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NHTSA Issues Latest RV-Related Recalls Listings

September 4, 2009 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 (2009-2010) Dutchmen Manufacturing Co. trailers because the federal identification tag tire and loading information label does not contain the correct size.
  • Certain  Winnebago Industries Inc. (2007-2008) Access, Aspect, Sightseer and Vista motorhomes, (2007-2008)  Itasca Impulse, Cambria, Sunova and Sunstar motorhomes (2009-2010) Access, Sightseer and Vista motorhomes and (2009-2010)  Itasca Impulse, Sunova and Sunstar motorhomes. The RVs may have a missing stove partition that isolates the furnace air.

Meanwhile, the following companies are reclaling units in conjunction with an ongoing Norcold recall:

  • Certain 2003 and 2004 Newmar Corp. motorhomes and trailers.
  • Certain (2001-2003) KZRV  recreational trailers. 
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NHTSA Issues Latest RV-Related Recalls List

June 12, 2009 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:

  • 176 (2009) Forest River Cardinal fifth-wheels that 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.” Due to faulty scales in the production facility, the label for the cargo carrying capacity values is incorrect.
  • 58 (2010) Heartland Recreational Vehcless LLC Eagle Ridge fifth-wheels. The LP line for the kitchen slideout was improperly routed which allows the line to rub against the tire, damaging the LP hose and wiring.
  • 2,052 (2002-2009) Airstream Inc. Bambi, International, Safari, 75th Anniversary, DWR and Ocean Breeze travel trailers for failing to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices and Associated Equipment.” The travel trailers were built without rear reflex reflectors.
  • Seven (2009) Fleetwood Tradition Class A motorhomes for failing to comply with the requirements of Part 567, “Certification.” The federal certification tag figures related to the towed weight and tongue weight are incorrect.
  • 311 (2009) Fleetwood Providence, Excursion, Expedition, Discovery and Bounder diesel motorhomes. The battery cable may become dislodged and come in contact with the drive shaft causing entanglement or abrasion to the battery cable.
  • 484 (2008-2010) Spartan ADV, BEY, FUR, GLC, GLD, K2, K3, MG, MM, MTR and NVS fire truck, ambulance and motorhome chassis manufactured between July 1 and Dec. 16, 2008, equipped with certain Haldex quick release valves (QRV). The rubber diaphragm inside the QRV may experience delamination resulting in significant levels of air pressure leakage past and/or through the diaphragm, or the development of a bubble in the diaphragm which may trap air pressure in the valve and not allow the service brakes to release.
  • An unspecified number and model year  of Winnebago motorhomes equipped with axles that include Bosh ZOPS or ZOHT pin slide hydraulic disc brakes. The claiphers may stick in the applied position and can result in abnormal heat generation at the wheel end causing brake drag.
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NHTSA Issues Latest RV-Related Recalls List

April 14, 2009 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:

  • 1,408 (2006-2009) Tiffin Allegro Bus, (2007-2009) Phaeton and (2005-2009) Zephyr vehicles built on Spartan chassis and equipped with Putman hitches. Certain trailer hitches may fracture which could result in the loss of the trailer.
  • 124 (2009) Fleetwood Tioga and Jamboree 31M Class C motorhomes for falling to comply with certain certification requirements. The certification tag and the cargo carrying capacity tag figures related to the fresh water tank capacity of 50 gallons is incorrect. The correct water tank capacity is 35 gallons.
  • 216 (2008) Pacific Coachworks Tango travel trailers. The information provided on the tire and loading information labels denoting the tire pressure and the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) is incorrect. The tire specified pressure reads 65 psi when it should read 50 psi and the GAWR is listed as 3,700 lbs when it should read 3,500 lbs.

The following have been issued in connection with an ongoing Dometic refrigerator recall:

  • 75 (2004-2007) Triple E Empress Commander, Embassy, Regency and Topaz,  (2004-2005 and 2007) Signature and (2005-2007) Regency GT recreational vehicles.
  • 307 (2004-2006) S&S recreational vehicles.
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