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NHTSA Issues Latest RV-Related Recall List

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April 6, 2010 by   Leave a Comment

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued recall notices for the following products related to the recreational vehicle industry:

  • Certain (2007-2009) Heartland Recreational Vehicles LLC Cyclone fifth-wheel trailers for failing to comply with the requirements of Part 567, “Certification.” It has been determined that these vehicles were manufactured with incorrect axle information printed on the federal certification label. The actual axle rating (GAWR) is 5,080 lbs. and is listed as 5,200 lbs. on the label.
  • Certain (2009-2010) Coachmen RV Prism and Freelander recreational vehicles built on 2008 Sprinter chassis. The engine control module may not actuate the EGR valve sufficiently to prevent soot accumulation, resulting in improper valve operation or sticking.
  • Certain (2008-2009) Forest River Inc. Charleston motorhomes manufactured between Aug. 16, 2007, and Sept. 23, 2008, equipped with Kongsberg automotive adjustable brake pedals. The adjustable brake pedal arm may loosen, allowing the arm to rotate around its shaft and swing in front of the accelerator pedal, reducing braking function.
  • Certain (2010) Airstream Inc. Flying Cloud travel trailers. These vehicles were built with axles rated at 3,800 lbs. The vehicles should have been built with axles rated at 4,400 lbs.
  • Certain (2010-2011) Monaco RV Holiday Rambler Campmaster recreational vehicles for failing to comply with part 567, “Certification,” and Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 110, “Tire Selection and Rims.” The labels that list the trailer’s gross axle weight ratings, tire information and cargo carrying capacity may be incorrect.
  • Certain (2010) Winnebago Industries Inc. Sightseer D33C, Vista E30W and Itasca Sunova D33C and Sunstar E30W motorhomes manufactured from July 16, 2009, through Jan. 14, 2010. These vehicles may have wiring from an incomplete 120-volt circuit that may become energized.
  • Certain (2010) Triple E Regency GT 29DB and GT28DB motorhomes equipped with Flexsteel easy-bed sofa for failing to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 207, “Seating System.” The easy bed sofa was manufactured without a rollover safety locking latch.
  • Certain (2009-2010) Entegra Coach Anthem and Cornerstone motorhomes manufactured from March 24, 2009, through Feb. 16, 2010, built on Spartan chassis and equipped with pneumatic and hydraulic adjustable brake pedal assemblies supplied by Kongsberg Automotive. The drive pin, which secures the brake pedal arm to the balance assembly, may become disengaged, this may cause a reduction in vehicle braking and/or cause the brake pedal to move out of position and interfere with throttle pedal function.
  • Certain (2008-2010) Prevost motorcoaches fitted with Ricon public use lifts. The restraint belt on these lifts was designed to prevent the lift from moving, unless the tongue of the belt is fully engaged and latched in the buckle. Ricon has discovered, however, that it is possible for the operator to insert the belt tongue into the buckle without fully engaging the latching mechanism.
  • Certain (2008-2009) Winnebago Industries Inc. motorhomes fitted with Ricon public use lifts. The restraint belt on these lifts was designed to prevent the lift from moving, unless the tongue of the belt is fully engaged and latched in the buckle. Ricon has discovered, however, that it is possible for the operator to insert the belt tongue into the buckle without fully engaging the latching mechanism.
  • Certain (2010-2011) Heartland Recreational Vehicles LLC Trail Runner and North Country travel trailers for failing to comply with the requirements of part 567, “Certification.” The Federal identification label does not contain the correct gross axle weight rating (GAWR) information. The label states the GAWR for each axle to be 5,200 lbs. when the actual GAWR is 5,080 lbs.
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