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NHTSA Update: RV-Related Recalls for December

January 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

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

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

• Monaco RV LLC is recalling certain model year 2008-2013 recreational vehicles equipped with Fastec-brand door locks. It may be possible to remove the key from the lock in a way that potentially jams the deadbolt. Monaco will notify owners, and Fastec will coordinate the inspection and replacement of the cylinders, as needed, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by mid-February 2014. Owners may contact Monaco at 1-877-466-6226 or Fastec at 1-800-837-2505.

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

• Marathon Homes Corp. is recalling certain model year 2006-2013 towable and fifth-wheel travel trailers manufactured January 1, 2006, through April 25, 2013 and equipped with Fastec-brand door locks. It may be possible to remove the key from the lock in a way that potentially jams the deadbolt. Marathon will notify owners, and Fastec will coordinate the inspection and replacement of the cylinders, as needed, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by early February 2014. Owners may contact Marathon Homes at 1-574-294-6441 or Fastec at 1-800-837-2505.

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

• Riverside Travel Trailer Inc. is recalling certain model year 2006-2014 travel trailers manufactured January 1, 2010, through April 30, 2013 and equipped with Fastec-brand door locks. It may be possible to remove the key from the lock in a way that potentially jams the deadbolt. Riverside will notify owners, and Fastec will coordinate the inspection and replacement of the cylinders, as needed, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in January 2014. Owners may contact Riverside at 1-765-472-3920 or Fastec at 1-800-837-2505.

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

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

• Skyline Corp. is recalling certain model year 2006-2013 recreational vehicle travel trailers and fifth-wheel trailers manufactured January 1, 2006, through May, 31, 2013 and equipped with Fastec-brand door locks. It may be possible to remove the key from the lock in a way that potentially jams the deadbolt. Skyline will notify owners, and Fastec will coordinate the inspection and replacement of the cylinders, as needed, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by early February 2014. Owners may contact Skyline at 1-800-755-6521 or Fastec at 1-800-837-2505.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NHTSA Update: RV-Related Recalls for August

September 19, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

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

• Columbia Northwest is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Somerset Niagara trailers manufactured January 2012 through July 2013 and equipped with 14″ aluminum wheels and corresponding lug nuts. The aluminum wheels may disengage from the axle hub. Columbia Northwest will send each Niagara owner a new lug nut wrench to tighten down the lug nuts, free of charge. Columbia Northwest dealers can re-torque the wheels if the customer is not able to, at no charge. The recall is expected to begin in mid-August. Owners may contact Columbia Northwest at 1-724-423-7440.

• Triple E is recalling certain model year 2013 Regency GT29T, GT27S, and GT24MB motorhomes manufactured in March 2013. Due to a design change in the power awning motor assembly, the motor assembly screws may unknowingly shear. Triple E will notify owners and Dometic staff will replace the affected motors with one of a different design. The recall began on August 15, 2013. Owners may contact Triple E at 1-877-992-9906 or Dometic at 1-888-447-0003 for more information. Owners are being instructed not to drive their vehicle until repairs can be performed.

• Keystone RV Co. is recalling certain model year 2013 Bullet and Passport trailers manufactured October 1, 2012, through March 5, 2013. The mounting fasteners for the stabilizer jacks may fail causing the jack to become loose and separate from the vehicle. Keystone will notify owners, and dealers will replace the mounting fasteners. The recall began on August 19, 2013. Owners may contact Keystone Customer Service by calling 1-866-425-4369. Keystone’s recall number is 13-196.

• Chalet RV is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 TS116FB, TS116, and DS116RB truck campers manufactured February 2013 through May 2013; and certain model year 2013-2014 Takena 1860, 1865, 2265 travel trailers manufactured February 2013 through May 2013. Due to a design change in the Dometic-brand power awning motor assembly, the motor assembly screws may unknowingly shear. Chalet RV will notify owners, and dealers or Dometic staff will replace the affected motors with one of a different design. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chalet RV at 1-541-791-4610 or Dometic at 1-888-447-0003 for more information. Owners are being instructed not to drive their vehicle until repairs can be performed.

