MONACO COACH MONARCH SE 2006: STEERING:GEAR BOX:SHAFT PITMAN

Make : MONACO COACH Model : MONARCH SE Year : 2006
Build Dates : 2005-06-01 - 2008-10-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08V578000
Date Owner's Notified: 2008-11-13 Date Received by ODI: 2008-11-03 Date Added to Database: 2008-11-03
Manufacturers Involved: MONACO COACH CORPORATION
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: STEERING:GEAR BOX:SHAFT PITMAN
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 202
Summary:
      MONACO IS RECALLING 202 MY 2006 MONARCH SE, MY 2009 RIPTIDE, MY 2006 HOLIDAY RAMBLER ADMIRAL SE, MY 2007-2009 ARISTA, MY 2007-2009 SAFARI PASSAGE, MY 2006 SIMBA AND TREK GAS, AND MY 2006-2007 R-VISION TRAIL-LITE AND TRAIL-AIRE MOTOR HOMES BUILT ON WORKHORSE CHASSIS. THE CASTLE NUT THAT RETAINS THE STEERING DRAG LINK TO THE PITMAN ARM MAY HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY TORQUED DURING ASSEMBLY. THE IMPROPER TORQUE MAY HAVE DAMAGED THE CASTLE NUT AND COMPROMISED THE INTEGRITY OF THE CONNECTION.
Consequence:
      IF THE DRAG LINK WERE TO SEPARATE FROM THE PITMAN ARM, THE DRIVER WOULD NOT HAVE DIRECTIONAL CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE POSSIBLY CAUSING A CRASH.
Remedy:
      MONACO IS WORKING WITH WORKHORSE TO REPLACE AND PROPERLY TIGHTEN THE CASTLE NUT THAT RETAINS THE STEERING DRAG LINK TO THE PITMAN ARM "PLEASE SEE 08V442". OWNERS MAY CONTACT WORKHORSE AT 1-877-946-7731 OR MONACO AT 1-800-685-6545.
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.