FOREST RIVER CROSS COUNTRY 2006: STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

Make : FOREST RIVER Model : CROSS COUNTRY Year : 2006
Build Dates : 2005-04-01 - 2007-05-31
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08V193000
Date Owner's Notified: 0000-00-00 Date Received by ODI: 2008-04-28 Date Added to Database: 2008-04-28
Manufacturers Involved: COACHMEN RV COMPANY, LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 961
Summary:
      COACHMEN IS RECALLING 961 MY 2005-2007 CROSS COUNTRY, SPORTSCOACH ELITE, MY 2005-2006 CROSS COUNTRY SE, AND MY 2006 SPORTSCOACH ENCORE CLASS A MOTOR HOMES BUILT USING INLINE POWER STEERING FILTERS, PART NO. 14-16829-000. THE FILTER CAN PLUG DUE TO FAILURE OF THE SCREEN ADHESION TO THE FILTER HOUSING CAUSING A RISE IN RETURN LINE PRESSURE. THIS CAN LEAD TO 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:
      COACHMEN IS WORKING WITH FREIGHTLINER TO REPLACE THE AFFECTED FILTERS WITH A LARGER FILTER "PLEASE SEE 07V570". OWNERS MAY CONTACT FREIGHTLINER AT 1-800-547-0712 OR COACHMEN AT 1-574-825-5821.
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.