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There have been 16 recalls on Nova Lfs vehicles in recent years. The latest, dated 2015-11-05 and published by the NHTSA on 2015-11-26, was due to a problem with the door . Approximately 287 vehicles were involved. Since 1998, Nova Lfs's have experienced approximately 28 recall(s) due to hazards with various components, including the air, electrical system, cables, exhaust system and axle shaft. See a list of recalls for your model year below.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Also check the list of Additional Nova Bus Models to the right. At times, the manufacturer or the NHTSA may use slightly different model names, or group models together by series.

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2015-11-05 (Published by NHTSA on 2015-11-26)
Recall Summary: Nova Bus (Nova) 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.
Hazard: A passenger could be injured if their arm is caught in the door.
Remedy: 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 may contact Nova customer service at 1-800-350-6682. Nova's numbers for this recall are CR3492 and CR3493.
Additional Info: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=15V735000
   
2015-06-05 (Published by NHTSA on 2015-06-27)
Recall Summary: Nova Bus is recalling certain model year 2001-2004 LFS buses manufactured January 1, 2001, to December 31, 2004. The affected vehicles have certain air hoses that may have been incorrectly connected to the R14 valve, causing a delay when applying the parking brake.
Hazard: A delay in the application of the parking brake may result in the bus rolling forward or rearward a few feet, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy: Nova Bus is confirming that all buses were inspected and repaired. Nova Bus will notify the owner of any unremedied bus and dealers will correct the hose connection, free of charge. Owners may contact Nova Bus customer service at 1-450-472-6410. Nova Bus' number for this recall is CR3405.
Additional Info: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=15V350000
   
2015-02-09 (Published by NHTSA on 2015-02-20)
Recall Summary: Nova Bus (Nova) is recalling certain model year 2006-2007 LFS transit buses manufactured January 1, 2006, to December 31, 2007. In the affected vehicles, the rear exit door controls may not function properly.
Hazard: If the rear exit door does not open and close as expected, there is an increased risk of injury to bus occupants.
Remedy: Nova notified owners, and dealers corrected the exit door control programming, free of charge. Owners may contact Nova customer service at 1-450-472-6410. Nova's number for this recall is CR1300.
Additional Info: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=15V075000
   
2015-02-09 (Published by NHTSA on 2015-02-20)
Recall Summary: Nova Bus (Nova) is recalling certain model year 2009 LFS transit buses manufactured January 1, 2009, to December 31, 2009. The affected buses may have an incorrectly wired main power relay circuit, causing the circuit protection to be defeated.
Hazard: If the incorrectly wired circuit short circuits, there would be an increased risk of a fire.
Remedy: Nova notified owners, and dealers corrected the main power relay circuit wiring, free of charge. Owners may contact Nova customer service at 1-450-472-6410. Nova's number for this recall is CR1366.
Additional Info: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=15V078000
   
2015-02-09 (Published by NHTSA on 2015-02-20)
Recall Summary: Nova Bus (Nova) is recalling certain model year 2008 LFS transit buses manufactured January 1, 2008, to December 31, 2008. Surrounding material may interfere with opening of the emergency exit windows, making them more difficult to open. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 217, "Bus Emergency Exits and Window Retention and Release."
Hazard: An emergency exit that is difficult to open may hinder egress in the event of an emergency, increasing the risk of injury.
Remedy: Nova has notified owners, and dealers removed any material that restricted the opening of the emergency exit, free of charge. Owners may contact Nova customer service at 1-450-472-6410. Nova's number for this recall is CR1314.
Additional Info: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=15V076000
   
2015-02-09 (Published by NHTSA on 2015-02-20)
Recall Summary: Nova Bus (Nova) is recalling certain model year 2007-2009 LFS transit buses manufactured January 1, 2007, to December 31, 2009. A power feed cable in the battery compartment may have been incorrectly routed and clipped. As a result, the battery cable may prematurely wear and short to ground.
Hazard: A battery cable that shorts to ground increases the risk of a fire.
Remedy: Nova notified owners, and dealers inspected the buses and correctly routed the battery power feed cable, as necessary, free of charge. Owners may contact Nova customer service at 1-450-472-6410. Nova's number for this recall is CR1332.
Additional Info: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=15V077000
   
