AIRSTREAM ( 12V532000 )
Fri, 16 Nov 2012 06:00:00 EST
Vehicle Make / Model:
AIRSTREAM / CLASSIC
Report Receipt Date: NOV 06, 2012
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Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Potential Number of Units Affected: 715
Summary: Airstream is recalling certain model year 2006-2009 Airstream Classic recreational vehicles manufactured between May 2005 and April 2009. The brake hose may flex near the fitting on the brake assembly and lead to hose fatigue. Also, during suspension travel, the brake hose may rub on the underside of the trailer.
Consequence: As a result of flexing or rubbing, the brake hose may fail causing a loss of brake pressure, reducing braking performance. The loss of braking ability could result in a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy: Airstream will notify owners, and dealers will replace and reroute the brake lines, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in early December 2012. Owners may contact Airstream at 1-937-538-1268.