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Recalls - 1998 VIKING LEGEND

What is a recall? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, generally in cooperation with the vehicle manufacturer, issues recalls when a motor vehicle or item of motor vehicle equipment (including tires) does not comply with a Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard or when there is a safety-related defect in the vehicle or equipment. Work dictated by a recall is generally completed at no charge to the vehicle owner, regardless of whether you are the first owner or a subsequent owner. Please contact your service facilities for additional details and to confirm that this recall is relevant to your particular vehicle.

Component Description

EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Recall Number

98V196001

Manufacturer Recall Number

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Number of Vehicles Affected

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured From

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured To

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Defect Description

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: TRAVEL TRAILERS. THE FAN-LIGHT APPLIANCE CAN FAIL (MOST COMMONLY INVOLVING A FAILURE OF THE FAN MOTOR) WHICH CAN RESULT IN AN OVERLOAD IN THE COILED POWER SUPPLY WIRES, WHICH COULD MELT THE WIRES.

Defect Consequence

THIS CONDITION CAN CAUSE AN ELECTRICAL SHORT, AND POSSIBLY A FIRE.

Defect Corrective Action

OWNERS WILL BE SENT A MAILER FOR THE RETURN OF THIS FAN-LIGHT APPLIANCE AND IN TURN WILL BE SENT TWO PORTABLE LIGHTS AS REPLACEMENTS. IF AN OWNER DOES NOT WANT THE TWO LIGHTS AS REPLACEMENTS, COACHMEN IS OFFERING REIMBURSEMENT FOR THE FAN/LIGHT APPLIANCES.

Notes

OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN SEPTEMBER 1998. OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE MAILER AND NEW REPLACEMENT LIGHTS WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT COACHMEN AT 1-219-825-5821. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).


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