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NHTSA Update: RV-Related Recalls for December

January 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

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

• Starcraft RV Inc. is recalling certain model year 2014 16BH AR-ONE trailers manufactured between June 3, 2013, through September 30, 2013. The vehicles were built with tires of a lower load range than the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating requires. If the trailer is loaded to the gross vehicle weight rating that is listed on the label for the higher capacity tires, the tires may suddenly fail increasing the risk of a crash. Starcraft RV will notify owners and dealers will replace the tires and the spare tire with new ST175.80R13D tires and issue a correct tire label, free of charge. The recall began on January 8, 2014. Customers may contact Starcraft at 1-800-945-4787.

• Monaco RV LLC is recalling certain model year 2008-2013 recreational vehicles 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. Monaco 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 mid-February 2014. Owners may contact Monaco at 1-877-466-6226 or Fastec at 1-800-837-2505.

• Airstream Inc. is recalling 2013-2014 Airstream Interstate recreational vehicles manufactured August 2012 through October 2013. In the affected vehicles, the installation of the propane tank and the regulator may damage the regulator, allowing propane to escape out of the safety release vent if it experiences an over pressurized condition. Airstream will notify owners, and dealers will replace the regulator on the propane tank, free of charge. The recall in expected to begin by early February 2014. Owners may contact the Airstream Warranty/Service Department by phone at 1-937-596-6111.

• Marathon Homes Corp. is recalling certain model year 2006-2013 towable and fifth-wheel travel trailers manufactured January 1, 2006, through April 25, 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. Marathon 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 February 2014. Owners may contact Marathon Homes at 1-574-294-6441 or Fastec at 1-800-837-2505.

• Tiffin Motorhomes Inc. is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Allegro 33AA motorhomes equipped with an electric fireplace. In the affected vehicles, the fireplace may ignite a piece of exposed wood inside the electric fireplace. Tiffin will notify owners, and dealers will install a heat shield to keep heat from the exposed wood, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Tiffin at 1-256-356-8661.

• Riverside Travel Trailer Inc. is recalling certain model year 2006-2014 travel trailers manufactured January 1, 2010, 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. Riverside 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 in January 2014. Owners may contact Riverside at 1-765-472-3920 or Fastec at 1-800-837-2505.

• Prevost Cars Inc. is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 X3-45 VIP motorhomes, H3 VIP motorhomes and XLII-45 Entertainers and model year 2012-2014 model year X3-45, H3-41, H3-45 coaches manufactured June 6, 2011, through May 17, 2013, equipped with JAKO windshield wiper motors, model

SWF403195. In the affected vehicles, the windshield wiper motor housing may crack resulting in a loss of windshield wiper function. Prevost will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles and any affected windshield wiper motor will be replaced, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by the end of February 2014. Owners may contact Prevost at 1-418-883-2888. Prevost’s number for this recall is SR14-02.

• Skyline Corp. is recalling certain model year 2006-2013 recreational vehicle travel trailers and fifth-wheel trailers manufactured January 1, 2006, through May, 31, 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. Skyline 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 February 2014. Owners may contact Skyline at 1-800-755-6521 or Fastec at 1-800-837-2505.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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RVIA to Conduct Webinar on New NHTSA Regs

October 10, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) will be holding a webinar on Oct. 17 outlining “Early Warning Reporting and Recall Reporting Rulemaking Changes and Requirements” regarding the National Highway Traffic Safety Administion’s (NHTSA) Final Rule of Aug. 20, 2013.

According to a press release, the changes are of importance to RV manufacturers, suppliers and anyone with compliance responsibilities. It will outline how the reporting and rulemaking changes and requirements of NHTSA affect products made within the industry.

Presented by Richard Boyd, a former NHTSA division chief, and RV industry consultant Von Lindsey, the webinar will cover an early warning reporting history, current requirements and rulemaking changes; Part 573, Defect or Non-Compliance Reporting and Part 577, Owner Notification Letters.

The cost for attending will be $149 per terminal site, and registration is available on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, forward the registration form (found at http://www.rvia.org/?ESID=UpcmgMtgsSmnrs) to Gatie Gore at ggore@rvia.org or fax to (703) 620-5071.

