Monday, February 23, 2009

Prevost Coach Recall

Vehicle Make / Model:
Model Year(s):
PREVOST / VIP-45 MTH
2008
PREVOST / X3-45
2008
PREVOST / XLII-45 MTH
2008
PREVOST / XLII-45E MTH
2008
Manufacturer: PREVOST CARS, INC. Mfr's Report Date: FEB 16, 2009
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V061000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER ARM
Potential Number of Units Affected: 23
Summary:
 PREVOST IS RECALLING 23 MY 2008 VIP-45 MTH, XLII-45 MTH, XLII-45E MTH AND X3-45 COACHES AND SHELLS. THE BOLTS ATTACHING THE INDEPENDENT FRONT SUSPENSION LOWER A-ARM MIGHT BE DEFECTIVE. THE DEFECT HAS BEEN CAUSED BY MATERIAL NOT UP-TO-THE SPECIFICATIONS.
Consequence:
 THIS COULD CAUSE POTENTIAL LOSS OF CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE AND A CRASH COULD OCCUR WITHOUT WARNING.
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE BOLTS WITH CERTIFIED ONES FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING FEBRUARY 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT PREVOST AT 418-831-5432.
Notes:
 PREVOST RECALL NO. SR09-04. 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 .
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