Monday, January 25, 2010

COACHMEN MOTORHOME RECALL

COACHMEN / SPORTSCOACH LEGEND
2008
Manufacturer: COACHMEN INDUSTRIES, INC. Mfr's Report Date: JAN 13, 2010
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V013000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR
Potential Number of Units Affected: 50
Summary:
 COACHMEN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008 MOTORHOMES BUILT BETWEEN OCTOBER 2007 AND OCTOBER 2008 ON FREIGHTLINER XC MOTORHOME CHASSIS MANUFACTURED BETWEEN MARCH 6, 2007 AND DECEMBER 11, 2009 WITH KONGSBERG POWER PRODUCTS SYSTEMS ADJUSTABLE BRAKE PEDALS. THE DRIVE PIN WHICH SECURES THE BRAKE PEDAL ARM TO THE BALANCE OF THE ASSEMBLY MAY BECOME DISENGAGED, THIS MAY CAUSE A REDUCTION IN VEHICLE BRAKING AND/OR CAUSE THE BRAKE PEDAL TO MOVE OUT OF POSITION AND INTERFERE WITH THROTTLE PEDAL FUNCTION.
Consequence:
 A REDUCTION IN BRAKING OR INTERFERENCE WITH THE THROTTLE PEDAL COULD RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy:
 DAIMLER TRUCKS, THE PARENT COMPANY OF FREIGHTLINER, HAS INDICATED THAT THEY ARE CONDUCTING THE OWNERS' NOTIFICATION AND WILL BE ADMINISTERING THIS RECALL CAMPAIGN PLEASE SEE DAIMLER'S DEFECT REPORT 09V-461. DEALERS WILL RECEIVE KITS AND WILL INSPECT AND INSTALL A C-CLAMP ON THE ADJUSTABLE BRAKE PEDAL. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JANUARY 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DAIMLER TRUCKS WARRANTY CLAIMS DEPARTMENT AT 1-800-547-0712.
Notes:
 OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
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