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NHTSA motorhome recalls: July 2010 Print E-mail
Published: Thursday, 08 July 2010 13:09
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced recall notices for the following motorhomes and related products.

Winnebago Industries is recalling certain 2010 View, View Profile, Itasca Navion and Navion iQ motorhomes manufactured from April 27, 2009, through Jan. 21, 2010. These vehicles may have a missing bolt in the driver and/or passenger seats. If a bolt is missing, the seat and/or seat belt may not function as designed in the event of a crash.

Dealers will check for the existence and torque of the seat bolts and install and/or replace as necessary, free of charge. The safety recall began on June 30, 2010.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V248000
Potential number of motorhomes affected: 252


Forest River is recalling certain (2010) Forest River Inc. Sunseeker and Lexington motorhomes manufactured from Nov. 10, 2009, through June 17, 2010.

These motorhomes fail to comply with the requirement of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety No. 302, “Flammability of Interior Materials.” Failure to have the fabric treated with the right flame retardant before shipping.

Dealers will replace the slip covers or the cushion, if necessary. Also, the fabric will be treated with a flame retardant to ensure compliance. This service will be performed free of charge.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V293000
Potential number of motorhomes affected: 66


Fleetwood RV is recalling certain 2010 Bounder, Bounder Classic, Fiesta, Southwind and Terra Class A motorhomes manufactured from March 11, 2010, through March 30, 2010.

These motorhomes were built on Workhorse Custom Chassis and with General Motors gasoline engines and equipped with a Remy alternator. A low-resistance electrical short in the alternator's voltage regulator may occur without warning, possibly resulting in a vehicle fire.

Dealers will inspect and replace the alternator, if necessary, free of charge.

Navistar/Workhorse is handing the owner notification and remedy for this campaign. Owners may contact Navistar/Workhorse at (877) 246-7731.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V251000
Potential number of motorhomes affected: 44


Fleetwood RV is recalling certain 2010 Encounter and 2011 Storm Class A motorhomes manufactured from Dec. 16, 2009, through May 26, 2010.

An emergency egress window was not installed in the roadside bedroom wall. In the event of a fire or other emergency, persons in the bedroom area must exit through the door-side bedroom emergency egress window or through the forward entry door. If the entry door and the door-side bedroom emergency egress windows are blocked, there is no way out of the motorhome.

Dealers will remove the existing road-side window and replace it with an emergency egress window, free of charge.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V304000
Potential number of motorhomes affected: 72


Four Winds is recalling 2009-2011 Freedom Elite model 21C motorhomes manufactured from February 2009 through May 2010.

These motorhomes do not have the required heat shield over the exhaust as specified by the chassis manufacturer. Without the heat shield in place heat is not properly dissipated around the exhaust of the vehicle. This could result in a fire.

Dealers will install a heat shield between the exhaust and the residential part of the motorhome to dissipate any heat accumulation. This service will be performed free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during July 2010.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V268000
Potential number of motorhomes affected: 415


Kongsberg Power Products systems (KKPS), on behalf of Monaco Coach, is recalling certain (2008-2011) motorhomes manufactured after April 2007 and equipped with pneumatic and hydraulic adjustable brake pedal assemblies supplied by KKPS.

The drive pin that secures the brake pedal arm to the balance assembly may become disengaged. This may cause a reduction in vehicle braking and/or cause the brake pedal to move out of position and interfere with throttle pedal function.

KKPS will replace the adjustable brake pedal assembly, free of charge. The safetey recall is expected to begin on or before July 15, 2010. owners may contact KKPS (610) 454-9955.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V284000
Potential number of motorhomes affected:1960


Spartan Chassis is recalling certain 2008 through 2011 recreation vehicle chassis manufactured from June 17, 2007, through March 15, 2010, and equipped with TRW INGEN3 intermediate steering columns.

The weld around the IGEN3 steering shaft tube that secures the spline tube to the intermediate tube may be mislocated (i.e., not fully over the seam created when the tubes are pressed together.) Mislocated welds could result in torsional and axial strength falling below acceptable levels. This condition could result in separation of the steering column, loss of steering control and a vehicle crash without warning.

Spartan will notify owners and the vehicles will be repaired free of charge. The safety recall was expected to begin on or about July 8, 2010. Owners may contact Spartan at Spartan Chassis at (800) 543-5008 - Option 5. Spartan's recall campaign number is 10013.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V288000
Potential number of motorhomes affected: 340

For current information about recalls, including information about the recall history of a particular make and model vehicle, call the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Auto Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236; or, search the NHTSA recall database. Even if your motorhome is not involved in a current recall, make sure the vehicle manufacturer and the chassis manufacturer have your current contact information on file for any possible future recalls.
 
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