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NHTSA Update: RV-Related Recalls During Aug.

September 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The following is a list of RV-related recalls for June compiled by the National Highway Transportation Safety Association (NHTSA).

• Winnebago Industries Inc. is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Winnebago and Itasca motorhomes. A cutting machine may have scored the copper propane tubing resulting in unknown long-term reliability. Winnebago will notify owners, and dealers will replace the copper tubing, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during September 2012. Owners may contact Winnebago Industries Owner Relations at 1-641-585-6939. This is Winnebago recall no. 126.

• Jayco Inc. is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Jay Flight Swift SLX Travel trailers manufactured from October 24, 2011, through July 3, 2012. These trailers may have oversized bearings installed in the axle. Jayco will notify owners, and dealers will replace the axle bearings with proper size bearings, free of charge. The recall began on September 5,

2012. Owners may contact Jayco at 1-800-283-8267.

• Roadtrek Motorhomes Inc. is recalling certain model year 2011 and 2012 Roadtrek 21PC Popular and 21VC Versatile model class “B” motorhomes built from October 1, 2010, through November 12, 2011. On some motorhomes, the rivets may fail that secure the awning brackets to the motorhome side wall, allowing the bracket and Thule awning to come off the motor home while operating the awning. Roadtrek will notify owners, and dealers will install an additional stainless steel rivet on each of the awning brackets, free of charge. The safety recall will begin during September 2012. Owners may contact Roadtrek Service Department at 1-888-ROADTREK (762-3873) or 1-519-745-1169.

• Fleetwood RV Inc. is recalling certain model year 2013 Excursion motorhomes manufactured from March 27, 2012, through July 24, 2012. A threaded fastener installed on the turn shaft of the slideout mechanism may come into contact with a portion of the diesel fuel fill hose while the turn shaft is rotating. Fleetwood RV will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, as necessary, shorten the threaded fastener to achieve clearance of the fuel line free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during September 2012. Owners may contact Fleetwood RV owner relations at 1-800-509-3418. Fleetwood RV’s safety recall number is 120813FRV.

• Heartland RV is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Elkridge and model year 2012-2013 Bighorn Silverado fifth-wheel vehicles. Certain vehicles manufactured with liquid propane (LP) generators may have the LP supply line connected incorrectly to the generator. Heartland will notify owners and dealers will inspect and correct the LP supply line fitting as necessary, free of charge. Heartland has not provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Heartland at 1-888-262-5992. Heartland RV’s safety recall number is 99-01-09.

 

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NHTSA Update: List of RV Recalls During June

July 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The following is a list of RV-related recalls for June compiled by the National Highway Transportation Safety Association (NHTSA).

• Forest River Inc. is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Shasta Revere recreational vehicles. The gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) and cargo carrying capacity specification is incorrect on the Federal certification label and the tire information label. Thus, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of part 567, “Certification.” Forest River will notify owners, and include the corrected labels in each letter. The safety recall began on June 28, 2012. Owners should contact Forest River at 1-574-825-7178.

• Winnebago Industries Inc. is recalling certain model year 2012 Winnebago commercial vehicle model J38S, 2009 and 2010 Adventurer motorhomes manufactured from Oct. 30, 2008, through Sept. 9, 2011, and one 2009 Itasca Suncruiser motorhome built November 2009. These motorhomes chassis are equipped with Bosch hydraulic disc brakes which when exposed to long periods of time of non-driving may experience diametrical brake caliper piston growth and reduced piston to bore clearance potentially leading to brake drag and overheating resulting in reduced brake performance. Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. (FCCC) will notify owners, and dealers will repair the vehicles, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided the agency with a remedy or owner notification schedule for this campaign. Owners may contact Winnebago at 1-641-585-3535 or Daimler Trucks at 1-800-547-0712.