2015-02-09 (Published by NHTSA on 2015-02-20)
Recall Summary: Nova Bus (Nova) is recalling certain model year 2007 LFS transit buses manufactured January 1, 2007, to December 31, 2007. In the affected vehicles, the band clamp on the flex pipe between the turbocharger and the diesel particulate filter may be incorrectly located allowing the exhaust pipe to leak hot exhaust gases onto nearby components.
Hazard: If the components are exposed to hot exhaust gases, there is an increased risk of a fire.
Remedy: Nova notified owners, and dealers correctly positioned the clamps on the affected vehicles, free of charge. Owners may contact Nova customer service at 1-450-472-6410. Nova's number for this recall is CR1261.
Additional Info: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=15V073000
   
2015-02-09 (Published by NHTSA on 2015-02-21)
Recall Summary: Nova Bus (Nova) is recalling certain model year 2007 LFS transit buses manufactured January 1, 2007, to December 31, 2007. Two wires in the antilock brake system (ABS) connector may be reversed, and the ABS may be disabled.
Hazard: Without a functioning antilock brake system, there is an increased risk of a crash.
Remedy: Nova notified owners, and dealers inspected and corrected the position of the wires, as necessary, free of charge. Owners may contact Nova customer service at 1-450-472-6410. Nova's number for this recall is CR1287.
Additional Info: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=15V074000
   
2015-02-09 (Published by NHTSA on 2015-02-21)
Recall Summary: Nova Bus (Nova) is recalling certain model year 2009 LFS transit buses manufactured January 1, 2009, to December 31, 2009. In the affected buses, the brake hose fitting crimping ring may have been damaged and, as a result, the crimping ring may fail where the brake hose attaches to the air brake chamber.
Hazard: Failure of the crimping rimgs may affect the braking performance, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy: Nova has notified owners, and dealers inspected and replaced the damaged fittings, as necessary, free of charge. Owners may contact Nova customer service at 1-450-472-6410. Nova's number for this recall is CR1430.
Additional Info: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=15V079000
   
2015-02-06 (Published by NHTSA on 2015-02-20)
Recall Summary: Nova Bus (Nova) is recalling certain model year 2006 LFS transit buses manufactured January 1, 2006, to December 31, 2006. In the affected vehicles, the air lines for the rear brake system may have an incorrectly positioned retaining ring (ferrule).
Hazard: The incorrectly positioned retaining ring may allow the air line to detach, compromising the rear axle braking performance and increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy: Nova has notified owners, and dealers have inspected the air lines and repositioned the ferrules, as necessary, free of charge. Owners may contact Nova customer service at 1-450-472-6410. Nova's number for this recall is CR1247R1.
Additional Info: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=15V072000
   
2015-02-06 (Published by NHTSA on 2015-02-20)
Recall Summary: Nova Bus (Nova) is recalling certain model year 2009-2010 LFS transit buses manufactured January 1, 2009, to December 31, 2010 with ZFAV132 rear axles. The affected vehicles may have been produced with rear axle half shafts that received an inadequate surface treatment which may result in axle shaft failure.
Hazard: If the axle half shaft fails, the bus would be disabled, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy: Nova has notified the affected owners, and all affected buses have been reapired, free of charge. Owners may contact Nova customer service at 1-450-472-6410. Nova's number for this recall is BS1555.
Additional Info: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=15V071000
   
2014-12-03 (Published by NHTSA on 2014-12-20)
Recall Summary: Nova Bus is recalling certain model year 2012 LFS transit buses manufactured June 27, 2012, to October 15, 2012, and equipped with slim flip-up seats. In the affected vehicles, the anchor rivnut may not properly secure one end of the seat to the bus wall.
Hazard: If the seat detaches from the wall, there is an increased risk of injury.
Remedy: Nova Bus will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the anchor rivnut, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on December 19, 2014. Owners may contact Nova Bus customer service at 1-800-350-6682. Nova Bus' number for this recall is CR3280.
Additional Info: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=14V769000
   
