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Recalls During May 2008

Posted on June 11, 2008

MY = Model Year


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued recall notices for the following RVs:

Motor Homes


  • Airstream is recalling 51 MY 2005-2006 Model 390 Skydeck, MY 2006-2007 Models 360XL, 390XL, 396XL, A37, and A39 motor homes built on Freightliner chassis. The chassis contain steering filters that can plug due to failure of the screen adhesion to the filter housing causing a rise in return line pressure potentially leading to a 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 motor home could be a problem for certain drivers increasing the risk of a crash. Freightliner is conducting this recall (please see 07V570) and will replace the affected filters with a larger filter. The recall is expected to begin during June 2008. Owners may contact Freightliner at 1-800-547-0712 or Airstream at 1-937-596-6111. 08V-198

  • Country Coach is recalling 26 MY 2008-2009 Inspire and MY 2008 Tribute motor coaches 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. Country Coach is working with 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 (please see 08E031). The recall is expected to begin during June 2008. Owners may contact Saf-Holland at 1-231-773-3271 or Country Coach at 1-800-547-8015. 08V-210

  • Damon is recalling 738 MY 2005-2007 Astoria, Tuscany, MY 2005 Astoria Waldorf, and MY 2006-2007 Astoria Pacific motor homes built on Freightliner XC chassis. The chassis contains steering filters that can plug due to failure of the screen adhesion to the filter housing causing a rise in return line pressure potentially leading to a 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 motor home could be a problem for certain drivers increasing the risk of a crash. Freightliner is conducting this recall and will replace the affected filters with a larger filter (please see 07V570). Owners may contact Freightliner at 1-800-547-0712 or Damon at 1-800-860-3812. 08V-233

  • Fleetwood is recalling 186 MY 2008 Jamboree Sport and Tioga Ranger 25G Class C motor homes for failing to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 209, "Seat Belt Assemblies." The seat belts at the two center seating positions located on the wrap-around booth dinette may be too long to achieve proper adjustments. Lack of adequate seat belt protection increases the risk of personal injury in the event of a crash. Dealers will replace the two seat belts. The recall is expected to begin on or about June 5, 2008. Owners may contact Fleetwood at 1-800-509-3418. 08V-234

  • Fleetwood is recalling 135 MY 2004-2006 Jamboree GT and Tioga SL 29S model motor homes. The black iron propane plumbing, located under the motor home, may come into contact with chassis components and, under certain conditions, become pinched or crushed. This could lead to a propane gas leak and the potential for an explosion and/or fire. Dealers will inspect and relocate the black iron propane pipe with a kit that provides the components to move the line to the side of the chassis frame rail. The recall is expected to begin on or about June 20, 2008. Owners may contact Fleetwood at 1-800-509-3418. 08V-232

  • Forest River is recalling 93 MY 2007-2008 Charleston and Berkshire motor homes 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. Forest River is working with Freightliner to repair these vehicles (please see 07V306). Owners may contact Freightliner at 1-800-547-0712 or Forest River at 1-574-389-4600. 08V-204

  • Forest River is recalling 38 MY 2006-2007 Charleston 400TS, 400QS, 410DST, 410DST-4, 410QS, and 410QS-4 motor homes built on Freightliner chassis. The chassis contains steering filters that can plug due to failure of the screen adhesion to the filter housing causing a rise in return line pressure potentially leading to a 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 motor home could be a problem for certain drivers, increasing the risk of a crash. Freightliner is conducting this recall and will replace the affected filters with a larger filter (please see 07V570). The recall is expected to begin during June 2008. Owners may contact Freightliner at 1-800-547-0712 or Forest River at 1-574-389-4600. 08V-213

  • Jayco is recalling 1,265 MY 2005-2008 Seneca '35GS,' MY 2007-2008 Greyhawk '33DS' and '32SS' motor homes. The conduit clamp on the copper liquid propane (LP) tube feeding the slide-out is incorrectly placed which may allow the copper tube to bend and possibly leak with the movement of the slide-out. If the copper tube cracked, pressurized LP gas may escape into the compartment. This condition, if not addressed, may result in a fire, injury or death. The recall is expected to begin during June 2008. Owners may contact Jayco at 1-574-825-5861. 08V-207

  • Jayco is recalling 1,673 MY 2005-2008 Seneca motor homes. An electrical short can occur if the battery cables were not tucked into the compartment in a manner that does not allow the cables to be pinched between the battery slide tray and the compartment door. If this condition is not addressed, it may result in a fire, injury or death. Dealers will relocate the battery cables to the rear battery and reposition the P-clamp so as not to allow the battery cable to become pinched. The recall is expected to begin during June 2008. Owners may contact Jayco at 1-574-825-5861. 08V-209

