GLENDALE TRAVELAIRE 1995: TRAILER HITCHES

Make : GLENDALE Model : TRAVELAIRE Year : 1995
Build Dates : 1994-07-15 - 1997-05-08
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 00V241000
Date Owner's Notified: 2000-10-20 Date Received by ODI: 2000-08-24 Date Added to Database: 2000-08-25
Manufacturers Involved: GLENDALE RECREATIONAL VEHICLES
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: TRAILER HITCHES
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 420
Summary:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: FIFTH WHEEL TRAILERS EQUIPPED WITH UPPER BEDROOM SLIDEOUTS, 34 DEGREE PIN BOX, AND 51MMX178MM BOX FRONT RAIL. THE FIFTH WHEELS CAN EXPERIENCE EXCESSIVE FLEXING IN THE UPPER CHASSIS WHICH CAN LEAD TO FAILURE IN THE AREA OF THE PIN BOX. CRACKING AND SHEARING AROUND THE PIN BOX CAN CAUSE THE STEEL TO DEFLECT AND POSSIBLY BREAK AWAY FROM THE CHASSIS STEEL.
Consequence:
      IF STEEL FAILURE OCCURS, PIN COULD DROP OR SHIFT OFF HITCH POSSIBLY CAUSING A CRASH.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL REINFORCE THE PIN BOX AREA.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN OCTOBER 20, 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 GLENDALE RV AT 1-519-245-0705. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT '1-888-327-4236'.