• Thor Motor Coach is recalling certain model year 2008-2010 Outlaw and model year 2011 Avanti recreational vehicles manufactured from Jan. 24, 2008, through Sept. 28, 2010, equipped with Bosch hydraulic disc brakes. Hydraulic brake equipped motorhome chassis exposed to long periods of time of nondriving may experience diametrical brake caliper piston growth and reduced piston to bore clearance potentially leading to brake drag and overheating resulting in reduced brake performance. Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. (FCCC) will notify owners, and dealers will repair the vehicles, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided the agency with a remedy or owner notification schedule for this campaign. Owners may contact Thor Motor Coach at 1-877-500-1020.

• Prevost Car Inc. is recalling certain model year 2009-2012 Volvo 9700 motor coaches. Due to a software error, the vehicles may come to a sudden stop by brake application if the sensor reads that the wheelchair lift door is not completely closed. Prevost will notify owners and dealers will update the software, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin in early July 2012. Owners may contact Prevost Car Inc., Service Department toll-free at 1-866-870-2046 or 1-418-831-2046. The Prevost recall campaign number is SR12-59.

• Tiffin Motorhomes Inc. is recalling certain model year 2006 through 2010 Allegro and Allegro Bay recreational vehicles equipped with Bosch hydraulic brakes. Hydraulic brake equipped motorhome chassis exposed to long periods of time of non-driving may experience diametrical brake caliper piston growth and reduced piston to bore clearance potentially leading to brake drag and overheating resulting in reduced brake performance. Tiffin will notify the owners, and authorized Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) dealers will inspect and, as necessary, replace the brake calipers free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on or before July 20, 2012. Owners may contact DTNA at 1-800-547-0712.

 

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NHTSA Update: List of RV Recalls During May

June 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

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

• Forest River Inc. is recalling certain model year 2010-2012 Georgetown recreational vehicles built on a Ford stripped chassis, manufactured from February 15, 2010, through November 29, 2011. The gear shifter’s cable may break at the attachment to the transmission control selector arm assembly mounted on the steering column. Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will replace the transmission selector arm assembly and the cable assembly, free of charge. Owners may contact Forest River at 1-574-295-8749.

• Featherlite is recalling certain model year 2006-2012 trailers equipped with a Meritor axle. The bearing system has exhibited low durability life in certain vehicle applications. Featherlite is working with the Meritor to identify and repair the vehicles that contain the subject axles free of charge. The recall began on May 24, 2012. This recall campaign supersedes previous recall campaign 11V-396. Trailers that were repaired under the previous campaign will also need to be repaired under this campaign. Owners may contact Featherlite at 1-563-547-6000.

• Newmar Corp. is recalling one model year 2012 Kountry Aire FW and one model year 2012 Kountry Star FW fifth-wheel trailers equipped with Dexter electric/hydraulic (E/H) brake actuator pumps. Some of these pumps may not have been properly heat-treated. The E/H brake actuator provides braking power to the trailer brakes. Newmar will notify owners, and Dexter will replace the actuators, free of charge. Newmar has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Newmar at 1-574-773-2007.

• Prevost Car Inc. (Prevost) is recalling certain model year 2009-2013 Volvo 9700 motor coaches. On some vehicles, the quantity of emergency exit windows is insufficient to comply with the requirements of Federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 217, “Bus emergency exits and window retention and release.” Prevost will notify owners, and dealers will install an additional emergency exit window, free of charge. An interim notification will be completed by mid-July 2012, but parts are not expected to be available until September 2012. Owners may contact Prevost Car Inc. At 1-866-870-2046 or 1-418-883-2888. The Prevost recall campaign number is SR12-57.

• Forest River is recalling certain model year 2012 and 2013 Surveyor travel trailers, manufactured from August 12, 2011, through April 6, 2012. On certain floorplans, the liquid propane (LP) gas line was routed and fastened along the bottom of the frame rail. When the trailer hits a bump, the positioning of the LP gas line may allow the “U” bolt on the axle to pinch the line between the main rail and the “U” bolt. Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will re-route the LP line, free of charge. The recall began during May 2012. Owners may contact Forest River at 1-574-389-4600.

