Latest Recalls from NHTSA


Acura; BMW; BMW Bike; MINI Cooper; Blue Bird Bus;
Chance Coach; Chrysler Sebring; Chevrolet Truck;
Gillig Bus; Monon Trailer; JACO Motorhome;
Lotus Elan; Newmar Motorhomes


New information

added to the databases since 07/23/2002.

Recalls

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:  02V196000
Component:  INTERIOR SYSTEMS:PASSENGER RESTRAINTS:AIR BAG:FRONTAL:PASSENGER
Manufacturer:  AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.

Year: 2001 Make: ACURA Model: INTEGRA , INSIGHT Recall Date: 07/26/2002
Type of Report: Vehicle
Potential Number of Units Affected: 403
Defect Summary:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, SOME OF THE PASSENGER AIR BAG MODULES WERE NOT PROPERLY WELDED AND MAY NOT DEPLOY IN A COLLISION.
Consequence Summary:
THE SEAT OCCUPANT MAY NOT BE PROPERLY PROTECTED IN THE EVENT OF A COLLISION, INCREASING THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY.
Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE PASSENGER AIR BAG MODULE. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING AUGUST 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1099 OR ACURA AT 1-800-382-2238.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:  02V190000
Component:  WHEELS
Manufacturer:  BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE

Year: 2003 Make: BMW MOTORCYCLE Model: F650CS Recall Date: 07/26/2002
Type of Report: Vehicle
Potential Number of Units Affected: 265
Manufactured: 01/2002 - 05/2002
Defect Summary:
ON CERTAIN MOTORCYCLES, DUE TO A MANUFACTURING DEFECT, IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE WHEEL COULD DEVELOP A CRACK. OVER TIME, THE CRACK COULD WORSEN TO THE POINT THAT THE WHEEL FAILED AND THE DRIVE BELT DERAILED.
Consequence Summary:
THIS WOULD RESULT IN A LOSS OF DRIVE CAPABILITY AT THE REAR WHEEL, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE REAR DRIVE BELT WHEEL. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING AUGUST 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT BMW AT 1-800-831-1117, OPTION #4.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:  02V191000
Component:  WHEELS:LUGS:NUTS:BOLTS
Manufacturer:  BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE

Year: 2003 Make: BMW MOTORCYCLE Model: F650CS Recall Date: 07/26/2002
Type of Report: Vehicle
Potential Number of Units Affected: 577
Manufactured: 01/2002 - 05/2002
Defect Summary:
ON CERTAIN MOTORCYCLES, IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE HEX NUT THAT SECURES THE WHEEL TO THE GEARBOX OUTPUT SHAFT WAS TIGHTENED INCORRECTLY DURING THE VEHICLE ASSEMBLY. AS A RESULT, THE NUT COULD LOOSEN DURING VEHICLE OPERATION. IF THIS HAPPENS, THE BELT WHEEL WOULD ITSELF LOOSEN ON THE OUTPUT SHAFT, RESULTING IN DAMAGE TO THE INTERNAL SPLINES OF THE WHEEL AND TO THE EXTERNAL SPLINES OF THE OUTPUT SHAFT AS THE VEHICLE IS OPERATED.
Consequence Summary:
OVER TIME, THE SPLINES COULD BE DAMAGED TO THE EXTENT THAT THE OUTPUT SHAFT WOULD NOT LONGER OPERATE THE DRIVE BELT, RESULTING IN A LOSS OF DRIVE CAPABILITY AT THE REAR WHEEL.
Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE HEX NUT TORQUE AND ADJUST THE TIGHTNESS IF NECESSARY, AND SECURE THE NUT WITH LOCTITE. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING AUGUST 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT BMW AT 1-800-831-1117, OPTION #4.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:  02V194000
Component:  BRAKES:HYDRAULIC:PEDALS AND LINKAGES
Manufacturer:  BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE

Year: 2000 Make: BMW Model: X5 Recall Date: 07/26/2002
Type of Report: Vehicle
Potential Number of Units Affected: 34860
Manufactured: 08/1999 - 02/2001
Defect Summary:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, DUE TO A MANUFACTURING PROBLEM, THE BRAKE PEDAL ARM PIVOT SHAFT COULD LOOSEN FROM ITS SUPPORT BRACKET.
Consequence Summary:
EVENTUALLY, THE BRAKE PEDAL ARM COULD DETACH FROM THE BRACKET, RENDERING THE SERVICE BRAKING SYSTEM INEFFECTIVE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL CHECK THE BRAKE PEDAL ARM PIVOT SHAFT FOR PROPER SEATING IN ITS SUPPORT BRACKET. IN ADDITION, A PIN WILL BE INSTALLED TO SECURE THE SHAFT TO THE BRACKET. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING AUGUST 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT BMW AT 1-800-332-4269.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:  02V201000
Component:  POWER TRAIN:TRANSMISSION:3 SPEED:LEVER AND LINKAGE:FLOOR SHIFT
Manufacturer:  BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE

