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NHTSA Update: List of RV Recalls During June

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July 20, 2012 by   Leave a Comment

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

• Forest River Inc. is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Shasta Revere recreational vehicles. The gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) and cargo carrying capacity specification is incorrect on the Federal certification label and the tire information label. Thus, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of part 567, “Certification.” Forest River will notify owners, and include the corrected labels in each letter. The safety recall began on June 28, 2012. Owners should contact Forest River at 1-574-825-7178.

• Winnebago Industries Inc. is recalling certain model year 2012 Winnebago commercial vehicle model J38S, 2009 and 2010 Adventurer motorhomes manufactured from Oct. 30, 2008, through Sept. 9, 2011, and one 2009 Itasca Suncruiser motorhome built November 2009. These motorhomes chassis are equipped with Bosch hydraulic disc brakes which when exposed to long periods of time of non-driving may experience diametrical brake caliper piston growth and reduced piston to bore clearance potentially leading to brake drag and overheating resulting in reduced brake performance. Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. (FCCC) will notify owners, and dealers will repair the vehicles, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided the agency with a remedy or owner notification schedule for this campaign. Owners may contact Winnebago at 1-641-585-3535 or Daimler Trucks at 1-800-547-0712.

• Thor Motor Coach is recalling certain model year 2008-2010 Outlaw and model year 2011 Avanti recreational vehicles manufactured from Jan. 24, 2008, through Sept. 28, 2010, equipped with Bosch hydraulic disc brakes. Hydraulic brake equipped motorhome chassis exposed to long periods of time of nondriving may experience diametrical brake caliper piston growth and reduced piston to bore clearance potentially leading to brake drag and overheating resulting in reduced brake performance. Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. (FCCC) will notify owners, and dealers will repair the vehicles, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided the agency with a remedy or owner notification schedule for this campaign. Owners may contact Thor Motor Coach at 1-877-500-1020.

• Prevost Car Inc. is recalling certain model year 2009-2012 Volvo 9700 motor coaches. Due to a software error, the vehicles may come to a sudden stop by brake application if the sensor reads that the wheelchair lift door is not completely closed. Prevost will notify owners and dealers will update the software, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin in early July 2012. Owners may contact Prevost Car Inc., Service Department toll-free at 1-866-870-2046 or 1-418-831-2046. The Prevost recall campaign number is SR12-59.

• Tiffin Motorhomes Inc. is recalling certain model year 2006 through 2010 Allegro and Allegro Bay recreational vehicles equipped with Bosch hydraulic brakes. Hydraulic brake equipped motorhome chassis exposed to long periods of time of non-driving may experience diametrical brake caliper piston growth and reduced piston to bore clearance potentially leading to brake drag and overheating resulting in reduced brake performance. Tiffin will notify the owners, and authorized Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) dealers will inspect and, as necessary, replace the brake calipers free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on or before July 20, 2012. Owners may contact DTNA at 1-800-547-0712.

 

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