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Thursday, June 26, 2008

FOREST RIVER, INC. RECALLS TSUNAMI CLASS A DIESEL PUSHER MOTOR HOME

Make / Models :
Model/Build Years:
FOREST RIVER / TSUNAMI
2001
Manufacturer : FOREST RIVER, INC. Mfr's Report Date : JUN 13, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08V277000 NHTSA Action Number: EQ08009
Component: EQUIPMENT:RECREATIONAL VEHICLE
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 1
Summary:
 FOREST RIVER IS RECALLING 1 MY 2001 TSUNAMI CLASS A DIESEL PUSHER MOTOR HOME MOTOR HOMES EQUIPPED WITH A NORCOLD REFRIGERATOR. A FATIGUE FAILURE IN THE SECTION OF THE COOLING UNIT WHICH CONTAINS THE REFRIGERANT COULD ALLOW THE LIQUID SOLUTION TO SLOWLY LEAK.
Consequence:
 EXTENDED OPERATION OF A LEAKING COOLING UNIT COULD LEAD TO A FIRE FROM GAS WHICH MIGHT ESCAPE.
Remedy:
 FOREST RIVER IS WORKING WITH NORCOLD TO REPAIR THESE REFRIGERATORS. NORCOLD WILL PROVIDE THERMAL SWITCH KITS TO OWNERS ALONG WITH THE NECESSARY FORMS AND INSTRUCTIONS. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JULY OR AUGUST 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NORCOLD AT 1-800-767-9101 OR FOREST RIVER AT 1-574-389-4600.
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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