Navistar Inc., on behalf of Monaco RV, has announced NHTSA recall 11V296000, which affects 2011 model-year Holiday Rambler Trip and Monaco Vesta motorhomes manufactured from February 25, 2010, through April 4, 2011, and equipped with MaxxForce 7 engines. The potential number of motorhomes involved is 55.
On the affected motorhomes, a cap on the engine return fuel valve may fall off, allowing air to be drawn into the fuel system, possibly resulting in a hard start or no-start condition. Also, an engine that stalls while the vehicle is being driven can increase the risk of a vehicle crash that could lead to property damage, personal injury, or death.
A Navistar dealer will replace the return fuel valve on the engine. The repair is expected to take approximately three hours. However, because of service scheduling times, the service department may need the vehicle for a longer time period.
For more information, contact Navistar at (800) 448-7825. Owner notification was expected to begin on June 30, 2011.
Fleetwood RV Inc. has announced NHTSA recall 11V298000 (Fleetwood RV recall 110520FRV), which affects certain 2011 model-year Bounder Classic, Storm, and Terra Type A motorhomes built on Ford chassis from May 21, 2010, through February 11, 2011; and certain 2011 and 2012 model-year Bounder and Southwind motorhomes built on Ford chassis from May 24, 2010, through June 15, 2011. The potential number of motorhomes involved is 703.
On the affected motorhomes, a wire harness routed under the vehicle near the chassis rail can come in contact with a heat shield located next to the passenger-side engine exhaust manifold. The heat can transfer from the heat shield to the harness and can melt or damage the wiring. A damaged wire harness can result in an electrical short, which can result in intermittent operation of electrical systems, vehicle “shut down,” and/or lead to a fire, and may result in loss of vehicle control, injury, or death.
A Fleetwood RV dealer will reroute the wire harness away from the heat shield. The repair is expected to take approximately 20 minutes. However, because of service scheduling times, the service department may need the vehicle for a longer time period. If it is determined that the wire harness was damaged, additional time may be required to repair it.
For more information, contact Fleetwood RV at (800) 509-3418. Owner notification was expected to begin in June 2011.