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"Recall Alerts"

02-13-2012

Published by:
Peter A. Lynch, Esq.
of Cozen O'Connor
palynch@cozen.com
http://www.cozen.com

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:      This weekly newsletter covers:

  1. NHTSA recalls FORD/ODYSSEY


(1) NHTSA RECALLS FORD/ODYSSEY

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
FORD / ODYSSEY 2008-2011
FORD / ODYSSEY LT 2009
GM / ODYSSEY 2010
TURTLE TOP / ODYSSEY XL 2008-2011

Manufacturer: TURTLE TOP

Mfr's Report Date: JAN 31, 2012

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V044000

NHTSA Action Number: EQ11002

Component: EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:AIR CONDITIONER

Potential Number of Units Affected: 133

Summary: TURTLE TOP IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL 2008 THROUGH 2011 ODYSSEY, ODYSSEY XL, AND ODYSSEY LT VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM FEBRUARY 11, 2008, THROUGH OCTOBER 26, 2011, AND BUILT ON FORD, GENERAL MOTORS, AND FREIGHTLINER CHASSIS, EQUIPPED WITH A CARRIER CORPORATION GEN V EM-1 EVAPORATOR. THE EM-1 EVAPORATORS CONTAIN A FUSE HOLDER IN THE MOTOR ASSEMBLY WHICH DUE TO TIME, TEMPERATURE, AND/OR VIBRATION MAY CAUSE THE FUSE TO LOOSEN IN THE FUSE HOLDER, RESULTING IN HIGH RESISTANCE AND ARCING.

Consequence: IF SUFFICIENT ARCING OCCURS, THE FUSE HOLDER MAY MELT AND POTENTIALLY CAUSE A FIRE.

Remedy: TURTLE TOP WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND PROVIDE INFORMATION ON HOW TO OBTAIN THE RETROFIT KIT FROM CARRIER ALONG WITH REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL WILL BEGIN DURING MARCH 2012. (SEE CARRIER'S RECALL CAMPAIGN 11E-003.) OWNERS MAY CONTACT CARRIER AT 1-800-348-7440.

Notes: OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

To view this recall please visit: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/results.cfm?rcl_id=12V044&searchtype=quicksearch&summary=true&refurl=email

DISCLAIMER: This column is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. The information contained in this update is general in nature. Individual situations of readers may not fit the general educational information described in the column. Readers are strongly encouraged to consult with an attorney to evaluate individual situations and provide legal advice. Any reliance on the information contained herein is taken at the reader's own risk and should not be considered legal advice.

Mr. Lynch can be reached at Cozen and O'Connor, 501 West Broadway, Suite 1610, San Diego, California 92101, 800-782-3366 (voice), 619-234-7831 (fax), palynch@cozen.com (e-mail), http://www.cozen.com. Follow us on Twitter at @firesandrain.

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