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TMC, Newmar, MCI Issue Unrelated Recalls

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A trio of manufacturers filed unrelated recalls, affecting several hundred units, and expected to commence over the next two months, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 

Thor Motor Coach is recalling certain 2016-17 Four Winds and Chateau motorhomes. The affected motorhomes, about 223 units, are equipped with a spare tire bracket that may loosen and detach during vehicle operation.

If the spare tire bracket and spare tire detaches, it could be a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash or injury.

TMC will notify owners, and dealers will install carriage bolts to properly secure the spare tire bracket, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin Oct. 17. Owners may contact Thor customer service at 1-877-500-1020. TMC’s number for this recall is RC000122.

Motor Coach Industries (MCI) is recalling 41 units from its 2017 model year J4500 motorhomes, made March 14, to Aug. 23.

The affected vehicles may experience a multiplexing programming error that will not provide any visual or audible warnings if the vehicle’s primary service brake air reservoir system has low pressure. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 121, “Air Brake Systems.”

MCI will notify owners, and dealers will correct the programming of the multiplexing system, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in October 2016. Owners may contact MCI customer service at 1-800-241-2947. MCI’s number for this recall is SB 439.

Newmar Corp. is recalling 58 units from its model year 2015-17 Canyon Star line. These vehicles have a wheelchair access door with a power door lock that may open while the vehicle is in motion if the keyfob button is pressed accidentally.

If the wheelchair access door opens while the vehicle is being driven, it could cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

Newmar will notify owners, and dealers will add a relay harness to prevent the keyfob button from opening the door while the vehicle is in motion. The recall is expected to begin Nov. 26. Owners may contact Newmar customer service at 1-800-731-8300.

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