August 28, 2014 (Click Here for PDF version)
Products: LOSI® Desert Buggy XL™ (LOS05001) Steering and Throttle servos (SPMS901) on vehicles purchased before October 1st, 2014.
Issue: During manufacture, Desert Buggy XL steering and throttle servo wires may be pinched or damaged by the receiver tray. A pinched or damaged wire may result in damage to the product.
What to Do: Inspect the steering servo and throttle servo leads/wiring. If lead insulation is pinched or damaged, fill out the Return Request form found at http://www.losi.com/ProdInfo/Files/DBXL_Servo_ReturnForm.pdf
Horizon Hobby will provide a shipping label to return the damaged
servo. Once the damaged servo is received, Horizon Hobby will reepair the wiring and mail the servo back to you.
Remove and install servo(s) (SPMS901):
Remove the servo and fill out the Return Request form found at
http://www.losi.com/ProdInfo/Files/DBXL_Servo_ReturnForm.pdf. Horizon Hobby will provide a shipping label to return the damaged servo. Once the damaged servo is received, Horizon Hobby will repair the leads and mail the servo back to you.
1. Disconnect the damaged servo(s) from the STR or THR port on the receiver.
2. Remove 4 servo screws using a 2.5mm hex wrench, any spacers and the servo from the receiver tray.
3. Install a servo in the receiver tray using the screws and any spacers.
Tip: The steering servo has 4 screws (rear screws are short, front screws are long) and a spacer. The throttle servo has 4 long screws and 2 interchangeable spacers.
4. Route the servo wires under and around the receiver tray. Where needed, apply tape to keep the wiring from being pinched between the tray and the chassis.
5. Connect the servo to the appropriate receiver port.
6. Assemble the buggy in reverse order. IMPORTANT: Do not overtighten screws or plastic parts may be damaged beyond
7. Before installing a servo arm on a servo, make sure there is no transmitter trim for the servo, then power ON the servos so they self-center.