Cracked LP Gas Quick Disconnect Fitting – 2022 Ember Overland Trailers

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July 22, 2022 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 22V529000

Cracked LP Gas Quick Disconnect Fitting

A gas leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V529

Manufacturer Ember Recreational Vehicles, INC

Components EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected 130

 

Summary

Ember Recreational Vehicles, INC (Ember) is recalling certain 2022 Overland series trailers, model numbers 191MDB, 190MDB, 170MBH, and 170MRB. The quick disconnect fittings in the LP gas system may be cracked, causing a gas leak.

 

Remedy

Dealers will replace the LP quick disconnect fittings, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed September 5, 2022. Owners may contact Ember’s customer service at 1-844-732-4204.

 

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.nhtsa.gov.

 


LP Quick Connect Recall: Self check

1. Check if your VIN is in scope:

  • 7RVTV1228NA000010 to 7RVTV1220NA000062
  • 7RVTV1221NA000085 to 7RVTV1227NA000110
  • 7RVTV1207NA000591 to 7RVTV1207NA000638

2. If your VIN is in scope, that does not necessarily mean your quick connect is defective.

3. Inspect one of the LP manifolds located beneath the coach. If the manifold is labeled with “M.B. Sturgis INC”, this unit does not require replacement of the quick connect.

4. If step 3 is unsuccessful, inspect the quick connect. The quick connect will not require replacement if the flow lever or coupler is labeled with M.B. Sturgis,

5. The quick connect will require replacement if:

  • MH60896 is visible on the body of the fitting
  • If “ENERCO” or “76290W” is visible on the coupler

Note: these markings may be difficult to see and may require brass cleaner or tracing with a black felt marker. The coupler for the Flextech/Enerco quick connect is commonly brass

6. After completing steps 3 through 6:

  • Contact your dealer if your unit requires replacement of the quick connect
  • Contact Ember Ownership Experience if your unit does not require a replacement. This will remove your name from future mailings regarding this recall and assist us in tracking recall completion.

 


Tools and Supplies Required:

1. Teflon Tape
2. Adjustable Wrench
3. Pressure gage with minimum increments of ½ oz or 1” water column

 

Parts Required:

M.B. Sturgis Replacement LP Quick Connect

 

Step 1: Initial Inspection

1. Locate and inspect a LP Manifold
2. If the manifold is labeled with “M.B. Sturgis INC”, STOP. This unit is out of scope for this repair instruction
3. Alternatively, inspect the LP Quick Connect. If “ENERCO” or “76290W” is present, the fitting requires replacement

 

Step 2: Replace the fitting

1. Locate and remove the LP Quick Connect.
2. Remove old Teflon tape from the exposed threads on the LP harness
3. Apply new Teflon tape to the threads
4. Attach the new LP Quick Connect fitting

 

Step 3: Final Inspection

1. Ensure all appliances are turned off.
2. Pressurize the LP system to 8”-14” water column.
3. Spray a soap and water mixture on the fitting. If bubbles are observed, tighten, and reinspect.
4. If the new LP Quick Connect continues to leak, replace with a new LP Quick Connect and retest.
5. Contact Ember for disposition of defective components.

 


Chronology :

In late May of 2022 Ember became aware of a possible recall of FlexTech quick connect components. The vendor was contacted several times but no information on the scope or nature of the recall was provided.

Ember attained this information on or around June 8th from the NHTSA website. A review of purchase orders and production schedules determine that approximately 44 commercially available units were built with the potentially defective LP quick connect. A review of warrantee claims found one complaint for a cracked LP fitting from 7/6/22 but Ember was unable to retrieve the defective component to determine if it was a FlexTech brand quick connect. On 7/21/22 the Ember Leadership team determined that a recall was required.

In December of 2022 the determination was made to increase the scope of the recall due to the discovery of Flex-Tech components in VINs outside the original scope.

 


1 Affected Product

Vehicle

MAKE MODEL YEAR
EMBER OVERLAND 2022

 


12 Associated Documents

Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-22V529-7868.PDF 215.745KB

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Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-22V529-3197.pdf 646.242KB

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Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc)

RCMN-22V529-1821.pdf 37.568KB

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-22V529-4264.pdf 54.527KB

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Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc)

RCMN-22V529-7423.pdf 52.783KB

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Miscellaneous Document – Ember – Quick Connect Identification – Final

RMISC-22V529-9633.pdf 167.181KB

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ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RCONL-22V529-5664.pdf 52.073KB

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Recall 573 Report – 12/13/2022 amendment 3

RCLRPT-22V529-6640.PDF 215.701KB

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Recall 573 Report – 12/13/2022 amendment 2

RCLRPT-22V529-9273.PDF 215.702KB

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Recall Quarterly Report #1, 2022-3

RCLQRT-22V529-6479.PDF 211.127KB

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Recall Quarterly Report #2, 2022-4

RCLQRT-22V529-0587.PDF 211.229KB

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Recall Quarterly Report #3, 2023-1

RCLQRT-22V529-8525.PDF 211.317KB

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Latest Recalls Documents

For the Latest and Most Recent Recalls Information Visit the link below…

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=22V529&docType=RCL

 


 

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