The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently recalled several hundred Airstream diesel engine Class A motorhomes built on Freightliner chassis and the federal agency recalled a little more than 1,400 Winnebago and Itasca Class A’s.
The Airstream recall covers certain 1997 to 2000 model year Cutter and XC units. Here are the details of the Airstream recall:
On 298 units, the anti-lock braking system (ABS) rear brake valves can be damaged due to the fresh water tank sagging downward. Dealers will install a steel support bracket that runs fore and aft under the fresh water tank between two chassis cross members.
On 159 units, the liquid propane gas (LPG) lines can be damaged due to the fresh water tank sagging. Dealers will install a steel support bracket that runs fore and aft under the fresh water tank between two chassis cross members.
On 334 units, the rear floor support leg attachments could fail, causing damage to the LPG line fittings. Dealers will re-enforce the rear floor support with a support leg welded to a steel tube. The old legs will be left in place and the new support leg fitted over the floor support tube, and the support welded in place at the floor support tube and the chassis rail.
The recalled units built by Winnebago Industries Inc. include a total of 1,437 model year 2000 and 2001 Winnebago Adventurer and Brave Class A’s and Itasca Suncruiser and Sunrise Class A’s.
The Winnebago and Itasca models were recalled because the copper line supplying LPG to the furnace may have been improperly clamped, which could cause the line to come in contact with a metal flange. Dealers will re-route the LPG hose.