Prevost H3 Recalls
There have been 2 recalls on H3 vehicles in recent years. The latest, dated 2014-02-07 and published by the NHTSA on 2014-03-05, was due to a problem with the battery. Approximately 450 vehicles were involved. Since 2001, H3's have experienced approximately 2 recall(s) due to hazards with various components, including the equipment. See a list of recalls for your model year below.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Also check the list of Additional Prevost 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 Prevost H3
|2014-02-07||(Published by NHTSA on 2014-03-05)|
|Recall Summary:||Marathon Coach, Inc. (Marathon) is recalling certain model year 2001-2013 Marathon Conversions Prevost XL, and H3 motorcoaches equipped with Sure Power-brand battery equalizers or DC-DC converters containing a particular epoxy sealing, aka 'potting', compound. The specific potting compound used in the subject products for insulation was found to be capable of conducting electricity after being exposed to heat.|
|Hazard:||Once electrically conductive, the material is capable of melting and burning, increasing the risk of a fire.|
|Remedy:||Marathon will notify owners, and Marathon service centers will replace the equalizers or converters, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in March 2014. Owners may contact Marathon at 1-352-588-4500.|
|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.|
|2013-01-17||(Published by NHTSA on 2013-01-17)|
|Recall Summary:||Prevost is recalling certain model year 2010-2013 H3 and X3 coaches and MTH XLII-45E coach shells manufactured between June 29, 2009, up to June 4, 2012, and equipped with an Automatic Fire Detection and Suppression System (AFSS). There is the possibility that the AFSS could unintentionally activate due to wear of the linear thermal detection cable.|
|Hazard:||An activation of the AFSS causes the vehicle to come to an unplanned stop. This could increase the risk of a vehicle crash or personal injury.|
|Remedy:||Prevost will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and repair the linear thermal detector by adding a protective sheath, free of charge. The recall began in March 2013. Owners may contact Prevost at 1-418-883-2888 x 6558.|
|Additional Info:||Prevost's campaign recall number is SR13-03.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 Prevost 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.