Posts Tagged ‘Tiffin Motorhomes’

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
     TIFFIN / ALLEGRO 2006-2010
     TIFFIN / ALLEGRO BAY 2006-2010
Manufacturer: TIFFIN MOTORHOMES, INC. Mfr’s Report Date: JUN 15, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V327000 NHTSA Action Number: PE12004
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,304
Summary: 
TIFFIN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006 THROUGH 2010 ALLEGRO AND ALLEGRO BAY RECREATIONAL VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH BOSCH HYDRAULIC BRAKES. HYDRAULIC BRAKE EQUIPPED MOTORHOME CHASSIS EXPOSED TO LONG PERIODS OF TIME OF NON-DRIVING MAY EXPERIENCE DIAMETRICAL BRAKE CALIPER PISTON GROWTH AND REDUCED PISTON TO BORE CLEARANCE POTENTIALLY LEADING TO BRAKE DRAG AND OVERHEATING RESULTING IN REDUCED BRAKE PERFORMANCE.Tiffin Allegro Motorhome
Consequence:
REDUCED BRAKE PERFORMANCE MAY LEAD TO AN INCREASED RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy: 
TIFFIN WILL NOTIFY THE OWNERS, AND AUTHORIZED DAIMLER TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA (DTNA) DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND, AS NECESSARY, REPLACE THE BRAKE CALIPERS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE JULY 20, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DTNA AT 1-800-547-0712.
Notes: 
CUSTOMERS 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.

Year-over-year motorhome sales retreated 17.6% in October as the Class A and Class C markets both endured double-digit declines. For the first 10 months, overall motorhome sales were down just 0.3%, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI).

Thor Industries Inc. remained the overall motorhome sales leader through October with a 20.7% market share followed by Winnebago Industries Inc. (18.8%) and Forest River Inc. (11.9%).

In the Class A category, overall sales in October fell 15% compared with 2010 and dipped 0.5% year-to-date. Tiffin Motorhomes Inc. again held the No. 1 position for the 10 months, holding a 20.9% market share, just edging out Winnebago with a 20.1% share. Thor was No. 3, owning a 17.5% market share.

Class C sales dropped 21.7% for the month and were just two units down year-to-date. Thor was the leader through October, holding a 24.6% market share, followed by Forest River’s Coachmen division (18.7%) and Winnebago (17.1%).

Totals included rental fleet sales, which were marginal due to seasonal trends.

NHTSA Campaign ID Number : 11V486
Manufacturer : OPEN RANGE R.V. COMPANY
Make / Model Years : OPEN RANGE / 2010-2011
Subject : CRACKED FRAME
NHTSA Campaign ID Number : 11V485
Manufacturer : TIFFIN MOTORHOMES, INC.
Make / Model Years : TIFFIN / 2011
Subject : V-BAND CLAMP ASSEMBLY/CUMMINS
NHTSA Campaign ID Number : 11V484
Manufacturer : TECHWORKS INC.
Make / Model Years : OVERLAND / 2000
Subject : REFRIGERATORS/POSSIBLE FIRE
NHTSA Campaign ID Number : 11V482
Manufacturer : ALUMINUM TRAILER COMPANY
Make / Model Years : ATC / 2007-2012
Subject : WEAKENED TRAILER HITCH

 

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