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Recalls - 2000 DUTCHMEN ZEPHYR

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

STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS

Recall Number

00V049000

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. WOODEN BOARDS WERE MOUNTED BETWEEN THE AXLE BRACKETS AND THE FRAME OF THESE TRAVEL TRAILERS. THE BOARDS COULD DETERIORATE AND/OR COMPRESS SUFFICIENTLY TO ALLOW THE METAL BRACKET OF THE AXLE MOUNT TO PRESS DOWNWARD AGAINST THE BRACKET SIDE MOUNTING BOLTS.

Defect Consequence

THIS DOWNWARD CONTACT COULD CREATE A SHEARING FORCE ACROSS THE BOLTS, ALLOWING THE AXLES TO SEPARATE FROM THE TRAVEL TRAILER.

Defect Corrective Action

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE WOOD WITH A STEEL TUBE SECTION.

Notes

OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MARCH 2000. 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 DUTCHMEN AT 1-219-534-1224. 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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