Latest Recalls From NHTSA - May 13, 2005

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Make / Models : Model/Build Years:
KEYSTONE / CAMBRIDGE 2006
Manufacturer : KEYSTONE RV COMPANY
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V201000 Recall Date : MAY 05, 2005
Component: WHEELS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 174
Summary:
 ON CERTAIN MOTOR HOMES EQUIPPED WITH TREDIT WHEELS, THE WHEELS MAY DEVELOP A SEPARATION AT THE WELD BETWEEN THE CENTER PORTION OF THE WHEEL AND THE OUTER RIM.
Consequence:
 THIS COULD RESULT IN A WHEEL SEPARATION INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE STEEL WHEELS WITH ALUMINUM WHEELS. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON MAY 9, 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT KEYSTONE AT 574-537-3925.
Notes:
 KEYSTONE RECALL NO. 06-057. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236.
Make / Models : Model/Build Years:
FORD / F650 2005
FORD / F750 2005
Manufacturer : FORD MOTOR COMPANY
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V202000 Recall Date : MAY 03, 2005
Component: WHEELS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 25
Summary:
 ON CERTAIN CAB CHASSIS VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH ACCURIDE ALUMINUM WHEELS, THE WHEELS WERE NOT PROPERLY PRE-STRESSED. THIS ALLOWS CRACKS TO DEVELOP OVER TIME.
Consequence:
 THIS MAY EVENTUALLY LEAD TO WHEEL FAILURE AND POSSIBLY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE WHEELS. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON MAY 10, 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673.
Notes:
 FORD RECALL NO. 05S031. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236.
Make / Models : Model/Build Years:
BLUE BIRD / VISION 2004-2006
Manufacturer : BLUE BIRD BODY COMPANY
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V204000 Recall Date : MAY 04, 2005
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:SWITCHES:BRAKE WARNING
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 2108
Summary:
 CERTAIN BLUE BIRD MY 2004-2006 VISION SCHOOL BUSES EQUIPPED WITH HYDRAULIC BRAKES MANUFACTURED BETWEEN MARCH 24, 2003, AND APRIL 25, 2005. THE HYDRAULIC BRAKE DASH WARNING LIGHT WAS INCORRECTLY LABELED WITH THE CANADIAN VERSION WHICH USES SYMBOLS RATHER THAN WORDS AS REQUIRED BY FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 105, HYDRAULIC AND ELECTRIC BRAKE SYSTEMS.
Consequence:
 THE ORIGINAL DASH WARNING LIGHT INDICATOR DISPLAYS AN INTERNATIONAL SYMBOL ON THE BRAKE WARNING LIGHT INDICATOR WHEREAS FMVSS 105 REQUIRES THE WORD "BRAKE" TO BE DISPLAYED. THE OPERATOR MAY NOT RECOGNIZE THE INTERNATIONAL SYMBOL AS WARNING INDICATING A PROBLEM IN THE HYDRAULIC BRAKE SYSTEM WHICH COULD RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH SHOULD THE WARNING NOT BE HEEDED.
Remedy:
 BLUE BIRD WILL MAIL REPLACEMENT DECALS WITH CORRECT NOMENCLATURE FOR THE BRAKE DASH WARNING INDICATOR LIGHT. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 2005. OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT BLUE BIRD AT 478-822-2242.
Notes:
 ALSO, CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236.
Make / Models : Model/Build Years:
FORD / CROWN VICTORIA 2003-2005
FORD / CVPI 2003-2005
Manufacturer : FORD MOTOR COMPANY
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V206000 Recall Date : MAY 03, 2005
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 132800
Summary:
 ON CERTAIN POLICE INTERCEPTORS (CVPI) AND COMMERCIAL HEAVY DUTY (TAXI) VEHICLES, AT EXTREMELY HIGH OPERATING TEMPERATURES, THE DASH OUTER SOUND INSULATOR COULD SAG AND POSSIBLY CONTACT THE SURFACE OF THE LIGHT-OFF CATALYST.
Consequence:
 IF THIS OCCURS, THE INSULATOR MIGHT EXPERIENCE CHARRING OF THE OUTER LAYER, BURNING ODOR, OR SMOKE WHICH MAY ULTIMATELY RESULT IN A FIRE.
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL REPLACE A PORTION OF THE DASH OUTER SOUND INSULATOR. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON JUNE 21, 2003. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673.
Notes:
 FORD RECALL NO. 05S032. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236.
Make / Models : Model/Build Years:
COUNTRY COACH / AFFINITY 2005-2006
COUNTRY COACH / ALLURE 2003-2005
COUNTRY COACH / BUS CONVERSION 2004-2006
COUNTRY COACH / INTRIGUE 2003 2005-2006
COUNTRY COACH / MAGNA 2003-2006
Manufacturer : COUNTRY COACH INC
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V209000 Recall Date : MAY 04, 2005
Component: EQUIPMENT
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 282
Summary:
 ON CERTAIN CLASS A MOTOR HOMES EQUIPPED WITH VEHICLE SYSTEMS’ AQUA-HOT AND HYDRO-HOT WATER HEATERS, WHICH USE WEBASTO BURNER TUBES, THE BURNER TUBES DO NOT MEET SPECIFICATIONS AND COULD FAIL PREMATURELY.