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NHTSA Update: RV-Related Recalls for August

September 19, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

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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Recall is Issued for Nearly 3 Million RV Handles

August 8, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

A U.S. maker of recreational vehicle door handles issued a recall for 2.86 million units, a federal agency said Wednesday (Aug. 7).

UPI reported that the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) said in a posting on its website Fastec Industrial Corp., a part of Pittsburgh’s WESCO Distribution Inc., handles were installed on RV’s from January 2006 to April 2013.

The recalled handles have “deadbolts that could jam, making it impossible to exit the vehicle,” NHTSA said.

The agency said it may be possible to remove the key from the handle’s lock in a way that potentially jams the deadbolt in locks with certain key codes.

The agency said Fastec will notify the original door and vehicle makers, and consumers of record, to instruct them on how to determine whether they have a defective lock.

Consumers of record will be sent replacement cylinders with instructions, free of charge. The vehicle manufacturers will notify their consumers. The recall is expected to begin Sept. 10.

Owners also may contact Fastec at 1-800-837-2505 or the NHTSA’s vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236.

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NHTSA Update: RV-Related Recall List for June

July 16, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

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

• Jayco Inc. is recalling certain model year 2014 White Hawk travel trailers manufactured May 17, 2013, through May 21, 2013. The A/C to D/C converter may not be properly grounded to the frame. Jayco will notify owners and dealers will inspect the wiring for the converter. If needed, they will add the provided ground wire, free of charge. The recall began on June 21, 2013. Owners may contact Jayco at 1-800-283-8267.

• Spartan Motors Inc. is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 K2, K3, and MM motorhomes manufactured March 2, 2012, through July 30, 2012 and equipped with a 1660 independent front suspension supplied by Reyco Granning. The motorhomes may have incorrect wheel bearings installed in the front suspension. Spartan will notify owners and dealers will inspect the bearings and replace them, as needed, free of charge. The recall began on July 8, 2013. Owners may contact Spartan at 1-517-543-6400. Spartan’s campaign number is 13-009.

• Forest River Inc. is recalling certain model year 2014 Sunseeker, Forester, Lexington, and Solera motorhomes manufactured between April 1, 2013, through May 21, 2013. The battery isolation manager (BIM) can develop a short circuit. A short circuit may result in smoke, melting or a fire. Forest River will notify owners and will replace the BIM. The recall is expected to begin during July 2013. Owners may contact Forest River Customer Service at 1-574-206-7600.

• Thor Motor Coach is recalling certain model year 2006-2013 Windsport, model year 2006-2010 Magellan, model year 2007-2013 Hurricane, model year 2009-2013 Serrano and model year 2011-2013 A.C.E motorhomes. The motorhomes are equipped with an RV Custom Products Battery Control Center (BCC) which may experience a failure while the motorhome is in motion. Thor will notify owners, and dealers will rewire the BCC free of charge. A notification schedule has not yet been provided. Customers may contact Thor at 1-877-855-2867. Thor’s recall campaign number is RC000077.

• EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC is recalling certain model year 2010-2012 Ever-Lite and Element travel trailers. The trailers are equipped with propane cylinders that may leak gas or rupture. EverGreen will notify owners and dealers will replace the propane cylinder, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by July 19, 2013. Owners may contact Evergreen 1-574-825-4298.

• Nu Wa Industries Inc. (dba Kansas RV Center) is recalling one model year 2006 Hitchhiker Champagne Edition recreational vehicle. Due to a design change in the power awning motor assembly, the motor assembly screws may unknowingly shear. Nu Wa Industries Inc. will notify the one owner and Dometic staff will replace the affected motor with a motor of a different design, free of charge. The notification was mailed to the owner on July 8, 2013. Owners may contact Nu Wa at 1-620-431-2088 or Dometic at 1-888-447-0003 for more information. Owners are being instructed not to drive their vehicle until repairs can be performed.