• Outdoors RV Manufacturing is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Creek Side trailers manufactured February 27, 2013, through March 11, 2013; model year 2013-2014 Timber Ridge trailers manufactured April 5, 2013, through May 1, 2013; and model year 2013 Wind River trailers manufactured April 3, 2013, through April 19, 2013; and model year 2014 Black Stone trailers manufactured April 24, 2013, through April 25, 2013. Due to a design change in the Dometic-brand power awning motor assembly, the motor assembly screws may unknowingly shear. Outdoor RV began notifying owners on August 26, 2013. Dometic staff will replace the affected motors with motors of a different design. Owners may contact Outdoor RV at 1-541-624-5500 or Dometic at 1-888-447-0003 for more information. Owners are being instructed not to drive their vehicle until repairs can be performed.

• Recreation by Design is recalling certain model year 2013 Monte Carlo 35 SC FW, 37 PM, 37 SC, 40 SC FW, 43 SC FW, 44 PM, 44 SC, 44 SC FW, and 52 SC FW travel trailers; North American 36 SC, and 44 PM travel trailers; and Royal Travel 39 SC, and 42 SC travel trailers. If the awning installation sequence was not completely followed, the Dometic-brand awning motor may unknowingly become damaged. Recreation by Design will notify owners, and Dometic staff will replace the affected motors with a design that is not subject to an out-of-sequence installation error. The recall began on September 9, 2013. Owners may contact Recreation by Design at 1-800-999-1902 or Dometic at 1-888-447-0003 for more information. Owners are being instructed not to drive their vehicle until repairs can be performed.

• Navistar is recalling certain model year 2013 Bison Coach Stratus, Stratus Express, Stratus Lite, Trail Express, Trail Hand, and Traveler recreational trailers manufactured February 20, 2013, through May 7, 2013. Due to a design change in the Dometic-brand power awning motor assembly, the motor assembly screws may unknowingly shear. Navistar will notify owners, and Dometic staff will replace the affected motors with one of a different design. The recall is expected to begin during September 2013. Owners may contact Navistar at 1-331-332-1590 or Dometic at 1-888-447-0003 for more information. Owners are being instructed not to drive their vehicle until repairs can be performed.

• DRV is recalling certain model year 2014 Tradition, Mobile Suite, Mobile Suite Select, and Elite Suite recreational vehicles and travel trailers manufactured December 10, 2012, through July 30, 2013. Due to a design change in the Dometic-brand power awning motor assembly, the motor assembly screws may unknowingly shear. DRV will notify owners, and Dometic staff will replace the affected motor with one of a different design. The recall is expected to begin by early September 2013. Owners may contact DRV at 1-260-562-1075 or Dometic at 1-888-447-0003 for more information. Owners are being instructed not to drive their vehicle until repairs can be performed.

• Crossroads RV is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 Redwood recreational vehicles manufactured August 26, 2011, through August 14, 2013. While the vehicle is moving, shifting cargo may accidentally activate the switch used to deploy the power awning. Crossroads RV will notify owners, and dealers will install a cover over the switches, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in September 2013. Owners may contact Crossroads RV by email at “service@crossroadsrv.com,” or by phone at 1-855-226-7496.

• Starcraft RV Inc. (Starcarft) is recalling certain model year 2014 Comet Camping Trailers manufactured September 18, 2012, through May 6, 2013. The spare tire bracket mounted on the rear wall is not secured sufficiently and could detach. Starcraft will notify owners and dealers will add a metal strap to secure the spare tire bracket, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in September 2013. Owners may contact Starcraft at 1-800-945-4787.

• Peterson Industries Inc. (Peterson) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Excel travel trailers manufactured February 2013 through June 2013. Due to a design change in the Dometic-brand power awning motor assembly, the motor assembly screws may unknowingly shear. Peterson Industries Inc. will notify owners, and Dometic staff will replace the affected motors with one of a different design. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Peterson at 1-800-368-3759 or Dometic at 1-888-447-0003 for more information. Owners are being instructed not to drive their vehicle until repairs can be performed.

• Dutchmen Manufacturing is recalling certain model year 2014 Voltage recreational vehicles manufactured July 18, 2013, through August 20, 2013. The vehicles may not have the clamp installed correctly at the generator fuel filter. Dutchmen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and correct the installation of the clamp, as needed, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in September 2013. Owners may contact contact Dutchmen Customer Service by calling 1-574-537-0700. Dutchmen’s recall number is 13-197.