2014-08-04 (Published by NHTSA on 2014-08-04)
Recall Summary: Nova Bus (Nova) is recalling certain model year 2013 Nova LFS transit buses. The bolt used to secure the windshield wiper linkage to the wiper motor may become loose over time.
Hazard: If the windshield wiper linkage loosens from the wiper motor, the wipers may become inoperable, reducing the driver's visibility and increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy: Nova will notify owners, and dealers will replace the bolt and nut that attach the windshield wiper linkage to the wiper motor, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in late September 2014. Owners may contact Nova customer service at 1-800-350-6682.
Additional Info: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=14V473000
   
2014-06-30 (Published by NHTSA on 2014-06-30)
Recall Summary: Nova Bus is recalling certain model year 2004 and 2006-2013 LFS transit buses. Due to a programming error in the vehicle control unit, the ABS malfunction light may not illuminate if the ABS control unit loses power. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 121, "Air Brake Systems."
Hazard: If the ABS malfunction light does not illuminate if the ABS control unit loses power, the driver would not be aware that the ABS is not functional and that the brakes may unexpectedly lock up under certain conditions when the brakes are applied, increasing the risk of crash.
Remedy: Nova Bus will notify owners, and dealers will update the software for the instrument cluster, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in late August 2014. Owners may contact Nova Bus customer service at 1-450-472-6410. Nova Bus' number for this recall is CR3200.
Additional Info: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=14V380000
   
2014-06-30 (Published by NHTSA on 2014-06-30)
Recall Summary: Nova Bus is recalling certain model year 2010-2014 LFS transit buses manufactured June 2010 to June 2014. In the affected vehicles, the terminal on the postive alternator cable may fracture causing the cable to arc to other components.
Hazard: Arcing of the alternator cable may result in an engine compartment fire.
Remedy: Nova Bus will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the terminal and replace it if it is damaged, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in late August 2014. Owners may contact Nova Bus customer service at 1-450-472-6410. Nova Bus' number for this recall is CR3201.
Additional Info: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=14V381000
   
2013-12-26 (Published by NHTSA on 2013-12-28)
Recall Summary: Nova Bus is recalling certain 2009-2012 model year LFS and LFS HEV transit buses equipped with Sure Power DC-DC converters containing a particular epoxy sealing, aka 'potting', compound. The specific potting compound used in the subject products for insulation was found to be capable of conducting electricity after being exposed to heat.
Hazard: Once electrically conductive, the material is capable of melting and burning, increasing the risk of a fire.
Remedy: Nova Bus will notify owners and dealers will inspect and replace the converters, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in January 2014. Owners may contact Nova Bus at 1-450-472-6410. Nova Bus's numbers for this recall are CR3030, CR3031, CR3032, CR3033 and CR3034 (depending on the converter's part number and location of in the vehicle).
Additional Info: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=13V642000
   
2012-11-28 (Published by NHTSA on 2012-11-28)
Recall Summary: Nova Bus is recalling certain model year 2010 LFS transit buses manufactured June 10, 2010, through November 11, 2010; and equipped with flush mounted windows and Ricon 3-Minute Urban Transit Bus egress window sets. The composition of the material used to cast the handles is incorrect resulting in embrittlement of the handle and a reduction in material strength. The handle(s) on the emergency egress passenger windows may break before the window latch is released.
Hazard: In the event the egress window fails during an emergency situation, passengers may be trapped in the bus placing them at risk of injury.
Remedy: Nova Bus will notify owners, and dealers will replace the egress handles free of charge. Ricon will supply the replacement handles. The recall began on December 10, 2012. Owners may contact Nova Bus at 1-877-999-8808.
Additional Info: Nova Bus's campaign recall numbers are CR1924A, CR1926A, and CR1927A.Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=12V549000
   
