March RV Manufacturer Recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recently announced recall notices involving three recreational vehicle manufacturers—Tiffin Motorhomes, Entegra Coach, Dutchmen Manufacturing, and NuWa Industries.

Tiffin Motorhomes, Inc

Red Bay, Alabama-based Tiffin Motorhomes, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2009-2010 bus, as well as certain 2009-2011 and 2013 Zephyr RV chassis equipped with an electronic control module, part number 2791-NN2E-001 or 2791-NN2E-002.

When the brake is applied, the cruise control may not cancel. Additionally, these vehicles may exhibit an inadvertent, moderate increase in vehicle speed until the vehicle reaches its governed speed after the cruise control is set.

A driver may experience reduced control of the vehicle if either the driver attempts to cancel the cruise control by applying the brake or the vehicle speed increases and the driver is unaware of the increased speed, increasing the risk of a crash.

Tiffin will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering wheel switch and reprogram the module, free of charge.

Tiffin has not provided a notification schedule.

Owners may contact Tiffin at 1-256-356-8661.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to safercar.gov.

Entegra Coach

Middlebury, Indiana-based Entegra Coach is recalling 29 model year 2011-2012 Anthem motorhomes manufactured from July 17, 2010 through November 30, 2011. The front tires could become overloaded due to cargo distribution within the storage area.

Overloading of front tires may cause tire failure, increasing the risk of a crash.

Entegra will notify owners, and dealers will replace tires, and on some models replace the wheels to provide additional load capacity, free of charge.

Owners may contact Entegra at 1-800-945-4787.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to safercar.gov.

Dutchmen Manufacturing, Inc.

Goshen, Indiana-based Dutchmen Manufacturing, Inc. is recalling 28 model year 2012 Rubicon travel trailers manufactured from October 12, 2011 through February 23, 2012. These vehicles have been manufactured with a frame support located too close to the trailer tires, which could result in the support contacting the tires when loaded.

Contact between the support and tire could result in tire failure, leading to loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

Dutchmen will notify owners, and dealers will remove the interfering frame support and install a new frame support, free of charge.

Owners may contact Dutchmen at 1-574-537-0700.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to safercar.gov.

NuWa Industries, Inc.

Chanute, Kansas-based NuWa Industries, Inc. is recalling three model year 2012 Hitchhiker Discover America RVs, manufactured from October 10, 2011 through January 30, 2012, equipped with electric/hydraulic (E/H) brake actuator pumps. Some of these pumps may not have been properly heat treated.

This condition can cause premature wear of some critical components in these pumps, which can render the unit inoperable.

The E/H brake actuator provides braking power to the trailer brakes. Failure of the actuator can result in the loss of braking effort by the trailer, increasing the risk of a crash.

NuWa will notify owners, and Dexter Axle Company will replace actuators, free of charge.

NuWa has not provided a notification schedule.

Owners may contact NuWa Industries at 1-800-835-0676.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to safercar.gov.

Please Note: This is the eleventh in a series of articles relating to RV Manufacturers Recalls.

Worth Pondering…

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