FLEETWOOD TIOGA 2004: TRAILER HITCHES

Make : FLEETWOOD Model : TIOGA Year : 2004
Build Dates : 2002-11-01 - 2004-03-23
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 04V352000
Date Owner's Notified: 2004-08-23 Date Received by ODI: 2004-07-20 Date Added to Database: 2004-07-20
Manufacturers Involved: FLEETWOOD ENTERPRISES, INC.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 40715
Component: TRAILER HITCHES
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 8969
Summary:
      CERTAIN MOTOR HOMES EQUIPPED WITH DRAW TITE HITCH RECEIVERS MAY BE MISSING ONE OR MORE WELDS BETWEEN THE HITCH RECEIVER BOX AND THE BOTTOM SUPPORT PLATE.
Consequence:
      THE WELDS COULD BREAK, ALLOWING THE HITCH RECEIVER BOX AND THE TOWED LOAD TO SEPARATE FROM THE TOWING VEHICLE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE HITCH RECEIVER. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING AUGUST 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT FLEETWOOD AT 1-800-322-8216.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      FLEETWOOD RECALL NO. 40715.CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT '1-888-327-4236'.