• Forest River is recalling certain model year 2010-2011 Stealth recreational trailers. The gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) and cargo carrying capacity specification is incorrect on the Federal certification label and the tire information label. These vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Part 567, “Certification.” Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will remove and replace the labels with corrected labels. The safety recall began during May 2012. Owners should contact Forest River at 1-909-873-3777.

• Tiffin Motorhomes Inc. is recalling two model year 2012 Phaeton recreational vehicles built on a Spartan chassis and equipped with 3030 brake chambers. These vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 121, “Air Brake Systems” because they do not meet the park brake and draw bar requirements. The park brake may not be sufficient to hold the vehicle in place. The affected vehicles have not been sold yet and Tiffin has notified the dealers that are in possession of the vehicles. Spartan dealers will install improved brake chambers prior to sale. Owners may contact Tiffin Motorhomes at 1-256-356-8661.

• Crossroads RV is recalling certain model year 2011 Crossroads Cruiser recreational trailers, manufactured from August 5, 2010, through December 15, 2010. These vehicles were manufactured with incorrect information on the federal identification tag, tire and loading information label and 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.” Crossroads will notify owners and provide corrected labels. Owners may contact Thor Industries Inc. at 1-937-596-7965 or Crossroads at 1-260-593-2866.

• Foretravel Motorcoach is recalling certain model year 2007-2010 Phenix and 2007-2011 Nimbus recreational vehicles equipped with SE-GI windows. The adhesive bond on some panels between the glass portion and the hinge may de-bond, allowing the panel to detach and fall from the vehicle. Foretravel will notify owners, and is working with SE-GI products to develop remedy instructions and obtain parts. The recall is expected to begin during June 2012. Owners may contact Foretravel Motorcoach, Inc. at 1-800-547-0712.

• Motor Coach Industries, Inc (MCI) is recalling certain model year 2009-2011 D4000, D4500 and 2010 D4505 motor coaches and equipped with LED interior lights powered by either a Vansco or IO multiplex system. Due to excessive power draw of the LED lights, heat may build up at the fuse block and connector, causing components to melt. MCI will notify owners, and dealers will install re-designed wiring, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during June 2012. Owners may contact MCI at 1-866-624-2622. MCI’s recall campaign number is 388.

 

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NHTSA Update: List of RV Recalls During March

April 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

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

• Nu Wa Industries Inc. is recalling certain model year 2012 Hitchhiker Discover America recreation vehicles, manufactured from October 10, 2011 through January 30, 2012, equipped with electric/hydraulic (E/H) brake actuator pumps. Some of these pumps may not have been properly heat treated. This condition can cause premature wear of some critical components in these pumps which can render the unit inoperable. Nu Wa will notify owners, and Dexter Axle will replace actuators, free of charge. Nu Wa has not provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Nu Wa Industries at 1-800-835-0676.

• Peterson industries Inc. is recalling certain model year 2012 Excel Limited recreational vehicles, equipped with electric/hydraulic (E/H) brake actuator pumps. Some of these pumps may not have been properly heat treated. This condition can cause premature wear of some critical components in these pumps which can render the unit inoperable. Peterson Industries will notify owners, and dealers will replace the actuators, free of charge. Peterson Industries has not provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Peterson Industries at 1-800-368-3759.

• Motor Coach Industries Inc. (MCI) is recalling certain model year 2012 D4505, D4500, and D4000ISTV motorcoaches, equipped with a sedan style entrance door and an Actia multiplex system. Thirty minutes after the park brake is set and the ignition is turned off, the entrance door will close without warning. MCI will notify owners, and remedy the affected coaches by reprogramming the multiplex system, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during April 2012. Owners may contact MCI at 1-866-624-2622. MCI’s recall campaign number 384.

• Coachmen RV is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Mirada and Encounter recreational vehicles built on a Ford F-53 chassis, manufactured from February 1, 2010, through February 17, 2012. The gear shifter’s cable may break at the attachment to the transmission control selector arm assembly mounted on the steering column. Coachmen RV will notify owners, and dealers will replace the transmission selector arm assembly and the gear shifter’s cable assembly, free of charge. Coachmen RV has not provided a notification schedule for this campaign. Owners may contact Coachmen RV at 1-800-453-6064.

