Summary: Eldorado National is recalling certain model year 2011 Axess and EZ Rider II Max buses, manufactured between October 1, 2010 and October 31, 2010 and equipped with Ricon 3-Minute Urban Transit Bus egress window sets. The composition of the material used to cast the handle that opens the egress window is incorrect, resulting in a reduction in material strength. The handle(s) on the emergency egress passenger windows may break before the window latch is released.
Consequence: In the event that the egress window handle fails during an actual emergency situation, passengers may be trapped in the vehicle placing them at risk of injury.
Remedy: Eldorado National will notify owners, and dealers will replace the defective handles, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in November 2012. Owners may contact Eldorado National at 1-937-596-7965 for more information.