2012-07-18 (Published by NHTSA on 2012-07-18)
Recall Summary: Nova Bus is recalling certain model year 2012 Nova LFS transit buses equipped with certain Bendix brake valves, treadle assemblies, and/or plunger kits.The brake valve plunger may fracture after brake application, resulting in reduced brake pedal angle and travel. This condition may limit the driver's ability to deliver full pressure from the foot brake valve. There is also the potential that the brake plunger could become lodged and prevent the release of the service brakes.
Hazard: This condition could reduce braking ability and lead to loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy: Nova Bus will notify owners and repair the vehicles that contain the brake valves, treadle assemblies, and plunger kits, free of charge. The safety recall began on August 7, 2012. Owners may contact Nova Bus at 1-800-350-6682 or Bendix at 1-440-329-9386.
Additional Info: This is Nova Bus campaign number CR1875A. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=12V334000
   
2011-11-01 (Published by NHTSA on 2011-11-01)
Recall Summary: NOVA BUS IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 LFS BUSES MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 1, 2010, THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2010, EQUIPPED WITH A CUMMINS ISB, ISX, ISC OR ISL DIESEL ENGINE. THE V-BAND CLAMP ASSEMBLY, PART NUMBERS Q187684, Q187685, AND Q187686, USED TO CONNECT THE INLET AND OUTLET CONE SECTIONS TO THE DIESEL OXIDATION CATALYST (DOC)/DIESEL PARTICULATE FILTER (DPF) INCLUDE A T-BOLT WHICH CAN FRACTURE AND FAIL WHEN SUBJECTED TO STRESS OR LOAD. A FRACTURE OR FAILURE OF THE T-BOLT MAY CAUSE THE CLAMP TO LOOSEN AND THE INLET OR OUTLET SECTIONS ATTACHED TO THE DOC/DPF HOUSING TO DISCONNECT.
Hazard: IF THE INLET OR OUTLET SECTIONS DISCONNECT, HOT EXHAUST GASES CAN VENT PRIOR TO EXITING THE TAILPIPE, CREATING THE RISK OF COMBUSTION AND A FIRE. IF BOTH CLAMPS FAIL, THERE IS A RISK IN SOME APPLICATIONS THAT THE DOC/DPF HOUSING MAY DETACH COMPLETELY, CREATING A ROAD HAZARD.
Remedy: NOVA BUS IS WORKING WITH CUMMINS TO IDENTIFY AND NOTIFY OWNERS OF THE RECALL CAMPAIGN. REPAIRS WILL BE PERFORMED BY AUTHORIZED CUMMINS DEALERS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN OCTOBER 10, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CUMMINS AT 1-812-377-5000.
Additional Info: THE NHTSA NUMBER ASSIGNED TO THE CUMMINS' RECALL IS 11E-031.CUMMINS' RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS C1154, AND NOVA BUS' RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS CR1696.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=11V525000
   
2011-03-10 (Published by NHTSA on 2011-03-10)
Recall Summary: NOVA BUS IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2009 THROUGH 2011 LFS 40 FT AND LFS 60 FT TRANSIT BUSES MANUFACTURED FROM MARCH 31, 2009, THROUGH FEBRUARY 11, 2011. AN INSUFFICIENT TORQUE WAS APPLIED TO THE DRAG LINK ATTACHMENT BOLTS DURING PRODUCTION. THE DRAG LINK COULD BECOME DETACHED FROM THE STEERING LINKAGE, CAUSING A LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL.
Hazard: LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.
Remedy: DEALERS WILL PROVIDE OWNERS THE CORRECT DOCUMENTATION TO VERIFY THE TORQUE VALUES FOR THE DRAG LINK AND TO CORRECT THE DRAG LINK IF NECESSARY. AT THE CUSTOMER'S OPTION, A DEALER CAN PERFORM THE CORRECT TORQUE VALUE FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 16, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NOVA BUS AT 1-450-472-6410.
Additional Info: OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=11V158000
   
