Recalls(2)

Gulf Stream is recalling model year 1999-2002 Sun Voyager, Scenic Cruise, Friendship, and Tour Master Buses and motorhomes equipped with Norcold refrigerators. A fatigue failure in the section of the cooling unit which contains the refrigerant could allow the liquid solution to slowly leak. Extended operation of a leaking cooling unit could lead to a fire from gas which might escape. Gulf Stream is working with Norcold to repair these refrigerators (please see 08E030). Norcold will provide thermal switch kits to owners along with the necessary forms and instructions. The manufacturer has not yet provided an owner notification schedule for this campaign. Owners may contact Norcold at 1-800-767- 9101 or Gulf Stream at 1-574-773-7761. 08V-383

Fleetwood is recalling 369 model year 2008 Terra and Fiesta motorhomes. The battery control center (BCC) miscellaneous wire harness is routed between framing at the driver’s wheel well and the front leveling jack. This routing can cause the wires to be pinched resulting in shorted or open circuits which could lead to blown fuses, house component non-operation and may result in a fire. Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, reroute the BCC miscellaneous wire harness free of charge. Owners may contact Fleetwood at 1-800-509-3418. 08V-388

Damon is recalling 179 model year 2008 Astoria, Tuscany, Essence, and model year 2008-2009 Astoria Pacific motorhome chassis equipped with SAF-Holland ADL Series rear suspensions. In some instances the transverse beam was not properly welded which could result in a failure of the weld. If the weld fails, vehicle stability while cornering could be affected resulting in loss of vehicle control, possibly resulting in a crash. In addition, the transverse beam could drop to the ground causing sparks that could cause a fire hazard. Damon is working with Daimler Trucks/SAF-Holland to have a visual inspection of the ADL transverse beam performed. If a weld defect is identified, SAF-Holland will provide a service replacement kit that contains a new transverse beam, all necessary installation hardware, beam replacement, and instructions free of charge (please see 08E031). Owners may contact Daimler Trucks at 1-800-547-0712, SAF-Holland at 1-231-773-3271 or Damon at 1-800-860-3812. 08V-391

Newell is recalling 80 model year 2005-2008 Model 450 motorhomes equipped with ZF transmissions. These transmissions were built in Germany. There is a potential for the shift selector to malfunction as a result of a cell phone or radio being placed in close proximity to the shifter control pad. The interference from the cell phone or radio could result in an unexpected change in direction and possible crash if a specific sequence of events were to occur. Dealers will update the software to the transmission shift controller free of charge (please see 06E-100). Owners may contact Newell at 1-888-963-9355. 08V-392

Tiffin is recalling 271 model year 2007-2008 Phaeton Class A motorhomes equipped with Freightliner chassis. The AAC front axle steering arm bolts with a latch lever pivot bolt assembly may have been over-tightened. Over-tightened steering arm bolts may fatigue and fracture increasing the risk of a crash. Tiffin is working with Daimler Trucks to have the steering arm tie rod fasteners inspected and replaced. The steering arm will be inspected for clearance to the king pin boss (please see 07V306). Owners may contact Daimler Trucks at 1-800-547-0712. 08V-393

Gulf Stream is recalling 26,847 model year 2003-2006 Ameri-Lite, Atrium, B Touring Cruiser, Canyon Trail, Cavalier, Conquest, Crescendo, Emerald Bay, Endura, Friendship, Gulf Breeze, G-Force, Independence, Innsbruck, Kahuna Bay, Kingsport, Mako, Mini, Palm Breeze, Prairie Schooner, Scenic Cruiser, Seahawk, Sedona, Side Kick, Side Track, Stream-Lite, Sun Sport, Sun Voyager, Tourmaster, Track & Trail, Trailmaster, Ultra, Wide Open, and Yellowstone motorhomes, fifth wheel and travel trailers equipped with a two-door refrigerator manufactured by the Dometic Corporation. The refrigerator may have a defect in the boiler tube. Pressurized coolant solution could be released into an area where an ignition source (gas flame) is present. Release of coolant under certain conditions could ignite and result in a fire. Gulf Stream is working with Dometic in order to repair these refrigerators (please see 08E032). Dometic will repair these refrigerators by installing a secondary burn housing, a thermal fuse, and a melt fuse free of charge. Dometic has retained Stericycle Inc. to manage this campaign. Stericycle will assist the owner in locating dealerships or service centers and will provide assistance with scheduling of appointments. Owners may contact Dometic/Stericycle at 1-888-446-5157 or Gulf Stream at 1-574-773-7761. 08V-411

