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Make / Models : Model/Build Years:
VSM / 4464RC 9999
Manufacturer : VEHICLE SAFETY MANUFACTURING, LLC
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05E041000 Recall Date : JUN 15, 2005
Component: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 360
Summary:
 CERTAIN VSM 4 INCH ROUND STOP/TAIL/TURN LAMPS, P/N 4464RC, SOLD FOR USE AS AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT LAMPS DESIGNED FOR USE ON THE GROMMET SIZE OPENING ON TRUCKS 2032 MM OR MORE IN OVERALL WIDTH. THESE LAMPS FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.
Consequence:
 TO BE DETERMINED.
Remedy:
 VSM WILL NOTIFY ITS CUSTOMERS AND REPLACE THE NONCOMPLIANT LAMPS WITH LAMPS THAT COMPLY WITH STANDARD 108 FREE OF CHARGE. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT VSM AT 973-643-3000.
Notes:
 CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236.
Make / Models : Model/Build Years:
FLEETWOOD / ORBIT 190XP 2006
FLEETWOOD / ORBIT 260XP 2006
Manufacturer : FLEETWOOD ENTERPRISES, INC.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V275000 Recall Date : JUN 13, 2005
Component: EQUIPMENT:RECREATIONAL VEHICLE
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 8
Summary:
 CERTAIN TRAVEL TRAILERS HAVE UNSUPPORTED FRESH WATER AND HOLDING TANKS. THE TANKS REQUIRE STRAPS IN ORDER TO PREVENT THEM FROM SEPARATING FROM THE TRAVEL TRAILER.
Consequence:
 IF THE TANK FELL OFF WHILE THE TRAVEL TRAILER IS IN MOTION, DAMAGE TO FOLLOWING VEHICLES COULD OCCUR, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND INSTALL SUPPORT STRAPS UNDERNEATH THE FRESH WATER AND HOLDING TANKS. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON JULY 12, 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT FLEETWOOD AT 800-509-3418.
Notes:
 FLEETWOOD RECALL NO. 50610. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236.
Make / Models : Model/Build Years:
TRIUMPH / DAYTONA 955I 2005
TRIUMPH / SPEED TRIPLE 2005
TRIUMPH / SPRINT ST 2005
TRIUMPH / SPRINT ST ABS 2005
Manufacturer : TRIUMPH MOTORCYCLES (AMERICA) LTD
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V276000 Recall Date : JUN 13, 2005
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:HOSE
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 969
Summary:
 ON CERTAIN MOTORCYCLES, THE LOWER BY-PASS COOLANT HOSE CAN RUPTURE.
Consequence:
 A LOSS OF COOLANT FROM THE ENGINE CAN RESULT IN THE ENGINE OVERHEATING AND SEIZURE, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE COOLANT HOSE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JULY 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT TRIUMPH AT 1-678-854-2010.
Notes:
 CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236.
Make / Models : Model/Build Years:
FLEETWOOD / JAMBOREE 2005-2006
FLEETWOOD / TIOGA 2005-2006
Manufacturer : FLEETWOOD ENTERPRISES, INC.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V278000 Recall Date : JUN 13, 2005
Component: EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 476
Summary:
 CERTAIN CLASS C MOTOR HOMES BUILT ON CHEVROLET CHASSIS FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF PART 567, "CERTIFICATION." THE FEDERAL CERTIFICATION TAG WAS PRINTED WITH THE INCORRECT REAR GROSS AXLE WEIGHT RATING (GAWR) AND INCORRECT CARGO CARRYING CAPACITY TAG.
Consequence:
 OVERLOADING CAN DAMAGE YOUR VEHICLE, ADVERSELY AFFECTING VEHICLE PERFORMANCE, INCLUDING HANDLING AND BRAKING, CAUSE TIRE FAILURE, AND RESULT IN A CRASH.
Remedy:
 FLEETWOOD WILL MAIL INSTRUCTIONS ALONG WITH CORRECTED FEDERAL CERTIFICATION LABEL. IF AN OWNER SO DESIRES, A DEALER CAN INSTALL THE LABEL FOR THEM. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON JULY 18, 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT FLEETWOOD AT 800-509-3418.
Notes:
 FLEETWOOD RECALL NO. 50606. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236.
