Prevost Recalls Motorcoaches Due to Faulty Driver Assist System

Prevost Car (US) Inc. is recalling certain 2024 H3-45 and 2022-2024 H3-45 VIP motorcoaches equipped with their Prevost Driver Assist system. The issue stems from potentially incorrect front bumper trim panels that can block the radar sensor, causing the driver assist system to malfunction.

What’s the Issue?

An unsuitable front bumper trim panel on these motorcoaches may obstruct the radar sensor, affecting the Prevost Driver Assist system’s operation. This can lead to two potentially dangerous scenarios:

  • Unexpected Braking: The system may misinterpret the environment and automatically engage the brakes without any real obstacle present, increasing the risk of rear-end collisions.
  • Failure to Brake: The blocked sensor might prevent the system from detecting obstacles, hindering its ability to automatically brake in critical situations, increasing the risk of a collision.

What’s Being Recalled?

The recall affects:

  • Model: 2024 H3-45 and 2022-2024 H3-45 VIP motorcoaches
  • Equipment: Prevost Driver Assist system
  • Dates: Manufactured between December 6, 2022, and September 18, 2023 (H3-45) and July 15, 2021, and August 31, 2023 (H3-45 VIP)
  • Number of Vehicles: 183

What’s the Fix?

Prevost will inspect and, if necessary, replace the front bumper trim panel with one that includes an opening for the radar sensor, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on January 24, 2024.

What Should Owners Do?

If you own one of the affected motorcoaches, do not drive it until the recall repair has been made. You should receive a notification letter from Prevost with instructions on how to proceed. You can also contact Prevost customer service at 1-866-870-2046 (recall number SR23-43) or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153).

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