RV Industry Sees Egress Window Recalls
July 20, 2010
Within a weeks time the RV industry has seen multiple egress
window recalls from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Fleetwood RV is recalling certain 2010 Encounter and 2011 Storm
28MS Class A motor homes manufactured from December 16, 2009 through
May 26, 2010. An emergency egress window, required in order to allow
occupants to exit the vehicle in an emergency, was not installed
in the road side bedroom wall. To remedy the problem free of charge,
dealers will remove the existing (non-egress) window and replace
it with an emergency egress window.
In addition to the Fleetwoods recall, Coachmen is recalling
2010 and 2011 Catalina Travel Trailers manufactured from June 23,
2009 through June 14, 2010. Due to the use of a foam seal with an
adhesive, the egress windows may stick or require more than 20 pounds
of pressure to open. In the event of an emergency, occupants could
be trapped inside and unable to use the windows to escape the vehicle.
Coachmen will notify owners and repair the RVs free of charge.
NHTSA has more
information on these recalls and others online.
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