• Cruiser RV is recalling certain model year 2013 Enterra recreational vehicles, models EE303BHS, and E314RES, manufactured from December 16, 2011, through February 17, 2012. These vehicles have the incorrect federal id tag, tire and wheel information labels which fail to comply with the requirements of Part 567, “Certification.” Cruiser RV will mail to consumers the corrected label or the customer will have the option for dealers to install the label free of charge. The safety recall began on March 16, 2012. Owners may contact Cruiser RV at 1-877-514-7289.

• Gulf Stream Coach is recalling certain model year 2001-2005 class “A” and “C” recreational vehicles, built on floorplans 6316, 6317, 6330, 8325 and 8328, due to a section of unsecured wiring. The wiring within the raceway may not be properly secured leading to wear and potential heat development between the exposed wiring and heated refrigerator coils. Gulf Stream will notify owners and dealers will repair the vehicles, free of charge. The safety recall began on April 4, 2012. Owners may contact Gulf Stream at 1-800-482-6456. Gulf Stream’s recall number is 12WG-0105.

• Featherlite is recalling certain model year 2012 8415 trailers, equipped with electric/hydraulic (E/H) brake actuator pumps. Some of these pumps may not have been properly heat treated. This condition can cause premature wear of some critical components in these pumps which can render the unit inoperable. Featherlite will notify owners, and dealers will replace the actuators, free of charge. Featherlite has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Featherlite at 1-877-903-1444.

• Motor Coach Industries, Inc (MCI) is recalling certain model year 2009-2012 J motor coaches. Due to inadequate bonding, the transom windows (the rear-most windows on each side), may detach from the coach. MCI will notify owners, and dealers will install mechanical retention clips on the transom windows, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during April 2012. Owners may contact MCI at 1-866-624-2622. MCI’s recall campaign number is 369.

 

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NHTSA Update: RV-Related Recalls for February

March 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The following is a list of RV-related recalls for December 2011 compiled by the National Highway Transportation Safety Association (NHTSA).

• Cequent Performance Products is recalling certain Tow Ready T-One connectors (trailer wiring harness adapters), part number 118542 that were sold in the aftermarket for use on model year 2011 and 2012 Dodge Charger vehicles. Due to an error in the circuit logic, the T-One connector may cause the left (driver) side brake lamp on the trailer to become inoperable while the right (passenger) side turn signal lamp is activated. Cequent will notify owners and replace the T-One connector free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during March 2012. Owners may contact Cequent Customer Service at 1-877-208-2573.

• Tiffin Motorhomes Inc. is recalling certain model year 2011 through 2012 Phaeton and model year 2013 Zephyr recreational vehicles, equipped with a Cummins engine. The V-band clamp assembly used to connect the inlet and outlet cone sections to the Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC)/Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) include a T-bolt which can fracture and fail when subjected to stress or load. Tiffin is working with Cummins to identify and notify owners of the recall campaign. Repairs will be performed by authorized Cummins dealers free of charge. Owners may contact Cummins at 1-812-377-5000 or Tiffin at 1-256-356-8661. Cummins recall campaign number is C1154.

• Winnebago Industries Inc. is recalling certain model year 2012 Access, Access Premier and Itasca Impulse and Impulse Silver motorhomes, manufactured from June 28, 2011, through January 25, 2012. The parking brake cable may rub on a metal support under the vehicle. Winnebago will notify owners, and dealers will shorten the metal tube to provide clearance for the parking brake cable, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during March 2012. Owners may contact Winnebago Industries Owner Relations at 1-641-585-6939. Winnebago’s safety recall number is 125.

