AIRSTREAM XL 2004: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY

Make : AIRSTREAM Model : XL Year : 2004
Build Dates : 2001-09-01 - 2012-04-30
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 14V041000
Date Owner's Notified: 2014-05-16 Date Received by ODI: 2014-02-06 Date Added to Database: 2014-02-07
Manufacturers Involved: Prevost Cars, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 450
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.
Consequence:
      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.
Report Initiator: ODI V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      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.