Friday, January 06, 2012
NHTSA RECALLS FOR DECEMBER 2011
vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number 121, "Air Brake Systems" because they do not meet the park brake and draw bar requirements. The park brake may not hold
the vehicle in place and if the vehicle moves, injury or property damage could occur without warning. Spartan will notify owners and install improved brake chambers, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule for this campaign. Owners may contact Spartan at 1-517-543-6400.
Keystone has revised their remedy process and is again recalling certain 2009-2011 vehicles with the "generator ready" option, or with standard generator. Some IOTA ITS-50R transfer switches are experiencing failures when exposed to high electrical loads. The failure is causing connections and wiring in the transfer switch to degrade and over heat. Continued use of the vehicle without replacing the transfer switch may damage other appliances, increase the risk of a fire, personal injury, and property damage. Keystone will notify owners, and dealers will replace the transfer switch, free of charge. The remedy for the previous recall (10V-594) was to inspect and tighten the switch connections. The safety recall is expected to begin during January 2012. Owners may contact Keystone Customer Service at 1-866-425-4369.