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NHTSA Update: RV-Related Recall List in April

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May 7, 2013 by   Leave a Comment

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

• Dometic is recalling certain WeatherPro motor powered awning models 805, 815, 825. 835, 845, 885, 855,  and 905: 9100 Power awning models 910, 912, 913, 914, 915, 916, 917, and 91; and certain awning motor  service kits with part numbers starting with 3307923 and 3310423. The serial number range for the WeatherPro and 9100 motor powered awnings is 306XXXXX thru 314XXXXX. These motor powered awnings were either sold in the aftermarket as replacement equipment or installed as original equipment on various recreation vehicles and horse trailers. The awning motor service kits were sold in the aftermarket as service parts for product already installed on recreation vehicles or horse trailers and do not carry an individual serial number. The awning motor service kit must be located by the part number shown above. The motor powered awnings and awning motor service kits were manufactured between February 13, 2013 and April 9, 2013. If the awning or service part installation sequence is not completely followed, the awning motor may unknowingly become damaged. Dometic will send notices to purchasers of the replacement awnings and will work with the vehicle manufacturers to identify and notify owners of the coaches that had the affected awnings installed on their recreational vehicles. Dometic staff will replace the affected motors with a design that is not subject to an out-of-sequence installation error. The recall has already begun. Owners should contact their RV manufacturer or Dometic at 1-888-447-0003 for more information. Owners are being instructed not to drive their vehicle until repairs can be performed.

• Cequent Performance Products Inc. is recalling certain Pro Series Translite Bike Racks, Part No. 63144, manufactured from October 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012. The bike rack cradles may tear if excessive force is applied to the cradle straps. Torn cradles could allow a bike to disengage from the carrier. Cequent will replace the dealer inventory and customers will receive a repair kit  free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Customers may contact Cequent at 1-800-931-6689.

• Prevost Cars Inc. is recalling certain MGM Type 24-J series piston parking brake chambers sold as service replacement parts. The affected brake chambers may leak air pressure allowing the parking brake to drag when it is supposed to be released. Brake dragging could lead to overheated brake components. Prevost will notify owners and dealers will inspect, and replace the brake chambers, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by the end of June 2013. Owners may contact Prevost at 1-418-883-2888 x 6558. Prevost’s campaign recall number is SR13-31.

• Dutchmen Manufacturing Inc. is recalling certain model year 2013 Dutchmen 245RKS recreational vehicles for failing to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) Number 110, “Tire Selection and Rims.” On these vehicles, the Federal identification tag lists the wrong Gross Vehicle Weight Rating and the wrong Gross Axle Weight Rating. Dutchmen will notify owners and mail replacement labels with corrected information, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in May 2013. Owners may contact Dutchmen at 1-574-537-0700.

• Forest River Inc. is recalling certain model year 2013 Shasta Revere model SHT27DB, SHT30BH, SHT27BH, SHT26TB, and SHT27KS trailers manufactured September 4, 2012, through April 10, 2013. These vehicles were manufactured with incorrect tire load rating and pressure information on the Federal Certification Tag and Tire Information Tag. Thus, these trailers fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 120, “Tire Selection and Rims for Motor Vehicles Other Than Passenger Cars.” Forest River will notify owners and send corrected labels. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Customers may contact Forest River at 1-574-825-7178.

• Keystone RV Co. is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 recreational trailers equipped with Dometic 9100 Power Awnings or Weather Pro awnings, awning serial numbers 306xxxx through 314xxxx, manufactured between February 13, 2013, through April 9, 2013. If the awning installation sequence was not completely followed, the awning motor may unknowningly become damaged. A damaged motor may lead to an unfurling of the awning. Keystone will notify owners and dealers will replace the awning motor, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in May 2013. Owners may contact Keystone at 1-866-425-4369. Keystone’s campaign recall number is 13-193.

• Triple E Recreational Vehicles is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Libero L24CB, Serenity S24CB, Regency GT (GT24MB, GT27S, GT28D, GT29T), and Unity (U24CB, U24IB, U24TB, U24MB). The light for the license plate does not adequately illuminate the license plate to have it be visible when it is dark out. Therefore, these vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No.108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.” Triple E Recreational Vehicles will notify owners and dealers will install a new license plate lamp, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in early-May 2013. Owners may contact Triple E at 1-877-992-9906. Triple E’s number for this campaign is CA#7719-1.

• Winnebago Industries Inc. is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 Minnie Winnie, Chalet, Aspect, Sightseer, Adventurer, and Journey motorhomes; and model year 2012-2014 Itasca Spirit, Cambria, Sunova, Suncruiser, and Meridian motorhomes. The affected vehicles were manufactured January 10, 2012, through April 5, 2013 and may be missing a range enclosure. Winnebago will notify owners and dealers will install a range enclosure, free of charge. The safety recall will begin by the end of May 2013. Owners may contact Winnebago at 1-641-585-3535. Winnebago’s recall campaign number is 128.

• Winnebago is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Winnebago Access, Aspect, Sightseer, Vista, Adventurer, Forza and Itasca Impulse, Cambria, Sunova, Sunstar, Suncruiser motorhomes manufactured February 20, 2013, through April 25, 2013. If the awning installation sequence was not completely followed, the awning motor may unknowningly become damaged. A damaged motor may lead to an unfurling of the awning. Winnebago will notify owners and Dometic staff will replace the affected motors with a design that is not subject to an out-of-sequence installation error. Winnebago has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Winnebago at 1-800-537-1885 or Dometic at 1-888-447-0003 for more information. Owners are being instructed not to drive their vehicle until repairs can be performed.

• Thor Motor Coach is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Challenger, Four Winds 5000, Hurricane, Chateau, Chateau Sport, and Windsport; model year 2013 Palazzo and Four Winds Siesta and model year 2014 Majestic motorhomes manufactured February 13, 2013, through April 09, 2013. If the awning installation sequence was not completely followed, the awning motor may unknowningly become damaged. A damaged motor may lead to an unfurling of the awning. Thor Motor Coach will notify owners and Dometic staff will replace the affected motors with a design that is not subject to an out-of-sequence installation error. Thor has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Thor at 1-877-855-2867 or Dometic at 1-888-447-0003 for more information. Owners are being instructed not to drive their vehicle until repairs can be performed.

• Jayco is recalling certain model year 2013-14 Eagle Premiere, Jay Feather Ultra Lite, Jay Flight, Jay Flight Swift, Octane, and White Hawk; model year 2013 Eagle, Eagle HT, Jay Flight Bungalow, Jay Flight Destination, Pinnacle, Redhawk and Seismic; and model year 2014 Precept recreational vehicles. In these vehicles, if the awning installation sequence is not completely followed, the awning motor may unknowingly become damaged. Jayco will notify owners and dealers will inspect and replace the awning motor free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in May 2013. Owners may contact Jacyo at 1-800-283-8267 for more information.

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