THOR SPORT UTILITY 1998: STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

Make : THOR Model : SPORT UTILITY Year : 1998
Build Dates : 1997-07-01 - 2003-01-31
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 03V145000
Date Owner's Notified: 2003-04-22 Date Received by ODI: 2003-04-14 Date Added to Database: 2003-04-23
Manufacturers Involved: THOR AMERICA
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 79
Summary:
      ON CERTAIN TRAVEL TRAILERS, THE WEIGHT RATING OF THE "D" RING TYPE CABLE LANYARD USED TO SUPPORT THE REAR ACCESS DOOR DURING OPENING AND CLOSING MAY BE INSUFFICIENT TO ADEQUATELY SUPPORT THE DOOR.
Consequence:
      IN THE EVENT THAT THE "D" RING FAILS, THE REAR ACCESS DOOR COULD RELEASE UNEXPECTEDLY, WHICH COULD CREATE A HAZARD TO THE PERSON LOWERING THE REAR ACCESS DOOR AND ANY BYSTANDERS.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE EXISTING "D" RING WITH A HIGHER WEIGHT-RATED "D" RING THAT ADEQUATELY SUPPORTS THE REAR ACCESS DOOR. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN APRIL 22, 2003. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT THOR AT 1-570-837-1663.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
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