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Recalls - 2000 COACHMEN PHOENIX

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

EQUIPMENT:RECREATIONAL VEHICLE:LPG LINES AND FITTINGS

Recall Number

99V217000

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: 5TH WHEEL TRAILERS EQUIPPED WITH KITCHEN SLIDE-OUTS. THE PLUMBING THAT SUPPLIES LIQUID PROPANE (LP) GAS TO THE REFRIGERATOR CONSISTS OF A FLEXIBLE LP HOSE CONNECTED TO A COPPER FITTING THAT CONNECTS TO A COPPER TUBE THAT THEN RUNS TO THE REFRIGERATOR. THE COPPER FITTING IS FASTENED TO THE SLIDE-OUT ROOM WALL WITH CLAMPS TO PROHIBIT MOVEMENT OF THE COPPER LINE AND INSURE THAT AS THE SLIDE-OUT ROOM IS EXTENDED AND RETRACTED, THE FLEXIBLE GAS LINE MOVES AND NOT THE COPPER LINE. THE CLAMPS INTENDED TO HOLE THE COPPER LINE IN PLACE HAVE NOT BEEN INSTALLED CAUSING THE COPPER GAS LINE TO FLEX WITH SLIDE-OUT ROOM MOVEMENT.

Defect Consequence

THE COPPER LINE COULD CRACK ALLOWING LP GAS TO LEAK, INCREASING THE RISK OF A FIRE.

Defect Corrective Action

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE CURRENT FITTING WITH A "DROP EAR" FITTING FOR DIRECT ATTACHMENT TO THE SLIDE-OUT SIDEWALL, ELIMINATING THE NEED FOR THE CLAMPS.

Notes

OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN AUGUST 17, 1999. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT COACHMEN AT 1-800-453-6064. 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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