MultiPurpose

Recalls - 1990 PREVOST H3-40

What is a recall? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, generally in cooperation with the vehicle manufacturer, issues recalls when a motor vehicle or item of motor vehicle equipment (including tires) does not comply with a Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard or when there is a safety-related defect in the vehicle or equipment. Work dictated by a recall is generally completed at no charge to the vehicle owner, regardless of whether you are the first owner or a subsequent owner. Please contact your service facilities for additional details and to confirm that this recall is relevant to your particular vehicle.

Component Description

VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD

Recall Number

92V024000

Manufacturer Recall Number

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Number of Vehicles Affected

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured From

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured To

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Defect Description

THE FORCE REQUIRED TO RELEASE THE EMERGENCY EXIT WINDOW EXCEEDS TWENTY POUNDS.

Defect Consequence

THE WINDOW RELEASE DOES NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OFFMVSS 217. INABILITY TO OPEN AN EMERGENCY EXIT INCREASES THE RISK OF INJURY TOPASSENGERS ON THE VEHICLE IN THE EVENT OF AN ACCIDENT.

Defect Corrective Action

ADJUST THE THREADED LOCKS IN THE WINDOW FRAME FOR PROPER ENGAGEMENT OF WINDOW WITH RELEASE MECHANISM.

Notes

SYSTEM: VISUAL SYSTEMS: EMERGENCY EXIT WINDOWS; FMVSS 217.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: BUSES; BUILT BETWEEN MARCH 1988 AND FEBRUARY 1992.


Component Description

STEERING:LINKAGES:LINK:DRAG:CONNECTION

Recall Number

94V001000

Manufacturer Recall Number

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Number of Vehicles Affected

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured From

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured To

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Defect Description

INTERFERENCE OF THE "DRAG LINK" WITH AN ADJUSTING SCREW OF THE LEFT DISC BRAKE SLACK ADJUSTER COULD OCCUR WHEN EXTREME SUSPENSION MOVEMENT IS COMBINED WITH MAXIMUM STEERING ANGLE.

Defect Consequence

THE INTERFERENCE MAY AFFECT STEERING CONTROL AND CAN EVENTUALLY CAUSE FAILURE OF THE STEERING DRAG LINK AND/OR DAMAGE TO THE BRAKE SLACK ADJUSTER . IN EITHER CASE, IT MAY RESULT IN AN ACCIDENT.

Defect Corrective Action

THE DRAG LINK ON ALL INVOLVED VEHICLES AND THE STEERING ARM ON CERTAIN VEHICLES WILL BE REPLACED TO ELIMINATE THE INTERFERENCE.

Notes

SYSTEM: STEERING: LINKAGE; LINK; DRAG; CONNECTION. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: COACHES AND MOTORCOACHES. NOTE: IF YOUR VEHICLE IS PRESENTED TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND THE REMEDY IS NOT PROVIDED WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME AND FREE OF CHARGE OR THE REMEDY DOES NOT CORRECT THE DEFECT OR NONCOMPLIANCE, PLEASE CONTACT PREVOST SERVICE CENTER AT 1-418-883-3391. ALSO, CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.


Component Description

SUSPENSION

Recall Number

00V389000

Manufacturer Recall Number

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Number of Vehicles Affected

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured From

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured To

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Defect Description

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: TRANSIT COACHES. THE REINFORCEMENT BRACKETS WERE NOT WELDED ON THE TAG AXLE.

Defect Consequence

THIS CONDITION COULD RESULT IN A LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Defect Corrective Action

DEALERS WILL WELD THE BRACKETS ON THE TAB AXLE.

Notes

OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN NOVEMBER 21, 2000. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT PREVOST AT 1-418-831-2046. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).


Component Description

SUSPENSION:FRONT

Recall Number

01V035000

Manufacturer Recall Number

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Number of Vehicles Affected

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured From

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured To

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Defect Description

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: COACHES. THE TRANSVERSAL RADIUS ROD ATTACHMENT ASSEMBLY COULD DEVELOP FATIGUE CRACKS AND EVENTUALLY FAIL.

Defect Consequence

THIS CONDITION CAN AFFECT THE HANDLING OF THE VEHICLE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Defect Corrective Action

DEALERS WILL WELD A REINFORCEMENT PLATE ON THE VERTICAL MEMBER OF THE TRANSVERSAL RADIUS ROD ATTACHMENT. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN FEBRUARY 16, 2001. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT PREVOST AT 418-831-5432.

Notes

ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).


Component Description

PARKING BRAKE:CONVENTIONAL

Recall Number

95V016000

Manufacturer Recall Number

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Number of Vehicles Affected

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured From

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured To

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Defect Description

THE PARKING BRAKE BUTTON CAN BE HIT ACCIDENTLY ALLOWING THE PARKING BRAKE TO RELEASE.

Defect Consequence

UNINTENDED OPERATION OF THE PARKING BRAKE BUTTON CAN ALLOW THE BUS TO ROLL FREELY CAUSING A POTENTIAL FOR A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.

Defect Corrective Action

DEALERS WILL INSTALL A PROTECTOR OVER THE PARKING BRAKE BUTTON IN ORDER TO PREVENT ACCIDENTAL RELEASE OF THE PARKING BRAKES.

Notes

SYSTEM: EMERGENCY PARKING BRAKE; MECHANICAL. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: TRANSIT BUSES. NOTE: IF YOUR VEHICLE IS PRESENTED TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND THE REMEDY IS NOT PROVIDED FREE OF CHARGE WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME, CONTACT PREVOST AT 1-418-883-3391. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.


Component Description

STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS

Recall Number

97V100000

Manufacturer Recall Number

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Number of Vehicles Affected

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured From

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured To

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Defect Description

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: TRANSIT BUSES. THE REAR SUSPENSION FORWARD RADIUS ROD SUPPORT NEEDS REINFORCEMENT AND THE RADIUS ROD RETAINING BOLTS COULD BECOME LOOSE.

Defect Consequence

IF THE ROD SUPPORTS FRACTURED, SEPARATION COULD OCCUR INCREASING THE POTENTIAL FOR A VEHICLE CRASH.

Defect Corrective Action

DEALERS WILL ADD ADDITIONAL REINFORCEMENT PLATES AND CHECK THE BOLTS FOR TIGHTNESS, AND, IF NECESSARY, RETIGHTEN THESE BOLTS.

Notes

OWNER NOTIFICATION: OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MAY 16, 1997. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT PREVOST AT 1-418-883-3391. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.


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