• Starcraft RV Inc. is recalling certain model year 2014 Launch Ultra Light travel trailers manufactured April 1, 2013, through April 10, 2013. An incorrect cargo carrying capacity is printed on the RV Trailer Cargo Carrying Capacity Label and the Tire and Loading Information Placard. Thus, the trailers fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 110, “Tire Selection and Rims for Passenger Cars.” Starcraft will notify owners, and dealers will replace the labels. The recall is expected to begin in late July 2013. Owners may contact Starcraft at 1-800-945-4787.

• Prevost Car Co. is recalling certain model year 2013 X3-45 Le Mirage Entertainer XL2 coach shells and certain model year 2014 X3-45 highway coaches manufactured October 9, 2012, through June 6, 2013. Improper voltage is being supplied to the tail lamps causing the brightness of the tail lamps to exceed the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.” Prevost will notify owners and dealers will update the lamp controller software to ensure the correct voltage is reaching the affected lamps, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Prevost’s recall number is SR13-53. Owners may contact Prevost at 1-336-393-2233.

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NHTSA Update: RV-Related Recall List in April

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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‘NHTSA’ Report: RV-Related Recalls For March

April 5, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

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

• Jayco Inc. is recalling certain model year 2013 Jay Flight Bungalow, Jay Flight Destination, Jay Flight and Eagle travel trailers; and model year 2013 Eagle and Eagle Premier fifth-wheels. The vehicles were manufactured January 24, 2013, through February 27, 2013 and equipped with a power converter supplied by Progressive Dynamics Inc. The affected power converters, used in recreational vehicles to supply A/C power, have internal components that may short circuit. Jayco will notify owners, and dealers will modify the affected power converters free of charge. The safety recall began on March 20, 2013. Owners may contact Jayco at 1-574-825-0608.

• Starcraft is recalling certain model year 2013 Autumn Ridge and Travel Star travel trailers manufactured January 24, 2013, through February 27, 2013 and equipped with a power converter supplied by Progressive Dynamics Inc. The affected power converters, used in recreational vehicles to supply A/C power, have internal components that may short circuit. An electrical short may lead to a vehicle fire. Starcraft will notify owners and dealers will modify the affected power converters free of charge. The safety recall began on March 20, 2013. Owners may contact Starcraft at 1-800-945-4787.

• Crossroads RV is recalling certain model year 2013 Redwood, Rushmore, and Elevation trailers manufactured January 17, 2013, through February 19, 2013. The trailers are equipped with power converters that supply A/C power. These converters have internal components that may short circuit. Crossroads will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected internal components, free of charge. The recall began on March 21, 2013. Customers may contact Crossroads customer service at 1-855-226-7496 or by email at service@crossroadsrv.com.

 

 

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NHTSA Update: February’s RV-Related Recalls

March 18, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

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

• Forest River Inc. is recalling certain model year 2013 Concord, Leprechaun, Freelander, Lexington, Forester andn Sunseeker Class B and C motorhomes built on Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana chassis. It may be possible to remove the key from the ignition when the vehicle is running or the transmission is not in the Park position. As such, these vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 114, “Theft Protection.” General Motors (GM) will notify owners on behalf of Forest River. GM dealers will replace the ignition lock cylinder and the two associated keys. This service will be performed free of charge. The recall began on Feb. 28. For more information, GMC owners may call 1-866-996-9463 and Chevrolet owners may call 1-800-630-2438. Owner’s may also contact Forest River at 1-574-389-4600.

• Prevost Car Co. is recalling certain model year 2008-2013 X3-45, H3-41 and H3-45 coaches, model year 2011-2013 H3-45 VIP coaches, model year 2012-2013 X3-45 VIP coaches, and model year 2009-2013 XLII-45 Entertainer coaches manufactured from May 16, 2007, through Feb. 6, 2013 and equipped with Volvo engines. Certain conditions may cause the affected coaches to go into a software mode that would result in the throttle signal being fixed at 1700 rpms regardless of throttle pedal input from the driver. Prevost will notify owners and dealers will remedy the affected coaches free of charge. A notification schedule has not been provided. The Prevost recall campaign number is SR13-07.

