SPORTSCOACH UNSPECIFIED 1980: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Make : SPORTSCOACH Model : UNSPECIFIED Year : 1980
Build Dates : 1979-11-01 - 1981-06-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 81V080000
Date Owner's Notified: 1981-07-07 Date Received by ODI: 1981-07-01 Date Added to Database: 1981-07-08
Manufacturers Involved: SPORTSCOACH OF AMER.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 351
Summary:
      A PROTECTIVE COVER WAS OMITTED FROM THE SPEED CONTROL UNIT. WITHOUT THIS COVER, A BEAD CHAIN WHICH CONNECTS THE THROTTLE LINKAGE TO THE SERVO ASSEMBLY COULD BECOME ENTANGLED IN THE LINKAGE OR OTHER ENGINE COMPONENTS. IF THE CHAIN BECOMES CAUGHT, IT COULD CAUSE THE ENGINE THROTTLE TO LOCK OPEN. A THROTTLE ARM WAS ALSO ACCIDENTLY OMITTED FROM THE SPEED CONTROL UNIT.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      BOTH THE METAL COVER AND THE THROTTLE ARM WILL BE INSTALLED AT NO CHARGE TO OWNER.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MOTORHOMES.SYSTEM: EQUIPMENT; SPEED CONTROL; METAL COVER AND THROTTLE ARM.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: AN OPEN THROTTLE WOULD MAKE IT DIFFICULT TO REDUCEVEHICLE SPEED. THIS FAILURE COULD OCCUR WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING AND COULD RESULTIN AN ACCIDENT.NOTE: THE SPEED CONTROL SHOULD NOT BE USED PRIOR TO INSPECTION AND REPAIR.