BLUE BIRD WANDERLODGE 1999: EQUIPMENT:RECREATIONAL VEHICLE

Make : BLUE BIRD Model : WANDERLODGE Year : 1999
Build Dates : 1999-07-23 - 2002-05-29
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08V286000
Date Owner's Notified: 2008-07-11 Date Received by ODI: 2008-07-01 Date Added to Database: 2008-07-01
Manufacturers Involved: Blue Bird Body Company
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: R08NF
Component: EQUIPMENT:RECREATIONAL VEHICLE
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 83
Summary:
      BLUE BIRD IS RECALLING 162 MY 1999-2002 WANDERLODGE MOTOR HOMES EQUIPPED WITH NORCOLD MODEL 1200LR OR 1200LRIM GAS/ELECTRIC REFRIGERATORS. 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:
      BLUE BIRD 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 BEGAN ON JULY 11, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NORCOLD AT 1-800-767-9101 OR BLUE BIRD AT 1-478-825-2021.
Report Initiator: ODI V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      BLUE BIRD RECALL NO. R08NF.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.