Newmar is recalling 1 model year 2004 Essex Diesel Pusher motorhome built on a Freightliner chassis and 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 a delay or failure in applying the parking brakes which could result in a vehicle roll away, increasing the risk of a crash. Newmar is working with Daimler Trucks and Bendix to repair this vehicle (please see 07V302 and 07E037). Bendix will install a check valve repair kit for the affected SR-7 spring brake modulating valve free of charge. Owners may contact Daimler Trucks at 1-800-547-0712, Bendix at 1-440-329-9000 or Newmar at 1-574-773-7791. 08V-414

Gulf Stream is recalling 5 model year 2008-2008 Tourmaster recreational vehicles equipped with Bendix SR-7 spring brake control valves. The Parker SCV brass 90 degree single check valves (SCV) which attach to the supply port of a Bendix SR-7 spring brake modulating valve can break apart. Pieces of the Parker SCV can become lodged inside the SR-7 spring brake modulating valve, potentially causing either leakage out of the SR-7 valve or preventing air from properly exhausting from the SR-7 valve. Also, due to a manufacturing defect in the internal rubber check valve inside the SR-7 spring brake modulating valves, the valves can become deformed and not seat properly. These conditions could either result in leakage and cause a delay in the application of the spring brake without warning or possibly lead to unintended vehicle rollaway or brake drag which could result in a vehicle crash, personal injury, or death. Gulf Stream is working with Daimler Trucks to have these vehicles repaired (please see 07V302). Owners can contact Daimler Trucks at 1-800-547-071 or Gulf Stream at 1-574-773-7761. 08V-416

Gulf Stream is recalling 38 model year 2005, 2008 and 2009 Friendship, Scenic Cruiser, and Tourmaster recreational vehicles equipped with ZF Model 8018 steering gears. These steering gears were manufactured in Germany. These steering gears may have been assembled with the incorrect recirculating ball spacer. This could potentially allow the recirculating balls to escape from the recirculating 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. Gulf Stream is working with Daimler Trucks to have the steering gear replaced (please see 07V343). Owners may contact Daimler Trucks at 1-800-547-0712 or Gulf Stream at 1-574-773-7761. 08V-418

Winnebago is recalling 31 model year 2006-2008 Itasca Cambria, Horizon, Winnebago Access, Adventurer, Journey, Minnie Winnie, Sightseer, Tour, Vectra, and Voyage motorhomes equipped with Ricon platform style wheelchair lifts. These lifts fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 403, “Platform Lift Systems for Motor Vehicles.” The anti-stow interlock may not detect the presence of a wheelchair or mobility aid user. The pressure sensing switch that detects the presence of weight on the platform was not adjusted to the necessary sensitivity level. The lift could stow even though someone or something is still on the lift. A lift occupant can be injured should the lift begin to stow unintentionally. Winnebago is working with Ricon to correct the wheelchair lifts (please see 07E097). Owners may contact Ricon at 1-800-322-2884 or Winnebago at 1-641-585-3535. 08V-419

