Fleetwood, Four Winds, Monaco and Winnebago

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RockieRV

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Jan 2008 Safety recalls from Fleetwood, Four Winds, Monaco and Winnebago.

Full Details Can be found Here

Fleetwood is recalling 238 model year 2004-2005 American Eagle and American Tradition Class A motorhomes built on Freightliner chassis and equipped with ZF Model 8018 steering gears. These gears may have been assembled with the incorrect recirculating ball spacer. This could potentially allow the recirculation balls to escape from the recirculation ball circuit, resulting in a loss of steering. The operator may notice higher required steering wheel inputs, or the need for more steering wheel adjustments while driving in a straight line in combination with metallic cracking noises prior to a loss of steering. Loss of steering could result in a vehicle crash. Fleetwood is working with Freightliner and ZF to replace the steering gear (please see 07V343 and 07E049). 07V583

Four Winds is recalling 1,174 model year 2004-2008 Mandalay motorhomes built on Freightliner chassis and equipped with ZF Model 8018 steering gears. These gears may have been assembled with the incorrect recirculating ball spacer. This could potentially allow the recirculation balls to escape from the recirculation ball circuit, resulting in a loss of steering. The operator may notice higher required steering wheel inputs, or the need for more steering wheel adjustments while driving in a straight line in combination with metallic cracking noises prior to a loss of steering. Loss of steering could result in a vehicle crash. Four Winds is working with Freightliner and ZF to replace the steering gear (please see 07V343 and 07E049). 07V584

Monaco Coach is recalling 107 model year 2007-2008 Holiday Rambler Arista and Safari Passage Class A motorhomes built on Ford chassis. The front run panel has an exposed terminal post on its side, which allows the oil dipstick to potentially make contact when checking the oil level. The location of the exposed terminal post is under the front engine access hood. When the oil level is checked, it may be possible for the dipstick to contact the exposed wire terminal stud and, if the other end of the dipstick is grounded, could result in an electrical shock or a spark that could create a fire. Dealers will remove the wire from the terminal and install boot covers, then reinstall the wire and slip cover over the connection. The recall is expected to begin during January 2008. 07V582

Monaco is recalling 96 model year 2008 Dynasty, Executive, Signature, Holiday Rambler Imperial, Navigator, Beaver Marquis and Patriot Class A motorhomes equipped with TRW steering gears, Models TAS85 and RCS85. These steering gears contain potentially defective sector shafts with an incorrect gear tooth that may interfere with the rack-piston teeth, resulting in a stick or bind condition. This condition has the potential to cause the steering gear to stall and restrict the steering turning angle of the vehicle, which could result in a vehicle crash. Monaco is working with TRW to replace the defective steering gear (please see 07E101). The recall is expected to begin during January 2008. 07V590

Winnebago is recalling 1,972 model year 2004-2008 Vecta and Itasca Horizon motorhome chassis equipped with ZF Model 8018 steering gears. These steering gears may have been assembled with the incorrect recirculating ball spacer. This could potentially allow the recirculation balls to escape from the recirculation ball circuit, resulting in a loss of steering. The operator may notice higher required steering wheel inputs, or the need for more steering wheel adjustments while driving in a straight line in combination with metallic cracking noises prior to a loss of steering. Loss of steering could result in a vehicle crash. Winnebago is working with Freightliner and ZF to replace the steering gear (please see 07V343 and 07E049). 07V577
 

moandick

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Jul 28, 2007
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I really do appreciate that the recall is no joke but I could not help highlighting this most informative statement: Loss of steering could result in a vehicle crash. - I must remember that for future reference :thumb:
 

Geo

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Jul 29, 2007
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And i would like to hilight the following

The operator may notice higher required steering wheel inputs, or the need for more steering wheel adjustments while driving in a straight line

They all need recaling then:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
Geo
 
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RockieRV

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I know, I know.

Nearly as bad as the bag of peanuts you buy in the supermarket that states 'may contain nuts' ::bigsmile:
 
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