Year: 2002 Make: COOPER Model: MINI Recall Date: 07/26/2002
Type of Report: Vehicle
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3531
Manufactured: 09/2001 - 05/2002
Defect Summary:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS, THE TRANSMISSION SHIFT CABLE CONNECTS THE GEARSHIFT LEVER IN THE VEHICLE INTERIOR TO THE SHIFT LINKAGE ON THE TRANSMISSION. IT IS POSSIBLE FOR THE SHIFT CABLE TO DETACH FROM THE TRANSMISSION SHIFT LINKAGE WHILE THE DRIVER IS ATTEMPTING TO CHANGE GEARS. IF THE CABLE DETACHES FROM THE SHIFT LINKAGE, GEAR CHANGES WILL NO LONGER BE POSSIBLE AND THE TRANSMISSION WILL REMAIN IN THE LAST GEAR SELECTED.
Consequence Summary:
IF SHIFT CABLE DETACHMENT OCCURS AND THE TRANSMISSION REMAINS IN ANY FORWARD GEAR, THE VEHICLE CAN STILL BE DRIVEN IN THAT GEAR ONLY. HOWEVER, IF THE TRANSMISSION MOVES INTO NEUTRAL AND REMAINS THERE, THE ABILITY TO ACCELERATE OR MAINTAIN SPEED WILL BE LOST, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE SHIFT CABLE AND, IF NECESSARY, INSTALL A RETAINING CLIP OVER THE END OF THE SHIFT CABLE TO PREVENT IT FROM DETACHING FROM THE TRANSMISSION. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING AUGUST 15, 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT BMW AT 1-866-ASK-MINI (1-866-275-6464).
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:  02V185000
Component:  EQUIPMENT:OTHER LABELS
Manufacturer:  BLUE BIRD BODY COMPANY

Year: 1995 Make: BLUE BIRD Model: ALL AMERICAN , TC2000 Recall Date: 07/23/2002
Type of Report: Vehicle
Potential Number of Units Affected: 408
Manufactured: 11/1995 - 04/2002
Defect Summary:
CERTAIN TRANSIT BUSES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE STANDARD NO. 101, "CONTROLS AND DISPLAYS." THIS STANDARD REQUIRES SPECIFIC LABELING FOR "ENGINE START" AND "ENGINE STOP." THE WORDING OF THE LABELS ON THESE VEHICLES DO NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE STANDARD.
Consequence Summary:
SORRY, CONSEQUENCE SUMMARY IS NOT AVAILABLE. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT YOUR LOCAL DEALER.
Corrective Summary:
OWNERS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH NEW DECALS AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING LATE JULY 2002. OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE LABEL AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT BLUE BIRD AT 1-478-822-2242.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:  02V197000
Component:  EQUIPMENT:OTHER PIECES
Manufacturer:  BLUE BIRD BODY COMPANY

Year: 1998 Make: BLUE BIRD Model: LTC 40 Recall Date: 07/26/2002
Type of Report: Vehicle
Potential Number of Units Affected: 150
Manufactured: 08/1998 - 07/2002
Defect Summary:
ON CERTAIN TOUR TYPE COACHES EQUIPPED WITH PARCEL RACKS, IRREGULARITIES IN THE INSTALLATION OF THE FASTENERS USED TO RETAIN THE PARCEL RACKS TO THE COACH STRUCTURE COULD RESULT IN THE FASTENERS LOOSENING ALLOWING THE PARCEL RACKS TO FALL WITHOUT WARNING.
Consequence Summary:
IN THE EVENT THE FASTENERS BECOME DISLODGED AND THE RACKS SHOULD FALL WHILE THE PASSENGER SEAT IS OCCUPIED, PERSONAL INJURY TO THE SEAT OCCUPANT COULD OCCUR.
Corrective Summary:
DISTRIBUTORS AND OWNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED TO IMMEDIATELY INSTALL INTERIM REPAIR BOLTS THROUGH THE COACH ROOF BOW STRUCTURE ON THE AISLE SIDE OF THE FIRST TWO PARCEL RACK SECTIONS ON BOTH THE RIGHT AND LEFT SIDE PARCEL RACKS ON ALL AFFECTED COACHES. FINAL REPAIRS CAN THEN BE COMPLETED AT A LATER DATE. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT JULY 24, 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT BLUE BIRD AT 1-478-822-2242.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:  02V192000
Component:  POWER TRAIN:TRANSMISSION:STANDARD:MANUAL
Manufacturer:  CHANCE COACH, INC.