• Crossroads RV is recalling certain model year 2012 Redwood recreational vehicles manufactured from August 26, 2011, through January 18, 2012, equipped with a hydraulic trailer brake pump. The hydraulic pump could fail and result in a loss of braking in the trailer. Crossroads RV will notify owners, and dealers will replace the hydraulic pumps free of charge. Owners may contact Crossroads RV at 1-888-226-7496.

• Newell is recalling certain model year 2004-2010 motorcoaches manufactured from January 2004 through December 2009, equipped with SE-GI windows. The adhesive bond between the glass portion of the vent panel and hinge may degrade, and the panel may detach and fall from the vehicle. Newell will notify owners but the notification schedule and the recall remedy is to be determined. This service will be performed free of charge. Owners may contact Newell at 1-888-963-9355.

• Winnebago is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Winnebago and Itasca motorhomes built on a Ford F-53 chassis. The ‘PRNDL’ cable may break at the attachment to the transmission control selector arm assembly mounted on the steering column. If the cable breaks, the transmission gear indicator in the ‘PRNDL’ display in the instrument panel will remain in the first gear position regardless of the gear selected. Winnebago will notify owners, and dealers will replace the transmission selector arm assembly and the ‘PRNDL’ cable assembly, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during March 2012. Owners may contact Winnebago Industries owner relations at 1-641-585-6939.

• Navistar is recalling certain model year 2008-2010 Beaver and certain model year 2009-2011 Monaco, and certain model year 2009-2011 Holiday Rambler recreational vehicles, manufactured from October 25, 2007, through August 26, 2010, equipped with IOTA ITS-50R 50 amp automatic transfer switches. The IOTA ITS-50R 50 amp automatic transfer switch bus bar and/or electrical connections may be inadequate to handle the electrical load. Navistar will notify owners, and dealers will replace the IOTA ITS-50R transfer switch free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on or before April 15, 2012. Owners may contact Navistar at 1-800-448-7825. Navistar’s campaign number is 12504.

• Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling certain model year 2010 Windsport and Hurricane motorhomes manufactured from April 27, 2009, through September 3, 2010. On these vehicles, the exhaust system is close to a vehicle storage compartment. Heat can build up in this area. TMC will notify owners, and dealers will install a heat shield to protect the storage compartment from the heat generated by the exhaust. This service will be performed free of charge. TMC has not provided NHTSA with a notification schedule. Owners may contact TMC at 1-877-855-2867. Thor Motor Coach’s safety recall number is RC000042.

• Tiffin is recalling certain model year 2009-2010 Bus, as well as certain 2009-2011 and 2013 Zephyr recreational vehicle chassis equipped with an electronic control module, part number 2791-NN2E-001 or 2791-NN2E-002. When the brake is applied, the cruise control may not cancel. Additionally, these vehicles may exhibit an inadvertent, moderate increase in vehicle speed until the vehicle reaches its governed speed after the cruise control is set. Tiffin will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering wheel switch and reprogram the module, free of charge. Tiffin has not provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Tiffin at 1-256-356-8661.

• Entegra Coach Inc. is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Anthem motorhomes manufactured from July 17, 2010, through November 30, 2011. The front tires could become overloaded due to cargo distribution within the storage area. Entegra will notify owners, and dealers will replace tires, and on some models replace the wheels to provide additional load capacity, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during March 2012. Owners may contact Entegra at 1-800-945-4787.

• Dutchmen Manufacturing Inc. is recalling certain model year 2012 Rubicon travel trailers manufactured from October 12, 2011, through February 23, 2012. These vehicles have been manufactured with a frame support located too close to the trailer tires which could result in the support contacting the tires when loaded. Dutchmen will notify owners, and dealers will remove the interfering frame support and install a new frame support, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during March 2012. Owners may contact Dutchmen at 1-574-537-0700.

