The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued recall notices for the following products related to the recreational vehicle industry:
• 369 (2008) Fleetwood Terra and Fiesta motorhomes. The battery control center miscellaneous wire harness is routed between framing at the driver’s wheel well and the front leveling jack, which can cause the wires to be pinched.
• 179 (2008) Damon Astoria, Tuscany and Essence and (2008-2009) Astoria Pacific motorhome chassis equipped with SAF-Holland ADL Series rear suspensions. In some instances the transverse beam was not properly welded.
• 80 (2005-2008) Newell Model 450 motorhomes equipped with ZF transmissions. These transmissions were built in Germany. There is a potential for the shift selector to malfunction as a result of a cell phone or radio being placed in close proximity to the shifter control pad.
• 271 (2007-2008) Tiffin Phaeton Class A motorhomes equipped with Freightliner chassis. The AAC front axle steering arm bolts with a latch lever pivot bolt assembly may have been over-tightened.
• 83 (2007-2008) Skyline Freestyle, Rampage, and Trailrider Model 281 recreational vehicles. These vehicles may have had the axle attaching bolts, which attach the axles to the chassis, improperly installed.
• 222 (2009) Jayco Eagle SL travel trailers. The upper rear plastic cap can become detached from the rear wall due to improper cleaning of mating surface to allow proper adhesion.
• 265 (2007-2008) Jayco Jay Feather EXP travel trailers. A P-clamp was not installed during production that was intended to prevent the rubber liquid propane line from contacting the slide-out mechanism.
• 1 (2004) Newmar Essex diesel pusher motorhome built on a Freightliner chassis and equipped with Bendix SR-7 spring brake modulating valves. The internal rubber check valve may leak causing a delay in the application of the spring brakes to park the vehicle after the operator pulls the dash valve button.
• 5 (2008) Gulf Stream Tourmaster recreational vehicles equipped with Bendix SR-7 spring brake control valves. The Parker SCV brass 90-degree single check valves, which attach to the supply port of a Bendix SR-7 spring brake-modulating valve, can break apart.
• 38 (2005, 2008 and 2009) Gulf Stream Friendship, Scenic Cruiser, and Tourmaster recreational vehicles equipped with ZF Model 8018 steering gears. These steering gears were manufactured in Germany and may have been assembled with the incorrect recirculating ball spacer.
• 31 (2006-2008) Winnebago Itasca Cambria, Horizon, Winnebago Access, Adventurer, Journey, Minnie Winnie, Sightseer, Tour, Vectra, and Voyage motorhomes equipped with Ricon platform style wheelchair lifts. The anti-stow interlock may not detect the presence of a wheelchair or mobility aid user.
• 50 (2008-2009) Gulf Stream Crescendo, Yellowstone, and Tourmaster recreational vehicles equipped with SAF-Holland ADL Series rear suspensions. In some instances the transverse beam was not properly welded.
• 127 (2007-2008) Pleasure-Way Ascent and Plateau Class B motorhomes equipped with a rear hitch mount tire carrier. The tire carrier impedes the tail light visibility.
• 51 (2009) Eclipse Milan T25RKS and T28RLS travel trailers. The distance from the top of the tire to the bottom of the floor is not adequate which can cause underbelly plastic wear.
• 99 (2006-2007) Gulf Stream Crescendo, Yellowstone, Friendship and Tourmaster motorhome chassis built using inline power steering filters. The filter can plug due to failure of the screen adhesion to the filter housing causing a rise in return line pressure.
• 274 (2005) Newmar Kountry Star diesel pusher, Northern Star diesel pusher, and (2006) Ventana diesel pusher motorhomes built on Freightliner chassis. Specific inline power steering filters may become plugged, resulting in hose separation from the filter or steering gear fitting.
• 5,606 (2006-2008) Workhorse W42 commercial chassis and W18 recreational vehicle chassis. The castle nut that retains the steering drag link to the pitman arm may have been improperly tightened during assembly.
• 148 (2008-2009) Newmar Ventana diesel pusher motorhomes. After some period of use and due to the unshielded proximity of the primary engine exhaust system, thermal breakdown of the polyethylene moisture barrier may occur and could result in auto-ignition and combustion.