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NHTSA Update: RV-Related Recalls List for July

August 14, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

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

• Fastec Industrial Corp. (FIC) is recalling certain model 43610, 40610, and 44610 door locks manufactured between January 2006 and April 2013 with a keyed paddle handle and deadbolt for use in recreational vehicles. It may be possible to remove the key from the lock in a way that potentially jams the deadbolt in locks with certain key codes. If the deadbolt jams, the interior side of the door lock may also jam. FIC will notify the original equipment door and recreational vehicle manufacturers and the consumers of record and instruct them on how to determine whether they have a defective lock. Consumers of record will be sent replacement cylinders with instructions, free of charge. The vehicle manufacturers will notify their consumers. The recall is expected to begin September 10, 2013. Owners may contact FIC at 1-800-837-2505.

• American Honda Motor Co. is recalling certain Trailer Hitch Harness Kits, Part Number 08L91-TZ5-200. These kits are for use in 2014 model year Acura MDX vehicles. The trailer hitch kit has a subharness that is incorrectly wired such that there may be no power supplied to an accessory trailer brake controller. Honda will notify owners and Acura dealers will correct the trailer hitch subharness wiring, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on August 23, 2013. Owners may contact Acura Customer Service at 1-800-382-2238. Honda’s number for this campaign is JB2.

• Cequent Performance Products is recalling certain Tekonsha Electric Trailer Brake Control Wiring Adapters with Part No. 30232-P and 30231-P. These adapters are used as aftermarket equipment on model year 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 vehicles. If the brakes are applied while the turn signal is activated, the turn signal may turn off. The opposite trailer turn signal may then activate. Cequent will notify distributors, dealers, installers, and customers and will replace the adapters free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Cequent at 1-877-827-0799.

• Monaco RV LLC (Monaco) is recalling certain model year 2011 Holiday Rambler Campmaster and R-Vision Trail Cruiser; model year 2011-2012 R-Vision Onyx; model year 2011-2013 R-Vision Trail Light; model year 2012-2014 Holiday Rambler Aluma-Lite, Aluma-Lite Ultra and R-Vision Trail Sport and Trail-Lite Crossover; and model year 2013-2014 McKenzie Rainier Ascent and R-Vision Trail Lite Trek recreational vehicles. These vehicles were manufactured October 12, 2009, through March 15, 2013 and have the water tanks mounted under the floor within enclosed underbellies. The water tank mounting system may fail. Monaco RV, LLC will notify owners and dealers will install a cross brace between the water tank and the mounting brackets, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during August 2013. Monaco’s recall number is 13001MRV. Owners may contact Monaco at 1-877-466-6226.

Augusta RV LLC is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 FLEX recreational trailers manufactured February 13, 2013, through April 9, 2013. Due to a design change in the power awning motor assembly, the motor assembly screws may unknowingly shear. Augusta RV will notify owners during August 2013 and Dometic staff will replace the affected motors with motors of a different design. Owners may contact Augusta RV at 1-574-848-0200 or Dometic at 1-888-447-0003 for more information. Owners are being instructed not to drive their vehicle until repairs can be performed.

• Kibbi LLC is recalling one model year 2013 Renegade KIT28TA trailer manufactured on April 12, 2013. Due to a design change in the power awning motor assembly, the motor assembly screws may unknowingly shear. Kibbi will notify the owner and Dometic staff will replace the affected motor with one of a different design. The recall began during July 2013. Owners may contact Dometic at 1-888-447-0003 for more information. Owners are being instructed not to drive their vehicle until repairs can be performed.

Dutchmen Manufacturing Inc. is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Aspen 1400RB, 1500BH, 1600RB, 2110RBS, 2470BHS and 3010BHDS travel trailers; certain model year 2013-2014 Coleman CTS14FD, CTS15BH, CTS16BH and CTS16QB travel trailers and certain model year 2013-2014 Dutchmen 190QB, 282RBS, 286BHGS, 318RKDS and 816QB travel trailers. Heat from the range burner may melt the propane supply hose. Dutchmen will notify owners anddealers will install a copper line to the propane connection in the burner, free of charge. The recall began onAugust 7, 2013. Owners may contact Dutchmen at 1-574-537-0600. Dutchmen’s recall number is 13-195.

EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC is recalling certain model year 2013 Bay Hill fifth-wheel travel trailers manufactured March 13, 2013, through April 25, 2013. Due to a design change in the power awning motor assembly, the motor assembly screws may unknowingly shear. EverGreen will notify owners and Dometic staff will replace the affected motors with motors of a different design. The recall began on July 25, 2013. Owners may contact Dometic at 1-888-447-0003 for more information. Owners are being instructed not to drive their vehicle until repairs can be performed.

