THOR DUTCHMEN 1997: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Make : THOR Model : DUTCHMEN Year : 1997
Build Dates : 1997-01-01 - 2001-10-31
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 02V325000
Date Owner's Notified: 2002-12-19 Date Received by ODI: 2002-12-06 Date Added to Database: 2002-12-19
Manufacturers Involved: THOR INDUSTRIES
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 2108
Summary:
      ON CERTAIN LOW FLOOR 29', 35' AND 40' BUSES, THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT INSULATION COULD FATIGUE AND SAG, POTENTIALLY TOUCHING THE TURBOCHARGER.
Consequence:
      THIS COULD POTENTIALLY LEAD TO A VEHICLE FIRE.
Remedy:
      GILLIG IS PROVIDING THE OWNERS WITH NEW INSULATION AND INSTALLATION PROCEDURES. THE NEW INSULATION IS TO BE INSTALLED ON THE INSIDE SIDE SURFACE OF THE ACCESS HATCH AND A MECHANICAL RETAINING STRIP TO SUPPORT THE ADJACENT INSULATION. THE RETAINING STRIP IS ATTACHED WITH NUTS AND BOLTS. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN DECEMBER 19, 2002. 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 GILLIG AT 1-800-735-1500.
Report Initiator: ODI V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
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