Still More September 2016 RV Manufacturer Recalls

Your recreational vehicle may be involved in a safety recall and may create a safety risk for you or your passengers. Safety defects must be repaired by a certified dealer at no cost to you. However, if left unrepaired, a potential safety defect in your vehicle could lead to injury or even death.

What is a recall?

When a manufacturer or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) determines that a recreational vehicle or item of RV equipment creates an unreasonable risk to safety or fails to meet minimum safety standards, the manufacturer is required to fix that vehicle or equipment at no cost to the consumer.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced 11 recall notices during September 2016. These recalls involved seven recreational vehicle/chassis manufacturers— Forest River (three recalls), Winnebago (one recall), Outdoors RV Manufacturing (one recall), and Keystone RV Company (two recalls), Tiffin Motorhomes (two recalls), Triple E (one recall), and Pleasant Valley Teardrop Trailers (one recall).

Tiffin Motorhomes

tiffin_logoTiffin Motorhomes (Tiffin) is recalling certain model year 2017 Allegro Open Roads vehicles manufactured June 7, 2016, to August 15, 2016. The affected vehicles have a driver-side wiper arm that may sweep off of the edge of the windshield, when trying to return, the wiper arm may break.

A broken windshield wiper may reduce the driver’s visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.

Tiffin will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver-side wiper pivot shaft and extending linkage, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Tiffin customer service at 1-256-356-8661. Tiffin’s number for this recall is TIF-102.

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.

Tiffin Motorhomes

tiffin_logoTiffin Motorhomes, Inc. (Tiffin) is recalling certain model year 2017 Allegro Bus motorhomes manufactured April 12, 2016, to June 21, 2016. Due to insufficient holding power of the mirror arm swivel mechanism, the passenger side mirror could move while the vehicle is in motion.

If the mirror does not stay in position, it can reduce the driver’s visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.

Tiffin will notify owners, and dealers will install a retrofit kit to secure the passenger mirror swivel arm mechanism, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Tiffin customer service at 1-256- 356-8661. Tiffin’s number for this recall is TIF-103.

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.

Triple E

Tripple E_logo_lr-235x175Triple E Recreational Vehicles (Triple E) is recalling certain model year 2016 Unity motorhomes, model U24X, manufactured October 15, 2015, to June 16, 2016. The affected vehicles have a showerhead that can be lowered into the shower pan or sink basin.

In the event of a waste water backup, a submerged showerhead may syphon the waste water, possibly contaminating the fresh water supply, increasing the risk of injury.

Triple E will notify owners, and dealers will install two guide rings to prevent the shower head from lowering into the shower pan or sink basin, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in September 2016. Owners may contact Triple E customer service at 1-877-992-9906. Triple E’s number for this recall is CA #8368-1.

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.

Pleasant Valley Teardrop Trailers

pleasant-valley-teardrop-trailers-logoPleasant Valley Teardrop Trailers LLC (Pleasant Valley) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 T@B travel trailers manufactured October 1, 2015, through August 31, 2016 and equipped with a 3-way refrigerator. The affected vehicles have a rubber gas hose in the refrigerator compartment that can rub against the refrigerator fins, causing the hose to wear and possibly leak propane.

A propane leak increases the risk of a fire.

Pleasant Valley will notify owners, and dealers will inspect, secure and replace the damaged gas hoses, as necessary, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Pleasant Valley customer service at 1-330-852-4811.

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 116th in a series of articles relating to RV Manufacturers Recalls

Worth Pondering…

It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn’t.

—Martin Van Buren

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