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NHTSA Update: RV-Related Recalls For February

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March 26, 2014 by   Leave a Comment

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

• Heartland Recreational Vehicles LLC is recalling certain model year 2014 Landmark Grand Canyon, Key Largo, Monterey, San Antonio, and Savannah fifth-wheel travel trailers manufactured September 14, 2013, through January 17, 2014, and equipped with optional 17.5″ wheels. The affected trailers were manufactured with incorrect information printed on the Federal Certification Label regarding the wheel specification. As such, the trailers do not comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 119 “New Pneumatic Tires for Vehicles Other Than Passenger Cars.” An incorrect label may result in owners attempting to replace the tires with the wrong size or fill the tires to the wrong tire pressure. Heartland will notify owners, and will mail owners a corrected replacement label, free of charge. The recall began on February 26, 2014. Owners may contact Heartland at 1-888-262-5992. Heartland’s number for this recall is 99-01-15.

• Four Wheel & Six-Pac Campers Inc. is recalling certain model year 2006-2013 truck campers manufactured January 1, 2006, through April 30, 2013, and equipped with Fastec-brand door locks. It may be possible to remove the key from the lock in a way that potentially jams the deadbolt. If the deadbolt jams, the interior side of the door lock may also jam. Four Wheel & Six-Pac will notify owners, and Fastec will coordinate the inspection and replacement of the cylinders, as needed, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by early April 2014. Owners may contact Four Wheel & Six-Pac at 1-530-666-1442 or Fastec at 1-800-837-2505.

• Marathon Coach, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2001-2013 Marathon Conversions Prevost XL, and H3 motorcoaches equipped with Sure Power-brand battery equalizers or DC-DC converters containing a particular epoxy sealing, aka ‘potting’, compound. The specific potting compound used in the subject products for insulation was found to be capable of conducting electricity after being exposed to heat. Marathon will notify owners, and Marathon service centers will replace the equalizers or converters, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in March 2014. Owners may contact Marathon at 1-352-588-4500.

• Starcraft RV Inc. is recalling certain model year 2014 Launch 17FB and 17SB travel trailers manufactured May 5, 2013, through December 9, 2013, and equipped with the extreme package option. There is incorrect tire size information printed on the federal labels. The tire information on the label states the tire size as 14C when it should be tire size 15C. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 119, “New Pneumatic Tires for Motor Vehicles with a GVWR of more than 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) and Motorcycles.” Installing a tire of incorrect size could result in excessive tire wear and may cause instability in towing of the travel trailer. Starcraft will notify owners, and will provide a corrected label, free of charge. The recall began on February 26, 2014. Owners may contact Starcraft RV at 1-800-945-4787.

• Heartland Recreational Trailers LLC is recalling certain model year 2014 Sundance 2880RLT travel trailers manufactured November 20, 2013, through January 31, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the Federal Certification label incorrectly states that the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) is 16,500 pounds instead of the correct GVWR of 13,500 pounds. As such, the vehicle does not conform to Part 567, “Certification.” As a result, the trailer may be loaded beyond the specified weight rating which may cause a tire or suspension failure. Heartland will notify owners and dealers will replace the incorrect Federal Certification label with a corrected version, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in March 2014. Owners may contact Heartland at 1-888-262-5992. Heartland’s number for this campaign is 99-01-16.

• Gulf Stream Coach Inc. is recalling certain model year 2011 GT GulfTran shuttle buses manufactured August 31, 2009, through October 22, 2010, and equipped with A&M Systems door actuators containing model 3230 circuit boards. Voltage spikes may damage the electrical components and electrical circuits of the door actuator, causing the circuit board to develop high resistance. Gulf Stream Coach Inc. will notify owners and replace the affected circuit boards, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Gulf Stream Coach Inc. at 1-800-289-8787. Gulf Stream Coach Inc.’s number for this recall is 14AM213.

• Prevost Cars Inc. is recalling certain model year 2008-2010 X3-45 Coaches equipped with Sure Power-brand DC to DC converters containing a particular epoxy sealing, aka ‘potting’, compound. The specific potting compound used in the subject products for insulation was found to be capable of conducting electricity after being exposed to heat. Prevost will notify owners, and dealers will replace the converters, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in late April 2014. Owners may contact Prevost at 1-418-883-2888. Prevost’s number for this recall is SR14-12.

• Forest River Inc. is recalling certain model year 2014 Wildcat recreational vehicles manufactured October 25, 2013, through January 24, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the Federal Certification Tag incorrectly states that the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) is 15,500 pounds instead of the correct GVWR of 12,330 pounds. As such, the vehicle does not conform to Part 567, “Certification.” As a result, the trailer may be loaded beyond the specified weight rating which may cause a tire or suspension failure. Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will install a new certification label with the correct information. The recall is expected to begin in March 2014. Customers may contact Forest River Wildcat Customer Service and Warranty Department at 1-574-206-7600.

• Motor Coach Industries Inc. (MCI) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 D4000 motorcoaches manufactured March 2011 through July 2012 and equipped with certain Cummins Westport model ISL G. Condensation in the intake manifold may freeze during cold weather conditions and interfere with the proper operation of the intake manifold pressure sensor. MCI will notify owners, and authorized Cummins service facilities will upload a new ECM calibration, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in March 2014. Customers may contact MCI at 1-847-285-2090 or Cummins Inc. at 1-800-343-7357. MCI’s number associated with this campaign is 405.

• Jayco Inc. is recalling certain model year 2014 Jay Flight Swift travel trailers manufactured January 10, 2014, through January 13, 2014, and equipped with the Baja Option. The Federal Certification and Tire Labels have the tire size incorrectly listed as ST205/75R14C instead of LT235/75R15C. Thus, the vehicles do not conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 120, “Tire Selection and Rims for Motor Vehicles Other Than Passenger Cars.” If the consumer installs a tire on the trailer that is specified on the incorrectlabel, it may cause uneven wear on the tire and towing instability. Jayco will notify owners, and dealers will replace the incorrect Federal Certification and Tire Labels with new labels with the correct tire information as LT235/75R15C. The recall began on March 24, 2014. Customers may contact Jayco at 1-800-283-8267.

 

 

 

 

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