• Keystone RV Co. is recalling certain model 2013 Springdale 266RLSSR and 267BHSSR travel trailers, manufactured from Nov. 19, 2012, through Feb. 5, 2013. These vehicles were manufactured with the incorrect information on the Federal Identification Tag and Tire and Loading Information Label. The tire inflation pressure is incorrectly listed as 448 KPA (65 PSI) instead of 345 KPA (50 PSI). Thus, these vehicles 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.” Keystone will notify owners and provide corrected labels. The recall began on Feb. 27. Owners may contact Keystone at 1-866-425-4369. Keystone’s recall number is 13-189.

• Navistar International Corp. is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Workhorse Custom Chassis LLC W42 and W62 vehicles, manufactured from July 18, 2011, through July 12, 2012, and equipped with hydraulic brakes. The brake fluid level indicator (FLI) may not properly detect a low brake fluid level situation and warn the driver. Navistar will notify owners, and dealers will replace the FLI switch free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin by April 22. Owners may contact Navistar at 1-800-448-7825. Navistar’s recall campaign number is 13503.

• Prevost is recalling certain model year 1993 thru 2013 model H3-40, H3-41, H3-45, and H3-45 VIP Prevost coaches manufactured from December 1993 through Feb. 12, 2013. Under certain conditions, the drag link collar position combined with an over torque of the collar retaining bolt may create a contact with the pitman arm. Prevost will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles and replace any affected drag link, free of charge. The manufacturer has not provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Prevost at 1-418-883-2888. Prevost’s recall campaign number is SR13-08.

• Northwood Manufacturing LLC is recalling certain model year 2013 Arctic Fox 29-5K and 29-5T fifth wheel trailers; model year 2013 Desert Fox 29SB toy hauler trailers; model year 2013 Fox Mountain 235RLS and 285RLS fifth wheel trailers; and model year 2013 Snow River 266RDS travel trailers. These vehicles were manufactured with incorrect information on the Federal Identification Tag, Tire and Axle Information Label and the Trailer Weight Information Label. Thus, these vehicles 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.” Northwood will notify owners and provide corrected replacement labels free of charge. Northwood mailed labels on March 13. Owners may contact Northwood at 1-800-766-6274.

• Keystone is recalling certain model year 2013 Montana fifth-wheel vehicles manufactured Jan. 16, 2013, through Feb. 18, 2013; and 2013 Fuzion fifth-wheel vehicles manufactured Jan. 22, 2013, through Feb. 18, 2013. These vehicles are equipped with Progressive Dynamics power converters with serial number prefix A13014 through A13039. The converters have a internal components that may short circuit. Keystone will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected internal components of the power converter, free of charge. The recall will begin in March. Owners may contact Keystone Customer Service by calling 1-866-425-4369. Keystone’s recall campaign number is 13-191.

 

 

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NHTSA Update: RV-Related Recalls for January

February 11, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

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

• Forest River Inc. is recalling certain model year 2010-2012 Berkshire and Charleston diesel motorhomes. The chassis are equipped with connectors for diode jumpers that may come loose, resulting in an open circuit. Two circuits are affected: The one that disengages the cruise control with brake pedal use, and the one that illuminates the brake lights with brake pedal use. Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) is performing this recall on behalf of Forest River. DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the diode jumpers to make sure they are fully locked in place and will correct the vehicles as needed. The recall began in January 2013. Owners should contact Daimler Trucks Warranty Campaigns Department at (800) 547-0712, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time Monday through Friday, e-mail address DTNA.Warranty.Campaigns@Daimler.com, or the Customer Assistance Center at (800) FTL-HELP after normal business hours.

• Fleetwood RV Inc. is recalling certain model year 2012 and 2013 Bounder Classic model 30T motorhomes manufactured from February 17, 2012, through November 30, 2012. The Federal Certification Tag information relating to front and rear tires is incorrect. Due to the inaccurate label, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Part 567, “Certification.” Fleetwood RV will mail new federal certification tags to owners. Owners who are not comfortable installing these labels may have them replaced at a dealer, free of charge. The safety recall began on January 31, 2013. Owners may contact Fleetwood RV Owner Relations at 1-800-509-3418.

