Manufacturers Issue Recall Information

Foretravel is recalling 13 model year 2007-2008 Phenix
recreational vehicles equipped with driver seats built by Villa
International. These seats fail to comply with the requirements of
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 207, “Seating Systems.” The
lower slide rails of the driver seat air suspension can fail. In the
event of a vehicle crash, separation of the seat from the seat pedestal
may lead to personal injury of the seat occupant. Dealers will install
two reinforcement tethers between the front of the seat pedestal and the
top of the air suspension (please see 07E079). The recall is expected
to begin during November 2007. 07V476

Monaco is recalling 53 model year 2006-2008 Signature Class A
motorhomes equipped with driver seats built by Villa International.
These seats fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor
Vehicle Safety Standard No. 207, “Seating Systems.” The lower slide
rails of the air suspension can fail. In the event of a crash,
separation of the seat from the seat pedestal may lead to personal
injury of the seat occupant. Monaco is working with Villa to install two
reinforcement tethers between the front of the seat pedestal and the
top of the air suspension (please see 07E079). The manufacturer has not
yet provided an owner notification schedule. 07V481

Newmar is recalling 13 model year 2006-2007 London Aire and
model year 2008 King Aire diesel bus motorhomes equipped with driver
seats built by Villa International. These seats fail to comply with the
requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 207, “Seating
Systems.” The lower slide rails of the air suspension can fail. In the
event of a crash, separation of the seat from the seat pedestal may lead
to personal injury of the seat occupant. The manufacturer has not yet
provided an owner notification schedule. 07V490

Coachmen is recalling 193 model year 2006 Aurora motorhomes.
The spare-tire carrier assembly mounted under the rear of the unit is
the incorrect model to properly support the spare tire. As a result, the
potential exists for the spare tire to become detached from the carrier
assembly and fall to the road surface. Should the spare tire detach
itself from the carrier while the vehicle is in motion, a crash may
result. Dealers will install the correct spare tire system and also a
secondary mechanical back-up latch. The recall is expected to begin
during November 2007. 07V483

National RV is recalling an undetermined quantity of model
year 1993-2004 Class A motorhomes built on Ford chassis. The speed
control deactivation switch may, under certain conditions, leak
internally and then overheat, smoke or burn. This could result in an
underhood fire. Ford is conducting this recall and will install a fused
wiring harness into the speed control system free of charge (please see
07V336). 07V488

R-Vision is recalling 10 model year 2007-2008 Trail-Lite
B-Plus, model year 2007 Trail-Lite Class C and model year 2008 Town
& Country Touring Sedan motorhomes built on GM chassis. These
motorhomes fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle
Safety Standard No. 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated
Equipment.” The anti-lock brake system (ABS) module is programmed
incorrectly. When the brakes are applied, the stop lamps will
illuminate. When the brake pedal is released and the stop lamps are no
longer illuminated, the rear brakes may still be applied. The brake may
release after a few seconds or after the next firm brake pedal
application. If the rear brakes are still applied after release of the
brake pedal, the driver may notice a substantial drag when driving and
may need to depress the gas pedal further than usual to continue vehicle
movement. A vehicle driven with the brakes applied can cause
overheating of the brakes, resulting in increased stopping distance
which could result in a crash. R-Vision is working with GM who will
reprogram the ABS module free of charge (please see 07V342). 07V492

Fleetwood is recalling 133 model year 2007-2008 Bounder and
Pace Arrow motorhomes. The slide-out room may activate while traveling,
due to water shorting out the electronic control relay for the slide-out
room control mechanism. This can cause the overall vehicle width to
increase. The wide vehicle width could lead to collisions while
traveling or slide-out room impact to adjacent objects while the
motorhome is parked. Fleetwood has not yet provided a remedy or owner
notification schedule for this campaign. 07V503

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