November 10, 2023 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 23V759000
A detached solar panel can become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 23V759
Manufacturer Thor Motor Coach
Potential Number of Units Affected 2,295
The remedy is currently under development. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed January 9, 2024. Owners may contact TMC customer service at 1-877-855-2867. TMC’s number for this recall is RC000298.
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.
3/31/2023 – NHTSA inquires about solar panels detaching after 3 VOQs have been filed.
10/1/2023 – TMC runs report for solar panels detaching.
11/3/2023 – Safety committee meets to discuss and votes to issue a recall.
8 Affected Products
|THOR MOTOR COACH||RIZE||2021-2024|
|THOR MOTOR COACH||SCOPE||2021-2024|
2 Associated Documents
Defect Notice 573 ReportRCLRPT-23V759-1155
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- [Wide Application] 800Wh daily output depends on the 4 hours sunlight availability; suited for applications that require a smaller footprint, making it a favorite for those with RVs, campers, caravan, boat, Green house and more
- [Excellent Performance] 22% High solar cell efficiency; Corrosion-resistant aluminum frame for outdoor use, allowing the panels to last for decades as well as withstand high winds (2400Pa) and snow loads (5400Pa)
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- [Easy Installation] Pre-drilled holes and Plug&Play cables on the back allow for fast mounting, and it supports lithium batteries, lead-acid batteries, gel batteries; 3 pairs of Y branch connectors are newly added to meet your parallel requirements
- [Warranty] 5 year warranty and 24/7 technical support team.
- [Wide Application]: Daily Output 800wh/day under 4 hours full sunshine condition. Perfect for RV, Caravan, Marine, Camper, Electric scooter, Golf Carts, Power wheels, Trolling motor, Tool trailer, Backup power supply for cabin shed home etc.
- [Excellent Performance]: ECO-WORTHY solar panels use high-performance monocrystalline solar cells, which can provide up to 21.5% higher efficiency sufficient light conditions.
- [Durable]: Corrosion-resistant aluminum alloy frame, so that the panel can be used for decades, and can withstand strong wind (2400Pa) and snow load (5400Pa), with a long service life. Ip65 rated junction box provides complete protection.
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- [Warranty]: 1 year with 24/7 tech support, if any problems or questions about the product,please feel free to contact us through Amazon or call ECO-WORHTY hotline for a solution.
- 100W solar panel kits ideal for 12v battery charging, designed for RVs, cabins, homes, boats, caravan s, back-up and remote power use.
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- With the 30A charge controller with PWM function, it can prevent the battery from over charge, over voltage, discharge and short circuit, reversed polarity protection, battery is fully protected. You can expand your system up to a maximum of 260W 12V system or 520W 24V system.
- Dimensions: 1160*510*35mm (45.6*20*1.37 inch). Weight: 15.84 lbs. Voltage at Pmax (Vmp):23V. Current at Pmax (Imp): 4.3A.
- Withstand high winds (2400Pa) and snow loads (5400Pa), strong tempered glass and aluminum frame for extended outdoor use, allowing the solar panel to last for decades.
- Designed for off-grid solar panel system, caravan, RV, boat, Green house solar panel system. Monocrystalline solar cell efficiency: 22%
- Corrosionresistant aluminum frame for extended outdoor use, allowing the panels to last for decades as well as withstand high winds (2400Pa) and snow loads (5400Pa)
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- 【Solid Quality】Advanced encapsulation material with multi-layered sheet laminations protects cells from physical damage and distortion, improving cell performance and providing a long service life.
- 【Smart Function】The Wanderer PWM Charge Controller is compatible with four different types of batteries: Sealed, Gel, Flooded, and Lithium batteries. It also features advanced 4-stage charging (bulk, boost, float, and equalization) to ensure your battery is efficiently and safely charged to 100%.
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- 【High Conversion Rate】This 20W solar panel with monocrystalline A+ solar cell has an excellent cell efficiency of 21%-30%. Designed to charge and maintain 12V rechargeable batteries like LiFePO₄, Lithium Ion, AGM, SLA, GEL, EFB, MF, etc. Keep batteries in charged for trailer, tractor, truck, boat, motorcycle, RV, car, lawn mower, water pump, gate opener, electric fence, etc.
- 【Built to Last】 Low-iron tempered glass surface and corrosion-resistant aluminum frame, make this solar panel 100% waterproof and rustproof, and provide the prolonged lifespan up to 25 years. This 12V solar panel can withstand all weather conditions such as sandstorm, strong wind, thunderstorm, blizzard, hail, etc. It can withstand up to 2400Pa wind pressure and 5400Pa snow load.
- 【Smart Charge Controller】The charging efficiency of this upgraded 8A controller is 20%-30% higher than other controllers on the market. Its intelligent three-stage charging design effectively prevents the battery from overcharging, over-voltage and short circuit. It takes no power from the battery. You will clearly know the charging status of the battery through the two indicator lights on the controller.
- 【Easy to Install & Angle Adjustable】- Equipped with a 360 degree angle adjustable mounting bracket. Helps solar panels always have the best angle to face the sun. It’s very easy to install this bracket on the solar panel with pre-drilled mounting holes and needed screws. All cable connections are plug and play.
- 【What You Get】 1 solar panel + 1 charger controller + 1 mounting bracket +1 alligator clips +1 O-rings + 1 set of mounting pieces. We provide one year warranty and lifetime technical support. 7×24 hours After-sales service ensures that your question is answered within one day.
- ★New technology: Flexible solar panel is a new type of creative panel in the solar industry. Focus the sun on one spot to make the most of the sunlight. The efficiency of solar cells is as high as 30%, which is higher than that of conventional panels.