 

 

 

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NHTSA Update: RV-Related Recalls for November

December 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

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

• Forest River is recalling certain model year 2011 Berkshire models 360FWS, 390BH, 390RB and 390QS recreational vehicles manufactured from Sept. 1, 2010, through Feb. 28, 2011, equipped with a Cummins ISX or ISL diesel engine. The V-band clamp assembly, part numbers Q187684, Q187685, and Q187686, used to connect the inlet and outlet cone sections to the diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC)/diesel particulate filter (DPF) include a T-bolt which can fracture and fail when subjected to stress or load. Forest River is working with Cummins to identify and notify owners of the recall campaign. Repairs will be performed by authorized Cummins dealers free of charge. The safety recall began Oct. 10, 2011. Tiffin Motorhomes Inc. is recalling certain model year 2011 Allegro and Phaeton recreational vehicles built on Freightliner chassis and equipped with a Cummins ISC, ISX, ISM, or ISL diesel engine for the same issue.

• Motor Coach Industries (MCI) is recalling certain model year 2010-2011 D4505 motor coaches manufactured from May 1, 2010, through Sept. 30, 2011. These vehicles were equipped with Penntex alternators that, as installed, may collect moisture at the power stud. This moisture may result in corrosion buildup at and around the power stud base and could create a short circuit between the power stud and the alternator body. Additionally, the vehicle battery could discharge which could cause the vehicle to stall. MCI will inspect and modify the alternator installation free of charge. The safety recall began on Nov. 30, 2011.

• Winnebago is recalling certain model year 2012 Era motorhomes, manufactured from July 25, 2011,through Aug. 4, 2011and built on Sprinter/Daimler chassis. The supplier of the rear springs rolled the spring eye diameter out of tolerance during production and then corrected the diameter without heating the parts. This could potentially lead to a crack of the spring eye over time. Winnebago is working with Sprinter/Daimler to notify owners. Sprinter/Daimler is handling the remedy for this campaign and will replace the rear springs as necessary free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided an owner notification schedule.

• Jayco is recalling certain model year 2012 Jay Flight And Eagle Super Lite 1/2 ton travel trailers manufactured from Oct. 6, 2011, through Oct. 17, 2011. The power converters may have been built with an undersized input coil, which may cause overheating, smoking, and melting of the converter. Jayco will notify owners, and Jayco dealers will repair the travel trailers as necessary free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during December 2011. Sister company Starcraft Inc. is recalling certain model year 2012 Autumn Ridge and Travel Star travel trailers for the same issue.

• Navistar Corp. is recalling certain model year 2009-2011 Beaver, Holiday Rambler and Monaco Coach brand recreational vehicles manufactured from Jan. 11, 2008, through April 15, 2011. The front windshield shade may separate from the cabin body without warning, possibly impairing the driver’s ability to see the roadway. Navistar will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the shade mounting clips and repair the vehicles as necessary free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin Dec. 10, 2011.

• Keystone RV Co. is recalling certain model year 2007-2009 Cougar fifth-wheel trailers manufactured from May 12, 2006, through Feb. 12, 2009, for incorrect information on the federal identification tag and tire and loading information label. The subject vehicles were manufactured with a label that lists the maximum tire pressure of 80psi instead of the correct maximum pressure of 65psi. Keystone will mail to consumers the corrected label or the customer will have the option for dealers to install the label free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during December 2011.

 

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NHTSA Update: RV-Related Recalls for October

November 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

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

• Airstream is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 International, 16-foot ,recreational vehicles manufactured from May 10, 2010, through September 27, 2011. These vehicles were manufactured with the incorrect tire information label. Airstream will mail to consumers the corrected label or the customer will have the option for dealers to install the label free of charge.

• Jayco is recalling certain model year 2010- 2011 Greyhawk Class C motorhomes manufactured from May 28, 2009, through September 22, 2010 for an improper electrical connection at the buss bar on the affected transfer switches. Dealers will replace the transfer switch free of charge. Jayco is recalling certain model year 2007-2008 Jay Feather LGT travel trailers manufactured from October 9, 2006, through April 17, 2008. These travel trailers may have insufficient clearance between the tires and the wheel well. Jayco will notify owners and Jayco dealers will add a spacer to increase the distance between the axle and the wheel well free of charge.