2010-07-14 (Published by NHTSA on 2010-07-14)
Recall Summary: NOVA BUS IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2007-2010 TRANSIT BUSES EQUIPPED WITH ATC (AUTOMATIC TRACTION CONTROL) SYSTEM AND V-BEA MULTIPLEXING SYSTEM MANUFACTURED FROM APRIL 2, 2007 THROUGH JUNE 30, 2010. THE ATC SYSTEM MAY INADVERTENTLY ACTIVATE WHENEVER THE PARKING BRAKE OR THE BRAKE INTERLOCK IS APPLIED, SINCE THE VEHICLE'S MULTIPLEX PROGRAM DID NOT CORRECTLY SEND THE PARKING BRAKE OR INTERLOCK SIGNAL TO THE ATC SYSTEM. THE ATC SYSTEM COULD MISINTERPRET THIS SITUATION AS WHEEL SPIN, SUBSEQUENTLY APPLYING AND RELEASING THE APPLIED BRAKES. THE VEHICLE COULD THEN MOVE UNEXPECTEDLY.
Hazard: THE VEHICLE MAY MOVE INADVERTENTLY EVEN WHEN THE PARKING BRAKE IS APPLIED INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE SYSTEM AND THE ENGINE'S ECU FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 22, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NOVA BUS AT 450-472-6410.
Additional Info: OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=10V324000
   
2010-05-21 (Published by NHTSA on 2010-05-21)
Recall Summary: NOVA BUS IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2009-2010 NOVA LFS 40 FT AND MODEL YEAR 2010 NOVA LFS 60 FT T-DRIVE TRANSIT BUSES MANUFACTURED FROM AUGUST 27, 2007 THROUGH NOVEMBER 11, 2010, EQUIPPED WITH CUMMINS ISL OR ISB ENGINES. THE BOLTS ON THE ENGINE CRADLE WERE NOT TORQUED ACCORDING TO APPROPRIATE SPECIFICATIONS.
Hazard: THE BOLTS CAN BE WORN PREMATURELY AND BREAK OFF, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy: NOVA BUS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPAIR THE BUSES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 1, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NOVA BUS AT 1-450-472-6410.
Additional Info: OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=10V216000
   
2010-04-06 (Published by NHTSA on 2010-04-06)
Recall Summary: NOVA BUS HAS NOTIFIED NHTSA ABOUT A DEFECT IN CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2007-2010 LFS BUSES EQUIPPED WITH MODINE ROOF MOUNTED RADIATOR. THE WRONG TYPE OF O-RING WAS INSTALLED AT THE LOCATIONS BY THE RADIATOR MANUFACTURER, MODINE. THE O-RINGS MUST BE VITON TYPE O-RINGS.
Hazard: DETERIORATION OF THESE O-RINGS MAY OCCUR AND LEAKING OR SEEPAGE OF HYDRAULIC OIL.
Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSTALL VITON O-RINGS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 11, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NOVA BUS AT 450-472-6410.
Additional Info: NOVA BUS RECALL NO. CR1461.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=10V132000
   
2010-03-05 (Published by NHTSA on 2010-03-05)
Recall Summary: NOVA BUS IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2009-2010 LFS 40 FOOT TRANSIT BUSES EQUIPPED WITH CUMMINS ENGINES. IMPROPER FUEL UNIT WAS INSTALLED.
Hazard: THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED A CONSEQUENCE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN.
Remedy: NOVA BUS IS WORKING WITH CUMMINS AND CUMMINS IS HANDLING THE REMEDY FOR THIS CAMPAIGN. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CUMMINS AT 1-800-343-7357.
Additional Info: OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=10V082000
   
