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NHTSA Update: RV-Related Recalls for October

Posted By RVBusiness On November 8, 2011 @ 4:52 pm In Breaking News | No Comments

The following is a list of RV-related recalls for October compiled by the National Highway Transportation Safety Association (NHTSA).

• Airstream is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 International, 16-foot ,recreational vehicles manufactured from May 10, 2010, through September 27, 2011. These vehicles were manufactured with the incorrect tire information label. Airstream will mail to consumers the corrected label or the customer will have the option for dealers to install the label free of charge.

• Jayco is recalling certain model year 2010- 2011 Greyhawk Class C motorhomes manufactured from May 28, 2009, through September 22, 2010 for an improper electrical connection at the buss bar on the affected transfer switches. Dealers will replace the transfer switch free of charge. Jayco is recalling certain model year 2007-2008 Jay Feather LGT travel trailers manufactured from October 9, 2006, through April 17, 2008. These travel trailers may have insufficient clearance between the tires and the wheel well. Jayco will notify owners and Jayco dealers will add a spacer to increase the distance between the axle and the wheel well free of charge.

• Cruiser RV is recalling certain model year 2011 Shadow Cruiser and Viewfinder recreational vehicles, models V-27RBSS, V-22RBDS, S-285RLS, S-260BHS AND S-280QBS, manufactured from April 21, 2011, through September 6, 2011. These vehicles have the incorrect Federal ID Tag, Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) information labels which fails to comply with the requirements of Part 567, “Certification.” Cruiser RV will mail to consumers the corrected label or the customer will have the option for dealers to install the label free of charge.

• Keystone is recalling certain model year 2012 Passport travel trailers manufactured from September 15, 2011, through September 28, 2011. The rear living room is missing an egress window. Dealers will replace the window currently installed with an egress window free of charge.

• Spartan is recalling certain model year 2010 and 2011 K2, K3, MM, and SU incomplete recreational vehicle chassis manufactured from January 4, 2010, through January 26, 2011, equipped with an electronic control module, part number 2791-NN2E-001 or 2791-NN2E-002. When the brake is applied, the cruise control may not cancel. Additionally, these vehicles may exhibit an inadvertent, moderate increase in vehicle speed until the vehicles reaches its governed speed after the vehicle’s cruise control is set. The manufacturer is in the process of developing a remedy for this issue. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule for this campaign.

• Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Tuscany, Astoria, and Avanti recreational vehicles manufactured from January 21, 2011, through September 16, 2011, equipped with a Cummins ISX or ISL diesel engine. The V-band clamp assembly, part numbers Q187684, Q187685, and Q187686, used to connect the inlet and outlet cone sections to the diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC)/Diesel particulate filter (DPF) include a t-bolt which can fracture and fail when subjected to stress or load. TMC is working with Cummins to identify and notify owners of the recall campaign. Repairs will be performed by authorized Cummins dealers free of charge.

• Winnebago is recalling certain model year 2011 Journey, Meridian, Tour, Ellipse motorhomes and Winnebago commercial vehicles built on MC, XCL, and XCS chassis from September 1, 2010, through December 31, 2010, and equipped with a Cummins ISX or ISL diesel engine. The V-Band clamp assembly, part numbers Q187684, Q187685, and Q187686, used to connect the inlet and outlet cone sections to the diesel oxidation catalyst (doc)/diesel particulate filter (DPF) include a t-bolt which can fracture and fail when subjected to stress or load. Winnebago is working with Daimler Trucks North America (the supplier of the chassis) and Cummins to identify and notify owners of the recall campaign. The manufacturer has not yet provided the agency with a remedy plan for this campaign.

• Motor Coach Industries (MCI) is recalling certain model year 2003, and 2007-2012 E and J models along with model year 2007-2012 D4000, D4005, D4500, D4505, D4000ISTV motor coaches equipped with Meritor Wabco Electronic Stability Control (ESC) modules, manufactured from October 2002, through October 2011. Under certain road and driving conditions, vehicle body roll and road inclination characteristics may adversely affect the slip angle calculation of the electronic stability control (esc) system. MCI will notify owners and replace the control module free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided an owner notification schedule.

 

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