between the passenger counter housing and the door.

The risk of injury exists if a passenger catches his or her arm in the door.

Nova is recalling almost 300 buses in connection with this malfunctioning sensor.

Nova will notify owners, and dealers will install a longer protective cover over the passenger counter system and add a warning label, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in November 2015.

Owners with questions about the recall can contact Nova customer service at (800) 350-6682.