July 2014 RV Manufacturer Recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recently announced four recall notices involving four recreational vehicle/chassis manufacturers—Tiffin, Starcraft, Gulf Stream, and Winnebago.

Tiffin Motorhomes, Inc.

TiffinLogo-UnitRed Bay, Alabama-based Tiffin Motorhomes, Inc. (Tiffin) is recalling certain model year 2009-2011 Allegro, 2010-2011 Bus and Breeze, and 2008-2011 Phaeton and Zephyr recreational vehicles, equipped with LED clearance lights made by Command Electronics, Inc. In the affected vehicles, moisture may enter the light and cause a short between two connections on the circuit board.

A short in the circuit board increases the risk of a fire.

Tiffin will notify owners, and dealers will install a one amp inline fuse into the front and rear circuits that will blow if there is a short in any of the clearance lights, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in July 2014. Owners may contact Tiffin customer service at 1-256-356-8661.

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

Starcraft RV, Inc.

Starcraft logoMiddlebury, Indiana-based Starcraft RV, Inc. (Starcraft) is recalling certain model year 2014 Autumn Ridge, AR-ONE, and Travel Star Exp trailers manufactured February 13, 2014, through February 24, 2014. The affected trailers may have been built with frame spring hangers that may be brittle and susceptible to fracturing.

A spring hanger that fractures may result in a loss of control of the trailer, increasing the risk of a crash.

Starcraft will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the frame spring hangers, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in July 2014. Owners may contact Starcraft customer service at 1-800-945-4787.

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

Gulf Stream Coach, Inc.

gulf-stream-logoNappanee, Indiana-based Gulf Stream Coach, Inc. (Gulf Stream) is recalling certain model year 2014 Canyon Trail, Sedona, Kingsport, and Trail Master fifth wheel and travel trailers. In the affected vehicles, the rivets attaching the supports for the entry steps may fail, causing the steps to give when being used.

If the steps move during use, the user may slip or fall, increasing the risk of injury.

Gulf Stream will notify owners, and dealers will replace the support attaching rivets with bolts, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 16, 2014. Owners may contact Gulf Stream customer service at 1-800-289-8787. Gulf Stream’s number for this recall is FS110614.

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

Winnebago Industries, Inc

winnebago-quality-circle-award-255x144Forest City, Iowa-based Winnebago Industries, Inc (Winnebago) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Winnebago Travato, Trend, and Itasca Viva motorhomes manufactured November 13, 2013 through June 9, 2014, built on Ram ProMaster chassis. The affected vehicles may experience circuit corrosion from water intrusion around the in-floor battery cover and door footwell trim.

This water intrusion may affect the running of the vehicle and disable the air bags, stop lamps, turn signals, backup lights, and/or door locks, increasing the risk of a crash as well as injury to the occupants if the air bags do not deploy.

Chrysler on behalf of Winnebago will notify owners, and dealers will inspect all the connectors in the footwell areas, the ignition fuse and the occupant restraint control (ORC) module for corrosion, if corrosion is found, dealers will repair the connectors in the footwell area and the ignition fuse, and replace the ORC module.

Chrysler will also install a water barrier sealer on the floor, add di-electric grease to all footwell connectors and replace the body plug. The in-floor battery ignition fuse will be relocated, and add di-electric grease to the ORC module connector. These repairs will be performed, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin in July 2014. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403 or Winnebago customer service at 1-800-537-1885. Chrysler’s number for this recall is P32.

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

Please Note: This is the 37th in a series of articles relating to RV Manufacturers Recalls

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