Seatbelt Anchorage Issue Leads to Recall for Nova Transit Buses

About 430 buses are included in the recall

Seatbelt Anchorage Issue Leads to Recall for Nova Transit Buses
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April 20, 2016

Nova Bus has announced a recall for buses with potentially dangerous seats.

The manufacturer is recalling certain model year 2010-2015 Nova LFS transit buses. The affected seats have J-Brackets that may be missing welds, which could allow the seatbelt anchorage assembly to separate.

If the seatbelt anchorage assembly separates from the J-Bracket, the bus driver may not be properly restrained in the event of a crash increasing their risk of injury.

The manufacturer is including about 430 buses in its recall.

Nova will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the seats for missing welds. If missing welds are found, the seats will be repaired, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin around April 29, 2016.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Nova customer service at (450) 472-6410.