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Georgie Boy Recalls Norcold Equiped Motorhomes

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
GEORGIE BOY / CRUISE AIR 2000 2002
GEORGIE BOY / CRUISE MASTER 1999-2003
GEORGIE BOY / MAVERICK 2000-2002
GEORGIE BOY / PURSUIT 2001-2003
GEORGIE BOY / SUITE 2001-2002
Manufacturer: COACHMEN RV COMPANY, LLC Mfr's Report Date: JUL 16, 2009
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V289000 NHTSA Action Number: EQ08009
Component: EQUIPMENT
Potential Number of Units Affected: 932

Summary:
 COACHMEN IS RECALLING 932 MODEL YEAR (MY) 1999-2003 GEORGIE BOY CRUISE MASTER, MY 2000-2002 MAVERICK AND PURSUIT, MY 2000 & 2002 CRUISE AIR AND MY 2001-2002 SUITE MOTORHOMES EQUIPPED WITH NORCOLD MODEL 1200LRIM REFRIGERATORS, MANUFACTURED FROM MARCH 1, 2001 TO DECEMBER 31, 2002, WITH SERIAL NUMBERS BETWEEN 1273701 AND 1536607, NON-CONSECUTIVELY. A FATIGUE FAILURE IN THE SECTION OF THE COOLING UNIT WHICH CONTAINS THE REFRIGERANT COULD ALLOW THE LIQUID SOLUTION TO SLOWLY LEAK. IF A LEAK OCCURS AND THE REFRIGERATOR CONTINUES TO BE OPERATED AFTER SOLUTION CIRCULATION HAS CEASED THE HEAT SOURCE COULD GENERATE VERY HIGH TEMPERATURES. AT SUCH HIGH TEMPERATURES, THE COOLING UNIT COULD RUPTURE.
Consequence:
 IF A LEAK OCCURS AND THE UNIT IS CONTINUES TO OPERATE, HYDROGEN GAS MAY BE EXPELLED AND CAN BE IGNITED, RESULTING IN A FIRE, POSSIBLY CAUSING SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
Remedy:
 COACHMEN IS WORKING WITH NORCOLD AND NORCOLD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND THE VEHICLE'S REFRIGERATOR WILL BE REPAIRED FREE OF CHARGE (PLEASE SEE 09E-027). OWNERS MAY CONTACT NORCOLD'S RECALL CENTER AT 1-800-767-9101.
Notes:
 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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