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Tiffin recalls 486 motorhomes to correct brake problem

(Jan. 7, 2010) -- Some brake pedal assemblies could contain a drive pin that is below specification and may become disengaged from the brake arm, which could cause separation or cause a loosening of the pedal from the remainder of the assembly.

WASHINGTON – Tiffin Motorhomes is recalling 486 model year 2004 to 2009 Allegro motorhomes to correct a problem with the unit’s hydraulic brakes, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced.

The motorhomes are equipped with pneumatic and hydraulic brakes with adjustable brake pedal assemblies supplied by Kongsberg Automotive. Some assemblies could contain a drive pin that is below specification and may become disengaged from the brake arm, which could cause separation or cause a loosening of the pedal from the remainder of the assembly.

If the drive pin becomes disengaged on the brake pedal assembly, it could result in a loss of vehicle braking function or cause the brake pedal to interfere with the throttle pedal function. Either situation could result in a crash.

Tiffin is working with Kongsberg to remedy the problem. Kongsberg has already issued a defect report, No. 09E-064, and will supply repair kits to Tiffin. The repair will be performed free of charge and the recall is expected to begin later this month.

For more information, RV owners may call Tiffin at 256.356.8661.

SOURCE: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration press release

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About Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber is a freelance writer and podcaster who has been writing about the RV industry since 2000. He is the former editor of RV Daily Report and can be reached at greg@rvdailyreport.com.

2 comments

  1. Question for all—–NOw that monaco coach went under,Who’s going to recall any Rv (2009 thru older models) for Us Owners!!!!! Doesn’t seem the Gov gives a crap about are rights!!!!!!

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