On the affected motorhomes, the power cables from the exterior freezer can be damaged as a result of contact with the freezer sliding tray rails. Prolonged rubbing of the power cables against the sliding tray rails may cause the wires to short circuit, increasing the risk of a fire.
An Entegra Coach dealer will insert all freezer power cables into split-loom PVC conduit and secure the conduit to the coach basement floor using two “P” clamps. The repair is expected to take 15 minutes. However, because of service scheduling times, the service department may need the vehicle for a longer period of time.
For more information about this recall, contact Entegra Coach at (800) 945-4787. Owner notification began in December 2013.
Fleetwood RV Inc. has announced NHTSA recall 13V580000 (Fleetwood recall 131112FRV), which involves certain model-year 2014 American Eagle, American Heritage, American Revolution, American Tradition, Bounder, Bounder Classic, Discovery, Excursion, Expedition, Providence, Southwind, Storm, Terra, Terra SE, Jamboree Searcher, Jamboree Sport, Tioga Montara, and certain Tioga Ranger motorhomes built from August 21, 2013, through November 13, 2013, and equipped with IMMI-brand L9 seat belt buckle assemblies manufactured by Indiana Mills & Manufacturing Inc. The potential number of motorhomes involved is 774.
On the affected motorhomes, the seat belt buckle assembly may fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 209, “Seat Belt Assemblies.” When the button is pressed to release the seat belt, the latch plate can become partially engaged with the buckle, and it may take more effort than specified in the standard to separate the latch plate from the buckle. If the latch plate remains partially engaged after the button is pressed, egress from the vehicle could be hindered.
A Fleetwood RV Inc. dealer will inspect and replace the seat belt buckle(s) as necessary. The inspection is expected to take approximately 20 minutes per vehicle. Repairs are expected to take approximately 15 minutes per seat belt buckle that requires replacement. However, because of service scheduling times, the service department may need the vehicle for a longer period of time.
For more information about this recall, contact Fleetwood RV Inc. at (800) 322-8216. Owner notification was expected to begin in January 2014.
Michelin North America Inc. has announced NHTSA recall 13T012000, which involves Michelin LTX M/S tires, size LT225/75R16 LRE, manufactured from January 10, 2010, through June 23, 2012, and supplied for use as original equipment on certain Ford vehicles, and as replacement equipment on various brand commercial light trucks, full-size heavy-duty vans, small motorhomes, and some large pickup trucks. The total number of recalled tires is 1.3 million.
The affected tires will have a Department of Transportation (DOT) sequence of DOT B3JHAKEX and DOT production periods of 0210 to 2512 molded into the sidewall of the tires.
The affected tires could experience tread separation and/or rapid air loss, which may result in loss of vehicle control and lead to a crash.
Authorized Michelin dealers will replace any tires that are found to be among the recall population.
For more information about this recall, contact Michelin Consumer Care at (800) 231-5893 or visit www.michelinman.com/safety-recall. Owner notification began in January 2014.