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Old 11-10-2007, 05:32 AM   #1
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Make / Models : Model/Build Years:
FLEETWOOD / ARCADIA 2007-2008

FLEETWOOD / AVALON 2007

FLEETWOOD / BAYSIDE 2007-2008

FLEETWOOD / CHEYENNE 2007

FLEETWOOD / NIAGARA 2007-2008

FLEETWOOD / SANTA FE 2007-2008

FLEETWOOD / SARATOGA 2007-2008

FLEETWOOD / SEQUOIA 2007

FLEETWOOD / SUN VALLEY 2007-2008

FLEETWOOD / UTAH 2007-2008

FLEETWOOD / WILLIAMSBURG 2007-2008

Recall Number: 07V464000
Summary:
ON CERTAIN RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, THE POWER LIFT ROOF SYSTEM, WHICH CONSISTS OF A POWER LIFT MOTOR AND CURRENT LIMITER CONTROLLER, GENERATES EXCESSIVE AMOUNTS OF IMPACT TORQUE IF THE POWER LIFT IS OPERATED WITH THE 30A POWER CORD PLUGGED INTO A 110V AC POWER SOURCE (WITH OR WITHOUT A BATTERY).
Consequence:
THIS COULD CAUSE FAILURE IN ONE OF THE SHEAR PINS RESULTING IN DAMAGE TO THE TRAILER'S LIFT SYSTEM. THIS COULD ALLOW THE ROOF TO FREE-FALL FROM THE RAISED POSITION, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN PERSONAL INJURY, VEHICLE AND/OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.
Remedy:
OWNERS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH TWO WARNING STICKERS THAT EXPLAINS THE PROPER FUNCTION OF THE POWER LIFT ACCESSORY USING A BATTERY ONLY. ONE STICKER WILL BE PLACED AT THE REAR OF THE TRAILER NEXT TO THE CURRENT LIMITER. THE SECOND STICKER WILL BE PLACED NEXT TO THE 30A POWER CORD OUTLET. IN ADDITION, FLEETWOOD FOLDING TRAILERS WILL SEND A COPY OF THE OPERATION MANUAL THAT EMPHASIZES THE BATTERY-ONLY OPERATION OF THIS TRAILER ACCESSORY. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING OCTOBER 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FLEETWOOD FOLDING TRAILERS AT 1-814-443-7367.
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.
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Old 11-10-2007, 05:32 AM   #2
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FLEETWOOD / CHEYENNE 2007

FLEETWOOD / NIAGARA 2007-2008

FLEETWOOD / SANTA FE 2007-2008

FLEETWOOD / SARATOGA 2007-2008

FLEETWOOD / SEQUOIA 2007

FLEETWOOD / SUN VALLEY 2007-2008

FLEETWOOD / UTAH 2007-2008

FLEETWOOD / WILLIAMSBURG 2007-2008

Recall Number: 07V464000
Summary:
ON CERTAIN RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, THE POWER LIFT ROOF SYSTEM, WHICH CONSISTS OF A POWER LIFT MOTOR AND CURRENT LIMITER CONTROLLER, GENERATES EXCESSIVE AMOUNTS OF IMPACT TORQUE IF THE POWER LIFT IS OPERATED WITH THE 30A POWER CORD PLUGGED INTO A 110V AC POWER SOURCE (WITH OR WITHOUT A BATTERY).
Consequence:
THIS COULD CAUSE FAILURE IN ONE OF THE SHEAR PINS RESULTING IN DAMAGE TO THE TRAILER'S LIFT SYSTEM. THIS COULD ALLOW THE ROOF TO FREE-FALL FROM THE RAISED POSITION, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN PERSONAL INJURY, VEHICLE AND/OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.
Remedy:
OWNERS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH TWO WARNING STICKERS THAT EXPLAINS THE PROPER FUNCTION OF THE POWER LIFT ACCESSORY USING A BATTERY ONLY. ONE STICKER WILL BE PLACED AT THE REAR OF THE TRAILER NEXT TO THE CURRENT LIMITER. THE SECOND STICKER WILL BE PLACED NEXT TO THE 30A POWER CORD OUTLET. IN ADDITION, FLEETWOOD FOLDING TRAILERS WILL SEND A COPY OF THE OPERATION MANUAL THAT EMPHASIZES THE BATTERY-ONLY OPERATION OF THIS TRAILER ACCESSORY. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING OCTOBER 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FLEETWOOD FOLDING TRAILERS AT 1-814-443-7367.
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.
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Old 11-12-2007, 03:13 PM   #3
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Scary to think that Fleetwood believes that the proper "fix" is to supply everyone with two brand new bright and shiny stickers. They should have Gomer Pyle do a public service announcement for this one.

This is just plain stupid and sad.
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