• Entegra Coach is recalling certain model year 2013 Aspire Class A motorhomes manufactured April 11, 2012, through August 30, 2012. On the affected vehicles, the Certification label incorrectly identifies the size of the tires on the rear axles. Thus, these vehicles 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.” Entegra Coach will notify owners and dealers will replace the Certification label. The recall is expected to begin during February 2013. Owners may contact Entegra Coach at 1-800-945-4787.

• Prevost is recalling certain model year 2010-2013 H3 and X3 coaches and MTH XLII-45E coach shells manufactured between June 29, 2009, up to June 4, 2012, and equipped with an Automatic Fire Detection and Suppression System (AFSS). There is the possibility that the AFSS could unintentionally activate due to wear of the linear thermal detection cable. The recall is expected to begin during February 2013. Owners may contact Prevost at 1-418-883-2888 x 6558. Prevost’s campaign recall number is SR13-03.

• Dutchmen Manufacturing Inc. is recalling certain model year 2007-2011 Grand Junction; model year 2008-2009 Victory Lane and Winners Circle; model year 2009-2010 N’Tense; model year 2010 Freedom Spirit and model year 2009 Monte Vista recreational trailers. The affected trailers are equipped with Iota ITS-50R transfer switches. Wiring connections inside the transfer switch are not adequate and, as a result, the switch may overheat. An overheated switch could result in a fire. Dutchmen will notify owners and replace the Iota transfer switch, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin in February 2013. Owners may contact Dutchmen at 1-574-537-0700.

• Entegra Coach is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 Aspire and Anthem Class A motorhomes; and 2012-2013 Cornerstone Class A motorhomes, manufactured March 14,2011, through September 25, 2012. A wiper link was installed which is shorter than required for proper function of the wiper system. Entegra Coach will notify owners and dealers will replace the wiper link, at no charge. The recall is expected to begin during February 2013. Owners may contact Entegra Coach at 1-800-945-4787.

 

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NHTSA Update: RV-Related Recalls in October

December 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

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

Jayco Inc. is recalling certain model year 2013 Eagle Premier fifth-wheel recreational vehicle trailers, manufactured from June 14, 2012, through August 10, 2012. These vehicles were manufactured with incorrect information on the Recreational Vehicle Cargo Carrying Capacity Label. Thus, these vehicles 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.” An inaccurate label could lead to owners overloading their vehicles and tires. Jayco will notify owners and provide corrected labels free of charge. The safety recall began on Nov. 2, 2012. Owners may contact Jayco at 1-574-825-0608.

• Prevost Car Co. is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 X3-45 and XLII-45 coach buses, manufactured between November 15, 2011, and August 14, 2012. The power cables may rub against sharp edges in both the rear junction box and the condenser compartment, resulting in a short-circuit. Prevost will notify owners and dealers will re-route and repair the affected power cables, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in November 2012. Owners may contact Prevost at 1-418-883-2888, ext. 6558. Prevost’s campaign recall number is SR12-39.

• Thor Motor Coach is recalling certain model year 2008-2010 motorhomes, manufactured June 1, 2007, through May 1, 2009 and equipped with an Iota ITS-50R Transfer Switch. The models affected are Four Winds brand models: Chateau, Dutchmen, Hurricane, Windsport, Magellan, Fun Mover, Presidio and Mandalay. Wiring connections inside the transfer switch are not adequate and, as a result, the switch may overheat.Thor Motor Coach will notify owners and replace the Iota Transfer Switch, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Thor at 1-877-500-1020.

• Tiffin Motorhomes Inc.is recalling certain model year 2010-2013 Allegro Bus motorcoaches, manufactured from March, 2010, through September 2012 and equipped with a Cummins EPA 2010 ISL engine. Insufficient shielding between the exhaust pipe and floor may cause possible overheating of the floor above the engine compartment. Tiffin Motorhomes will notify owners, and dealers will install a heat shield, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Tiffin at 1-256-356-8661.

• Dutchmen Manufacturing Inc. is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Aspen Trail, Coleman, and Dutchmen recreational vehicles manufactured from October 4, 2011, through Oct. 1, 2012. These vehicles may have been manufactured without an exterior vent for the furnace. Dutchmen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, as necessary, install an exterior vent, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Dutchmen at 1-574-537-0700.

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