• Lakota Corp. is recalling certain model year 2014 CX9-BBX18 (Charger and Bighorn) recreational trailers. Due to a design change in the power awning motor assembly, the motor assembly screws may unknowingly shear. Lakota will notify owners and Dometic staff will replace the affected motors with motors of a different design. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Lakota Corp at 1-574-848-1636 or Dometic at 1-888-447-0003 for more information. Owners are being instructed not to drive theirvehicle until repairs can be performed.

• Keystone RV Co. is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Laredo fifth-wheel vehicles, models 270SRL, 280SBH, 290SRE and 293SBH, manufactured March 6, 2013, through June 27, 2013. The battery box has inadequate support for the battery and the box may fall out of position during travel. Keystone RV will notify owners and will install a battery box mounting reinforcement kit, free of charge. The recall began on July 22, 2013. Owners may contact Keystone Customer Service by calling 1-866-425-4369. Keystone’s identification code for this recall is 13-194.

HL Enterprise Inc. is recalling certain model year 2013 Hyline HY42IKEB and HY44, model year 2013 Georgian Bay GB39CKT, model year 2013 Bridgeview BV42IKWT, and model year 2013 Premier FW44 and HY42 trailers. Due to a design change in the power awning motor assembly, the motor assembly screws may unknowingly shear. HL Enterprise Inc. will notify owners and Dometic staff will replace the affected motors with one of a different design. The recall is expected to begin during August . Owners may contact Dometic at 1-888-447-0003 for more information. Owners are being instructed not to drive their vehicle until repairs can be performed.

• Winnebago Industries Inc. is recalling certain model year 2011 Vista and Itasca Sunstar motorhomes manufactured June 30, 2010, through June 16, 2011. The vehicles have an incorrect tire inflation pressures and wheel rim sizes on the Vehicle Certification Label. Thus, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 567, “Certification.” Winnebago will notify owners and mail corrected Vehicle Certification Labels to the owners, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by mid-August 2013. Owners may contact Winnebago at 1-800-537-1885 or or@winnebagoind.com. Winnebago’s campaign number is 129.

• Entegra Coach is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Anthem, Aspire, and Cornerstone motorhomes manufactured February 8, 2013, through June 13, 2013. The attachment mechanism that holds the windshield wiper arm to the wiper motor shaft could crack. Entegra Coach will notify owners, and dealers will replace the wiper arms, at no charge. The recall is expected to begin in late August 2013. Owners may contact Entegra Coach at 1-800-945-4787.

Jayco Inc. is recalling certain model year 2014 Precept Motorhomes manufactured March 28, 2013, through June 27, 2013. The attachment mechanism that holds the windshield wiper arm to the wiper motor shaft could crack. Jayco will notify owners, and dealers will replace the wiper arm, at no charge. The recall is expected to begin in late August 2013. Owners may contact Jayco at 1-800-283-8267.

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NHTSA Report: Awning Recalls Continue in May

June 12, 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).

• Newmar Corp. is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Canyon Star motorhomes manufactured August 4, 2011, through February 19, 2013, for failing to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety  Standard (FMVSS) number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.” The affected  vehicles may have missing reflectors on the rear cap. Newmar will notify owners and dealers will install the required reflectors. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Newmar at 1-574-773-7791.

• Dutchmen Manufacturing is recalling certain model year 2013 Breckenridge recreational vehicles manufactured February 13, 2013, through April 9, 2013. If the awning installation sequence was not completely followed, the awning motor may unknowingly become damaged. Dutchmen will notify owners and dealers will replace the affected motors with a design that is not subject to an out-of-sequence installation error. This will be done at no cost to the owner. Owners are being instructed not to drive their vehicle until repairs can be performed. The recall began on May 30, 2013. Owners may contact Dutchmen at 1-574-537-0700.

• Tiffin Motorhomes Inc. is recalling certain model year 2013 Breeze and Allegro motorhomes. If the awning installation sequence was not completely followed, the awning motor may unknowingly become damaged. Tiffin will notify owners and Dometic staff will replace the affected motors with a design that is not subject to an out-of-sequence installation error. The recall is expected to begin during June 2013. Owners may contact Tiffin at 1-256-356-8661 or Dometic at 1-888-447-0003 for more information. Owners are being instructed not to drive their vehicle until repairs can be performed.

