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NHTSA Recall 02V018006

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Recreational Vehicles Agency:  National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Vehicles:  Fleetwood American Dream, Fleetwood American Eagle, Fleetwood American Heritage, Fleetwood American Tradition

NHTSA Recall 02V018006

NHTSA Campaign ID number : 	02V018006
	
Vehicle Make / Model: 	    	Model Year(s):
     FLEETWOOD / AMERICAN DREAM 	    	2002
     FLEETWOOD / AMERICAN EAGLE 	    	2002
     FLEETWOOD / AMERICAN HERITAGE 	    	2002
     FLEETWOOD / AMERICAN TRADITION 	    	2002
Manufacturer: FLEETWOOD ENT., INC. 	Mfr's Report Date: MAY 31, 2002
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 02V018006 	
N/A
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:SUPPLY:CHECK VALVE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 100
Summary:
ON CERTAIN MOTORHOMES EQUIPPED WITH ARVINMERITOR WABCO PNEUMATIC ANITLOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) VALVE PACKAGES, THE ASSEMBLY BOLTS ON THESE VALVE PACKAGES WERE NOT TIGHTENED CORRECTLY.
Consequence:
BOLTS TORQUED BELOW SPECIFICATION WILL NOT RELIABLY PREVENT AIR LEAKAGE AT THE AFFECTED ABS VALVE PACKAGE INTERFACE JOINTS ONCE THE COMPONENT BEGINS NORMAL VEHICLE OPERATION. IF AIR LEAKS DEVELOP AT ANY OF THE ABS VALVE PACKAGE INTERFACE JOINTS, BRAKE SYSTEM PRESSURE REDUCTIONS COULD OCCUR DURING BRAKING OR NORMAL OPERATION WITH UNITS EQUIPPED WITH THE TRACTION CONTROL OPTION, POTENTIALLY EXTENDING STOPPING DISTANCES, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL TIGHTEN THE FASTENERS TO THE PROPER SPECIFICATION. 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 ARVINMERITOR WABCO AT 1-859-746-5956 OR FLEETWOOD AT 1-800-629-8454.
Notes:
ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236). 


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