RC000154 – Water may Enter the Trailer Tow Module – 2016-2018 Thor Gemini & Compass Recreational Vehicles

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NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V415
Manufacturer Thor Motor Coach
Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected 158

 

Water may Enter the Trailer Tow Module

An electrical short can increase the risk of a fire. Turn signal, instrument cluster or seatbelt pretensioner problems can increase the risk of a crash.

 

Summary

Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling certain 2016-2018 Thor Gemini and Compass recreational vehicles built on a Ford chassis and equipped with a trailer tow module. Water can enter the tow modules and corrode the wiring causing issues such as rapidly flashing turn signals, loss of instrument panel display, an electrical short and possibly the deployment of seatbelt pretensioner.

 

Remedy

Ford has notified owners, and Ford dealers will add a drainage hole in the driver’s door stepwell and incorporate a fuse into the vehicle’s wiring harness, free of charge. The recall began on June 19, 2018. Owners may contact TMC customer service at 1-877-855-2867. TMC’s number for this recall is RC000154.

 

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

 


Ford 17S34 Recall


Owner Notification Letter

May 2018

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RCONL-18V415-2519.pdf

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Recall Acknowledgement

July 19, 2018

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RCAK-18V415-4957.pdf

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