• Heartland Recreational Vehicles is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Big Country, Bighorn, Elk Ridge, Elk Ridge Express, Landmark, Prowler, Sundance, Sundance XLT, and Silverado fifth-wheels and travel trailers manufactured February 13, 2013, through April 16, 2013. If the awning installation sequence was not completely followed, the awning motor may unknowingly become damaged. Heartland will notify owners and Dometic staff will replace the affected motors with a design that is not subject to an out-of-sequence installation error. The recall began on May 20, 2013. Owners may contact Heartland Recreational Trailers at 1-888-262-5992 or Dometic at 1-888-447-0003 for more information. Owners are being instructed not to drive their vehicle until repairs can be performed. Heartland’s recall campaign number is 99-01-11.

• Heartland Recreational Vehicles is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Sundance travel trailers, model 322RES, manufactured September 13, 2012, through April 30, 2013. The axles are mounted too far forward on the frame which may cause improper trailer balance while towing. Heartland will notify owners and the trailers will be returned to the factory where axles will be moved rearward, free of charge. The recall began on May 20, 2013. Owners may contact Heartland Recreational Trailers Warranty/Service Department by email at “parts@heartlandrvs.com,” or by phone at 1-877-262-8032. Heartland’s recall campaign number is 99-01-12.

• Fleetwood RV Inc. is recalling certain model year 2013 Jamboree Sport Diesel, Providence, Tioga DSL and Tioga Ranger DSL; 2014 Excursion, Expedition, Jamboree Sport, Montara Commercial, Searcher Commercial, Southwind, Storm, Terra, and Tioga Ranger; and 2013-2014 Bounder, Bounder Classic, and Discovery recreational vehicles. The vehicles are equipped with Weatherpro and 9100 series power awnings. Due to a design change in the power awning motor assembly, the motor assembly screws may unknowingly shear. Fleetwood RV will notify owners and Dometic staff will replace the affected motors with a design that is not subject to an out-of-sequence installation error. Fleetwood RV has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Fleetwood RV Owner Relations at 1-800-509-3418 or Dometic at 1-888-447-0003 for more information. Owners are being instructed not to drive their vehicle until repairs can be performed.

• Gulf Stream Coach is recalling certain model year 2001 Ultra, Conquest, Independence, Ultra Supreme, Yellowstone, and Cavalier motorhomes with floorplans 6316 or 8325. The motorhomes were manufactured May 17, 2000, through December 31, 2000. A portion of the electrical wiring may not be properly secured. This condition may cause wear and possible heat development between the refrigerator coils and the wire. A failure of the wiring could result in property damage, fire, or injury. Gulf Stream will notify owners, and dealers will repair the motorhomes free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during June 2013. Owners may contact Gulf Stream at 1-800-289-8787. Gulf Stream’s recall campaign number is 13WG-2000.

• Gulf Stream Coach Inc. is recalling certain model year 2013 Canyon Trail, Sedona, Ridgeline, Kingsport, and Trail Master recreational vehicle trailers manufactured Febuary 13, 2013, through April 24, 2013. The vehicles are equipped with Weatherpro and 9100 series power awnings. Due to a design change in the power awning motor assembly, the motor assembly screws may unknowingly shear. Gulf Stream will notify owners and Dometic staff will replace the affected motors with motors of a different design. Gulf Stream has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Gulf Stream at 1-574-773-7761 or Dometic at 1-888-447-0003 for more information. Gulf Stream Coach’s recall number for this campaign is 13AW-0204. Owners are being instructed not to drive their vehicle until repairs can be performed.

• Forest River is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Forest River models Blue Ridge, Cardinal, Cherokee, Columbus, EVO, Georgetown, Flagstaff, Forester, Lexington, Puma, Rockwood, Sabre, Salem, Sandpiper, Sandstorm, Sierra, Stealth, Sunseeker, Wildcat, Wildwood, Work and Play and XLR; Coachmen models Brookstone, Catalina, Chaparral, Concord, Encounter, Freedom Express, Freelander, Leprechaun, Mirada, Pursuit, and Sportcoach; Prime Time models Avenger, Crusader, Lacrosse, Saniber, and Tracer; Palomino model Maverick Truck Camper; Cargo Mate model Eliminator and Shasta models Revere, Phoenix recreational vehicles manufactured from February 13, 2013, through April 18, 2013. Due to a design change in the power awning motor assembly, the motor assembly screws may unknowingly shear. Forest River will notify owners and Dometic staff will replace the affected motors with motors of a different design. A notification schedule has not yet been provided. Owners may contact Forest River at 1-574-389-4600 or Dometic at 1-888-447-0003 for more information. Owners are being instructed not to drive their vehicle until repairs can be performed.