• Cruiser RV is recalling certain model year 2011 Shadow Cruiser and Viewfinder recreational vehicles, models V-27RBSS, V-22RBDS, S-285RLS, S-260BHS AND S-280QBS, manufactured from April 21, 2011, through September 6, 2011. These vehicles have the incorrect Federal ID Tag, Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) information labels which fails to comply with the requirements of Part 567, “Certification.” Cruiser RV will mail to consumers the corrected label or the customer will have the option for dealers to install the label free of charge.

• Keystone is recalling certain model year 2012 Passport travel trailers manufactured from September 15, 2011, through September 28, 2011. The rear living room is missing an egress window. Dealers will replace the window currently installed with an egress window free of charge.

• Spartan is recalling certain model year 2010 and 2011 K2, K3, MM, and SU incomplete recreational vehicle chassis manufactured from January 4, 2010, through January 26, 2011, equipped with an electronic control module, part number 2791-NN2E-001 or 2791-NN2E-002. When the brake is applied, the cruise control may not cancel. Additionally, these vehicles may exhibit an inadvertent, moderate increase in vehicle speed until the vehicles reaches its governed speed after the vehicle’s cruise control is set. The manufacturer is in the process of developing a remedy for this issue. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule for this campaign.

• Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Tuscany, Astoria, and Avanti recreational vehicles manufactured from January 21, 2011, through September 16, 2011, equipped with a Cummins ISX or ISL diesel engine. The V-band clamp assembly, part numbers Q187684, Q187685, and Q187686, used to connect the inlet and outlet cone sections to the diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC)/Diesel particulate filter (DPF) include a t-bolt which can fracture and fail when subjected to stress or load. TMC is working with Cummins to identify and notify owners of the recall campaign. Repairs will be performed by authorized Cummins dealers free of charge.

• Winnebago is recalling certain model year 2011 Journey, Meridian, Tour, Ellipse motorhomes and Winnebago commercial vehicles built on MC, XCL, and XCS chassis from September 1, 2010, through December 31, 2010, and equipped with a Cummins ISX or ISL diesel engine. The V-Band clamp assembly, part numbers Q187684, Q187685, and Q187686, used to connect the inlet and outlet cone sections to the diesel oxidation catalyst (doc)/diesel particulate filter (DPF) include a t-bolt which can fracture and fail when subjected to stress or load. Winnebago is working with Daimler Trucks North America (the supplier of the chassis) and Cummins to identify and notify owners of the recall campaign. The manufacturer has not yet provided the agency with a remedy plan for this campaign.

• Motor Coach Industries (MCI) is recalling certain model year 2003, and 2007-2012 E and J models along with model year 2007-2012 D4000, D4005, D4500, D4505, D4000ISTV motor coaches equipped with Meritor Wabco Electronic Stability Control (ESC) modules, manufactured from October 2002, through October 2011. Under certain road and driving conditions, vehicle body roll and road inclination characteristics may adversely affect the slip angle calculation of the electronic stability control (esc) system. MCI will notify owners and replace the control module free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided an owner notification schedule.

 

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NHTSA: Few RV-Related Recalls for September

October 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

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

• Tiffin motorhomes is recalling certain model year 2011 Allegro Bus and Phaeton recreational vehicles equipped with a Cummins ISX or ISL diesel engine. The V-band clamp assembly, part numbers Q187684, Q187685, and Q187686, used to connect the inlet and outlet cone sections to the diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC)/diesel particulate filter (DPF) include a t-bolt which can fracture and fail when subjected to stress or load. A fracture or failure of the t-bolt may cause the clamp to loosen and the inlet or outlet sections attached to the DOC/DPF housing to disconnect. Tiffin Motorhomes is working with Cummins to identify and notify owners of the recall campaign. Repairs will be performed by authorized Cummins dealers free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during October 2011.

• Open Range RV is recalling certain model year 2010-2011 Journeyer recreational vehicles manufactured from Aug. 27, 2009, through Nov. 17, 2010. A main supporting cross member was cut out to run a liquid propane line. This can cause stress cracks on the I-beams on both sides of the trailers. Open Range will notify owners and inspect the frame for any missing cross supports and perform the necessary repairs free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during October 2011.

