HOME AND PARK ROADTREK 170 2003: EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL:CARRIER/RACK

Make : HOME AND PARK Model : ROADTREK 170 Year : 2003
Build Dates : 2002-07-01 - 2004-09-30
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 04V466000
Date Owner's Notified: 2004-10-15 Date Received by ODI: 2004-09-22 Date Added to Database: 2004-09-29
Manufacturers Involved: Erwin Hymer Group North America, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL:CARRIER/RACK
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 1001
Summary:
      ON CERTAIN MOTOR HOMES, THE SPARE TIRE CARRIER BRACKET CAN FATIGUE AND LEAD TO FRACTURE.
Consequence:
      IF THE BRACKET BREAKS, CONTINUOUS VIBRATION MAY CAUSE THE CARRIER TO SLOWLY SLIDE OUT OF THE TRAILER HITCH CROSSTUBE AND FALL ON THE ROAD, WHICH COULD CAUSE A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE SPARE TIRE CARRIER BRACKET BY WELDING IT TO THE TRAILER HITCH CROSSTUBE, ELIMINATING ALL VIBRATION. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 15, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT HOME AND PARK AT 1-888-762-3873.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT '1-888-327-4236'.