COACHMEN LEPRECHAUN 2001: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY:CABLES

Make : COACHMEN Model : LEPRECHAUN Year : 2001
Build Dates : 2000-06-24 - 2000-09-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 00V290000
Date Owner's Notified: 2000-10-16 Date Received by ODI: 2000-10-03 Date Added to Database: 2000-10-06
Manufacturers Involved: COACHMEN RV COMPANY, LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY:CABLES
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 88
Summary:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MINI-MOTOR HOMES, MODEL NUMBER 305. THE BATTERY CABLE THAT PROVIDES POWER FROM THE COACH BATTERY TO THE GENERATOR WAS ROUTED SO IT CROSSES OVER THE TOP OF THE CATALYTIC CONVERTER HEAT SHIELD.
Consequence:
      UNDER EXTREME TEMPERATURE CONDITIONS, THIS COULD CAUSE THE CABLE'S INSULATION TO MELT RESULTING IN A HIGH RESISTANCE SHORT THAT COULD POTENTIALLY LEAD TO A FIRE.
Remedy:
      COACHMEN WILL INSPECT TO DETERMINE IF THE WIRES ARE PROPERLY ROUTED. IF NECESSARY, THE WIRES WILL BE RE-ROUTED.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN OCTOBER 16, 2000.OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT COACHMEN AT 1-800-453-6064. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT '1-888-327-4236'.