Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 2001 FORD LIMO COACH

NHTSA Campaign Number: 10V548000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: LIMO COACH

Year: 2001

Component:
EQUIPMENT

Manufacturers Involved: TURTLE TOP

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19990802

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20070901

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 1817

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20101124

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Turtle Top

Date Report Received By ODI: 20101105

Date Added To File: 20101108

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
TURTLE TOP IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2001-2007 TRANSIT BUSES BUILT ON VARIOUS GM AND FORD CHASSIS FROM AUGUST 2, 1999 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 1, 2007, EQUIPPED WITH TRANS/AIR TA73 EVAPORATORS. THE EVAPORATOR UTILIZES A POWER RESISTOR TO REGULATE BLOWER SPEED. SHOULD A SHORT OCCUR IN THE “LOW OR MEDIUM SPEED” CIRCUIT WHILE THE BLOWER IS IN HIGH SPEED, THE SHORT WILL CAUSE THE SUPPLY VOLTAGE TO FEEDBACK THROUGH THE RESISTOR TO GROUND, NOT DRAWING ENOUGH CURRENT TO TRIP THE FUSE.

Consequence Summary:
THIS WOULD CAUSE THE RESISTOR TEMPERATURE TO RISE TO A POINT WHERE IT WILL MELT AND POSSIBLY IGNITE THE PLASTIC BLOWER HOUSING TO WHICH IT IS MOUNTED. THE OVERHEATING CAN RESULT IN A FIRE.

Corrective Action:
TRANS/AIR, IN COOPERATION WITH TURTL TOP, WILL INSTALL A THERMAL SHUTDOWN DEVICE IN SERIES WITH THE SPEED RESISTORS. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 24, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TRANS/AIR WARRANTY AND SERVICE CENTER AT 1-800-673-2446.