Gulf Stream is recalling 50 model year 2008-2009 Crescendo, Yellowstone, and Tourmaster recreational vehicles equipped with SAF-Holland ADL Series rear suspensions. In some instances the transverse beam was not properly welded which could result in a failure of the weld. If the weld fails, vehicle stability while cornering could be affected resulting in loss of vehicle control, possibly resulting in a crash. In addition, the transverse beam could drop to the ground causing sparks that could cause a fire hazard. Gulf Stream is working with Daimler Trucks and SAF-Holland to have a visual inspection of the ADL transverse beam performed. If a weld defect is identified, SAF-Holland will provide a service replacement kit that contains a new transverse beam, all necessary installation hardware, beam replacement, and instructions free of charge (please see 08E031). Owners may contact SAF-Holland at 1-231-773-3271, Daimler Trucks at 1-800-547-0712, or Gulf Stream at 1-574-773-7761. 08V-420

Pleasure-Way is recalling 127 model year 2007-2008 Ascent and Plateau Class B motorhomes equipped with a rear hitch mount tire carrier. These motorhomes fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, ‘Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.’ The tire carrier impedes the tail light visibility. Poor rear tail light visibility could result in a crash. Dealers will remove the hitch mount spare tire carrier and all related hardware. Owners may contact Pleasure-Way at 1-800-364-0189. 08V-421

Gulf Stream is recalling 99 model year 2006-2007 Crescendo, Yellowstone, Friendship and Tourmaster motorhome chassis built using inline power steering filters. The filter can plug due to failure of the screen adhesion to the filter housing causing a rise in return line pressure. This can lead to hose separation from the filter or steering gear fitting resulting in a sudden loss of steering fluid and power assist. Sudden loss of steering assist without warning involving a motorhome could be a problem for certain drivers increasing the risk of a crash. Gulf Stream is working with Daimler Trucks to replace the affected filters with a larger filter (please see 07V570). Owners may contact Daimler Trucks at 1-800-547-0712 or Gulf Stream at 1-574-773-7761. 08V-426

Newmar is recalling 274 model year 2005 Kountry Star Diesel Pusher, Northern Star Diesel Pusher, and model year 2006 Ventana Diesel Pusher motorhomes built on Freightliner chassis. Specific inline power steering filters may become plugged, resulting in hose separation from the filter or steering gear fitting. This hose separation would result in loss of steering fluid and loss of power steering assist. Loss of power steering assist would effectively increase the steering effort required and could lead to loss of vehicle control. Newmar is working with Daimler Trucks to have the filters replaced with a larger filter (please see 07V570). Owners may contact Daimler Trucks at 1-800-547-0712 or Newmar at 1-574-773-7791. 08V-427

Tiffin is recalling certain recreational vehicles equipped with Norcold refrigerators. A fatigue failure in the section of the cooling unit which contains the refrigerant could allow the liquid solution to slowly leak. Extended operation of a leaking cooling unit could lead to a fire from gas which might escape. Tiffin is working with Norcold to repair these refrigerators. Norcold will provide thermal switch kits to owners along with the necessary forms and instructions. Owners may contact Norcold at 1-800-767-9101 or Tiffin at 1-256-356-8661. 08V-433

Workhorse is recalling 5,606 model year 2006-2008 W42 commercial chassis and W18 recreational vehicle chassis. The castle nut that retains the steering drag link to the pitman arm may have been improperly tightened during assembly. The improper torque may have damaged the castle nut and compromised the integrity of the connection. If the drag link were to separate from the pitman arm, the driver would not have directional control of the vehicle possibly causing a crash. Dealers will replace and properly tighten the castle nut that retains the steering drag link to the pitman arm. The recall is expected to begin during October 2008. Owners may contact Workhorse at 1-877-294-6773. 08V-442

Newmar is recalling 148 model year 2008-2009 Ventana diesel pusher motorhomes. After some period of use and due to the unshielded proximity of the primary engine exhaust system, thermal breakdown of the polyethylene moisture barrier may occur and could result in auto-ignition and combustion. The location of the moisture barrier (on the underside of the main floor above the engine compartment), in relation to the unshielded primary engine exhaust system, may present a fire hazard. Dealers will add the omitted heat shield. Owners may contact Newmar at 1-574-773-7791. 08V-443

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