Elkhart ECI Recalls
There have been 8 recalls on ECI vehicles in recent years. The latest, dated 2014-02-25 and published by the NHTSA on 2014-03-07, was due to a problem with the alternator/generator/regulator. Approximately 336 vehicles were involved. Since 2005, ECI's have experienced approximately 8 recall(s) due to hazards with various components, including the equipment adaptive, air conditioner, equipment. See a list of recalls for your model year below.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Also check the list of Additional Elkhart Models to the right. At times, the manufacturer or the NHTSA may use slightly different model names, or group models together by series.
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Detailed Recall Information for Elkhart ECI
|2014-02-25||(Published by NHTSA on 2014-03-07)|
|Recall Summary:||Elkhart Coach is recalling certain model year 2010-2013 ECI, and ECII transit buses built on Ford cutaway chassis equipped with Ford 5.4L or 6.8L engines and Trans/Air-brand air compressors. In the affected vehicles, depending on the routing of the alternator harness and the orientation of the heater hose spring clamp at the front of the intake manifold, the alternator harness may be pinched between the spring clamp and the air conditioner compressor mounting bracket.|
|Hazard:||As a result, the charging system may fail which could lead to the vehicle stalling while driving, increasing the risk of a crash. Additionally, the spring clamp could pierce both the positive and negative wires of the alternator harness creating a short circuit which could result in a fire.|
|Remedy:||Elkhart Coach will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles, correct the clamp installation and repair and reroute the alternator harness, as needed, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in March 2014. Customers may contact Elkhart at 1-866-478-7652.|
|Additional Info:||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.|
Additional Elkhart ModelsRecalls have also been issued under these model names:
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Sources may include: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and companies involved with this or a related recall.