Latest RV-Related Recalls from NHTSA

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued recall notices for the following products related to the recreational vehicle industry:

Xantrex Technology has decided that certain Freedom SW 3000
electric inverters/charges sold as aftermarket equipment and also
installed as original equipment in some recreational vehicles contain a
safety defect. Due to poor soldering in close proximity to inadequately
torqued bus bars in the product, melted solder can result in a short
circuit failure. A short circuit can result in the unit overheating,
possibly resulting in a fire. Xantrex will notify the owners of the
aftermarket equipment and will repair or replace the units free of
charge. The safety recall began on July 30, 2010. Owners may contact Xantrex at 1-800-670-0707.

Suburan is recalling certain gas cook stoves with sealed
burners and oven manufactured from November 2, 2009, through July 31,
2010, sold as aftermarket equipment and sold as originally installed
equipment on various recreational vehicles. The units involved use an
aluminum tube to carry liquid propane gas from the over control valve to
the gas orifice which supplies gas to the burner. The tube may break
resulting in a gas leak. A gas leak occurring in the area of the oven
pilot can cause a flash when the gas ignites, and would cause a fire if
the oven valve is not properly turned off. Suburban will notify owners
of record who purchased the equipment as aftermarket and will repair the
units free of charge. Suburban will notify the vehicle manufactures on
whose vehicles the equipment was installed as original equipment and
coordinate with those manufacturers to have their owners notified and
the free remedy provided. Owners may contact Suburban at 1-423-775-2131.

MCI is recalling certain model year 2001-2004 E4500, model
year 2002-2006 E4500C, model year 2001- 2005 J4500, and model year 2006
J4500C motor coaches equipped with SE-GI passenger windows. The adhesive
bond between the window glass and the aluminum window frame on the
affected coaches may degrade. If the window glass becomes partially or
completely debonded from its frame, the window glass may detach and fall
from the coach and cause personal injury or property damage. Dealers
will inspect, test, and repair, as necessary, the SE-GI window
assemblies free of charge. The safety recall began on August 23, 2010. Owners may contact MCI Customer Service at 1-800-241-2947. MCI’s recall campaign 348.

Winnebago is recalling certain model year 2011 Vista and
Itasca Sunstar motorhomes manufactured from March 16, 2010, through
August 12, 2010. These vehicles may have the potential for a cable that
powers the slideout room to make contact with the driveshaft when the
slideout is retracted. If this cable makes contact with the driveshaft,
it could wear the protective jacket and insulation off the cable
exposing the conductors to the driveshaft and electrifying the chassis,
which could result in personal injury or death. Dealers will install a
driveshaft closeout panel between the chassis frame rails to protect and
support the wire harness. This service will be performed free of
charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on or before September
31, 2010. Owners may contact Winnebago at 1-800-537-1885.

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