 

 

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Update: NHTSA’s June RV-Related Recall List

July 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

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

• Cequent Performance Products is recalling certain Reese, part #54970, and Pro Series, part #63970, branded weight distribution shanks that were imported and sold in the aftermarket to wholesale distributors, installers, mail order, and other customers. These parts were sold both individually and as a component in certain Reese and Pro Series weight distributing kits. Due to an error in production, some of the weight distribution shanks may have an incorrect metallurgy.

• Keystone RV Co. is recalling certain model year 2012 residence travel trailers produced from May 6, 2011, through May 18, 2011. The wiring connection to the 120-volt light on the ceiling of the slide room has the incorrect wiring connectors. The company is also recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Cougar High Country travel trailers produced from November 3, 2010, through May 26, 2011, for having 4400-pound axles installed instead of 5200-pound axles.

• Navistar Inc. is recalling certain model year 2011 W42 and W46 Workhorse chassis manufactured from January 1, 2011, through May 25, 2011. The steering wheel components do not meet design specifications. As a result, the steering wheel inner piece may separate from the outer piece, which may decrease the driver’s ability to control the vehicle.

• Tiffin Motorhomes Inc. is recalling certain model year 2006-2010, Allegro and Allegro Bay motorhomes manufactured from January 2005, through April 2010, and built on a Daimler/Freightliner chassis. The brake lights may be intermittent during light brake applications. The brake lights may not illuminate consistently upon brake application and fail to properly indicate to a following vehicle that the motorhome has slowed or come to a stop. Daimler trucks (DTNA), manufacturer of the chassis, will notify owners and repairs will be performed by DTNA dealerships, free of charge.

• Skyline Corp. is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Nomad, Aljo, Layton, Weekender, Bobcat, Joey, and Koala recreational vehicle travel trailer and fifth-wheel trailers manufactured from October 1, 2010, through April 30, 2011, for contaminated brake systems. With contaminated brakes the vehicle may fail to stop properly resulting in a loss of control of the vehicle. Lippert Components Inc. will perform the required inspection and make any necessary corrections free of charge.

• Heartland RV is recalling certain model year 2011 North Country 30BHS and 32BHDD travel trailers. The cord for hooking into an external electrical power supply has the potential to drape directly in front of the furnace exhaust. This contact could cause damage to the power cord which could result in a fire.

 

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Update: NHTSA’s May RV-Related Recall List

June 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

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

• Triple E RV is recalling certain model year 2007-2010 Commander Class A motorhomes manufactured from July 2007 through February 2010. The stop lamps may be intermittent during light brake applications and may not properly indicate that the brakes are applied. Daimler Trucks (DTNA), manufacturer of the chassis, will notify owners.

• Crossroads RV is recalling certain model year 2011 Rushmore and Seville recreational vehicles manufactured from June 21, 2010,through December 15, 2010. The electrical transfer switch wire was installed incorrectly and the transfer switch could send 220 volt current instead of 110 volt current through the trailer’s electrical system. The safety recall began on May 20, 2011.

• Fleetwood RV is recalling certain model year 2011 Bounder, Bounder Classic, Southwind, Storm and Terra Class A motorhomes built on Ford chassis and manufactured from May 4, 2010 through January 26, 2011. A wire harness that is routed under the motorhome, near the chassis rail, can contact a heat shield located next to the passenger side engine exhaust manifold. The safety recall is expected to begin during June 2011.

• Navistar is recalling certain model year 2011 Holiday Rambler Trip and Monaco Vesta recreational vehicles manufactured from February 25, 2010 through April 4, 2011 and equipped with a MaxxForce 7 engine. A cap on the return fuel valve may fall off allowing air to be drawn into the fuel system possibly resulting in engine hard start, no start, or stall conditions. The safety recall is expected to begin on or about June 30, 2011.

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