• Fleetwood RV is recalling certain model year 2014 American Revolution, Bounder, Discovery, Expedition, and Southwind motorhomes. Fasteners that attach the solar panel may become loose during normal use. A loose solar panel may separate from the vehicle during travel. Fleetwood will notify owners, and dealers will install new locking nuts to secure the solar panel, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in early June 2013. Owners may contact Fleetwood RV at 1-800-322-8216. Fleetwood’s recall number is 130517FRV.

• Fleetwood RV is recalling certain model year 2013 Bounder Classic and Terra motorhomes manufactured between July 9, 2012 and January 16, 2013. The tire load index letter printed on the Federal Certification Tag is incorrect. Due to the inaccurate label, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Part 567, “Certification.” Fleetwood will mail the corrected tags to dealers and owners. Owners who are not comfortable installing these labels may get them installed at a dealer, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in June 2013. Owners may contact Fleetwood Owner Relations at 1-800-509-3418. Fleetwood’s recall number is 130417FRV.

 

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NHTSA Update: RV-Related Recall List in April

May 7, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

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

• Dometic is recalling certain WeatherPro motor powered awning models 805, 815, 825. 835, 845, 885, 855,  and 905: 9100 Power awning models 910, 912, 913, 914, 915, 916, 917, and 91; and certain awning motor  service kits with part numbers starting with 3307923 and 3310423. The serial number range for the WeatherPro and 9100 motor powered awnings is 306XXXXX thru 314XXXXX. These motor powered awnings were either sold in the aftermarket as replacement equipment or installed as original equipment on various recreation vehicles and horse trailers. The awning motor service kits were sold in the aftermarket as service parts for product already installed on recreation vehicles or horse trailers and do not carry an individual serial number. The awning motor service kit must be located by the part number shown above. The motor powered awnings and awning motor service kits were manufactured between February 13, 2013 and April 9, 2013. If the awning or service part installation sequence is not completely followed, the awning motor may unknowingly become damaged. Dometic will send notices to purchasers of the replacement awnings and will work with the vehicle manufacturers to identify and notify owners of the coaches that had the affected awnings installed on their recreational vehicles. Dometic staff will replace the affected motors with a design that is not subject to an out-of-sequence installation error. The recall has already begun. Owners should contact their RV manufacturer or Dometic at 1-888-447-0003 for more information. Owners are being instructed not to drive their vehicle until repairs can be performed.

• Cequent Performance Products Inc. is recalling certain Pro Series Translite Bike Racks, Part No. 63144, manufactured from October 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012. The bike rack cradles may tear if excessive force is applied to the cradle straps. Torn cradles could allow a bike to disengage from the carrier. Cequent will replace the dealer inventory and customers will receive a repair kit  free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Customers may contact Cequent at 1-800-931-6689.

• Prevost Cars Inc. is recalling certain MGM Type 24-J series piston parking brake chambers sold as service replacement parts. The affected brake chambers may leak air pressure allowing the parking brake to drag when it is supposed to be released. Brake dragging could lead to overheated brake components. Prevost will notify owners and dealers will inspect, and replace the brake chambers, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by the end of June 2013. Owners may contact Prevost at 1-418-883-2888 x 6558. Prevost’s campaign recall number is SR13-31.

• Dutchmen Manufacturing Inc. is recalling certain model year 2013 Dutchmen 245RKS recreational vehicles for failing to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) Number 110, “Tire Selection and Rims.” On these vehicles, the Federal identification tag lists the wrong Gross Vehicle Weight Rating and the wrong Gross Axle Weight Rating. Dutchmen will notify owners and mail replacement labels with corrected information, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in May 2013. Owners may contact Dutchmen at 1-574-537-0700.

• Forest River Inc. is recalling certain model year 2013 Shasta Revere model SHT27DB, SHT30BH, SHT27BH, SHT26TB, and SHT27KS trailers manufactured September 4, 2012, through April 10, 2013. These vehicles were manufactured with incorrect tire load rating and pressure information on the Federal Certification Tag and Tire Information Tag. Thus, these trailers fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 120, “Tire Selection and Rims for Motor Vehicles Other Than Passenger Cars.” Forest River will notify owners and send corrected labels. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Customers may contact Forest River at 1-574-825-7178.

