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Prevost H3-45 Recall, Prevost X3-45 Recall, Prevost XLII-45E Recall, Fire Detection System Defect

ehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):


PREVOST H3-45 2008-2010

PREVOST X3-45 2009-2010

PREVOST XLII-45E 2009

Manufacturer: PREVOST CARS, INC. Mfr's Report Date: JUN 25, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V309000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: EQUIPMENT
Potential Number of Units Affected: 98

Summary:
PREVOST IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008-2010 H3-45, MODEL YEAR 2009-2010 X3-45, AND MODEL YEAR 2009 MTH XLII-45E VEHICLES, ALL EQUIPPED WITH VOLVO D13 ENGINES AND AN AUTOMATIC FIRE DETECTION AND SUPPRESSION SYSTEM (AFSS) . THE AFSS LINEAR THERMAL DETECTOR MAY COME IN CONTACT OR RUB AGAINST BRACKETS OR CLAMPS.

Consequence:
IF THIS OCCURS, THE AFSS MAY ACTIVATE WITH NO FIRE PRESENT AND THE STOP ENGINE FEATURE WILL BE ACTIVATED, BRINGING THE VEHICLE TO AN UNPLANNED STOP, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy:
PREVOST WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND SECURE THE LINEAR THERMAL DETECTOR

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