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NHTSA Recall 10V461000

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Recreational Vehicles Vehicles:  Heartland Big Country, Heartland Big Horn, Heartland Cyclone, Heartland Landmark, Heartland Road Warrior

NHTSA Recall 10V461000

NHTSA Campaign ID number : 	10V461000
	
Vehicle Make / Model: 	    	Model Year(s):
     HEARTLAND / BIG COUNTRY 	    	2011
     HEARTLAND / BIG HORN 	    	2011
     HEARTLAND / CYCLONE 	    	2011
     HEARTLAND / LANDMARK 	    	2011
     HEARTLAND / ROAD WARRIOR 	    	2011
Manufacturer: HEARTLAND RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, LLC 	Mfr's Report Date: SEP 23, 2010
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V461000 	
N/A
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY
Potential Number of Units Affected: 48
Summary:
HEARTLAND IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 FIFTH WHEEL TRAILERS EQUIPPED WITH DEXTER AXLES. ON SOME AXLES, CRACKS COULD APPEAR IN THE SPINDLE WELD.
Consequence:
THESE CRACKS CAN PROPAGATE AND CAUSE THE SPINDLE TO DETACH FROM THE AXLE TUBE, RESULTING IN THE SEPARATION OF THE WHEEL END FROM THE VEHICLE, CREATING A ROAD HAZARD THAT INCREASES THE RISK OF A CRASH TO OTHER VEHICLES, AND COMPROMISES THE DRIVER'S CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy:
HEARTLAND IS WORKING WITH DEXTER AXLE AND WILL INSPECT THE AXLE SERIAL NUMBER AND REPLACE IT IF IT FALLS WITHIN THE SERIAL NUMBER RANGE. REPLACEMENT OF THE AXLE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 20, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HEARTLAND WARRANTY SERVICE DEPARTMENT AT 1-877-262-8032 OR DEXTER AXLE AT 1-800-400-2164.
Notes:
HEARTLAND SAFETY RECALL NO. 99-01-03. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .


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