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SafetyAlerts
April 24, 2003

AIRSTREAM Has Recalled the 2000-2003 LAND YACHT

(SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the following information.


Make : AIRSTREAM Model : LAND YACHT Year : 2000-2003 

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 03V152000 

Recall Date : APR 21, 2003 

Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:SWITCHES:BRAKE WARNING 

Potential Number Of Units Affected : 94 

Summary: 
ON CERTAIN 350 XL AND 355 XL AND COMMERCIAL UNITS DESIGNATED AS 35' XL AND 37' XL MOTOR HOME BUILT ON THE FORD F53 CHASSIS FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 105, "HYDRAULIC AND ELECTRIC BRAKE SYSTEMS." THE BRAKE SYSTEM WARNING INDICATOR MAY NOT FUNCTION AS REQUIRED BY STANDARD. 

Consequence: 
IN SOME OF THE AFFECTED VEHICLES, THE BRAKE SYSTEM WARNING INDICATOR WILL NOT ILLUMINATE WHEN THE IGNITION IS IN THE START POSITION OR FOR A LOW BRAKE FLUID CONDITION, IF THE BODY BUILDER RELIED SOLELY UPON FORD'S IVM COMPLIANCE STATEMENT FOR THE BRAKE SYSTEM WARNING INDICATOR. 

Remedy: 
DEALERS WILL REPAIR THESE VEHICLES. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN APRIL 21, 2003. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT AIRSTREAM.

Important Note Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA 
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.

Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

How many did you hear about?

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