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NHTSA Recall 11V178000

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Recreational Vehicles Vehicles:  Thor Industries Chateau, Thor Industries Chateau Citation, Thor Industries Four Winds, Thor Industries Freedom Elite, Thor Industries Majestic

NHTSA Recall 11V178000

NHTSA Campaign ID number : 	11V178000
	
Vehicle Make / Model: 	    	Model Year(s):
     THOR / CHATEAU 	    	2010-2012
     THOR / CHATEAU CITATION 	    	2011
     THOR / FOUR WINDS 	    	2010-2012
     THOR / FOUR WINDS SIESTA 	    	2011
     THOR / FREEDOM ELITE 	    	2011-2012
     THOR / MAJESTIC 	    	2011-2012
Manufacturer: THOR MOTOR COACH 	Mfr's Report Date: MAR 15, 2011
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V178000 	
N/A
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL
Potential Number of Units Affected: 126
Summary:
THOR MOTOR COACH (TMC) IS RECALLING CERTAIN RECREATIONAL VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM MARCH 9, 2010, THROUGH MARCH 9, 2011. THE WIRING FOR THE OXYGEN (O2) SENSOR THAT CONNECTS TO THE CATALYTIC CONVERTER MAY NOT BE PROPERLY SECURED. WHEN NOT SECURED, WIRING CAN FALL ONTO THE EXHAUST, MELT, AND SHORT OUT CAUSING A CHECK ENGINE LIGHT (CEL) AND, IN SOME CASES, THE ENGINE TO SHUT DOWN WHILE DRIVING.
Consequence:
AN ENGINE SHUT DOWN WHILE DRIVING INCREASES THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL SECURE THE OXYGEN SENSOR BY INSTALLING A CLAMP AND BY ADDING AN ADDITIONAL FASTENER FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 31, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TMC WARRANTY SERVICE DEPARTMENT AT 1-877-500-1020.
Notes:
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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