Recalls: Be Aware

October 23, 2008
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Hyundai is recalling 3,387 trailer hitch wiring harnesses either included with a
trailer hitch or sold as a service part manufactured by Thule Towing Systems and
distributed by Hyundai for installation on model year 2007-2008 Santa Fe and Veracruz
vehicles.
The accessory trailer hitch wiring harness converter module is mounted
to the top surface of the rear bumper reinforcement. Some circuit board components may not
have been thoroughly sealed to prevent moisture contact. The moisture may result in circuit
board corrosion possibly causing a short circuit. A short circuit can cause overheating and
damage to the converter module, possibly resulting in a fire. This recall supersedes a
previous recall conducted by Hyundai affecting the same trailer hitch wiring components
concerning high current leakage or a short circuit of capacitor C1. (Please see 08E016).
Owners who have already had their trailer hitch repaired under the initial campaign will
receive a second notice from Hyundai to have the newly designed harness installed. Hyundai
will notify all owners and will repair the affected harnesses free of charge. The recall is
expected to begin during October 2008. Owners may contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151.
08E-055 Vintage Trailers is recalling 264 model year 2003-2007 conversion
trailers equipped with a two-door refrigerator manufactured by the Dometic
Corporation.
The refrigerator may have a defect in the boiler tube. Pressurized
coolant solution could be released into an area where an ignition source (gas flame) is
present. Release of coolant under certain conditions could ignite and result in a fire.
Vintage Trailers will be working with Dometic in order to repair these refrigerators
(please see 08E032). Dometic will repair these refrigerators by installing a secondary burn
housing, a thermal fuse, and a melt fuse free of charge. Dometic has retained Stericycle
Inc. to manage this campaign. Stericycle will assist the owner in locating dealerships or
service centers and will provide assistance with scheduling of appointments. Owners may
contact Dometic/Stericycle at 1-888-446-5157 or Vintage Trailers at 1-574-522-2261.
08V-453 Jayco is recalling 28 model year 2009 Legacy fifth wheel travel
trailers for failing to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety
Standard No. 120, “Tire Selection and Rims for Motor Vehicles other than Passenger
Cars.”
There is a typographical error on the Federal identification label for the
rear axle which incorrectly states the tire load range and the inflation pressure. If the
correct tire pressure is not used, it may cause premature tire wear and failure increasing
the risk of a crash. Owners will be provided with corrected Federal ID labels and
installation instructions. If an owner is unable to install this label, a dealer can
install it for them. The recall is expected to begin during October 2008. Owners may
contact Jayco at 1-800-283-8267. 08V-462 Doubletree RV is recalling 2,749
model year 2003-2006 Mobile Suites fifth wheel trailers equipped with a two-door
refrigerator manufactured by the Dometic Corporation.
The refrigerator may have a
defect in the boiler tube. Pressurized coolant solution could be released into an area
where an ignition source (gas flame) is present. Release of coolant under certain
conditions could ignite and result in a fire. Doubletree RV will be working with Dometic in
order to repair these refrigerators (please see 08E032). Dometic will repair these
refrigerators by installing a secondary burn housing, a thermal fuse, and a melt fuse free
of charge. Dometic has retained Stericycle Inc. to manage this campaign. Stericycle will
assist the owner in locating dealerships or service centers and will provide assistance
with scheduling of appointments. Owners may contact Dometic/Stericycle at 1-888-446-5157 or
DoubleTree RV at 1-260-562-1075. 08V-477 Viking RV is recalling 141 model
year 2008 Epic (Model 2108ST) and Sport (Model 108ST) camping trailers for failing to
comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 110, ‘Tire
Selection and Rims for Motor Vehicles.”
The information provided on the
certification and tire information labels denoting the tire size and pressure is incorrect.
This standard specifies requirements for tire selection to prevent tire overloading and for
motor home/recreation vehicle trailer load carrying capacity information. Dealers will
replace the certification and tire information labels with the correct labels. The recall
is expected to begin during October 2008. Owners may contact Viking RV at 1-800-368-2829.
08V-481 Glendale RV is recalling 137 model year 1999-2001 Golden Falcon
fifth wheel travel trailers equipped with Norcold refrigerators.
A fatigue failure
in the section of the cooling unit which contains the refrigerant could allow the liquid
solution to slowly leak. Extended operation of a leaking cooling unit could lead to a fire
from gas which might escape. Glendale RV is working with Norcold to repair these
refrigerators (please see 08E030). Norcold will provide thermal switch kits to owners along
with the necessary forms and instructions. Owners may contact Norcold at 1-800-767- 9101 or
Glendale RV at 1-519-245-1600. 08V-492

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