Atwood Mobile Products LLC has announced NHTSA recall 10E046000, which affects certain range/oven combination units with model numbers beginning with RV1735, RV2135, and RA2135 that were manufactured from July 1, 2010, through September 20, 2010, and installed as original equipment on recreation vehicles and sold as aftermarket equipment. The potential number of ranges involved is 10,480.
On the affected ranges, a small fracture has been found within lines supplying gas to the oven box. Such a fracture has the potential to leak gas when the oven box is in operation. In the presence of a spark or other ignition source, the leak may lead to a fire that could result in property damage, personal injury, or death. The leak also could pose the risk of asphyxiation to occupants.
Dealers will test the suspect ranges for this defect. If the defect is detected, the range will be repaired. The repair is expected to take approximately 20 minutes. However, because of service scheduling times, the service center may need the vehicle for a longer time period.
For more information, contact Atwood Mobile Products at (574) 266-4749. Owner notification was expected to begin in October 2010.
Dimplex North America Ltd. has announced NHTSA recall 10E027000, which affects plug-in remote-control receivers included with certain Dimplex, Electraflame, Symphony, Optiflame, Electralog, and Charmglow branded electric fireplaces, stoves, and fireplace inserts. The products were manufactured from 1998 through 2008 and shipped to the company’s primary distributor, Wesco International Inc., from approximately August 2001 through December 2009. The potential number of units affected is 24,447.
Some of these fireplace inserts have been included as original equipment in motorhomes. The recall includes the following plug-in remote-control kit models: 47-1001; 47-1010-R; APT-1315; and document identification #255K656-61-8367R (for older models that do not have a model number). The plug-in remote-control kits were sold individually and also were packaged with the following electric fireplace kits: BF6000; BF6000*; DF2305; DF2603; DFI2309; and NNF5500.
On the affected units, the plug-in remote-control receiver can overheat, posing a fire hazard. A fire in the motorhome could result in property damage, personal injury, or death.
Owners of affected fireplaces should unplug the receiver from the electrical outlet and remove the receiver from the fireplace. The fireplace can continue to be used by plugging it directly into the electric receptacle. Dimplex North America will provide owners of the affected remote-control receivers with replacement remote-control kits. Instructions are available to help owners identify, remove, and request the replacement remote-control kit.
For more information, contact Dimplex North America at (888) 346-7539 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. When prompted, press “1” for customer support and then “1” again for parts service and technical support. Owner notification began in July 2010.
Monaco RV LLC has announced NHTSA recall 10V466000, which includes certain model-year 2010 and 2011 Holiday Rambler Admiral and 2009 through 2011 Monaco Monarch motorhomes built from November 12, 2008, to June 25, 2010. The potential number of motorhomes involved is 70.
On certain motorhomes, the windshield wiper system may become inoperable without warning, which could result in reduced driver visibility that may increase the risk of a crash and result in property damage, personal injury, or death.
A Monaco RV dealer will inspect and, if necessary, correct the windshield wiper system for proper linkage length, wiper mechanism clearances, wiper blade park position, and wiper arm mounting fastener torque. The inspection and repair are expected to take approximately 30 minutes. However, because of service scheduling times, the service center may need the vehicle for a longer time period.
For more information, contact Monaco RV LLC at (800) 448-7825. Owner notification was expected to begin in October 2010.
Norcold Inc. has announced NHTSA recall 10E049000, which affects certain 1200, 1201, 1210, and 1211 refrigerators manufactured from December 1996 to October 6, 2010, with cooling unit serial numbers ranging from 700000 to 13085759, nonconsecutively. (Refrigerator serial numbers 315525 to 13088811, nonconsecutively.) These refrigerators were installed in RV models manufactured from 1997 to 2010. The potential number of refrigerators involved is 151,795.This recall supercedes previous Norcold recalls 02E045000, 08E030000, 09E026000, and 09E027000.
The affected refrigerators contain either a sensing algorithm or a thermal switch to shut off power to the refrigerator when high temperatures are detected in the cooling unit, to prevent a potential fire. Norcold has determined that the response times of the sensing algorithm and the thermal switch devices to stop power are not sufficient. A fire could lead to property damage, personal injury, or death.
A Norcold dealer will install a new thermocouple high-temperature sensing system with a faster response time on all refrigerators with a sensing algorithm or thermal switch. The repair is expected to take approximately 30 minutes. However, because of service scheduling times, the service center may need the vehicle for a longer time period.
For more information, contact Norcold at (800) 767-9101. Owner notification was expected to begin in November 2010.
Winnebago Industries Inc. has announced the following NHTSA recalls: 10V467000, which affects some 2005 through 2009 Itasca Sunova and Winnebago Sightseer motorhomes; 10V470000, which affects some 2006 through 2011 Itasca Navion and Winnebago View motorhomes; and 10V471000, which affects some 2008 Itasca Sunrise and Winnebago Voyage motorhomes and 2009 through 2011 Itasca Suncruiser and Winnebago Adventurer motorhomes. At the time of publication, Winnebago Industries had not determined the manufacturing periods and potential number of vehicles involved in these recalls.
On the affected motorhomes, the dinette area seat belt restraints fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 210, “Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages.” In a collision, the generated crash forces can cause the restraint attachment to tear and allow the anchor to separate from the body of the vehicle. Should the restraint separate during a crash, the seat belt will not properly restrain the seat occupant, increasing the risk of personal injury or death.
Winnebago Industries is in the process of establishing a remedy for this problem, as well as an owner notification schedule.
For more information, contact Winnebago Industries Inc. at (800) 537-1885.