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  NHTSA Recall 99V177000

NHTSA Campaign Id 99V177000; Date: Jul. 2, 1999

The electrical preheater element could possibly be ignited by starting fluid sprayed into the air intake system, resulting in explosion and possible personal injury to those in and around the bus.

icon1 Recalled Vehicles:

1994 Thomas MVP 1995 Thomas MVP 1996 Thomas MVP 1997 Thomas MVP 1998 Thomas MVP 1999 Thomas MVP

Component: Equipment:other:labels

Manufactured by: Thomas Built Buses, Inc.

Affected Units:: 1,123

icon3 Recall Summary:

Vehicle description: transit and school buses equipped with cummins isb or caterpillar 3126 engines. A decal that warns of the danger of using ether or other starting fluids in the engine air intake system was omitted. The label should be located on the fixed headlight panel on the front of the bus.

icon2 How to Fix:

Owners will be provided with a warning label and installation instructions.

icon4 Recall Notes:

Owner notification began August 6, 1999. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact thomas built at 1-336-881-7219. Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).

Date Owners notified by Manufacturer: Aug 6, 1999

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