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NHTSA Update: RV-Related Recalls for August

Posted By RVBusiness On September 19, 2013 @ 12:31 pm In Breaking News | No Comments

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

• Columbia Northwest is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Somerset Niagara trailers manufactured January 2012 through July 2013 and equipped with 14″ aluminum wheels and corresponding lug nuts. The aluminum wheels may disengage from the axle hub. Columbia Northwest will send each Niagara owner a new lug nut wrench to tighten down the lug nuts, free of charge. Columbia Northwest dealers can re-torque the wheels if the customer is not able to, at no charge. The recall is expected to begin in mid-August. Owners may contact Columbia Northwest at 1-724-423-7440.

• Triple E is recalling certain model year 2013 Regency GT29T, GT27S, and GT24MB motorhomes manufactured in March 2013. Due to a design change in the power awning motor assembly, the motor assembly screws may unknowingly shear. Triple E will notify owners and Dometic staff will replace the affected motors with one of a different design. The recall began on August 15, 2013. Owners may contact Triple E at 1-877-992-9906 or Dometic at 1-888-447-0003 for more information. Owners are being instructed not to drive their vehicle until repairs can be performed.

• Keystone RV Co. is recalling certain model year 2013 Bullet and Passport trailers manufactured October 1, 2012, through March 5, 2013. The mounting fasteners for the stabilizer jacks may fail causing the jack to become loose and separate from the vehicle. Keystone will notify owners, and dealers will replace the mounting fasteners. The recall began on August 19, 2013. Owners may contact Keystone Customer Service by calling 1-866-425-4369. Keystone’s recall number is 13-196.

• Chalet RV is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 TS116FB, TS116, and DS116RB truck campers manufactured February 2013 through May 2013; and certain model year 2013-2014 Takena 1860, 1865, 2265 travel trailers manufactured February 2013 through May 2013. Due to a design change in the Dometic-brand power awning motor assembly, the motor assembly screws may unknowingly shear. Chalet RV will notify owners, and dealers or Dometic staff will replace the affected motors with one of a different design. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chalet RV at 1-541-791-4610 or Dometic at 1-888-447-0003 for more information. Owners are being instructed not to drive their vehicle until repairs can be performed.

• Outdoors RV Manufacturing is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Creek Side trailers manufactured February 27, 2013, through March 11, 2013; model year 2013-2014 Timber Ridge trailers manufactured April 5, 2013, through May 1, 2013; and model year 2013 Wind River trailers manufactured April 3, 2013, through April 19, 2013; and model year 2014 Black Stone trailers manufactured April 24, 2013, through April 25, 2013. Due to a design change in the Dometic-brand power awning motor assembly, the motor assembly screws may unknowingly shear. Outdoor RV began notifying owners on August 26, 2013. Dometic staff will replace the affected motors with motors of a different design. Owners may contact Outdoor RV at 1-541-624-5500 or Dometic at 1-888-447-0003 for more information. Owners are being instructed not to drive their vehicle until repairs can be performed.

• Recreation by Design is recalling certain model year 2013 Monte Carlo 35 SC FW, 37 PM, 37 SC, 40 SC FW, 43 SC FW, 44 PM, 44 SC, 44 SC FW, and 52 SC FW travel trailers; North American 36 SC, and 44 PM travel trailers; and Royal Travel 39 SC, and 42 SC travel trailers. If the awning installation sequence was not completely followed, the Dometic-brand awning motor may unknowingly become damaged. Recreation by Design 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. The recall began on September 9, 2013. Owners may contact Recreation by Design at 1-800-999-1902 or Dometic at 1-888-447-0003 for more information. Owners are being instructed not to drive their vehicle until repairs can be performed.

• Navistar is recalling certain model year 2013 Bison Coach Stratus, Stratus Express, Stratus Lite, Trail Express, Trail Hand, and Traveler recreational trailers manufactured February 20, 2013, through May 7, 2013. Due to a design change in the Dometic-brand power awning motor assembly, the motor assembly screws may unknowingly shear. Navistar will notify owners, and Dometic staff will replace the affected motors with one of a different design. The recall is expected to begin during September 2013. Owners may contact Navistar at 1-331-332-1590 or Dometic at 1-888-447-0003 for more information. Owners are being instructed not to drive their vehicle until repairs can be performed.

• DRV is recalling certain model year 2014 Tradition, Mobile Suite, Mobile Suite Select, and Elite Suite recreational vehicles and travel trailers manufactured December 10, 2012, through July 30, 2013. Due to a design change in the Dometic-brand power awning motor assembly, the motor assembly screws may unknowingly shear. DRV will notify owners, and Dometic staff will replace the affected motor with one of a different design. The recall is expected to begin by early September 2013. Owners may contact DRV at 1-260-562-1075 or Dometic at 1-888-447-0003 for more information. Owners are being instructed not to drive their vehicle until repairs can be performed.

• Crossroads RV is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 Redwood recreational vehicles manufactured August 26, 2011, through August 14, 2013. While the vehicle is moving, shifting cargo may accidentally activate the switch used to deploy the power awning. Crossroads RV will notify owners, and dealers will install a cover over the switches, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in September 2013. Owners may contact Crossroads RV by email at “service@crossroadsrv.com,” or by phone at 1-855-226-7496.

• Starcraft RV Inc. (Starcarft) is recalling certain model year 2014 Comet Camping Trailers manufactured September 18, 2012, through May 6, 2013. The spare tire bracket mounted on the rear wall is not secured sufficiently and could detach. Starcraft will notify owners and dealers will add a metal strap to secure the spare tire bracket, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in September 2013. Owners may contact Starcraft at 1-800-945-4787.

• Peterson Industries Inc. (Peterson) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Excel travel trailers manufactured February 2013 through June 2013. Due to a design change in the Dometic-brand power awning motor assembly, the motor assembly screws may unknowingly shear. Peterson Industries Inc. will notify owners, and Dometic staff will replace the affected motors with one of a different design. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Peterson at 1-800-368-3759 or Dometic at 1-888-447-0003 for more information. Owners are being instructed not to drive their vehicle until repairs can be performed.

• Dutchmen Manufacturing is recalling certain model year 2014 Voltage recreational vehicles manufactured July 18, 2013, through August 20, 2013. The vehicles may not have the clamp installed correctly at the generator fuel filter. Dutchmen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and correct the installation of the clamp, as needed, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in September 2013. Owners may contact contact Dutchmen Customer Service by calling 1-574-537-0700. Dutchmen’s recall number is 13-197.




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