Consequence:
 THE SURFACE TEMPERATURE OF THE EXHAUST TUBE EXITING FROM THE HEATER CAN INCREASE AND COULD POTENTIALLY IGNITE COMBUSTIBLE MATERIALS IN OR AROUND THE VEHICLE.
Remedy:
 VEHICLE SYSTEMS IS CONDUCTING THE OWNER NOTIFICATION AND REMEDY FOR THIS CAMPAIGN. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT VEHICLE SYSTEMS AT 1-800-685-4298 OR COUNTRY COACH AT 1-800-547-8015.
Notes:
 CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236.
Make / Models : Model/Build Years:
VAN HOOL / C2045 2000-2001
Manufacturer : VAN HOOL, N.V.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V210000 Recall Date : MAY 09, 2005
Component: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 150
Summary:
 CERTAIN TRANSIT BUSES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 217, "BUS EMERGENCY EXITS AND WINDOW RETENTION AND RELEASE." A MISMATCHING OF THE EMERGENCY WINDOW LATCHING COMPONENTS. THE EMERGENCY WINDOW LATCHING SYSTEM MAY HAVE BEEN MANUFACTURED WITH A CATCH THAT IS INAPPROPRIATE FOR THE LATCHING SYSTEM.
Consequence:
 THE MISMATCH COULD MAKE THE WINDOW OPEN PREMATURELY OR INADVERTENTLY IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE MISMATCHED EMERGENCY WINDOW LATCHING COMPONENTS. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON JUNE 9, 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT VAN HOOL AT 877-427-7278.
Notes:
 VAN HOOL RECALL NO. WG 902.036. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236.
Make / Models : Model/Build Years:
BLUE BIRD / ALL AMERICAN 2006
BLUE BIRD / VISION 2006
Manufacturer : BLUE BIRD BODY COMPANY
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V211000 Recall Date : MAY 09, 2005
Component: SEATS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 8
Summary:
 CERTAIN MY 2006 BLUE BIRD ALL AMERICAN AND VISION SCHOOL BUSES MANUFACTURED BETWEEN FEBRUARY 9 AND APRIL 15, 2005. SEAT SPACING IN FRONT OF THE SIDE EMERGENCY DOOR FLIP UP SEAT EXCEEDS THE MAXIMUM ALLOWED SPACING AS REQUIRED BY FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 222, SCHOOL BUS PASSENGER SEATING AND CRASH PROTECTION.
Consequence:
Remedy:
 ALL THE AFFECTED BUSES HAVE BEEN REPAIRED BY THE BLUE BIRD'S DISTRIBUTORS, THEREFORE, IT WILL NOT BE NECESSARY FOR BLUE BIRD TO MAIL OUT OWNER NOTIFICATION LETTERS TO CUSTOMERS.
Notes:
 N/A
Make / Models : Model/Build Years:
ACCUBUILT / VAN 2004-2005
Manufacturer : ACCUBUILT, INC.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V214000 Recall Date : MAY 06, 2005
Component: EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 51
Summary:
 ON CERTAIN HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE VANS BUILT ON FORD E350 CHASSIS WITH 6.0L DIESEL ENGINES, ACCUBUILT ADDS AN ADDITIONAL POSITIVE LEAD WIRE FROM THE DUAL VEHICLE BATTERIES TO THE MOBILITY LIFT FOR OPERATING POWER. THE END CONNECTIONS FOR THE ADDED POWER WIRE CAN BECOME CORRODED WHICH CAN CAUSE INCREASED HEAT GENERATION IN THE WIRE AND CAN MELT THE PLASTIC COATING AND/OR THE PLASTIC CORRUGATED PROTECTIVE SHEATHING.
Consequence:
 HEAT GENERATION COULD POTENTIALLY MELT THE WIRE TO CONNECTOR JOINT AND A FIRE COULD OCCUR WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.
Remedy:
 THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED A REMEDY OR AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT ACCUBUILT AT 419-222-8608.
Notes:
 CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236.
Make / Models : Model/Build Years:
CROSSROADS / CRUISER 2005
CROSSROADS / ZINGER 2005
Manufacturer : CROSS ROADS INC.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V215000 Recall Date : MAY 06, 2005
Component: WHEELS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 131
Summary:
 ON CERTAIN TRAILERS EQUIPPED WITH RFD WHEELS, THERE IS A DEFECTIVE WELD OF THE WHEELS' CENTER HUB TO THE WHEEL'S RIM.
Consequence:
 THIS COULD RESULT IN A WHEEL SEPARATION INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
 RFD COMPONENTS IS CONDUCTING THE OWNER NOTIFICATION AND REMEDY FOR THIS CAMPAIGN. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT RFD COMPONENTS AT 574-295-3939 OR CROSSROADS AT 260-593-2866.
Notes:
 CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236.

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