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NHTSA Update: List of RV Recalls During March

Posted By RVBusiness On April 11, 2012 @ 9:04 am In Breaking News | No Comments

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

• Nu Wa Industries Inc. is recalling certain model year 2012 Hitchhiker Discover America recreation vehicles, manufactured from October 10, 2011 through January 30, 2012, equipped with electric/hydraulic (E/H) brake actuator pumps. Some of these pumps may not have been properly heat treated. This condition can cause premature wear of some critical components in these pumps which can render the unit inoperable. Nu Wa will notify owners, and Dexter Axle will replace actuators, free of charge. Nu Wa has not provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Nu Wa Industries at 1-800-835-0676.

• Peterson industries Inc. is recalling certain model year 2012 Excel Limited recreational vehicles, equipped with electric/hydraulic (E/H) brake actuator pumps. Some of these pumps may not have been properly heat treated. This condition can cause premature wear of some critical components in these pumps which can render the unit inoperable. Peterson Industries will notify owners, and dealers will replace the actuators, free of charge. Peterson Industries has not provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Peterson Industries at 1-800-368-3759.

• Motor Coach Industries Inc. (MCI) is recalling certain model year 2012 D4505, D4500, and D4000ISTV motorcoaches, equipped with a sedan style entrance door and an Actia multiplex system. Thirty minutes after the park brake is set and the ignition is turned off, the entrance door will close without warning. MCI will notify owners, and remedy the affected coaches by reprogramming the multiplex system, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during April 2012. Owners may contact MCI at 1-866-624-2622. MCI’s recall campaign number 384.

• Coachmen RV is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Mirada and Encounter recreational vehicles built on a Ford F-53 chassis, manufactured from February 1, 2010, through February 17, 2012. The gear shifter’s cable may break at the attachment to the transmission control selector arm assembly mounted on the steering column. Coachmen RV will notify owners, and dealers will replace the transmission selector arm assembly and the gear shifter’s cable assembly, free of charge. Coachmen RV has not provided a notification schedule for this campaign. Owners may contact Coachmen RV at 1-800-453-6064.

• Cruiser RV is recalling certain model year 2013 Enterra recreational vehicles, models EE303BHS, and E314RES, manufactured from December 16, 2011, through February 17, 2012. These vehicles have the incorrect federal id tag, tire and wheel information labels which fail 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. The safety recall began on March 16, 2012. Owners may contact Cruiser RV at 1-877-514-7289.

• Gulf Stream Coach is recalling certain model year 2001-2005 class “A” and “C” recreational vehicles, built on floorplans 6316, 6317, 6330, 8325 and 8328, due to a section of unsecured wiring. The wiring within the raceway may not be properly secured leading to wear and potential heat development between the exposed wiring and heated refrigerator coils. Gulf Stream will notify owners and dealers will repair the vehicles, free of charge. The safety recall began on April 4, 2012. Owners may contact Gulf Stream at 1-800-482-6456. Gulf Stream’s recall number is 12WG-0105.

• Featherlite is recalling certain model year 2012 8415 trailers, equipped with electric/hydraulic (E/H) brake actuator pumps. Some of these pumps may not have been properly heat treated. This condition can cause premature wear of some critical components in these pumps which can render the unit inoperable. Featherlite will notify owners, and dealers will replace the actuators, free of charge. Featherlite has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Featherlite at 1-877-903-1444.

• Motor Coach Industries, Inc (MCI) is recalling certain model year 2009-2012 J motor coaches. Due to inadequate bonding, the transom windows (the rear-most windows on each side), may detach from the coach. MCI will notify owners, and dealers will install mechanical retention clips on the transom windows, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during April 2012. Owners may contact MCI at 1-866-624-2622. MCI’s recall campaign number is 369.

 

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