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NHTSA Update: RV-Related Recalls in December

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January 29, 2013 by   Leave a Comment

Editor’s Note: The following is a list of RV-related recalls for December compiled by the National Highway Transportation Safety Association (NHTSA).

• Winnebago Industries Inc. is recalling certain model year 2009-2013 Winnebago model Era, View, and Via motorhomes, and 2010-2013 Itasca model Navion and Reyo motorhomes; manufactured November 13, 2007 through August 10, 2012. The proper fuses were not installed for the refrigerator circuits. Winnebago will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuses. The recall is expected to begin in early January 2013. Consumers may contact Winnebago Industries owner relations at 1-641-585-6939. Winnebago’s recall campaign number is 127.

• Spartan Chassis Inc. is recalling certain model year 2013 K2, K3, and MM motorhome chassis, manufactured July 23, 2012, through November 7, 2012 and equipped with an independent front suspension that has the ABS modulator valve mounted in a forward position. The front brake hoses or the ABS sensor cable may be damaged as a result of contact with the swaybar. Spartan will notify owners, and dealers will repair the vehicles free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during January 2013. Owners may contact Spartan at 1-517-543-6400. Spartan’s recall campaign number is 12015.

• Winnebago Industries is recalling certain model year 2010-2013 Winnebago Journey and Tour motorhomes, and certain model year 2010-2013 Itasca Meridian and Ellipse motorhomes, manufactured June 18, 2010, through November 17, 2011. The chassis are equipped with connectors for diode jumpers that may come loose, resulting in an open circuit. Two circuits are affected: The one that disengages the cruise control with brake pedal use, and the one that illuminates the brake lights with brake pedal use. Daimler Trucks North America will be conducting the recall on behalf of Winnebago Industries. Daimler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the the diode jumpers to make sure they are fully locked in place and will correct the vehicles as needed. The recall is expected to begin on January 28, 2013. Owners should contact Winnebago at 1-641-585-3535 or Daimler Trucks at 1-503-745-6910.

• Thor Motor Coach is recalling certain model year 2011 through 2013 Tuscany, Astoria, Ultrasport, Montecito, and Palazzo recreational vehicles manufactured from May 17, 2010, through October 30, 2012, built on Freightliner brand XB and XC custom chassis. The vehicles are equipped with diode jumpers that may come loose in their connectors resulting in an open circuit. Two circuits are affected: The one that disengages the cruise control with brake pedal use, and the one that illuminates the brake lights with brake pedal use. Daimler Trucks (DTNA) will notify owners on behalf of Thor, and Freightliner dealers will inspect the diode jumpers to make sure they are fully locked in place and will correct the vehicles as needed. The recall is expected to begin January 28, 2013. Owners should contact DTNA Warranty Campaigns Department at (800) 547-0712, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time Monday through Friday, e-mail address DTNA.Warranty.Campaigns@Daimler.com, or the Customer Assistance Center at (800) FTL-HELP after normal business hours.

• Winnebago is recalling one model year 2008 Aspect motorhome manufactured on September 12, 2007. The motorhome is equipped with a Ricon manufactured wheelchair lift which has an optional armored pendant cable. The cable may have been installed such that it doesn’t clear the wheelchair lift and without a protective cover, or a misinstalled protective cover. Ricon will be conducting this recall on behalf of Winnebago. Ricon will notify the affected owner and will provide a supplemental cover kit and instructions, free of charge. Owners may contact Winnebago at 1-641-585-3535 or Ricon at 1-818-267-3000.

• Newmar Corp. is recalling certain model year 2011 through 2013 Ventana Class A, Dutch Star Class A, and Mountain Aire Class A model motor homes manufactured from January 25, 2010, through September 19, 2012, built on Freightliner brand XB and XC custom chassis. The chassis are equipped with connectors for diode jumpers that may come loose, resulting in an open circuit. Two circuits are affected: The one that disengages the cruise control with brake pedal use, and the one that illuminates the brake lights with brake pedal use. Daimler Trucks (DTNA) will notify owners on behalf of Newmar, and Freightliner dealers will inspect the diode jumpers to make sure they are fully locked in place and will correct the vehicles as needed. The recall is expected to begin January 28, 2013. Owners should contact DTNA Warranty Campaigns Department at (800) 547-0712, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time Monday through Friday, e-mail address DTNA.Warranty.Campaigns@Daimler.com, or the Customer Assistance Center at (800) FTL-HELP after normal business hours. DTNA’s recall campaign number is FL-634.

• Airstream Inc. is recalling certain model year 2008-2013 Interstate motorhomes manufactured August 2007, through December 2012 and equipped with the rear sofa floor plan. The electrical equipment underneath the sofa may come in contact with the seat belt buckle or metal cables from the seat. If the metal sofa components come in contact with the electrical components, electrical arcing could occur. Arcing may lead to a vehicle fire. Airstream will notify owners, and dealers will install a cover over the electrical components, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by late January 2013. Owners may contact Airstream at 1-877-596-6111.

• Keystone RV Co. is recalling certain model year 2012 and 2013 Springdale travel trailers, model 266RLSSRWE, manufactured from October 18, 2011, through December 5, 2012. The suspension may contact the copper propane line for the range. Keystone will notify owners, and dealers will modify the propane line to route it away from the suspension, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during early January 2013. Owners may contact Keystone Customer Service by calling 1-866-425-4369. Keystone’s recall campaign number is 12-186.

• Prevost Car Co. is recalling certain model year 2011 and 2012 X3-45 Prevost coaches manufactured from March 25, 2011, through March 20, 2012. The left side radius rod support for the front I-beam suspension system may have been made from the wrong materials and thus, may suddenly break. Prevost will notify owners, and dealers will insepct the vehicles and replace any affected radius rod supports, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided the agency with a remedy schedule. Owners may contact Prevost at 1-418-883-2888. Prevost’s recall campaign number is SR13-01.

 

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