Make / Models : Model/Build Years:
BLUE BIRD / ULTRA LF 2003-2006
Manufacturer : BLUE BIRD BODY COMPANY
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V281000 Recall Date : JUN 14, 2005
Component: STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 45
Summary:
 ON CERTAIN COMMERCIAL BUSES EQUIPPED WITH VAPOR DOOR ASSEMBLIES, THE TWO PIECE CURVED CONNECTING RODS WHEN USED AS AN ELEMENT OF THE DOOR ACTUATION LINKAGE IN CONJUNCTION WITH A VAPOR MEDIUM PNEUMATIC DIFFERENTIAL ENGINE, MAY BE SUBJECT TO FATIGUE FAILURE RESULTING IN BENDING OR BREAKING OF THE CONNECTING ROD.
Consequence:
 A BROKEN CONNECTING ROD CAN ALLOW THE DOOR PANEL TO MOVE FREELY IN AN UNCONTROLLED MANNER, LEAVING PASSENGERS INSIDE THE VEHICLE UNPROTECTED BY THE DOOR PANEL AND ENABLING A PROTRUDING DOOR PANEL TO STRIKE PERSONS OR OBJECTS OUTSIDE THE VEHICLE.
Remedy:
 BLUE BIRD IS WORKING WITH VAPOR BUS INTERNATIONAL TO NOTIFY OWNERS AND HAVE THE REPAIR PERFORMED ON THEIR VEHICLES. THE REMEDY CONSISTS OF REPLACING THE TWO PIECE CONNECTING ROD WITH A ONE PIECE CONNECTING ROD. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT BLUE BIRD AT 478-822-2242 OR VAPOR AT 847-777-6400.
Notes:
 BLUE BIRD RECALL NO. R04JY. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236.
Make / Models : Model/Build Years:
ORION / VII 2001-2005
Manufacturer : ORION BUS INDUSTRIES LTD.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V282000 Recall Date : JUN 14, 2005
Component: STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 1092
Summary:
 ON CERTAIN COMMERCIAL BUSES EQUIPPED WITH VAPOR DOOR ASSEMBLIES, THE TWO PIECE CURVED CONNECTING RODS WHEN USED AS AN ELEMENT OF THE DOOR ACTUATION LINKAGE IN CONJUNCTION WITH A VAPOR MEDIUM PNEUMATIC DIFFERENTIAL ENGINE, MAY BE SUBJECT TO FATIGUE FAILURE RESULTING IN BENDING OR BREAKING OF THE CONNECTING ROD.
Consequence:
 A BROKEN CONNECTING ROD CAN ALLOW THE DOOR PANEL TO MOVE FREELY IN AN UNCONTROLLED MANNER, LEAVING PASSENGERS INSIDE THE VEHICLE UNPROTECTED BY THE DOOR PANEL AND ENABLING A PROTRUDING DOOR PANEL TO STRIKE PERSONS OR OBJECTS OUTSIDE THE VEHICLE.
Remedy:
 ORION IS WORKING WITH VAPOR BUS INTERNATIONAL TO NOTIFY OWNERS AND HAVE THE REPAIR PERFORMED ON THEIR VEHICLES. THE REMEDY CONSISTS OF REPLACING THE TWO PIECE CONNECTING ROD WITH A ONE PIECE CONNECTING ROD. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT ORION BUS AT 905-403-7832 OR VAPOR AT 847-777-6400.
Notes:
 CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236.
Make / Models : Model/Build Years:
SPARTAN / K2 2004-2005
SPARTAN / K3 2004-2005
Manufacturer : SPARTAN CHASSIS, INC.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V283000 Recall Date : JUN 15, 2005
Component: STEERING
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 86
Summary:
 ON CERTAIN MOTOR HOMES, THE I-SHAFT IS THE MECHANICAL LINKAGE BETWEEN THE STEERING WHEEL AND THE STEERING GEAR. AT THE NON-WELDED SIDE OF THE I-SHAFT THERE IS A UNIVERSAL JOINT. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE FORK SHAFT CONNECTION COULD BE LOST.
Consequence:
 DRIVERS WILL LOSE STEERABILITY OF THE VEHICLE AND A CRASH COULD OCCUR WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPAIR THE I-SHAFT. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE FOR THIS RECALL. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT SPARTAN AT 517-543-6400.
Notes:
 SPARTAN RECALL NO. SPEC 05022. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION?S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236.
