Monday, December 29, 2008

KEYSTONE LAREDO FIFTH WHEEL RECALL

Manufacturer: KEYSTONE RV COMPANY Mfr's Report Date: DEC 01, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08V685000
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NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 10
Summary:
KEYSTONE IS RECALLING 10 MY 2008 LAREDO FIFTH WHEEL TRAVEL TRAILERS FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF PART 567, 'CERTIFICATION.' THE FEDERAL IDENTIFICATION LABEL AND TIRE AND LOADING INFORMATION LABEL DOES NOT CONTAIN THE CORRECT GROSS AXLE WEIGHT RATING (GAWR). THE LABEL INDICATES A CAPACITY OF 6,000 LBS, BUT INSTEAD SHOULD READ 5,080 LBS. ALSO THE TIRE SIZE AND MAXIMUM INFLATION PRESSURE IS LISTED AT 235/80/R16E AT 80 PSI AND IT SHOULD BE 225/75/R15D AT 65 PSI MAXIMUM INFLATION.
Consequence:
LOADING THE VEHICLE BEYOND THE ACTUAL GAWR COULD RESULT IN POOR VEHICLE HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
OWNERS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH CORRECTED LABELS AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS. IF AN OWNER DESIRES, THEY CAN HAVE THEIR DEALER REPLACE THE TAGS FOR THEM. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JANUARY 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KEYSTONE RV AT 1-866-425-4369.
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