• Keystone RV Co. is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 recreational trailers equipped with Dometic 9100 Power Awnings or Weather Pro awnings, awning serial numbers 306xxxx through 314xxxx, manufactured between February 13, 2013, through April 9, 2013. If the awning installation sequence was not completely followed, the awning motor may unknowningly become damaged. A damaged motor may lead to an unfurling of the awning. Keystone will notify owners and dealers will replace the awning motor, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in May 2013. Owners may contact Keystone at 1-866-425-4369. Keystone’s campaign recall number is 13-193.

• Triple E Recreational Vehicles is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Libero L24CB, Serenity S24CB, Regency GT (GT24MB, GT27S, GT28D, GT29T), and Unity (U24CB, U24IB, U24TB, U24MB). The light for the license plate does not adequately illuminate the license plate to have it be visible when it is dark out. Therefore, these vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No.108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.” Triple E Recreational Vehicles will notify owners and dealers will install a new license plate lamp, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in early-May 2013. Owners may contact Triple E at 1-877-992-9906. Triple E’s number for this campaign is CA#7719-1.

• Winnebago Industries Inc. is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 Minnie Winnie, Chalet, Aspect, Sightseer, Adventurer, and Journey motorhomes; and model year 2012-2014 Itasca Spirit, Cambria, Sunova, Suncruiser, and Meridian motorhomes. The affected vehicles were manufactured January 10, 2012, through April 5, 2013 and may be missing a range enclosure. Winnebago will notify owners and dealers will install a range enclosure, free of charge. The safety recall will begin by the end of May 2013. Owners may contact Winnebago at 1-641-585-3535. Winnebago’s recall campaign number is 128.

• Winnebago is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Winnebago Access, Aspect, Sightseer, Vista, Adventurer, Forza and Itasca Impulse, Cambria, Sunova, Sunstar, Suncruiser motorhomes manufactured February 20, 2013, through April 25, 2013. If the awning installation sequence was not completely followed, the awning motor may unknowningly become damaged. A damaged motor may lead to an unfurling of the awning. Winnebago will notify owners and Dometic staff will replace the affected motors with a design that is not subject to an out-of-sequence installation error. Winnebago has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Winnebago at 1-800-537-1885 or Dometic at 1-888-447-0003 for more information. Owners are being instructed not to drive their vehicle until repairs can be performed.

• Thor Motor Coach is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Challenger, Four Winds 5000, Hurricane, Chateau, Chateau Sport, and Windsport; model year 2013 Palazzo and Four Winds Siesta and model year 2014 Majestic motorhomes manufactured February 13, 2013, through April 09, 2013. If the awning installation sequence was not completely followed, the awning motor may unknowningly become damaged. A damaged motor may lead to an unfurling of the awning. Thor Motor Coach will notify owners and Dometic staff will replace the affected motors with a design that is not subject to an out-of-sequence installation error. Thor has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Thor at 1-877-855-2867 or Dometic at 1-888-447-0003 for more information. Owners are being instructed not to drive their vehicle until repairs can be performed.

• Jayco is recalling certain model year 2013-14 Eagle Premiere, Jay Feather Ultra Lite, Jay Flight, Jay Flight Swift, Octane, and White Hawk; model year 2013 Eagle, Eagle HT, Jay Flight Bungalow, Jay Flight Destination, Pinnacle, Redhawk and Seismic; and model year 2014 Precept recreational vehicles. In these vehicles, if the awning installation sequence is not completely followed, the awning motor may unknowingly become damaged. Jayco will notify owners and dealers will inspect and replace the awning motor free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in May 2013. Owners may contact Jacyo at 1-800-283-8267 for more information.

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‘NHTSA’ Report: RV-Related Recalls For March

April 5, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

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

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

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

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

 

 

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NHTSA Update: RV-Related Recalls for January

February 11, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

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

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

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

• Entegra Coach is recalling certain model year 2013 Aspire Class A motorhomes manufactured April 11, 2012, through August 30, 2012. On the affected vehicles, the Certification label incorrectly identifies the size of the tires on the rear axles. Thus, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 120, “Tire Selection and Rims for Motor Vehicles Other Than Passenger Cars.” Entegra Coach will notify owners and dealers will replace the Certification label. The recall is expected to begin during February 2013. Owners may contact Entegra Coach at 1-800-945-4787.

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

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

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

 

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NHTSA Update: 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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