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>DODGE / SPRINTER 3500 2007
FREIGHTLINER / SPRINTER 3500 2007
Manufacturer: SPRINTER ENGINEERING & COMPLIANCE SUPPOR Mfr’s Report Date: DEC 18, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08V687000
N/A
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: PARKING BRAKE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 6
Summary:
SPRINTER WILL RECALL 6 MY 2007 DODGE 3500 AND FREIGHTLINER 3500 VEHICLES. THE THREADED BUSH OF THE BRAKE ADJUSTMENT OF THE PARKING BRAKE MAY BREAK. THE THREADED BUSH TOGETHER WITH THE ADJUSTMENT SCREW MAY DETACH FROM ITS BRACKET.
Consequence:
IF THIS OCCURRED, THE PARKING BRAKE FUNCTION MAY BE LOST. THIS COULD ALLOW THE VEHICLE TO MOVE INADVERTENTLY AND CAUSE A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE PARKING BRAKE ADJUSTMENT. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SPRINTER AT 1-843-695-5000.

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>Manufacturer: KEYSTONE RV COMPANY Mfr’s Report Date: DEC 01, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08V685000
N/A
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 10
Summary:
KEYSTONE IS RECALLING 10 MY 2008 LAREDO FIFTH WHEEL TRAVEL TRAILERS FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF PART 567, ‘CERTIFICATION.’ THE FEDERAL IDENTIFICATION LABEL AND TIRE AND LOADING INFORMATION LABEL DOES NOT CONTAIN THE CORRECT GROSS AXLE WEIGHT RATING (GAWR). THE LABEL INDICATES A CAPACITY OF 6,000 LBS, BUT INSTEAD SHOULD READ 5,080 LBS. ALSO THE TIRE SIZE AND MAXIMUM INFLATION PRESSURE IS LISTED AT 235/80/R16E AT 80 PSI AND IT SHOULD BE 225/75/R15D AT 65 PSI MAXIMUM INFLATION.
Consequence:
LOADING THE VEHICLE BEYOND THE ACTUAL GAWR COULD RESULT IN POOR VEHICLE HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
OWNERS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH CORRECTED LABELS AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS. IF AN OWNER DESIRES, THEY CAN HAVE THEIR DEALER REPLACE THE TAGS FOR THEM. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JANUARY 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KEYSTONE RV AT 1-866-425-4369.

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>Component: service brakes, air:disc
Potential number of units affected: 1
Summary:
Daimler trucks recalled 1 my 2009 Freightliner custom chassis x-line motor home chassis equipped with bendix front air disc brakes. the front air disc brakes may have been contaminated with grease between the piston head/plate and the diaphragm. when braking pressure is applied, the grease may allow the piston head/plate to slip off center and catch on the reducing ring of the service chamber.
Consequence:
The catching of the piston head/plate on the reducing ring may lock up the corresponding front air disc brake which may impact the operator’s ability to steer or control the vehicle.
Remedy:
Dealers replaced both front air disc brakes service chambers. the vehicle was repaired on september 5, 2008. no further action is required on this recall.

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