  • R-Vision is recalling 6 MY 2008 Trail-Lite B-Plus and Town & Country Sport motor homes built on Ford chassis. The drive shaft may have been manufactured with a slip yoke that has cracks. The effect of the cracks on fatigue performance is variable, but on some yokes with cracks, the performance is reduced below design specification. Cracks in the slip yoke would progress over time and the slip yoke could fracture without warning while the vehicle is being driven allowing the drive shaft to separate from the vehicle increasing the risk of a crash. R-Vision is working with Ford to have the drive shaft and slip yoke inspected and replaced (please see 08V165). The manufacturer has not yet provided an owner notification schedule. Owners may contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673 or R-Vision at 1-574-268-2111. 08V-205

  • Triple E RV is recalling 3 MY 2008 A391Q and A393T motor homes 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 torqued steering arm fasteners may fatigue, fracture and cause a crash without warning. Triple E RV is working with Freightliner to repair these vehicles (please see 07V306). Owners may contact Freightliner at 1-800-547-0712 or Triple E RV at 1-204-325-4361. 08V-201

  • Winnebago is recalling 1,699 MY 2005-2009 Winnebago Journey, Tour and Itasca Meridian and Ellipse motor homes built on Freightliner XC chassis. The chassis contains steering filters that can plug due to failure of the screen adhesion to the filter housing causing a rise in return line pressure potentially leading to a 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 motor home could be a problem for certain drivers increasing the risk of a crash. Freightliner is conducting this recall and will replace the affected filters with a larger filter (please see 07V570). Owners may contact Freightliner at 1-800-547-0712 or Winnebago at 1-641-585-3535. 08V-223

  • Winnebago is recalling 35 MY 2006-2008 Aspect, Access, Chalet, Outlook, Minnie Winnie, and MY 2007-2008 Itasca Cambria motor homes. A poor ground may develop on the daytime running light module that would allow the module to overheat. This could have the potential to ignite, possibly resulting in personal injury and/or vehicle and property damage. Dealers will replace the daytime running light module ground wire. The recall is expected to begin on or about June 16, 2008. Owners may contact Winnebago at 1-641-585-3535. 08V-227

  • Winnebago is recalling 114 MY 2008 View, MY 2009 Era, and MY 2008 Itasca Navion Class C motor homes built on Sprinter chassis and equipped with 3.0L diesel engines. The crankshaft sensor in certain diesel engines could fail due to separation of bond wires from the lead frame in the sensor. This results in an interruption in the electrical connection in the chip housing of the sensor. When this happens, affected vehicles may lose power. This could result in the vehicle becoming immediately inoperable increasing the risk of a crash. Sprinter is handling the remedy for this campaign and will replace the crankshaft sensor (please see 07V594). Owners may contact Sprinter at 1-800-992-1997 or Winnebago at 1-641-585-3535. 08V-216


  • Travel Trailers and Fifth Wheels

  • Jayco is recalling 22 MY 2008 Jay Feather Ex-Port '17C' travel trailers equipped with optional hydraulic brakes. Some optional hydraulic brake hoses were routed under the axle. If this condition is not addressed, the hydraulic hoses could chafe and create loss of braking increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will reroute the brake hoses and replace any brake hoses showing chafing. The recall began on May 13, 2008. Owners may contact Jayco at 1-574-825-5861. 08V-199

  • Keystone RV is recalling 179 MY 2009 Springdale fifth wheel and travel trailers and MY 2009 Summerland travel trailers. There is incorrect information on the Federal identification tag and the tire and loading information label which fails to conform to the requirements of Part 567, "Certification." The tag lists the tire size as 205/75R14C and it should be 205/75R15C. The purpose of this part is to specify the content and location of, and other requirements for, the certification label to be affixed to motor vehicles to address certification-related duties and liabilities, and to provide the consumer with information to assist him or her in determining which of the Federal motor vehicle safety standards are applicable to the vehicle. Owners will be provided with corrected labels and installation instructions. If an owner so desires, they can have their dealer install the labels. The recall is expected to begin during June 2008. Owners may contact Keystone RV at 1-866-425-4369. 08V-218

  • Keystone RV is recalling 259 MY 2008-2009 Passport travel trailers, Model 290BH. There is incorrect information on the Federal identification label which fails to conform to the requirements of Part 567, "Certification." The label lists the axle capacity at 4400 lbs and it should be 3500 lbs. The purpose of this part is to specify the content and location of, and other requirements for, the certification label to be affixed to motor vehicles to address certification-related duties and liabilities, and to provide the consumer with information to assist him or her in determining which of the Federal motor vehicle safety standards are applicable to the vehicle. Owners will be provided with corrected labels and installation instructions. If an owner so desires, they can have their dealer install the labels. The recall is expected to begin during June 2008. Owners may contact Keystone RV at 1-866-425-4369. 08V-220





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