Tuesday, May 06, 2008

 

RECALL: 2007-08 COACHMAN: (FREIGHTLINER: STEERING)

Make / Models : Model/Build Years:
COACHMEN / CROSS COUNTRY 2007
COACHMEN / PATHFINDER 2007-2008
COACHMEN / SPORTSCOACH ENCORE 2007-2008
Manufacturer : COACHMEN RV COMPANY, LLC Mfr's Report Date : APR 25, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08V192000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: STEERING:LINKAGES:TIE ROD ASSEMBLY
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 145
Summary:
COACHMEN IS RECALLING 145 MY 2007 CROSS COUNTRY AND MY 2007-2008 SPORTSCOACH ENCORE AND PATHFINDER CLASS A MOTOR HOMES BUILT ON FREIGHTLINER CHASSIS. THE FASTENERS THAT ATTACH THE STEERING ARM OR TIE ROD ARMS TO THE SPINDLE MAY BE OVER OR UNDER-TIGHTENED.
Consequence:
INCORRECTLY TIGHTENED STEERING ARM FASTENERS MAY FATIGUE AND FRACTURE WHICH COULD CAUSE A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
Remedy:
COACHMEN IS WORKING WITH FREIGHTLINER TO REPAIR THESE VEHICLES FREE OF CHARGE (PLEASE SEE 07V306). OWNERS MAY CONTACT FREIGHTLINER AT 1-800-547-0712 OR COACHMEN AT 1-574-825-5821.
Notes:
CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION┬┐S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.



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