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NHTSA Update: RV-Related Recalls For February

March 26, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

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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: 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 in December

January 29, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

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

• Winnebago Industries Inc. is recalling certain model year 2009-2013 Winnebago model Era, View, and Via motorhomes, and 2010-2013 Itasca model Navion and Reyo motorhomes; manufactured November 13, 2007 through August 10, 2012. The proper fuses were not installed for the refrigerator circuits. Winnebago will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuses. The recall is expected to begin in early January 2013. Consumers may contact Winnebago Industries owner relations at 1-641-585-6939. Winnebago’s recall campaign number is 127.

• Spartan Chassis Inc. is recalling certain model year 2013 K2, K3, and MM motorhome chassis, manufactured July 23, 2012, through November 7, 2012 and equipped with an independent front suspension that has the ABS modulator valve mounted in a forward position. The front brake hoses or the ABS sensor cable may be damaged as a result of contact with the swaybar. Spartan will notify owners, and dealers will repair the vehicles free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during January 2013. Owners may contact Spartan at 1-517-543-6400. Spartan’s recall campaign number is 12015.

• Winnebago Industries is recalling certain model year 2010-2013 Winnebago Journey and Tour motorhomes, and certain model year 2010-2013 Itasca Meridian and Ellipse motorhomes, manufactured June 18, 2010, through November 17, 2011. 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 Trucks North America will be conducting the recall on behalf of Winnebago Industries. Daimler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the the diode jumpers to make sure they are fully locked in place and will correct the vehicles as needed. The recall is expected to begin on January 28, 2013. Owners should contact Winnebago at 1-641-585-3535 or Daimler Trucks at 1-503-745-6910.

• Thor Motor Coach is recalling certain model year 2011 through 2013 Tuscany, Astoria, Ultrasport, Montecito, and Palazzo recreational vehicles manufactured from May 17, 2010, through October 30, 2012, built on Freightliner brand XB and XC custom chassis. The vehicles are equipped with diode jumpers that may come loose in their connectors 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 Trucks (DTNA) will notify owners on behalf of Thor, and Freightliner dealers will inspect the diode jumpers to make sure they are fully locked in place and will correct the vehicles as needed. The recall is expected to begin January 28, 2013. Owners should contact DTNA 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.

• Winnebago is recalling one model year 2008 Aspect motorhome manufactured on September 12, 2007. The motorhome is equipped with a Ricon manufactured wheelchair lift which has an optional armored pendant cable. The cable may have been installed such that it doesn’t clear the wheelchair lift and without a protective cover, or a misinstalled protective cover. Ricon will be conducting this recall on behalf of Winnebago. Ricon will notify the affected owner and will provide a supplemental cover kit and instructions, free of charge. Owners may contact Winnebago at 1-641-585-3535 or Ricon at 1-818-267-3000.

• Newmar Corp. is recalling certain model year 2011 through 2013 Ventana Class A, Dutch Star Class A, and Mountain Aire Class A model motor homes manufactured from January 25, 2010, through September 19, 2012, built on Freightliner brand XB and XC custom chassis. 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 Trucks (DTNA) will notify owners on behalf of Newmar, and Freightliner dealers will inspect the diode jumpers to make sure they are fully locked in place and will correct the vehicles as needed. The recall is expected to begin January 28, 2013. Owners should contact DTNA 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. DTNA’s recall campaign number is FL-634.

• Airstream Inc. is recalling certain model year 2008-2013 Interstate motorhomes manufactured August 2007, through December 2012 and equipped with the rear sofa floor plan. The electrical equipment underneath the sofa may come in contact with the seat belt buckle or metal cables from the seat. If the metal sofa components come in contact with the electrical components, electrical arcing could occur. Arcing may lead to a vehicle fire. Airstream will notify owners, and dealers will install a cover over the electrical components, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by late January 2013. Owners may contact Airstream at 1-877-596-6111.

• Keystone RV Co. is recalling certain model year 2012 and 2013 Springdale travel trailers, model 266RLSSRWE, manufactured from October 18, 2011, through December 5, 2012. The suspension may contact the copper propane line for the range. Keystone will notify owners, and dealers will modify the propane line to route it away from the suspension, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during early January 2013. Owners may contact Keystone Customer Service by calling 1-866-425-4369. Keystone’s recall campaign number is 12-186.

• Prevost Car Co. is recalling certain model year 2011 and 2012 X3-45 Prevost coaches manufactured from March 25, 2011, through March 20, 2012. The left side radius rod support for the front I-beam suspension system may have been made from the wrong materials and thus, may suddenly break. Prevost will notify owners, and dealers will insepct the vehicles and replace any affected radius rod supports, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided the agency with a remedy schedule. Owners may contact Prevost at 1-418-883-2888. Prevost’s recall campaign number is SR13-01.

 

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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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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: 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 August RV-Related Recall List

September 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

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

• Cummins is recalling certain ISB6.7, ISC8.3, ISL9, ISX11.9, and ISX15 engines shipped from September 2010 through December 2010 to various vehicle manufacturers. These engines were installed in recreational vehicles, emergency vehicles, buses, and certain truck applications. 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. Cummins is working with the vehicle manufacturers to identify and notify owners. The safety recall is expected to begin during September 2011.

• Fleetwood RV is recalling certain model year 2010 American Eagle, American Tradition, Discovery, Revolution LE, and Model Year 2011 American Eagle, American Heritage, American Tradition, Bounder, Bounder Classic, Discovery, Expedition, Providence, Revolution LE, and Southwind Class A motorhomes equipped with Murray or Siemens brand circuit breakers. These circuit breakers have a non-conforming “spring clip” plug-in assembly that breaks or fails to provide sufficient force to maintain a proper electrical connection in the panel board. The safety recall began on August 25, 2011.

