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NHTSA Recall 08E037000

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Equipment:  AutoStart

NHTSA Recall 08E037000

NHTSA Campaign ID number : 	08E037000
	
Equipment Brand Name / Part No. or Model No.: 	    	Production Dates:
    AUTOSTART / AS-2450VTW-FM 	    	Information not Available
    AUTOSTART / AS-2451TW-FM 	    	Information not Available
    AUTOSTART / AS-2452TW-V 	    	Information not Available
    AUTOSTART / CS-495ITW-FM 	    	Information not Available
    AUTOSTART / EX-2451TW-FM 	    	Information not Available
    AUTOSTART / MDL-2450V 	    	Information not Available
    AUTOSTART / NS-2250TW-FM 	    	Information not Available
    AUTOSTART / OB-3670V 	    	Information not Available
    AUTOSTART / PS-4451TW-FM 	    	Information not Available
Manufacturer: AUTOSTART 	Mfr's Report Date: MAY 15, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08E037000 	
N/A
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: EQUIPMENT
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,000
Summary:
AUTOSTART IS RECALLING 2,000 AFTERMARKET REMOTE ENGINE STARTERS MANUFACTURED BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 2007 AND MARCH 2008 SOLD UNDER THE BRANDS "AUTOSTART", "POLAR START", "EXTREME START", "ORBIT", "NORDIC START", AND "COMMAND START" SOLD FOR USE ON VARIOUS PASSENGER VEHICLES WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS. UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS, THE AFFECTED UNITS COULD UNINTENTIONALLY START THE VEHICLE'S ENGINE WITHOUT THE DRIVER'S AWARENESS.
Consequence:
IF AN AFFECTED UNIT IS INSTALLED IN A VEHICLE WITH A MANUAL TRANSMISSION AND THE TRANSMISSION IS LEFT IN GEAR WITH THE HANDBRAKE ENGAGED, THE VEHICLE COULD LUNGE FORWARD WHILE ATTEMPTING TO START POSSIBLY RESULTING IN INJURY TO THE VEHICLE OCCUPANTS OR PERSONS OUTSIDE OF THE VEHICLE. ALSO, UNINTENDED STARTING OF THE VEHICLE ENGINE IN A CONFINED SPACE COULD LEAD TO EXHAUST BUILD UP AND POSE A RISK OF CO ASPHYXIATION.
Remedy:
AUTOSTART WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE UNITS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 12, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT AUTOSTART 1-866-738-9750.
Notes:
CUSTOMERS MAY 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. 


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