2009-12-29 (Published by NHTSA on 2009-12-29)
Recall Summary: NOVA BUS IS RECALLING MODEL YEAR 2009 LFS BUSES EQUIPPED WITH Q'STRAINT MAX MOBILITY DEVICE REMOTE RELEASE BELTS USED ON AMERICAN INSIGHT TRANSVERSE FLIP UP SEATS WITH BUILD DATES BETWEEN OCTOBER 2008 AND OCTOBER 2009. THESE DEVICES ARE USED TO RESTRAIN PASSENGERS USING MOBILITY AID PRODUCTS. THE MOBILITY DEVICE RESTRAINT BELTS MAY NOT LOCK AS DESIGNED, AND MAY FAIL TO PROPERLY RESTRAIN THE PASSENGER AND THE MOBILITY DEVICE.
Hazard: IF THE BELT DOES NOT LOCK AND THE MOBILITY DEVICE IS NOT PROPERLY RESTRAINED, THERE IS AN INCREASED RISK OF INJURY TO THE PASSENGER IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH.
Remedy: NOVA BUS IS WORKING WITH AMERICAN SEATING AND WILL REPLACE THE Q'STRAINT MAX REMOTE RELEASE BELTS WITH Q'STRAINT QRT DELUXE REMOTE RELEASE BELTS FREE OF CHARGE. AMERICAN SEATING IS HANDLING THE REMEDY FOR THIS CAMPAIGN. PLEASE SEE AMERICAN SEATING'S DEFECT REPORT 09E-065. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON DECEMBER 4, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT AMERICAN SEATING'S SERVICE MANAGER SHERRY AELLEN AT 1-616-732-6484 AND NOVA BUS AT 1-450-472-6410.
Additional Info: OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=09V494000
   
2009-12-18 (Published by NHTSA on 2009-12-18)
Recall Summary: NOVA BUS IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2004 THROUGH 2009 LFS TRANSIT BUSES EQUIPPED WITH LUMINATOR HORIZON LED SIDE DESTINATION SIGNS. THE CONNECTOR BOARD CAN CORRODE DUE TO AN ACCUMULATION OF MOISTURE UNDER THE CONNECTOR.
Hazard: A SHORT COULD OCCUR, POSSIBLY CAUSING SMOKE AND FIRE.
Remedy: NOVA BUS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND LUMINATOR WILL REPAIR THE BUSES FREE OF CHARGE. PLEASE SEE LUMINATOR'S DEFECT REPORT 09E-054. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 26, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT LUMINATOR AT 1-972-516-3033 OR NOVA BUS AT 1-450-472-6410.
Additional Info: OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=09V485000
   
2008-04-01 (Published by NHTSA on 2008-04-01)
Recall Summary: NOVA BUS IS RECALLING 19 MY 2003-2006 LFS TRANSIT BUSES BUILT WITH CUMMINS ISL ENGINES WHICH WERE EQUIPPED WITH CM850 FUEL SYSTEMS. THE ENGINE HIGH PRESSURE FUEL LINES FROM THE ENGINE HIGH PRESSURE PUMP TO THE ENGINE FUEL RAIL ARE PRONE TO FAILURE. FAILURE TYPICALLY OCCURS AT OR UNDER THE FUEL LINE FITTING ATTACHMENTS.
Hazard: THE INTRODUCTION OF HIGH PRESSURE ATOMIZED FUEL INTO THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT CREATES A RISK OF FIRE DUE TO POSSIBLE IGNITION WHEN THE FUEL VAPOR COMES IN CONTACT WITH HOT SURFACES.
Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE NECESSARY FUEL LINE FITTINGS AND BRACKETS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING APRIL 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NOVA BUS AT 1-450-472-6410.
Additional Info: NOVA BUS RECALL NO. CR1219A.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=08V150000
   
2007-02-05 (Published by NHTSA on 2007-02-05)
Recall Summary: ON CERTAIN TRANSIT BUSES EQUIPPED WITH DETROIT DIESEL SERIES 40 ENGINES, THE TURBOCHARGER COMPRESSOR WHEEL AND BACKPLATE CAN BREAK ALLOWING LUBRICATING OIL TO SPILL ONTO THE ENGINE.
Hazard: THIS CAN RESULT IN A FIRE IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT.
Remedy: NOVABUS IN CONJUNCTION WITH DETROIT DIESELWILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE TURBOCHARGER, AS NECESSARY, TO ENSURE THAT AFFECTED UNITS HAVE A BORELESS TURBOCHARGER COMPRESSOR WHEEL AND REINFORCED BACKPLATE AND ATTACHMENT INSTALLED (PLEASE SEE 04E051). THE RECALL BEGAN ON JANUARY 26, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NOVA BUS AT 1-313-592-3708.
Additional Info: CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236; (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=07V027000
   
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