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Accubuilt Recalls Limo Model Involved In Fatal 2013 Stretch Fire

Posted on January 13, 2016

Workers investigate the scene of a limousine fire that killed five members of a bridal party on the San Mateo Bridge on May 4, 2013.
Workers investigate the scene of a limousine fire that killed five members of a bridal party on the San Mateo Bridge on May 4, 2013.
SAN FRANCISCO — A specialty car manufacturer is recalling the limousine model involved in a 2013 fire that killed five nurses on a San Francisco Bay Area bridge.

Accubuilt is recalling about 1,000 limousines manufactured between Jan. 2, 1998 and July 21, 2005 because a rubbing driveshaft may increase the risk of fire. It's unclear if the recall is a result of the California fire in a 1999 Lincoln Town Car stretch limousine.

Associated Press/ABC News item here

Background: Limo fire: Deadly flames sparked by drive shaft; no charges filed. San Jose Mercury News article here

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