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"Recall Alerts"


Published by:
Peter A. Lynch, Esq.
of Cozen O'Connor


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:      This weekly newsletter covers:

  1. Fleetwood RV recalls 2013 Excursion Motor Homes


Vehicle Make / Model: FLEETWOOD / EXCURSION

Model Year(s):2013

Manufacturer: FLEETWOOD RV, INC.

Mfr's Report Date: AUG 16, 2012

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V412000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected: 74

Summary: Fleetwood RV is recalling certain model year 2013 Excursion motor homes manufactured from March 27, 2012, through July 24, 2012. A threaded fastener installed on the turn shaft of the slide-out mechanism may come into contact with a portion of the diesel fuel fill hose while the turn shaft is rotating. If the fastener makes contact with the fuel fill hose, there is a possibility that it will abrade the fuel fill hose and cause a leak.

Consequence: Leaking fuel, in the presence of an ignition source, increases the risk of a fire.

Remedy: Fleetwood RV will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, as necessary, shorten the threaded fastener to achieve clearance of the fuel line free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during September 2012. Owners may contact Fleetwood RV owner relations at 1-800-509-3418.

Notes: Fleetwood RV's safety recall number is 120813FRV. 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

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to:

DISCLAIMER: This column is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. The information contained in this update is general in nature. Individual situations of readers may not fit the general educational information described in the column. Readers are strongly encouraged to consult with an attorney to evaluate individual situations and provide legal advice. Any reliance on the information contained herein is taken at the reader's own risk and should not be considered legal advice.

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