Year: 1999 Make: CHANCE COACH Model: AH-28 , RT-52 Recall Date: 07/26/2002
Type of Report: Vehicle
Potential Number of Units Affected: 109
Manufactured: 07/1999 - 07/2002
Defect Summary:
ON CERTAIN STREETCARS (DIESEL AND CNG MODELS) AND RT-52 DIESEL COACHES MANUFACTURED WITH AT-545 AND MT643 TRANSMISSIONS WHICH USE A MANUAL TRANSMISSION CONTROL CABLE. THE TRANSMISSION CONTROL CABLE MAY RUB AGAINST THE JUNCTION BOX POWER STUD LOCATED ON THE BOTTOM OF THE JUNCTION BOX.
Consequence Summary:
LONG-TERM WEAR CAN ALLOW THE POWER STUD TO SHORT TO GROUND THROUGH THE TRANSMISSION CONTROL CABLE, RESULTING IN ELECTRICAL ARCING AND THE IGNITION OF COMBUSTIBLE MATERIALS IN THE JUNCTION BOX COMPARTMENT.
Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE VEHICLE TO DETERMINE IF EITHER THE POWER STUD INSULATION BOOT AND/OR THE TRANSMISSION SHIFT CABLE CLAMP IS MISSING. BOTH THE INSULATION BOOT AND THE CLAMP WILL BE INSTALLED IF MISSING. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JULY 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT CHANCE COACH AT 1-888-391-1777.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:  02V186000
Component:  FUEL:THROTTLE LINKAGES AND CONTROL
Manufacturer:  DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION

Year: 1996 Make: CHRYSLER Model: SEBRING Recall Date: 07/23/2002
Type of Report: Vehicle
Potential Number of Units Affected: 88000
Manufactured: 01/1995 - 07/1997
Defect Summary:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 2.5L V6 ENGINES, THE THROTTLE CONTROL CABLE CAN FRAY CAUSING THE THROTTLE TO BIND OR STICK.
Consequence Summary:
THIS COULD POTENTIALLY RESULT IN A LOSS OF THROTTLE CONTROL, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE THROTTLE CABLE ASSEMBLY. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN AUGUST 5, 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:  02V183000
Component:  FUEL:FUEL TANK ASSEMBLY:ATTACHMENTS
Manufacturer:  GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

Year: 2001 Make: CHEVROLET TRUCK Model: C6 , C7 , C6 , C7 Recall Date: 07/23/2002
Type of Report: Vehicle
Potential Number of Units Affected: 222
Manufactured: 06/2001 - 08/2001
Defect Summary:
ON CERTAIN MEDIUM DUTY TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH 8.1 L ENGINES AND LEFT HAND OR DUAL FUEL TANKS, SOME OF THESE VEHICLES HAVE A CONDITION WHERE THE FUEL FILTER-TO-COMPONENT BOX MOUNTING BOLTS ARE REVERSED. WITH THE BOLTS REVERSED, THE THREADED BOLT END IS ORIENTED TOWARD THE FRONT WALL OF THE LEFT HAND FUEL TANK.
Consequence Summary:
IN THE EVENT OF A FRONTAL CRASH, THE THREADED END OF THE BOLTS COULD PIERCE THE FRONT WALL OF THE FUEL TANK RESULTING IN FLUE LEAKAGE. IF AN IGNITION SOURCE WERE PRESENT, FUEL LEAKAGE COULD RESULT IN A VEHICLE FIRE.
Corrective Summary:
GM HAS NOT YET DEVELOPED A SERVICE PROCEDURE TO CORRECTLY INSTALL THE MOUNTING BOLTS. GM HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-222-1020 OR GMC AT 1-800-462-8782.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:  02V189000
Component:  STEERING:GEAR BOX
Manufacturer:  GILLIG CORPORATION

