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RECALL: Service Brakes, Air

http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/
Make : FORETRAVEL Model : Phenix - Nimbus Year :2008 2010
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 09V498000

Mfr's Report Date:

DEC 14, 2009  
Manufacturer's Involved: FORETRAVEL, INC.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall: FORETRAVEL, INC.
Manufacturer Campaign Number: P100062
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR
Potential Number Of Units Affected :   74

Summary:

FORETRAVEL IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008 THROUGH 2010 PHENIX AND MIMBUS MOTORHOME CHASSIS EQUIPPED WITH PNEUMATIC AND HYDRAULIC ADJUSTABLE BRAKE PEDAL ASSEMBLIES P/NOS. 6562618, 6565118, 77025-001, 77025-002, 77025-501, 77050-004, SUPPLIED BY KONGSBERG AUTOMOTIVE. SOME ASSEMBLIES COULD CONTAIN A DRIVE PIN THAT IS BELOW SPECIFICATION AND MAY BECOME DISENGAGED FROM THE BRAKE ARM CAUSING SEPARATION OR LOOSENING OF THE PEDAL FROM THE REMAINDER OF THE ASSEMBLY.

Consequence:

IF THE DRIVE PIN BECOMES DISENGAGED ON THE BRAKE PEDAL ASSEMBLY, IT COULD RESULT IN A LOSS OF VEHICLE BRAKING FUNCTION AND/OR CAUSE THE BRAKE PEDAL TO INTERFERE WITH THE THROTTLE PEDAL FUNCTION. EITHER CONDITION COULD RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

Remedy:

FORETRAVEL IS WORKING WITH KONGSBERG TO REMEDY THESE MOTORHOMES. PLEASE SEE KONGSBERG'S DEFECT REPORT 09E-064. THE REMEDY WILL BE PERFORMED BY FORETRAVEL FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JANUARY 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORETRAVEL AT 800-955-6226.

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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