Make / Models : Model/Build Years:
HAULMARK / TRAILER 2005
Manufacturer : HAULMARK INDUSTRIES INC.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V286000 Recall Date : JUN 14, 2005
Component: TRAILER HITCHES
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 1003
Summary:
 CERTAIN TANDEM AXLE ENCLOSED TRAILERS WITH A GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT RATING (GVWR) OF 10,000 POUNDS AND UNDER, MAY HAVE DEFECTIVE BALL COUPLERS (MANUFACTURING DATE OF N0315) WHICH COULD FAIL IN CERTAIN SITUATIONS.
Consequence:
 SHOULD THE COUPLER FAIL, THE TRAILER MAY DISCONNECT FROM THE TOWING VEHICLE WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.
Remedy:
 OWNERS SHOULD INSPECT THE COUPLER TO SEE IF THE DATE CODE IS N0315. HAULMARK WILL ARRANGE FOR THE COMPLETION OF THE NECESSARY REPAIRS WITHOUT CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JUNE OR JULY 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT HAULMARK AT 1-866-393-6053.
Notes:
 CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236.
Make / Models : Model/Build Years:
BUICK / TERRAZA 2005
CHEVROLET / UPLANDER 2005
PONTIAC / MONTANA 2005
SATURN / RELAY 2005
Manufacturer : GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V287000 Recall Date : JUN 16, 2005
Component: PARKING BRAKE
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 14600
Summary:
 CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 135, 'PASSENGER CAR BRAKE SYSTEMS.' TO MEET THE STANDARD, THE VEHICLE MUST NOT MOVE FOR FIVE MINUTES WHEN STOPPED ON A STEEP HILL WITH THE PARKING BRAKE APPLIED AND THE VEHICLE IN NEUTRAL (N). SOME OF THESE VEHICLES FAILED THIS TEST.
Consequence:
 WHEN THE PARKING BRAKE IS RELEASED, THE DRIVER MAY NOTICE UNINTENDED BRAKING WHEN ACCELERATING, DECELERATING, OR COASTING, AND A NOISE COMING FROM THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE. UNINTENDED VEHICLE MOVEMENT COULD OCCUR INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL INSPECT FOR PARKING BRAKE LEVER SLIPPAGE AT EACH REAR BRAKE CALIPER AND REPLACE THE CALIPER IF LEVER SLIPPAGE IS IDENTIFIED. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING SEPTEMBER 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT BUICK AT 1-866-608-8080, CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438, PONTIAC AT 1-800-620-7668, OR SATURN AT 1-800-972-8876.
Notes:
 GM RECALL NO. 05059. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236.
Make / Models : Model/Build Years:
CHEVROLET / KODIAK 2003-2005
GMC / TOPKICK 2003-2005
Manufacturer : GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V288000 Recall Date : JUN 16, 2005
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FLUID
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 6698
Summary:
 CERTAIN 2003-2005 MODEL YEAR 4500/5500 SERIES CHEVROLET KODIAK, SCHOOL BUS CHASSIS, AND GMC TOPKICK VEHICLES; AND 2003-2004 MODEL YEAR GMC SCHOOL BUS CHASSIS VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AN 8.1L ENGINE AND HYDROMAX BRAKE SYSTEM. THE POWER STEERING HOSE MAY COME INTO CONTACT WITH A PORTION OF THE INTERMEDIATE STEERING SHAFT. A HOLE COULD BE WORN IN THE HOSE AND A LOSS OF HYDRAULIC FLUID WOULD OCCUR.
Consequence:
 IF THERE IS SUFFICIENT AMOUNT OF FLUID LOSS, THE DRIVER WILL HEAR A NOISE FROM THE POWER STEERING PUMP, THE BRAKE WARNING LIGHT AND WARNING TONE WILL ACTIVATE. INCREASED EFFORT MAY BE REQUIRED FOR STEERING AND BRAKING, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
 GM WILL NOTIFY ITS CUSTOMERS AND DEALERS WILL REROUTE THE POWER STEERING HOSE. IF THE STEEL BRAIDING OF THE HOSE IS EXPOSED, DEALERS ARE TO REPLACE THE HOSE. THIS REMEDY WILL BE AT NO CHARGE TO THE CONSUMER. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN JULY 5, 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 800-630-2438 OR GMC AT 866-996-9463.
Notes:
 CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236.

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