Friday, November 13, 2009

 

RECALL: 2007-2009 ROADTREK CLASS B MOTOR HOMES: SPRINTER CHASSIS: BRAKE LINE

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
ROADTREK / RSAD 2007-2009
ROADTREK / RSAF 2007-2009
ROADTREK / SSAD 2007-2009
ROADTREK / SSAF 2007-2009
Manufacturer: ROADTREK MOTORHOMES INC. Mfr's Report Date: NOV 03, 2009
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V437000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY
Potential Number of Units Affected: 520
Summary:
ROADTREK IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2007-2009 CLASS B ROADTREK RSAD, SSAD, RSAF AND SSAF MOTORHOMES BUILT ON CHRYSLER SPRINTER VAN CHASSIS. THE BRAKE LINE COMES IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO THE BATTERY AND BATTERY TRAY AND CAN RUB AGAINST THEM. THIS SITUATION CAN DAMAGE THE COATING ON THE BRAKE LINE AND EXPOSE THE BARE STEEL. ALSO, BATTERY ACID CAN DRIP ON THE BRAKE LINE.
Consequence:
EITHER OF THESE DEFECTS COULD RESULT IN A BRAKE FLUID LEAK WHICH COULD CAUSE PARTIAL BRAKE FAILURE. THIS COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE BRAKE LINE AND REPLACE IT WITH ADEQUATE CLEARANCE BETWEEN THE LINE AND THE BATTERY AND BATTERY TRAY. THE REMEDY WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING NOVEMBER 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT ROADTREK AT 1-888-762-3872.
Notes:
OWNERS 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 .

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

 

RECALL: 2007-2008 COUNTRY COACH RHASPODY: CATERPILLAR C15 ENGINES: OIL LEAK

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
COUNTRY COACH / RHASPODY 2007-2008
Manufacturer: COUNTRY COACH INC Mfr's Report Date: NOV 09, 2009
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V439000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 10
Summary:
COUNTRY COACH IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2007 AND 2008 MOTORHOMES MANUFACTURED BETWEEN APRIL 2006 AND MARCH 2008, EQUIPPED WITH CATERPILLAR C15 ENGINES. THE VARIABLE VALVE ACTUATION (VVA) OIL LINE MAY WEAR AGAINST THE P-CLIPS RETAINING THE OIL LINE, CAUSING AN OIL LEAK.
Consequence:
AN OIL LEAK COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
Remedy:
COUNTRY COACH IS WORKING WITH CATERPILLAR TO REPAIR THE ENGINES. THE FREE REPAIR WILL BE PERFORMED BY CATERPILLAR. PLEASE SEE CATERPILLAR'S SAFETY RECALL CAMPAIGN 09E-020. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 23, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CATERPILLAR AT 1-800-447-4986 OR COUNTRY COACH AT 1-541-998-3720.
Notes:
OWNERS 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 .

Sunday, November 08, 2009

 

RECALL: 2010 DUTCHMEN DENALI/NORTHSHORE TRAILERS: TAGS WITH INCORRECT AXEL INFORMATION

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
DUTCHMEN / DENALI 2009-2010
DUTCHMEN / NORTHSHORE 2010
Manufacturer: DUTCHMEN MANUFACTURING, INC. Mfr's Report Date: OCT 26, 2009
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V429000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 106
Summary:
DUTCHMEN IS RECALLING CERTAIN TRAVEL TRAILERS FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. PART 567, "CERTIFICATION." THESE VEHICLES WERE MANUFACTURED WITH THE INCORRECT AXLE INFORMATION PRINTED ON THE FEDERAL CERTIFICATION LABEL.
Consequence:
TOWING A VEHICLE WITH THE AXLE LOADED BEYOND THE SPECIFIED WEIGHT RATING MAY RESULT IN AXLE FAILURE LEADING TO POOR VEHICLE HANDLING AND INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
DUTCHMEN WILL MAIL THE CORRECTED TAG TO CONSUMERS OR THE CUSTOMER WILL HAVE THE OPTION FOR DEALERS TO INSTALL THE LABEL FOR THEM FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE NOVEMBER 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DUTCHMEN AT 866-869-1109.
Notes:
OWNERS 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 .

 

RECALL: 2009 DUTCHMEN DENALI/NORTHSHORE TRAILERS: UNDERWEIGHT AXLES

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
DUTCHMEN / DENALI 2009
DUTCHMEN / NORTHSHORE 2009
Manufacturer: DUTCHMEN MANUFACTURING, INC. Mfr's Report Date: OCT 26, 2009
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V430000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY
Potential Number of Units Affected: 24
Summary:
DUTCHMEN IS RECALLING CERTAIN TRAVEL TRAILERS WHICH WERE MANUFACTURED WITH INCORRECT AXLES. THESE VEHICLES WERE BUILT WITH AXLES RATED AT 4,400 LBS. THE VEHICLES SHOULD HAVE BEEN BUILT WITH AXLES RATED AT 5,080 LBS.
Consequence:
TOWING A VEHICLE WITH THE AXLE LOADED BEYOND THE SPECIFIED WEIGHT RATING MAY RESULT IN AXLE FAILURE LEADING TO POOR VEHICLE HANDLING AND INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE AXLES ON EACH VEHICLE WITH ONE┬┐S RATED AT 5,080 LBS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING NOVEMBER 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DUTCHMEN WARRANTY SERVICE DEPARTMENT AT 866-869-1109.
Notes:
OWNERS 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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