Damon Motor Coach has announced NHTSA recall 10V407000, which affects some 2005 through 2007 Damon Intruder and 2007 through 2011 Damon Challenger motorhomes manufactured between April 16, 2004, and September 1, 2010. The potential number of motorhomes involved is 286.
The affected motorhomes may not have the proper clearance between the rear suspension leaf spring and the vehicle’s LP fuel tank. As the suspension travels, it is possible that the leaf spring shackle bolt could come in contact with the LP tank, potentially puncturing the LP tank and leading to a fire or explosion. A fire or explosion could result in property damage, personal injury, or death.
A Damon dealer will inspect the vehicle for proper clearance between the shackle bolt and LP fuel tank. If it is determined that sufficient clearance does not exist, the tank will be relocated outboard in the motorhome to provide the proper clearance. In the event that the bolt and tank have come in contact, the LP tank will be replaced with a new tank and properly installed in the motorhome. The inspection and/or relocation is expected to take approximately 30 minutes, while a tank replacement is expected to take 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 Damon’s warranty service department at (877) 855-2867. Owner notification was expected to begin in September 2010.
Winnebago Industries Inc. has announced NHTSA recall 10V390000, which affects certain 2011 Winnebago Vista E35F and Itasca Sunstar E35F motorhomes built from March 16, 2010, through August 12, 2010. The potential number of motorhomes involved is 57 shipped units.
On the affected vehicles, a cable that powers the slideout room could potentially make contact with the driveshaft when the slideout is retracted. This contact could wear the protective jacket and insulation off the cable, exposing the conductors to the driveshaft and energizing the chassis, possibly resulting in personal injury or death.
A Winnebago Industries dealer will install a driveshaft closeout panel between the chassis frame rails to protect and support the slideout wire harness. The repair is expected to take approximately one hour. 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 Winnebago Industries at (800) 537-1885. Owner notification was expected to begin in October 2010.