910031 – Awning Fabric May Detach Causing Awning to Drop – 2022-2023 Grand Design Momentum, Solitude, Imagine, Reflection, & Transcend Travel Trailers

August 9, 2022 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 22V603000

Awning Fabric May Detach Causing Awning to Drop

An awning that drops or extends beyond normal operation can increase the risk of injury.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V603

Manufacturer Grand Design RV, LLC

Components STRUCTURE, EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected 8,150

 

Summary

Grand Design RV, LLC (Grand Design) is recalling certain 2022-2023 Momentum, Solitude, Imagine, Reflection, and Transcend travel trailers. The electric retractable awning has a welded seam on the fabric that may separate, potentially allowing the awning to drop beyond normal operation.

 

Remedy

Dealers will inspect and repair, or replace the awning, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed by August 22, 2022. Owners may contact Grand Design customer service at 1-574-825-9679. Grand Design’s number for this recall is 910031.

 

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.

 


Grand Design RV
Grand Design RV

 


IMPORTANT SAFETY RECALL

This notice applies to your 2022 Grand Design Reflection RF280RS-2022,

NHTSA Recall No. 22V-603

 

August 25, 2022

 

Dear Grand Design RV Owner:

This notice is sent to you in accordance with the requirements of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.

Grand Design RV has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in certain 2022 & 2023 Grand Design Momentum, Solitude, Reflection, Imagine and Transcend fifth wheel and travel trailers.

 

! IMPORTANT !

➢ Your vehicle falls within the recall population.

➢ You should immediately schedule an appointment with your dealer to have your vehicle repaired.

 

Why is a recall being conducted?

A defect with Lippert Solera Awnings was determined to exist in certain 2022 & 2023 Grand Design Momentum, Solitude, Reflection, Imagine and Transcend fifth wheel and travel trailers produced between February 7, 2022, and July 12, 2022. The welded seam at the fabric to vehicle awning rail may separate on Lippert Solera awnings up to 18 foot in length. In extreme cases the fabric could detach from the awning rail and remain attached to the awning tube. A detached awning could cause injury or increase the risk of a crash if the awning were to become detached while the vehicle is in motion.

 

What are we doing about the problem?

On affected vehicles, dealers will inspect and repair or replace any awning which does not pass inspection or has a failure. If repair or replacement is needed, Lippert will supply to your dealer the necessary items to complete the repair or replace the faulty product. Time for inspection and/or repair should not exceed 2 hours. These repairs will be done free of charge.

 

What should you do?

Contact your selling or nearest Grand Design RV dealer as soon as possible to schedule an appointment. If your distance from a Grand Design dealer is significant, please contact us at 574-825-9679 and choose the “Recall” prompt or email recall@granddesignrv.com We can discuss other arrangements to have the needed repairs completed.

 

What if I no longer own this recreational vehicle?

Notify Grand Design either by phone: 574-825-9679, fax: 574-8259249, or email: registration@granddesignrv.com to inform us that you no longer own this vehicle. Please be sure to include your 17digit VIN in all correspondence.

 

Who should you contact if you have further questions or concerns?

Please contact Grand Design either by phone: 574-825-9679, fax: 574825-9249 and choose the “Recall” prompt, or email: recall@granddesignrv.com with any questions or concerns.

 

If you are the lessor of this vehicle, please forward a copy of this notice to the lessee within ten days to comply with federal regulations.

 

If you have already paid to have your vehicle repaired for this condition, you may be eligible for reimbursement of the charges you paid for the repair. To request reimbursement, please submit your request in writing along with a repair receipt to: Grand Design RV, Customer Service, 11356 County Road 2, Middlebury, IN 46540.

 

If after having attempted to take advantage of this recall you believe you have not been able to have your vehicle remedied without charge and within a reasonable amount of time, you may submit a complaint to the Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., S.E., Washington, D.C., 20590; or call the toll-free Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1888-327-4236 1-800-424-9153); or go to htto://www.safercar.gov

 

We apologize for any inconvenience this recall may cause; however, your safety is our primary concern.

 

Sincerely,

Grand Design RV, LLC

 

1333 County Road 2, Micldlebury, IN 46540
Phone: 574-825-8000, Fax: 574-825-9700
www.granddesignrv.com

 


AWNING INSPECTION AND WELD/SEAM REPAIR

 


Chronology :

Grand Design was notified by Lippert Components, July 18, 2022. Grand Design performed due diligence in researching warranty claims and pulling the unit scope from July 20 through July 29th. The Product Safety Committee met to review findings on August 9, 2022 where it was determined a field action was necessary.

 


22E055 – Awning Fabric May Detach Causing Awning to Drop – Lippert Electric Retractable Awning

 

22E055 – Awning Fabric May Detach Causing Awning to Drop – Lippert Electric Retractable Awning

 


10 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
GRAND DESIGN IMAGINE 2022-2023
GRAND DESIGN MOMENTUM 2022-2023
GRAND DESIGN REFLECTION 2022-2023
GRAND DESIGN SOLITUDE 2022-2023
GRAND DESIGN TRANSCEND 2022-2023

 


5 Associated Documents

Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-22V603-7770.pdf 645.858KB

RCAK-22V603-7770

 


Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-22V603-7511.PDF 218.723KB

RCLRPT-22V603-7511

 


Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-22V603-0701.pdf 2403.757KB

RCRIT-22V603-0701

 


ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RCONL-22V603-2382.pdf 117.898KB

RCONL-22V603-2382

 


Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc)

RCMN-22V603-5597.pdf 65.705KB

RCMN-22V603-5597

 


Latest Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=22V603&docType=RCL

 


 

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