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Recalls During December 2008


Posted on January 19, 2009

MY = Model Year


Motor Homes

  • Coachmen is recalling 13,662 motor homes, fifth wheel and travel trailers equipped with glass shower doors. When pressure is applied to the towel bar on the glass shower door, the edge of the bar may contact the glass. Glass breakage may occur which could cause personal injury. Owners will be provided with new mounting hardware for the towel bar and installation instructions. If an owner is not comfortable replacing the hardware themselves, a dealer will install the hardware at no cost to them. The recall is expected to begin during January 2009. Owners may contact Coachmen at 1-574-825-5821.


  • Forest River is recalling 1,003 MY 2007-2009 Georgetown motor homes. The aluminum baggage door trim has loosened and is able to detach from the vehicle. If the aluminum baggage door trim detaches, it may cause personal injury to persons outside the vehicle or property damage. Dealers will re-secure the trim with additional fasteners free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided an owner notification schedule. Owners may contact Forest River at 1-574-206-7600.


  • Glendale RV is recalling 4,005 MY 2003 and 2005 Royal Classic motor homes, and MY 2004 and 2006 Golden Falcon, MY 2004-2007 Titanium 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. Glendale RV will be 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 Glendale RV at 1-519-245-1600. This recall was the subject of an Equipment Query, EQ08-010, conducted by the Office of Defects Investigation.


  • Roadtrek is recalling 110 MY 2007-2008 SS Agile Class "B" motor homes built on Dodge and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 van chassis. These motor homes fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment." The rear hitch mounted spare tire carrier (continental spare tire kit), impedes the full visibility of the left tail light. The drivers of following vehicles may not have full visibility of the left tail lights. This lack of visibility could result in a crash. Dealers will install a supplementary tail light on the fiberglass cover of the spare tire free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during January 2009. Owners may contact Roadtrek at 1-888-762-3873.


  • Titan is recalling 2 MY 2007 motor homes built on Freightliner chassis and 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. Titan will be 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 Titan at 1-662-287-0105. This recall was the subject of an Equipment Query, EQ08-010, conducted by the Office of Defects Investigation.


  • Winnebago is recalling 36 MY 2009 Vista, Sightseer, and Itasca Sunstar and Sunova motor homes for failing to comply with the requirements of Part 567. These vehicles were produced with a vehicle certification label that states load range 'G' tires when in fact the vehicles are equipped with load range 'F' tires. 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. Winnebago will provide correct Federal certification labels as well as installation instructions to the motor home owners. If an owner desires, they can have their dealer replace the tags for them. The recall is expected to begin during January 2009. Owners may contact Winnebago at 1-641-585-6939..



  • Towables

  • Glendale RV is recalling 4,005 MY 2004 and 2006 Golden Falcon, MY 2004-2007 Titanium fifth wheel and travel trailers, and MY 2003 and 2005 Royal Classic motor homes 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. Glendale RV will be 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 Glendale RV at 1-519-245-1600. This recall was the subject of an Equipment Query, EQ08-010, conducted by the Office of Defects Investigation.


  • Keystone is recalling 10 MY 2008 Laredo fifth wheel travel trailers for failing to comply with the requirements of Part 567, 'Certification.' The Federal identification label and tire and loading information label does not contain the correct gross axle weight rating (GAWR). The label indicates a capacity of 6,000 lbs, but instead should read 5,080 lbs. Also the tire size and maximum inflation pressure is listed at 235/80/R16E at 80 psi and it should be 225/75/R15D at 65 psi maximum inflation. Loading the vehicle beyond the actual GAWR could result in poor vehicle handling characteristics, increasing the risk of a crash. Owners will be provided with corrected labels and installation instructions. If an owner desires, they can have their dealer replace the tags for them. The recall is expected to begin during January 2009. Owners may contact Keystone at 1-866-425-4369.


  • Trailmobile is recalling 27 MY 2009 trailers equipped with ArvinMeritor axle assemblies with suspect wheel end studs. The suspect wheel end studs were improperly tempered, potentially rendering them brittle and susceptible to fracture. If one wheel stud fractures, the remaining wheel studs are required to carry more load. If left in this condition, the remaining wheel studs may also fracture even if they are properly manufactured. Fractured wheel studs could result in a vehicle crash. Trailmobile is working with ArvinMeritor who will replace any aftermarket replacement stud free of charge. Owners may contact ArvinMeritor at 1-248-435-8793 or Trailmobile at 1-217-348-8181. This recall was the subject of an Equipment Query, EQ08-013, conducted by the Office of Defects Investigation. 08V-660


  • Warrior Industries is recalling 21 MY 2005-2006 Elite and Bloomer 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. Warrior industries will be 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 Warrior Industries at 1-254-965-6686. This recall was the subject of an Equipment Query, EQ08-010, conducted by the Office of Defects Investigation.


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