NHTSA Issues Manufacturer Recalls

Fleetwood is recalling 41 model year 2008 Discovery, Excursion,
and Providence 39R motorhomes. The propane hose, under the galley
slide-out room, can flex and make contact with other components during
the slide-out room operation. This may lead to abrasion or kinking of
the propane hose, which may result in a propane gas leak and the
potential for an explosion and/or fire. Fleetwood will replace the
propane gas hose, if it is kinked or damaged. If the hose is not kinked
or damaged, Fleetwood will install insulated loop clamps to secure the
propane hose away from components. Fleetwood began calling customers on
August 3, 2007. A customer notification mailing will begin during
September 2007. 07V365

National RV is recalling 152 model year 2007-2008 Pacifica
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. National RV is working with Atwood to have the tubes replaced
on these ranges (please see 07E030). The manufacturer has not yet
provided an owner notification schedule for this campaign. 07V369

Newell Coach is recalling 158 model year 2003-2008
motorhomes equipped with Bendix Parker check valves. The Parker brass
check valve that connects to the supply port of the Bendix SR-7 spring
brake can fail. The Parker valve can delay or fail to apply the parking
brake, resulting in a potential vehicle roll away. Additionally, the
Parker defect may result in failure of the parking brake to release,
increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the brass check
valve (please see 07E038). The recall is expected to begin during
September 2007. 07V392

Newell Coach is recalling 63 model year 2006-2008 motor
coaches equipped with Bendix SR-7 spring brake modulating valves. The
internal rubber check valve may leak causing a delay in the application
of the spring brakes to park the vehicle after the operator pulls the
dash valve button. This could cause delay or fail to apply the parking
brakes, which could result in a vehicle roll away, increasing the risk
of a crash. Bendix is handling the remedy for this campaign (please see
07E037). Bendix will install a check valve repair kit for the affected
SR-7 spring brake modulating valve. The recall is expected to begin
during September 2007. 07V397

Prevost is recalling 854 model year 2006-2007 XLII-45,
XLII-45 Entertainer, X3-45, H3-41 and H3-45 motorhomes and motor coaches
equipped with Bendix SR-7 spring brake modulating valves. The internal
rubber check valve may leak, causing a delay in the application of the
spring brakes to park the vehicle after the operator pulls the dash
valve button. This could cause delay or fail to apply the parking
brakes, which could result in a vehicle roll away, increasing the risk
of a crash. Prevost is working with Bendix to repair these vehicles
(please see 07E037). Bendix will install a check valve repair kit for
the affected SR-7 spring brake modulating valve. The recall is expected
to begin during September 2007. 07V371

Spartan is recalling 3,693 model year 2005-2008 K2, K3, MM,
MG, SU, NG, and SG motorhome chassis. There may be a loose connection
between the buss 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
anti-lock brake system, auxiliary brake system, the heater elements in
the air dryer, and the heater element in the water-in-fuel separator.
The DVEC bussmann box will be replaced. The manufacturer has not yet
provided an owner notification schedule for this campaign. 07V363

Winnebago is recalling 67 model year 2008 Adventurer and
Itasca Suncruiser motorhomes. The passenger side windshield wiper may
fail to operate properly. Inoperative wipers under inclement weather
conditions could cause impaired visibility, which has the potential to
result in personal injury and/or vehicle and property damage. Dealers
will install new wiper linkage from the wiper motor to the pivot
assemblies. The recall is expected to begin during September 2007. 07V370

Winnebago is recalling 108 model year 2006-2007 Tour and
Vectra, Itasca model year 2006-2007 Ellipse and Horizon motorhomes built
with Cummins ISL CM850 diesel engines under recall 07V-390. Foretravel
is recalling 9 model year 2006 Nimbus 334, model year 2007 Nimbus 336
and Nimbus 340 coaches built with Cummins ISL CM850 diesel engines under
recall 07V-341. Newmar is recalling 308 model year 2006-2007 All Star
Mid-Engine, Dutch Star, Kountry Star, and Ventana motorhomes built on
Spartan MM chassis with Cummins ISL CM850 diesel engines. The connecting
rod contains a machining defect that could cause a seizure of the
piston pin. If allowed to progress, this can lead to engine failure.
Cummins will recalibrate the engine control module and enhance the
engine protection system, enabling it to provide early detection of the
failure mode and avoid more serious engine damage and resultant safety
hazard. Cummins also will install a new valve cover with a crankcase
pressure sensor. 07V354

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

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