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Nova Bus replaces alternator cables on certain Nova LFS vehicles

Nova Bus reiterates that safety is its top priority and provides reassurance to the public following a recall campaign targeting an alternator cable on certain Nova LFS vehicles.

Safety is the top priority for Nova Bus, which is reassuring the public following a recall campaign targeting an alternator cable on certain Nova LFS vehicles. “The safety of public transit riders is paramount for Nova Bus, and the company is taking action by inspecting and replacing the alternator cable as a preventive measure,” stated John Kardos, Vice President of Business Development.
 
“Nova Bus quickly collects facts and takes appropriate action when a potential safety issue is reported. The company has a robust process to quickly identify and address safety-related defects to protect the public and owners of its vehicles. The process includes complete transparency with the appropriate authorities who are informed in accordance with applicable regulations”, added Tim LaFon, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for the Volvo Group in North America. 

Nova Bus was first made aware of the potential issue in late May 2014. An alternator cable terminal may have been damaged during installation. This prompted further investigation and ultimately led to the decision on June 19, 2014 to release a voluntary safety recall. The required documents were prepared, which included the date of notification to owners and repair of affected vehicles, and were submitted in accordance with the applicable regulations to the authorities on June 27, 2014.

Nova Bus representatives are in constant contact with owner transit authorities. The company supports transit authorities in inspecting their 2010-2014 model year Nova LFS bus fleets. Instructions on how to inspect and repair affected vehicles are being released today. All costs will be borne by Nova Bus.

Nova Bus considers the recall as a preventive measure to ensure the safety of riders who board our buses. Buses remain safe and have not been pulled from transit service.

About Nova Bus
 
Nova Bus is a leading world-class manufacturer of sustainable transit solutions in North America. Its portfolio includes electric-hybrid, natural gas and bus rapid transit (BRT) vehicles. Driven by its Electro Mobility strategy, Nova Bus is stepping forward in terms of the electrification of transit bus drivelines to reduce energy consumption and emissions. Nova Bus is part of the Volvo Group. For more information regarding Nova Bus products and services, please visit www.novabus.com

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Saint-Eustache, August 22, 2014
For further information please contact Anne-Louise Chauvette  450-472-6410, ext. 6223 anne-louise.chauvette@volvo.com

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