• Winnebago is recalling certain model year 2012 ERA motorhomes manufactured from November 11, 2010, through July 13, 2011, for failing to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 120, “Tire Selection and Rims for Motor Vehicles other than Passenger Cars.” These vehicles are equipped with the wrong vehicle weight label. Owners will be provided with new labels and installation instructions. At the customer’s option, a dealer can perform the installation for them. This service will be performed free of charge. The safety recall began on August 19, 2011.

• Airstream is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Avenue coaches manufactured from May 10, 2010, through July 29, 2011. The driver’s and passenger’s seat swivel mechanism locking pin could loosen and become disengaged from the swivel mechanism allowing the seat to swivel back and forth going down the road. Airstream will notify owners, and dealers will repair the coaches free of charge. The safety recall began on August 19, 2011.

• Tiffin is recalling certain model year 2010-2012 Phaeton motorhomes with floorplans QBH, QKH, and QTH that are built with 2010 EPA-certified engines on Powerglide chassis. The exhaust pipe is mounted too close to the underside of the floor. Melting of the insulation can occur, possibly resulting in a fire. Tiffin will notify owners, and dealers will attach a heat shield to the bottom of the floor and an insulating sock or blanket will be wrapped around the exhaust pipe. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during September 2011.

• Spartan is recalling certain model year 2010, 2011, and 2012 recreational vehicles, models MM, K2, K3, Bus, Furion, Gladiator, and Metro Star, manufactured from September 29, 2010, through June 20, 2011, equipped with a Cummins ISB, ISC, ISL, or ISX 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. Spartan 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 on September 12, 2011.

• Navistar is recalling certain model year 2011 Monaco Vesta and Holiday Rambler Trip recreational vehicles manufactured from May 28, 2010, through May 18, 2011. The fuse in the high beam headlight electrical circuit may blow under normal operating conditions disabling the headlights without warning, possibly resulting in reduced driver visibility. Navistar intends to send out an interim notice to owners if parts will not be available before October 14, 2011.

• Dutchmen is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Rubicon travel trailers manufactured from December 8, 2010, through July 15, 2011. These vehicles may have been manufactured with the exterior furnace vent not installed in the sidewall of the trailer. The furnace can run without the proper exhaust ventilation and release carbon monoxide to the interior of the unit. Dealers will inspect the trailer to verify the furnace exhaust is present and install one if necessary free of charge. The safety recall began on August 26, 2011.

• Winnebago is recalling certain model year 2009-2012 Winnebago Access, Access Premier, Chalet and Model Year 2011 Itasca Impulse, and Impulse Silver motorhomes manufactured from March 5, 2008, through April 28, 2011. These vehicles may have the potential for the propane supply hose to make contact with the metal door frame. Dealers will check to make sure the propane supply hose is not damaged and replace it if necessary and add a clamp to route hose away from any unfriendly surfaces. This service will be performed free of charge. The safety recall began on August 19, 2011.

• Jayco is recalling certain model year 2011 Seneca Class C motorhomes, series 36FK and 37FS, manufactured from May 18, 2011, through July 13, 2011. These vehicles may have insufficiently torqued bolts attaching the trailer hitch to the motorhome frame. Loose hitch bolts could result in the hitch separating from the frame. The safety recall is expected to begin during September 2011.

• Carriage is recalling certain model year 2009-2011 Cameo, Carri-Lite, model year 2010-2011 Royals, and model year 2009 Domani fifth-wheel trailers with generator transfer switches. The generator transfer switch may not be manufactured or installed to the proper specification causing a potential for excessive heat build up inside the switch. Dealers will inspect the generator transfer switches and replace them as necessary, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during September 2011.

• Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling certain model year 2010 and 2011 Damon Tuscany, Astoria, and Essence recreational vehicles and model year 2011 and 2012 TMC Tuscany and Astoria recreational vehicles manufactured from May 7, 2009, through August 12, 2011. The circuit breaker for the windshield wiper motor is insufficient for the load. The breaker should have a 15-amp rating, however the vehicle was built with one rated at 10 amps. The windshield wiper will stop operating if the breaker trips due to a circuit overload. TMC will notify owners, and dealers will exchange the breaker with a 15-amp one, free of charge. TMC has not provided an expected start date for the recall.

• Thor motor coach (TMC) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Windsport and Hurricane motorhomes manufactured from September 3, 2010, through August 18, 2011.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. The safety recall is expected to begin during September 2011.

• Motor Coach Industries, Inc. (MCI) is recalling certain model year 2011 E4500 and J4500 motor coaches manufactured from December 2010 through January 2011, equipped with a Cummins ISX 11.9 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. MCI will notify owners, and repairs will be performed by authorized Cummins dealers free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during September 2011.

• Tiffin motorhomes is recalling certain model year 2007-2011 Phaeton, MY 2008-2010 Bus, and MY 2010 Allegro motorhomes equipped with Kongsberg automotive adjustable brake pedals. The adjustable brake pedal arm may loosen allowing the arm to rotate around its shaft and swing in front of the accelerator pedal, reducing braking function. Daimler Trucks (DTNA), the manufacturer of the chassis, is performing recall repairs and notification to owners. The owners were initially notified by DTNA on December 22, 2009, and a follow up notice was mailed to owners on July 20, 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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