Awning May Extend Unintentionally – Carefree Freestyle Gearbox Housing

November 7, 2022 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 22E094000

Awning May Extend Unintentionally

An awning extending unintentionally during transit may become a distraction or road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 22E094

Manufacturer Carefree Of Colorado

Components EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected 8,000

 

Summary

Carefree of Colorado (Carefree) is recalling certain Freestyle Gearbox Housing part number: 015933-002. The gearbox may develop cracks, causing the awning to extend unintentionally.

 

Remedy

The remedy is currently under development. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed January 6, 2023. Owners may contact Carefree customer service at 1-800-621-2617.

 

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.

 


Chronology :

On or about August 31, 2022, an OEM notified the Company of a report of an awning deployment with a suspected crack in the gearbox housing. The Company promptly began an investigation in an attempt to replicate the occurrence. The Company initially was unable to replicate the occurrence. However, after further investigation, the Company was able to replicate the occurrence on November 1, 2022. At that time, the Company immediately initiated a stop shipment and stop production order.

 


1 Affected Product

Equipment

BRAND PART NO. PRODUCTION DATES
CAREFREE CAREFREE

 


3 Associated Documents

Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-22E094-8210.PDF 213.93KB

RCLRPT-22E094-8210

 


Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-22E094-7161.pdf 646.94KB

RCAK-22E094-7161

 


Recall 573 Report – 11/22/2022

RCLRPT-22E094-5461.PDF 214.056KB

RCLRPT-22E094-5461

 


Latest Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=22E094&docType=RCL

 


 

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