Fleetwood RV Inc. has announced NHTSA recall 11V383000 (Fleetwood recall #110715FRV), which affects 2009 model-year American Allegiance; 2009 through 2011 model-year American Heritage and Revolution LE; 2010 and 2011 model-year American Eagle; and 2011 model-year American Tradition, Discovery, and Providence motorhomes manufactured from September 4, 2009, through January 5, 2011. The potential number of vehicles involved is 222.
On the affected motorhomes, an incorrect Federal Certification Tag was applied during production. On the tag, the intermediate and rear tire pressure ratings, in kilopascals (kpa), were printed in the reverse positions. The tire pressure ratings in pounds per square inch (psi) are correct. A misprinted label could lead to improper loading of the vehicle or the tires being filled to the wrong pressure, which could lead to tire failure, increasing the risk of a crash.
Fleetwood RV will send owners the correct Federal Certification label with instructions on how to deface the original tag and replace it with the new tag. If the owner is unable to install the new label, they should contact a Fleetwood RV dealer who can perform the service. The installation is expected to take approximately six minutes. However, because of service scheduling times, the service department may need the vehicle for a longer time period.
For more information, contact Fleetwood RV at (800) 509-3418. Owner notification began in August 2011.
Provan Industries Inc. (Tiger Motorhomes) has announced NHTSA recall 11V448000, which affects 2009 through 2011 model-year Tiger motorhomes built on Ford F-350 and Chevrolet 3500 Type C chassis, serial numbers OPIM1115 to OPIM1151. The potential number of vehicles involved is 37.
On the affected motorhomes, the weld joints attaching the spare tire carrier to the vehicle may crack or tear. If the cracks go unnoticed, the spare tire carrier could completely separate from the vehicle, creating a road hazard that could result in a vehicle crash.
Owners are instructed to have the original spare tire carrier replaced or removed. They will be given the option of having Tiger replace the tire carrier with the new design or having the assembly shipped to a local service facility of their choice.
For more information, contact Provan Industries at (800) 531-9383. Owner notification was expected to begin in September 2011.
Thor Motor Coach has announced NHTSA recall 11V459000, which affects 2011 and 2012 model-year Hurricane and Windsport 32A motorhomes manufactured between September 3, 2010, and August 18, 2011. The potential number of vehicles involved is 246.
On the affected motorhomes, the exhaust is located too close to a storage compartment, causing heat to build in that area. This heat buildup could result in a fire, property damage, and personal injury or death.
A Thor Motor Coach dealer will install a heat shield to protect the storage compartment from the heat generated by the exhaust. The repair is expected to take approximately 30 minutes, unless it is found that the compartment has been damaged, which may require additional work. However, because of service scheduling times, the service department may need the vehicle for a longer time period.
For more information, contact Thor Motor Coach at (877) 855-2867. Owner notification was expected to begin in September 2011.
Winnebago Industries Inc. has announced NHTSA recall 11V400000, which affects 2012 ERA motorhomes manufactured from November 11, 2010, through July 13, 2011. The potential number of motorhomes involved is 51.
The effected motorhomes, built on chassis with an 11,030-pound gross vehicle weight rating, fail to comply with requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 120, “Tire selection and rims for motor vehicles other than passenger cars.” The vehicles were equipped with incorrect vehicle weight labels.
Winnebago Industries will send owners the correct occupant and cargo carrying capacity weight label with instructions so that they can install it themselves. If the owner is unable to install the new label, they should contact a Winnebago Industries dealer who can perform the service. The installation is expected to take approximately 15 minutes. However, because of service scheduling times, the service department may need the vehicle for a longer time period.
For more information, contact Winnebago Industries at (641) 585-6939. Owner notification began in August 2011.