HYMER AKTIV 2018: EQUIPMENT:RECREATIONAL VEHICLE

Make : HYMER Model : AKTIV Year : 2018
Build Dates : 2018-05-16 - 2018-09-30
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 18V712000
Date Owner's Notified: 2018-10-24 Date Received by ODI: 2018-10-11 Date Added to Database: 2018-10-16
Manufacturers Involved: Erwin Hymer Group North America, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: EQUIPMENT:RECREATIONAL VEHICLE
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 172
Summary:
      Erwin Hymer Group North America, Inc. "Erwin Hymer" is recalling certain 2018-2019 Hymer Aktiv and Aktiv 2.0, Carado Axion and Banff and Roadtrek Simplicity, Simplicity SRT, Zion and Zion SRT motorhomes. The undermount generator may overcharge the auxiliary batteries, damaging them.
Consequence:
      If the supplied sealed batteries are replaced with batteries that are not sealed, overcharging the batteries may result in an acid spill, increasing the risk of injury.
Remedy:
      Erwin Hymer has notified owners, and dealers will install a new internal voltage regulator into the generator, free of charge. The recall began on October 24, 2018. Owners may contact Erwin Hymer customer service at 1-800-663-0066.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', or go to www.safercar.gov.