NHTSA Recall 14V073000
Vehicles: Prevost X3
Report Receipt Date: February 24, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V073000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 190
All Products Associated with this Recall: 2008-2010 Prevost X3-45
Manufacturer: Prevost Cars, Inc.
SUMMARY: Prevost Cars Inc. (Prevost) is recalling certain model year 2008-2010 X3-45 Coaches equipped with Sure Power-brand DC to 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.
CONSEQUENCE: Once electrically conductive, the material is capable of melting and burning, increasing the risk of a fire.
REMEDY: Prevost will notify owners, and dealers will replace the converters, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in late April 2014. Owners may contact Prevost at 1-418-883-2888. Prevost's number for this recall is SR14-12.
NOTES: 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.
|Date||Document Name & Details||Documents|
|20 March 2014||DC-DC Battery Converters-Possible Fire|
To: Tim Lafon, Prevost Cars, Inc.
From: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
PDF - 50KB - 2 pages
|21 February 2014||DC-DC Battery Converters-Possible Fire|
To: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
From: Tim Lafon, Volvo Group North America, LLC
PDF - 89KB - 3 pages
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