Coachmen RV Company has announced NHTSA recall 08V639000, which includes the following Type A and Type C motorhomes: 2002 through 2006 Coachmen Santara Type C and 2004 through 2005 Santara Type A; 2002 through 2004 Shasta Cheyenne; 2003 and 2004 Coachmen Cross Country Elite and Coachmen Freeport; 2003 through 2007 Coachmen Cross Country; 2004 and 2005 Coachmen Concord; 2004 through 2007 Coachmen Freelander; 2004 through 2008 Coachmen Mirada; 2005 and 2006 Coachmen Cross Country SE and Coachmen Freedom; 2005 through 2008 Sportscoach Encore; 2006 Coachmen Aurora; 2007 and 2008 Sportscoach Elite and Sportscoach Pathfinder; 2008 Sportscoach Legend; 2002 through 2006 Georgie Boy Cruise Air XL and Georgie Boy Cruise Master; 2002 through 2007 Coachmen Leprechaun, Georgie Boy Landau, and Georgie Boy Pursuit; 2004 Georgie Boy Bellagio; 2006 and 2007 Georgie Boy Maverick. The affected motorhomes were built from June 15, 2001, through August 6, 2007. The potential number of motorhomes and Coachmen fifth-wheel trailers and travel trailers involved is 13,662.
On the affected RVs, when pressure is applied to the towel bar installed on the glass shower door, the edge of the bar may contact glass and result in an increased risk of glass breakage, which could cause personal injury.
Owners will be provided with installation instructions and new mounting hardware for the towel bar. If an owner is not comfortable replacing the hardware, a dealer will install the new hardware.
For more information about this recall, contact Coachmen RV at (574) 825-5821. The recall was expected to begin in February 2009.
Fleetwood Enterprises Inc. has announced two separate NHTSA recalls.
The first is recall 08V505000, which affects certain 2008 and 2009 Jamboree, Jamboree Sport, Jamboree GT, Tioga, Tioga Ranger, and Tioga SL motorhomes manufactured on a Ford E-450 chassis between April 10, 2007, and July 12, 2008. The potential number of vehicles involved is 1,651.
On certain motorhomes, a section of hard plastic evaporative emission line near the EVAP system canister may be kinked and completely restricted. This may lead to a pressure increase in the EVAP lines and fuel tank in high ambient temperatures, causing a release of excess vapors when the gas cap is removed. Under certain conditions, excess vapors and fuel may be sprayed from the fuel cap, possibly resulting in personal injury.
Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the kinked evaporative line. An approximate repair time had not been established as of press time.
Owner notification was expected to begin in February 2009.
The second is recall 08V620000, which affects certain 2009 Icon 24A model motorhomes manufactured from February 15, 2008, through October 25, 2008, and certain 2009 Pulse 24A model motorhomes manufactured from February 15, 2008 through October 17, 2008. The potential number of vehicles involved is 106.
On certain motorhomes, the propane hose connections may be installed in a position that causes them to become pinched against the propane tank. This may result in damage to the propane hose or fittings and could lead to a propane gas leak and the potential for an explosion and/or fire.
Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, reposition the connections for the propane hoses. The propane hoses will be inspected and replaced if damaged. The repair is expected to take approximately 60 minutes. However, because of service scheduling times, the service center may need the vehicle for a longer time period.
Owner notification began on January 9, 2009. For more information about these recalls, contact Fleetwood at (800) 509-3418.
Prevost Car Inc. has announced NHTSA recall 08V610000, which affects some 2007 through 2009 Prevost XLII-45 and XLII-45E coach conversion shells manufactured from October 13, 2005, through September 29, 2008. The potential number of coaches involved is 215.
On certain conversion shells, the power steering hose protective skin may have been damaged during assembly, leaving the metal braiding exposed to the environment. Over time, the metallic braiding may rust up to a point where the hose will fail under pressure. This could result in a loss of steering control without warning, increasing the risk of a crash.
Dealers will repair the power steering hose assembly. The repair is expected to take approximately two hours. However, because of service scheduling times, the service center may need the vehicle for a longer time period.
For more information about this recall, contact Prevost at (418) 831-5432. Owner notification was expected to begin in November 2008.
Winnebago Industries Inc. has announced NHTSA recall 08V681000, which affects some 2009 Winnebago Vista and Sightseer and Itasca Sunstar and Sunova motorhomes. The affected motorhomes were built from April 22, 2008, through November 22, 2008. The potential number of coaches involved is 36.
Certain motorhomes fail to comply with the requirements of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 567, “Certification.” The affected motorhomes 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. However, this is not a safety issue. The load range “F” tires have the same load-carrying capacity as the load range “G” tires with the tire pressures stated on the label. Either load range “F” or “G” tires will properly handle the stated axle ratings.
Winnebago Industries will provide correct federal certification labels as well as installation instructions to the motorhome owners. If owners desire, they can have their dealer replace the tags for them.
For more information about this recall, contact Winnebago Industries at (641) 585-6939. The recall was expected to begin in January 2009.