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NHTSA Recall 10V413000

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Recreational Vehicles Vehicles:  Keystone Alpine, Keystone Avalanche, Keystone Fuzion, Keystone Laredo, Keystone Montana, Keystone Mountaineer

NHTSA Recall 10V413000

NHTSA Campaign ID number : 	10V413000
	
Vehicle Make / Model: 	    	Model Year(s):
     KEYSTONE / ALPINE 	    	2011
     KEYSTONE / AVALANCHE 	    	2011
     KEYSTONE / FUZION 	    	2011
     KEYSTONE / LAREDO 	    	2011
     KEYSTONE / MONTANA 	    	2011
     KEYSTONE / MOUNTAINEER 	    	2011
Manufacturer: KEYSTONE RV COMPANY 	Mfr's Report Date: SEP 14, 2010
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V413000 	
N/A
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY
Potential Number of Units Affected: 322
Summary:
KEYSTONE IS RECALLING CERTAIN 2011 ALPINE, AVALANCHE, FUZION, LAREDO, MONTANA, AND MOUNTAINEER FIFTH WHEEL TRAILERS MANUFACTURED FROM AUGUST 19, 2010 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 1, 2010, 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:
KEYSTONE WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS 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 SEPTEMBER 24, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KEYSTONE CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-866-425-4369.
Notes:
KEYSTONE'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 10-147. 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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