Year: 1997 Make: GILLIG Model: LOW FLOOR Recall Date: 07/26/2002
Type of Report: Vehicle
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2558
Manufactured: 08/1997 - 07/2002
Defect Summary:
ON CERTAIN LOW FLOOR 29, 35, AND 40 FOOT BUSES, THE STEERING GEAR INPUT SHAFT BOLT INSTALLED WAS A 3/8" DIAMETER COARSE THREAD GRADE 8 FASTENER INSTEAD OF THE REQUIRED 7/16" DIAMETER FINE THREAD GRADE 8 FASTENER.
Consequence Summary:
IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH OR SOME OTHER EXTRAORDINARY SHOCK LOAD ON THE STEERING, A LOSS OF STEERING COULD OCCUR.
Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SUSPECT FASTENER WITH THE CORRECT FASTENER. GILLIG HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT GILLIG AT 1-510-785-1500.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:  02V195000
Component:  BRAKES:AIR SYSTEMS:LINES AND FITTINGS
Manufacturer:  HPA MONON TRAILER, INC.

Year: 1998 Make: MONON Model: TRAILER Recall Date: 07/26/2002
Type of Report: Vehicle
Potential Number of Units Affected: 126
Defect Summary:
ON CERTAIN TRAILERS EQUIPPED WITH WABCO 4S/2M SYSTEM, THE ELECTRICAL AND AIR CONNECTIONS ARE IMPROPERLY CONNECTED.
Consequence Summary:
THE SERVICE BRAKING SYSTEM COULD BECOME INEFFECTIVE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Corrective Summary:
THE ELECTRICAL AND AIR CONNECTIONS WILL BE INSPECTED AND REPAIRED IS NECESSARY. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING AUGUST 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT HPA MONON AT 1-800-231-6413.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:  02V193000
Component:  ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
Manufacturer:  JAYCO, INC.

Year: 2000 Make: JAYCO Model: 286TS EAGLE , 28MS GREYHAWK Recall Date: 07/26/2002
Type of Report: Vehicle
Potential Number of Units Affected: 258
Manufactured: 02/2000 - 04/2002
Defect Summary:
ON CERTAIN MINI-MOTORHOMES EQUIPPED WITH A KITCHEN SLIDE-OUT, SOME 120-VOLT ELECTRICAL WIRES UNDERNEATH THE KITCHEN SINK ARE ROUTED IN SUCH A MANNER THAT THEY COULD MAKE CONTACT WITH ABRASIVE COMPONENTS, WHILE THE SLIDE-OUT IS BEING OPERATED AND CHAFE THE PROTECTIVE COVERING CREATING A POSSIBLE SHORT CIRCUIT. IN ADDITION, THERE IS AN EDGE ON THE SLIDE-OUT FLOOR THAT COULD COME IN CONTACT WITH 120-VOLT ELECTRICAL WIRES ROUTED DOWN THROUGH THE MAIN FLOOR ALSO CREATING A POSSIBLE SHORT CIRCUIT.
Consequence Summary:
IF A SHORT CIRCUIT OCCURS IN EITHER SITUATION, THE CIRCUIT BREAKER WILL TRIP. HOWEVER, IF THE BREAKER FAILS TO TRIP, ARCING FROM THE SHORT CIRCUIT COULD IGNITE ANY COMBUSTIBLE MATERIAL OR ITEMS THAT MAY BE STORED IN THE KITCHEN SINK CABINET AND START A FIRE.
Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND, AS NECESSARY, REPLACE ANY DAMAGED WIRING AND ALSO INSTALL A FLEXIBLE CORD AND PLASTIC WIRING CONDUIT TO PROTECT THE 120-VOLT WIRING AGAINST CHAFING. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JULY 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT JAYCO AT 1-877-825-4782.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:  02V199000
Component:  FUEL:FUEL TANK ASSEMBLY
Manufacturer:  LOTUS CARS OF AMERICA INC

Year: 1991 Make: LOTUS Model: ELAN Recall Date: 07/26/2002
Type of Report: Vehicle
Potential Number of Units Affected: 546
Manufactured: 10/1990 - 08/1991
Defect Summary:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE FUEL TANKS CAN LEAK.
Consequence Summary:
FUEL LEAKAGE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL TANK. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT AUGUST 15, 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT LOTUS AT 1-800-245-6687.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:  02V188000
Component:  BRAKES:HYDRAULIC:LINES:FITTINGS
Manufacturer:  NEWMAR CORPORATION

