Carrier Corporation, Equipment:Electrical:Air Conditioner

CARRIER IS RECALLING CERTAIN CARRIER GENV EM-1 EVAPORATOR UNITS (EM-1) MANUFACTURED FROM JANUARY 2006 THROUGH DECEMBER 2010, CONTAINING A DELPHI PACK-CON III FUSE HOLDER IN AN ALLIED MOTOR ASSEMBLY; EM-1 UNIT PART NUMBERS 77-62112-XX AND 77-62512-XX, STARTING WITH SERIAL NUMBER KNT90890232 TO SERIAL NUMBER NNE91230058, SOLD AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT AND INSTALLED AS ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT ON CERTAIN SCHOOL AND SHUTTLE BUSES. DUE TO TIME, TEMPERATURE, AND/OR VIBRATION, THE FUSE MAY LOOSEN IN THE FUSE HOLDER RESULTING IN HIGH RESISTANCE AND ARCING.

Component: EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:AIR CONDITIONER
Potential Number of Units Affected: 44,915
Summary:
 CARRIER IS RECALLING CERTAIN CARRIER GENV EM-1 EVAPORATOR UNITS (EM-1) MANUFACTURED FROM JANUARY 2006 THROUGH DECEMBER 2010, CONTAINING A DELPHI PACK-CON III FUSE HOLDER IN AN ALLIED MOTOR ASSEMBLY; EM-1 UNIT PART NUMBERS 77-62112-XX AND 77-62512-XX, STARTING WITH SERIAL NUMBER KNT90890232 TO SERIAL NUMBER NNE91230058, SOLD AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT AND INSTALLED AS ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT ON CERTAIN SCHOOL AND SHUTTLE BUSES. DUE TO TIME, TEMPERATURE, AND/OR VIBRATION, THE FUSE MAY LOOSEN IN THE FUSE HOLDER RESULTING IN HIGH RESISTANCE AND ARCING.
Consequence:
 IF SUFFICIENT ARCING OCCURS, THE FUSE HOLDER MAY MELT, AND MAY BE ACCOMPANIED BY FLAME, SMOKE AND POTENTIAL FIRE.
Remedy:
 CARRIER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS OF RECORD WHICH PURCHASED THE AFFECTED UNITS THROUGH AFTERMARKET SALES. CARRIER IS WORKING WITH THE BUS MANUFACTURERS TO IDENTIFY AND NOTIFY OWNERS OF THE BUSES WHICH MAY HAVE HAD THE AFFECTED EM-1 UNIT INSTALLED AS ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT. CARRIER WILL PROVIDE A RETROFIT KIT ALONG WITH REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING FEBRUARY 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT THEIR VEHICLE MANUFACTURER OR CARRIER
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 .
Equipment Brand Name / Part No. or Model No.:     Production Dates:
    CARRIER / EM-1     Information not Available
Manufacturer: CARRIER CORPORATION Mfr’s Report Date: JAN 25, 2011
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11E003000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A

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