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Updating Latest NHTSA RV-Related Recalls

January 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued the latest recalls related to the RV industry:

  • Certain Navistar (2011) Holiday Rambler Mintaro travel trailers manufactured from Aug. 27 through Nov. 9 equipped with 15-inch-by-6-inch white spoke or modular design steel wheels with a six-hole bolt pattern. Some of the wheels may have inadequate weld penetration between the outer ring and the center plate due to improper plate alignment.
  • Certain Skyline Corp. (2011) Layton, Aljo, Nomad, Weekender and Mountain View recreational vehicles and fifth-wheel travel trailers manufactured from Aug. 23. through Sept. 28 equipped with Tredit Tire 15-inch painted wheels, models spoke or mod. Some of the wheels, which fasten to the axle of the vehicle body and serve as a mounting point for tires, could contain misaligned welds.
  • Certain Forest River Inc. (2011) Georgetown Class A motorhomes for failing to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety No. 302, “Flammability of Interior Materials.” The fabrics used in window treatments, window valances, drapery and bed spreads are not treated with flame retardant.
  • Certain Keystone RV Co. (2011) Sprinter, Cougar and Fuzion travel trailers equipped with Siemens and Murray one-inch plug-in circuit breakers. The “spring clip” plug-in assembly may break or fail to provide sufficient force to maintain a proper electrical connection in the panel board.
  • Certain Heartland RV (2011) travel trailers equipped with 15-inch-by-6-inch white spoke or modular design steel wheels with a six-hole bolt pattern. Some of the wheels may have inadequate weld penetration between the outer ring and the center plate due to improper plate alignment.
  • Certain Sprinter (2010-2011) Freightliner 2500 Sprinter vehicles equipped with an emergency exit window. The adhesive bond between the glass and the hinge on the top of the window may loosen.
  • Certain Thor Motor Coach (2011) Four Winds 5000 and Chateau sport vehicles manufactured from Oct. 26 through Nov. 11.  These vehicles do not have the required heat shield located in the proper place next to the LP gas tank.
  • Certain Forest River Inc. (2011) Surveyor travel trailers, Crusader fifth-wheel trailers, Rance aluminum cargo trailers and Work and Play toy hauler trailers equipped with 15-inch-by-6-inch white spoke or modular design steel wheels with a six-hole bolt pattern. Some of the wheels may have inadequate weld penetration between the outer ring and the center plate due to improper plate alignment.
  • Certain Peterson Industries Inc. (2002 through 2011) Excel fifth-wheel trailers, models Limited, Classic, Winslow and Wild Cargo, equipped with Dimplex Electraflame, Symphony, or Optiflame branded electric fireplaces, stoves, and fireplace inserts.

The following firms are involved with the ongoing recall fo 1200-series Norcold refrigerators: NuWa Industries Inc., Peterson Industries Inc., Carriage Inc., Jayco Inc. Entegra Coach and Starcraft RV.

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NHTSA Issues Latest RV-Related Recalls List

July 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued recall notices for the following products related to the recreational vehicle industry:

  • Certain (2010) Keystone RV Raptor fifth-wheels manufactured from Sept. 25, 2009, through March 2, 2010. The remote receiver is not compatible with the high-speed landing gear motor. If the motor is operated in a binding situation, the remote receiver may be damaged and overheat due to an inadequate breaker and fuse protection and the excessive current draw of the motor.
  • Certain (2010-2011) Keystone RV Cougar High Country fifth-wheels manufactured from April 15 through May 3, 2010. The rear bedroom is missing an egress window.
  • Certain (2010-2011) Keystone RV residence travel trailers. A 30-amp breaker was installed on the washer/dryer circuit and it needs a 20-amp breaker.
  • Certain (2009) Dutchmen Manufacturing Freedom Spirit RVs manufactured from March 12, 2009, through March 25, 2009, for failing to comply with the requirements of part 567, “Certification.” The federal label and tire loading information label does not contain the correct tire information. The labels list the wrong tire size.
  • Certain (2010) Winnebago  View, View Profile, Itasca Navion and Navion iQ motor homes manufactured from April 27, 2009, through Jan.21, 2010. These vehicles may have a missing bolt in the driver and/or passenger seats.
  • Certain (2010) Fleetwood RV Bounder, Bounder Classic, Fiesta, Southwind and Terra Class A motorhomes manufactured from March 11, 2010, through March 30, 2010. These motorhomes were built on Workhorse Custom Chassis and with General Motors gasoline engines and equipped with Remy alternator. A low resistance electrical short in the alternator’s voltage regulator may occur.
  • Certain (2009-2011) Four Winds Freedom Elite model 21C motorhomes manufactured from February 2009 through May 2010. These motorhomes do not have the required heat shield over the exhaust as specified by the chassis manufacturer.
  • Certain (2011) Forest River Inc. Salem and Wildwood travel and fifth-wheel trailers manufactured from October 2009 through June 11, 2010. The temperature control mechanism of the water heater may have been damaged during installation in the unit.
  • Kongsberg Power Products systems (KKPS) on behalf of Monaco Coach certain (2008-2011) motorhomes manufactured after April 2007, and equipped with pneumatic and hydraulic adjustable brake pedal assemblies supplied by KKPS. The drive pin which secures the brake pedal arm to the balance assembly may become disengaged. This may cause a reduction in vehicle braking and/or cause the brake pedal to move out of position and interfere with throttle pedal function.
  • Certain (2008-2011) Spartan  recreation vehicle chassis manufactured from June 17, 2007, through March 15, 2010, equipped with TRW INGEN3 intermediate steering columns. The weld around the IGEN3 steering shaft tube that secures the spline tube to the intermediate tube may be mislocated (i.e., not fully over the seam created when the tubes are pressed together.)
  • Certain (2010) Forest River Inc. Sunseeker and Lexington motorhomes manufactured from Nov. 10, 2009, through June 17, 2010. These motorhomes fail to comply with the requirement of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety No. 302, “Flammability of Interior Materials.” Failure to have the fabric treated with the right flame retardant before shipping.
  • Certain (2010-2011) Keystone RV Raptor fifth-wheel trailers. The propane hose for the slide room may contact the tire and may become damaged as a result.
  • Certain (2010) Fleetwood RV Encounter and (2011) Storm Class A motorhomes manufactured from Dec. 16, 2009, through May 26, 2010. An emergency egress window was not installed in the road side bedroom wall.
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