Year: 2003 Make: NEWMAR Model: DUTCH STAR Recall Date: 07/23/2002
Type of Report: Vehicle
Potential Number of Units Affected: 41
Manufactured: 05/2002 - 06/2002
Defect Summary:
ON CERTAIN CLASS A, DIESEL PUSHER, MOTOR HOMES BUILT ON FREIGHTLINER CHASSIS, THE WHEEL WELL LINERS BEING INSTALLED ON THE FRONT TIRE WELLS, REQUIRED THE AIR LINE ASSEMBLY ON THE IFS TO BE MOVED TO ALLOW THE ATTACHMENT OF THE LINERS TO THE CHASSIS. DURING THIS PROCESS, IT HAS BEEN FOUND THAT IF THE AIR BAGS ARE COMPLETELY DEFLATED, THE TIRE COULD RUB THE AIR LINE SUPPLYING AIR TO THE BRAKES.
Consequence Summary:
THIS COULD CAUSE THE LINE TO FAIL RESULTING IN A LOSS OF BRAKES, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL DETACH THE SUPPORT BRACKET FOR THE AIR LINE THAT SUPPLIES THE BRAKE AND MOVE THE BRACKET INBOARD 3" AND REATTACH BY WELDING. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JULY/AUGUST 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT NEWMAR AT 1-800-731-8300.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:  02V198000
Component:  EQUIPMENT:OTHER PIECES
Manufacturer:  NEWMAR CORPORATION

Year: 2003 Make: NEWMAR Model: DUTCH STAR , KOUNTRY STAR , MOUNTAIN AIRE Recall Date: 07/26/2002
Type of Report: Vehicle
Potential Number of Units Affected: 88
Manufactured: 03/2002 - 06/2002
Defect Summary:
ON CERTAIN DIESEL PUSHER, AND CLASS A MOTORHOMES, A BRACKET SECURING THE TV IN PLACE IN THE FRONT OVERHEAD CABINET ABOVE THE DRIVER MAY NOT SUPPORT THE WEIGHT OF THE TV.
Consequence Summary:
THE TV COULD BECOME LOOSE AND FALL OUT ON THE DRIVER CAUSING A LOSS OF CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE AND BODILY INJURY.
Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL REMOVE THE TV FROM THE FRONT OVERHEAD CABINET AND REPLACE THE INSTALLATION BRACKETS. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT AUGUST 30, 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT NEWMAR AT 1-800-731-8300.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:  02V187000
Component:  BRAKES:HYDRAULIC:LINES:FITTINGS
Manufacturer:  ROLLS-ROYCE MOTORS, INC.

Year: 1999 Make: BENTLEY Model: ARNAGE , ARNAGE LE MANS , ARNAGE LIMOUSINE , ARNAGE LWB , LIMOUSINE , PARK WARD , SILVER SERAPH , SILVER SERAPH LOL Recall Date: 07/23/2002
Type of Report: Vehicle
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2085
Manufactured: 01/1998 - 05/2002
Defect Summary:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES AND LIMOUSINES, THE LOW PRESSURE BRAKE FLUID FEED PIPE BETWEEN THE MASTER CYLINDER AND REMOTE RESERVOIR HAS THE POTENTIAL TO TRAP OR RETAIN AIR.
Consequence Summary:
THIS AIR COULD ENTER THE MASTER CYLINDER CAUSING EXCESSIVE PEDAL TRAVEL AND PARTIAL FAILURE OF THE PRIMARY CIRCUIT, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE BOTH HOSES AND BRAKE FLUID RESERVOIR. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JULY 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT ROLLS-ROYCE AT 1-800-777-6923.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:  02V184000
Component:  EQUIPMENT:OTHER PIECES
Manufacturer:  WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.

Year: 2002 Make: WINNEBAGO Model: Q40E , Q40ED , ULTIMATE ADVANTAGE , ULTIMATE FREEDOM Recall Date: 07/23/2002
Type of Report: Vehicle
Potential Number of Units Affected: 32
Manufactured: 10/2001 - 04/2002
Defect Summary:
ON CERTAIN MOTOR HOMES, THE HYDRAULIC LINES FOR THE BEDROOM SLIDEOUT MAY BE ROUTED ADJACENT TO THE ENGINE EXHAUST. THE TEMPERATURE OF THE EXHAUST COULD DEGRADE THE HOSE TO THE POINT A LEAK COULD DEVELOP.
Consequence Summary:
IF A LEAK WERE TO OCCUR, HYDRAULIC FLUID COULD SPRAY ON TO HOT EXHAUST OR ENGINE COMPONENTS AND COULD IGNITE RESULTING IN A FIRE.
Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE AND CORRECTLY ROUTE THE HYDRAULIC LINES. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JULY 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT WINNEBAGO AT 1-641-585-6939.

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