Saturday, February 21, 2009
RECALL: 2008 PREVOST: FRONT SUSPENSION BOLTS
PREVOST / VIP-45 MTH 2008
PREVOST / X3-45 2008
PREVOST / XLII-45 MTH 2008
PREVOST / XLII-45E MTH 2008
Manufacturer: PREVOST CARS, INC. Mfr's Report Date: FEB 16, 2009
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V061000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER ARM
Potential Number of Units Affected: 23
PREVOST IS RECALLING 23 MY 2008 VIP-45 MTH, XLII-45 MTH, XLII-45E MTH AND X3-45 COACHES AND SHELLS. THE BOLTS ATTACHING THE INDEPENDENT FRONT SUSPENSION LOWER A-ARM MIGHT BE DEFECTIVE. THE DEFECT HAS BEEN CAUSED BY MATERIAL NOT UP-TO-THE SPECIFICATIONS.
THIS COULD CAUSE POTENTIAL LOSS OF CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE AND A CRASH COULD OCCUR WITHOUT WARNING.
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE BOLTS WITH CERTIFIED ONES FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING FEBRUARY 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT PREVOST AT 418-831-5432.
PREVOST RECALL NO. SR09-04. 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 .
RECALL: 2007-2008 FLEETWOOD BOUNDER DIESEL/DISCOVERY/EXCURSION/EXPEDITION/PROVIDENCE: BATTERY CABLE
FLEETWOOD / BOUNDER DIESEL 2007-2008
FLEETWOOD / DISCOVERY 2007-2008
FLEETWOOD / EXCURSION 2007-2008
FLEETWOOD / EXPEDITION 2007-2008
FLEETWOOD / PROVIDENCE 2007-2008
Manufacturer: FLEETWOOD ENTERPRISES, INC. Mfr's Report Date: FEB 12, 2009
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V056000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY:CABLES
Potential Number of Units Affected:
FLEETWOOD IS RECALLING MY 2007-2008 PROVIDENCE, EXCURSION, EXPEDITION, DISCOVERY AND BOULDER DIESEL MOTOR HOMES. THE BATTERY CABLE IS ROUTED TOO CLOSE TO A SHARP EDGE LOCATED ON TOP OF A SHELF INSTALLED OVER THE DRIVESHAFT.
THIS CAN CAUSE ABRASION TO THE BATTERY CABLE INSULATION, LEADING TO AN ELECTRICAL SHORT AND POSSIBLY A FIRE.
DEALERS WILL RE-ROUTE THE CABLE AWAY FROM THE SHARP EDGE LOCATION. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FOR YOU FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MARCH 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FLEETWOOD AT 800-509-3418.
FLEETWOOD RECALL NO. 90209. 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 .
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
ATWOOD CLOSING IOWA PLANT
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Atwood Mobile Products LLC will be closing its facility in West Union, Iowa, within the next 60 days, impacting 120 employees.
The Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier reported that Elkhart, Ind.-based Atwood, which designs and manufactures an array of products for recreational vehicles, has been hit hard by the slowdown in the RV industry.
The company employed a total of 2,700 workers at the end of 2007. It closed one of its Elkhart plants last year, putting 150 people out of work.
“It’s very unfortunate for the community and the employees,” the West Union Chamber of Commerce and Fayette County Economic Development office said in a prepared statement. “Atwood has been a major employer in West Union for many years. Our office is working closely with (Iowa) Workforce Development to assure the best possible assistance for the affected employees and their families.”
Atwood has operated a plant in West Union for about the last 30 years, according to the chamber. The office said Atwood has been the town’s largest employer.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
FLEETWOOD CLOSES IT'S SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SERVICE CENTER
RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- Fleetwood RV has closed its Riverside service center, RV Industry News learned today.
But, the action has more to do with a decline in service needs in southern California than it is a reflection of a problem at Fleetwood, said Amy Coleman, director of marketing.
Unlike Fleetwood's Decatur, Ind., service center, Coleman said the Riverside facility was a smaller operation that generally handled overflow service for two larger California dealers: Giant RV and Mike Thompson RV Super Stores. Approximately nine technicians have been laid off, she added.
The company still has zone service managers working throughout the west coast who are authorized to bring RVs requiring out-of-the-ordinary service work directly to the factory for repair, Coleman said. Consequently, customers won't see any reduction in service, should they find their RVs in need of a major repair.
"With the market in a slow down, the west coast service facility was being under utilized and we felt is was wiser to reallocate the resources," she added.