Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
     EXCEL / LIMITED 2012
Manufacturer: PETERSON INDUSTRIES, INC. Mfr’s Report Date: FEB 12, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V084000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: EQUIPMENT
Potential Number of Units Affected: 16
Summary:

PETERSON INDUSTRIES, INC. IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 EXCEL LIMITED RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, EQUIPPED WITH ELECTRIC/HYDRAULIC (E/H) BRAKE ACTUATOR PUMPS. SOME OF THESE PUMPS MAY NOT HAVE BEEN PROPERLY HEAT TREATED. THIS CONDITION CAN CAUSE PREMATURE WEAR OF SOME CRITICAL COMPONENTS IN THESE PUMPS WHICH CAN RENDER THE UNIT INOPERABLE.

Consequence:

THE E/H BRAKE ACTUATOR PROVIDES BRAKING POWER TO THE TRAILER BRAKES. FAILURE OF THE ACTUATOR CAN RESULT IN THE LOSS OF BRAKING EFFORT BY THE TRAILER, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy:

PETERSON WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE ACTUATORS, FREE OF CHARGE. PETERSON HAS NOT PROVIDED A NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT PETERSON INDUSTRIES AT 1-800-368-3759.

Notes:

CUSTOMERS MAY 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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