Fleetwood Enterprises has announced NHTSA recall 09V191000, which affects model year 2009 and 2010 Jamboree, Jamboree Sport and Tioga Ranger Type C motorhomes manufactured from April 15, 2009, to May 13, 2009. The potential number of motorhomes involved is 61.
On certain motorhomes built on Ford E-450 chassis that have had their wheelbases extended, the extension of the brake line has been identified as a potential source of brake fluid leaks. Loss of brake fluid may result in longer stopping distances and/or loss of brakes, which could result in a vehicle crash.
A Fleetwood dealer will inspect and replace the brake line extension and/or connection fittings. The repair is expected to take approximately 45 minutes. 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 Fleetwood at (800) 509-3418. Owner notification was expected to begin on July 7, 2009.
Spartan Chassis Inc. has announced NHTSA recall 09V184000, which affects model year 2008 through 2010 K2, K3, MM, and NVS motorhome chassis manufactured from July 1, 2008, through December 16, 2008. The potential number of motorhome chassis involved is 85.
The affected chassis may include Meritor Wabco air brake systems with defective Haldex quick-release valves (QRVs) that are subject to NHTSA recall 09E004000. The rubber diaphragm utilized in the QRVs may delaminate and result in significant air pressure leakage past and/or through the diaphragm; or a bubble could develop in the diaphragm that could trap pressure in the valve and not allow the service brakes to release. Malfunction of the air brake system could result in a vehicle crash.
Vehicle manufacturers will replace the affected QRVs. The repair should take approximately 90 minutes. 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 your vehicle manufacturer or Spartan Chassis at (800) 543-4277. Owner notification was expected to begin in May 2009.