RECALL: Rear Door Can Open Unexpectedly in New Flyer Transit Buses

About 1,900 buses are potentially impacted by this issue

RECALL: Rear Door Can Open Unexpectedly in New Flyer Transit Buses
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May 4, 2016

New Flyer Industries has announced a recall for several buses due to an electrical malfunction.

The auto manufacturer is recalling the following transit buses:

  • 2013 C40LFR
  • 2013 XN35
  • 2014-2016 XD35
  • 2014-2016 XD60
  • 2014-2016 XDE40
  • 2015-2016 XD40
  • 2015-2016 XDE60
  • 2014 XDE3
  • 2013-2015 XE40
  • 2013-2016 XN40
  • 2013-2016 XN60
  • 2014-2015 XT40
  • 2014-2015 XT60

These buses have an Electric Transit Operator (ETO) controller that controls the bus door motor function which may have a software defect that causes failure of the rear door guide roller linkage. This could result in the bus' rear door opening unexpectedly while the bus is in motion.

If the rear bus door opens unexpectedly while the bus is in motion, there is an increased risk of injury for the passengers.

The company believes that about 1,900 buses are impacted by this defect.

New Flyer will notify owners, and dealers will install a firmware upgrade, and replace the roller bracket plates, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in May 2016.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact New Flyer customer service at (204) 224-6706.