AIRSTREAM 390 SKY DECK 2006: STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

Make : AIRSTREAM Model : 390 SKY DECK Year : 2006
Build Dates : 2005-05-06 - 2006-10-30
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08V198000
Date Owner's Notified: 0000-00-00 Date Received by ODI: 2008-05-01 Date Added to Database: 2008-05-01
Manufacturers Involved: Airstream, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 51
Summary:
      AIRSTREAM IS RECALLING 51 MY 2005-2006 390 SKYDECK, MY 2006-2007 360XL, 390XL, 396XL, A37 AND A39 MOTOR HOMES BUILT ON FREIGHTLINER CHASSIS. THE CHASSIS CONTAIN STEERING FILTERS THAT CAN PLUG DUE TO FAILURE OF THE SCREEN ADHESION TO THE FILTER HOUSING CAUSING A RISE IN RETURN LINE PRESSURE POTENTIALLY LEADING TO A HOSE SEPARATION FROM THE FILTER OR STEERING GEAR FITTING RESULTING IN A SUDDEN LOSS OF STEERING FLUID AND POWER ASSIST.
Consequence:
      SUDDEN LOSS OF STEERING ASSIST WITHOUT WARNING INVOLVING A MOTOR HOME COULD BE A PROBLEM FOR CERTAIN DRIVERS INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
      FREIGHTLINER IS CONDUCTING THIS RECALL AND WILL REPLACE THE AFFECTED FILTERS WITH A LARGER FILTER "PLEASE SEE 07V-570". THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FREIGHTLINER AT 1-800-547-0712 OR AIRSTREAM AT 1-937-596-6111.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
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.