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March 29, 1999 Contact: Tim Hurd
Tel. No. (202) 366-9550


Precision Engineering
Precision RAS 200

Number Involved: 10,000
Defect:  This recall involves remote car starters manufactured for the David Levy Company, Inc. The installation instructions contain omissions or methods of installation which can cause software reactions that can result in the starter acting improperly. As a result, the parking lights may stay on, the door locks may lock and unlock randomly, the vehicle may not start, the vehicle may not shut off with the remote starter, the vehicle may start randomly, or the unit may lock up and the vehicle will not respond to the remote unit.

Remedy: Precision Engineering/David Levy will have the unit removed and replaced free of charge. Alternatively, the customer can take the remote starter unit to the retail establishment where it was purchased, have the unit removed, and a replacement unit manufactured by any other manufacturer installed with full credit given to them for the purchase price of the RAS 200 unit, removal and installation charges. Owner notification is expected to begin during March 1999. Owners who are unable to receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Precision at 1-818-767-8590 or David Levy at 1-562-404-9998.

[NHTSA Recall No. 99E008]

NHTSA said manufacturers are required to mail a recall notice to all purchasers, owners and dealers when a safety defect or noncompliance with federal safety standards is found. The agency urges owners to wait until they receive notification from the manufacturer before contacting their dealers to schedule the repair work. Not all vehicles of a particular make and model may be subject to the recall.