NATIONAL DOLPHIN 32-D 1993: EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL:CARRIER/RACK

Make : NATIONAL Model : DOLPHIN 32-D Year : 1993
Build Dates : 1993-02-01 - 1993-06-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 93V120000
Date Owner's Notified: 1993-07-07 Date Received by ODI: 1993-07-19 Date Added to Database: 1993-07-26
Manufacturers Involved: NATIONAL MOTOR COACH CO.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL:CARRIER/RACK
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 95
Summary:
      THE HINGES ATTACHING THE WHEEL CARRIER TO THE MOTORHOME CAN FAIL, RESULTING IN THE WHEEL AND CARRIER SEPARATING FROM THE MOTORHOME.
Consequence:
      SEPARATION OF THE WHEEL CARRIER AND WHEEL CAN CREATE AHAZARD TO OTHER VEHICLES IN THE ROADWAY.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE WELDS AND, IF NOT WELDED CORRECTLY, WILL EITHER REWELD THE HINGES OR BOLT THE HINGES TO THE ANGLE IRON.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      SYSTEM: EQUIPMENT; SPARE TIRE CARRIER.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MOTORHOMES.NOTES: UNTIL THE REPAIR IS MADE, VEHICLE OWNERS SHOULD INSPECT THE WHEEL CARRIERUNDER THE FRONT OF THE CHASSIS TO SEE IF THE WHEEL CAN BE ROCKED ON ITS CARRIER.IF MOVEMENT IS DETECTED, TEMPORARY SHIMS SHOULD BE PLACED BETWEEN THE WHEEL ANDCHASSIS RAILS TO STOP THE ROCKING, OR REMOVE THE SPARE WHEEL FROM THE CARRIERUNTIL THE CORRECTION IS MADE.IF YOUR VEHICLE IS PRESENTED TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED SERVICE DATE,AND THE REMEDY IS NOT PROVIDED WITHIN A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME AND FREE OFCHARGE OR THE REMEDY DOES NOT CORRECT THE SAFETY-RELATED DEFECT ORNONCOMPLIANCE, PLEASE CONTACT THE NATIONAL RV SERVICE CENTER AT 1-800-995-2558.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETYHOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.