Vapor Bus International Recalls Part Due to Software Defect
Malfunctioning software has prompted a recall from Vapor Bus International.
The auto parts manufacturer is recalling certain Electric Transit Operator (ETO) Controller Assemblies, part number 51220550. These assemblies, which control a bus door operator motor and brake, may have a software defect which can cause failure of the rear door guide roller linkage.
This condition can cause the rear door to unexpectedly open while the bus is in motion, posing an increased risk of injury to passengers.
About 4,800 assemblies are potentially defective, according to the company.
Vapor Bus will notify owners, and dealers will update the ETO Controller Assembly software, and replace all the roller brackets, free of charge. Vapor Bus will notify the affected bus manufacturers in March 2016.
Owners with questions about this recall can contact Vapor Bus customer service at (847) 777-6423.