NATIONAL RV DOLPHIN 1985: POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY

Make : NATIONAL RV Model : DOLPHIN Year : 1985
Build Dates : 0000-00-00 - 0000-00-00
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 91V060000
Date Owner's Notified: 1991-12-15 Date Received by ODI: 1991-04-12 Date Added to Database: 1991-04-23
Manufacturers Involved: NATIONAL R.V. INC.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 8000
Summary:
      REAR AXLE BEARINGS MAY FAIL DUE TO A BENDING MOMENT CREATED BY THE AFTERMARKET DUAL REAR WHEELS FROM A VARIETY OF FACTORS AND ESPECIALLY WHEN OVERLOADED. FAILURE OF THE BEARINGS CREATE STRESSES ON THE REAR AXLE, RESULTING IN THE BREAKAGE OF THE AXLE.
Consequence:
      A BROKEN AXLE WILL CAUSE SEPARATION OF THE DUAL REARWHEEL ASSEMBLY FROM THE MOTORHOME, CAUSING LOSS OF CONTROL WHICH COULD RESULT INAN ACCIDENT.
Remedy:
      REPLACE REAR AXLE ASSEMBLIES WITH FULL-FLOATING REAR AXLE ASSEMBLIES.
Report Initiator: ODI V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      SYSTEM: REAR AXLE; SINGLE AXLE WITH DUAL REAR WHEELS.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MICRO-MINI MOTORHOMES BUILT ON TOYOTA CAMPER CAB-CHASSISEQUIPPED WITH AFTERMARKET DUAL REAR WHEELS ON A REAR AXLE DESIGNED FOR SINGLEWHEELS.NOTE: REPAIRS WILL BE DONE AT NO COST TO OWNERS OF VEHICLES WHEN THE FIRSTPURCHASE DATE IS WITHIN EIGHT YEARS OF THE DATE OF NOTIFICATION. VEHICLES FIRSTPURCHASED BEYOND THIS PERIOD WILL BE REPAIRED AT REDUCED PRICE.