Manufacturers Issue Recalls(2)

National Highway Traffic & Safety Administration — Recalls, Defects and Complaints Databases: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov

Monaco is recalling 1,733 model year 2006-2007 Diplomat and
Holiday Rambler Endeavor motorhomes equipped with wiper systems supplied
by AM Equipment. The drive motor link becomes disengaged during
operation from the wiper drive arm where it attaches to the drive arm,
causing the wiper system to fail. When the wiper system fails, the
operator will have reduced visibility, which could result in a crash.
Monaco will replace the complete under-the-hood wiper system with a new
model, reusing the wiper arm and blades. The recall was expected to
begin March 2008. Owners may contact Monaco at 1-800-685-6545. 08V070

Newmar is recalling 409 model year 2007-2008 All Star, Dutch
Star, Ventana, and Kountry Star Diesel Pusher motorhome chassis. There
may be a loose connection between the bus bar and a grid pad, due to the
pins being slightly smaller diameters after assembly. Electrical power
may be lost to components of the major chassis operating systems
(engine, transmission, starting, cooling), causing the vehicle to shut
down and/or not be capable of powering up. Each vehicle could
potentially experience a unique circumstance where one or a combination
of the following conditions could occur: loss of electrical power to the
engine, transmission, starting and engine cooling systems, operation of
the right chassis stop/turn signal and right trailer stop/turn signal,
the antilock brake system, auxiliary brake system, the heater elements
in the air dryer, and the heater element in the water-in-fuel separator.
Newmar is working with Spartan to repair these vehicles. The DVEC
bussmann box will be replaced. Owners may contact Spartan at
1-517-543-6400 or Newmar at 1-574-773-7791. 08V075

Fleetwood is recalling 50 model year 2008 Fiesta and Terra
motorhomes. The entry step attachment cradle/support may bend as a
result of step usage and insufficient structural material strength,
causing the step to become unstable. If the step were unstable, this
could possibly result in a risk of personal injury, vehicle and/or other
property damage. Fleetwood will inspect and, if necessary, reinforce
the entry step attachment cradle/support. Owners may contact Fleetwood
at 1-800-509-3418. 08V084

Coach House is recalling 29 model year 2007-2008 Platinum
motorhomes equipped with Atwood sealed burner ranges. The range and
slide-in burner tubes leading from the gas manifold to the burner heads
had a depression or “kink” in the exterior bend, restricting proper
airflow and gas mixture. This condition could result in carbon-monoxide
poisoning. Coach House is working with Atwood to have the tubes replaced
on these ranges. The manufacturer has not yet provided an owner
notification schedule for this campaign. Owners may contact Atwood at
1-800-348-7418 or Coach House at 1-800-235-0984. 08V050

Ford is recalling 225,000 vehicles, including 1992-2003
E-series (includes Class C motorhomes) 1993 F-Series and 1995-1997
F-Series Super Duty Chassis (includes Class A motorhomes). The affected
vehicles were previously repaired using a wiring harness that is not
compatible with the vehicle circuit polarity. As a result, the fuse is
located in the output circuit rather than in the intended input power
feed circuit, and may not offer the intended protection in the event of
an electrical short to ground. Dealers will install a new wiring
harness, or replace the mating electrical component. Owners may contact
Ford at 1-800-392-3673. 08V-051

Damon is recalling 126 model year 2007-2008 Tuscany, and
2008 Astoria and Astoria Pacific motorhomes built on Freightliner
chassis. The fasteners that attach the steering arm or tie -rod arms to
the spindle may be over or under-tightened. Incorrectly tightened
steering arm fasteners may fatigue and fracture, which could cause a
crash without warning. Damon is working with Freightliner to repair
these vehicles free of charge (please see 07V306). The
manufacturer has not yet provided an owner notification schedule for
this campaign. Owners may contact Freightliner at 1-800-547-0712 or
Damon at 1-937-596-6849. 08V054

King of the Road is recalling 20 model year 2005-2007
Genesis G40QG, 2006-2007 G40QH, G40TF, and 2007 G40QI motorhomes built
on Freightliner chassis and equipped with ZF model 8018 steering gears.
These gears may have been assembled with the incorrect recirculating
ball spacer. This could potentially allow the recirculation balls to
escape from the recirculation ball circuit, resulting in a loss of
steering. The operator may notice higher required steering wheel inputs,
or the need for more steering wheel adjustments while driving in a
straight line in combination with metallic cracking noises prior to a
loss of steering. Loss of steering could result in a vehicle crash. King
of the Road is working with Freightliner and ZF to replace the steering
gear (please see 07V343 and 07E049). Owners may contact Freightliner at 1-800-547-0712 or King of the Road at 1-308-389-7200. 08V060

Forest River is also recalling 89 model year 2003-2008
Tsunami motorhomes built on Freightliner chassis and equipped with ZF
model 8018 steering gears as described above. Owners may contact
Freightliner at 1-800-547-0712 or Forest River at 1-574-389-4600. 08V067

National Highway Traffic & Safety Administration — Recalls, Defects and Complaints Databases: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov

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