- ★High Efficiency: This solar panel uses high-efficiency monocrystalline cells, which are more efficient than many common devices on the market. Additionally, it features an integrated blocking diode to help prevent reverse current draw. Especially at night, this ensures an optimum level of efficiency.
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- ★EASY INSTALLATION: There are 6 stainless steel eyelets on the edge for easy installation; it can be easily fixed by adhesive, silicone, double-sided tape, zipper or Velcro.
- ★Wide range of application: Ideal for 18-volt battery charging. Multiple panels can be connected in series to charge 24/48 volt batteries. Need to work with controller to protect battery, solar panel can be easily connected to solar controller/regulator
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- 【Foldable design】provide more flexible for outdoor and off-grid use, easy to carry, store and set up.
- 【Safety guarantee】Advanced smart PWM technology charge controller with multiple protections, ensure charging efficiency and safety.
- 【Reailable quality】This kit comes with a premium rugged canvas protective case. Highly weather-resistant backplanes are to last for 25 years. Additionally, we provide a 3-year materials and workmanship warranty.
- [Complete&Friendly]: Beginner-friendly Solar Kit, including all accessories required for connection. 800Wh daily output depends on the 4 hours sunlight availability. The reasonable matches ensures the sufficient use of solar power and doesn't cause waste. Suitable for RV, camper, trailer, boats, cabins, etc. wherever you need power.
- [Durable and 21% High Conversion Efficiency]:100Watt aluminum frame and tempered glass panel for extended outdoor use, allowing the panels to last for decades.Monocrystallin panel's compact design with the size of 39.8 x 18.1 x 1.3 inch (Height, Length and width). The IP65 waterproof panel can also withstand high winds (2400Pa) and snow loads (5400Pa).
- [Long Life]:ECO-Worthy lithium iron phosphate battery (LiFePO4) can be recharged 4000~15000 times in a deep cycle to achieve a longer cycle life. More than 10 times higher than lead-acid batteries (generally only 300-400 cycles can be charged).
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- Perfect for off grid 12 volt batteries charging system and a variety of DC applications, designed for charging 12 volt batteries in car, RVs, cabins, boats, marines, shed, cabin, gate opener, battery operated gates, dry camping, garden watering, work great for back-up power and remote power use.
- It is also suitable for maintaining and charging the batteries in any car, motorcycle, boat, tractor, RVs, snowmobiles, trucks, shed, cabin, gate opener, etc. It can generate current to charge the batteries, prevent the loss current of the battery in storage or standby process.
- Package includes 100 watts 12 Volt solar panel, V shape mount tilt rack bracket, 12V/24V intelligent charge controller, two 16ft cables with terminal of MC4 and two 5ft cables with terminal of O-ring for battery charging connection, easy to fix and install.
- The weight of solar panel is 15.84, easy to carry and install, made with high efficiency monocrystalline solar cells, heavy-duty anodized aluminum frame, the corrosion-proof aluminum frame, and tempered glass coating shield the panel from weathering and wear.
- The product is equipped with a bracket that adjusts the mounting angle for better sunlight reception, it can be mounted on ground, wood or wall. With an intelligent charge controller, full protections prevent battery from overcharge and over discharge, over voltage, short circuit, etc.
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OMB Control No.: 2127-0004 Part 573 Safety Recall Report 23V-759 The information contained in this report was submitted pursuant to 49 CFR §573 Manufacturer Name : Thor Motor Coach Submission Date : NOV 10, 2023 NHTSA Recall No. : 23V-759 Manufacturer Recall No. : RC000298 Manufacturer Information : Manufacturer Name : Thor Motor Coach Address : PO Box 1486 701 County Road 15 Elkhart IN 46515 Company phone : 877-500-1020 Population : Number of potentially involved : 2,295 Estimated percentage with defect : 100 % Vehicle Information : Vehicle 1 : 2021-2024 Thor Motor Coach Rize Vehicle Type : LIGHT VEHICLES Body Style : VAN Power Train : GAS Descriptive Information : The entire population of Rize vehicles produced with this solar panel are included in the recall. No other models uses this solar panel in the same manner, none of the other models have had a failure. There are 1135 vehicles affected. Production Dates : NOV 04, 2020 – NOV 07, 2023 VIN Range 1 : Begin : 3C6TRVBG6LE137358 End : 3C6LRVBGXPE510522 ✔ Not sequential Vehicle 2 : 2021-2024 Thor Motor Coach Scope Vehicle Type : LIGHT VEHICLES Body Style : VAN Power Train : GAS Descriptive Information : The entire population of Scope vehicles produced with this solar panel are included in the recall. No other models uses this solar panel in the same manner, none of the other models have had a failure. There are 1160 vehicles afftected. Production Dates : OCT 26, 2020 – NOV 08, 2023 VIN Range 1 : Begin : 3C6TRVBG7KE545494 End : 3C6LRVBG9PE510480 Not sequential Description of Defect : Description of the Defect : The solar panel frame can fracture around the mounting bolts. FMVSS 1 : NR FMVSS 2 : NR Description of the Safety Risk : The solar panel can become detatched from the vehicle which may become a Part 573 Safety Recall Report 23V-759 Page 2 The information contained in this report was submitted pursuant to 49 CFR §573 Description of the Safety Risk : road hazard which can lead to an increased risk of accidents, property damage, and injury. Description of the Cause : The original mounting bracket permitted more vibration to impact the solar panel’s frame. This increased vibration resulted in fatigue failures of the solar panels metal frame. Identification of Any Warning that can Occur : Fractures to the solar panel mounts may be visible. Involved Components : Component Name 1 : Valterra Power US, LLC Solar Panel Component Description : Solar panel Component Part Number : GP-PV-200M Supplier Identification : Component Manufacturer Name : NR Address : NR NR Country : NR Chronology : “3/31/2023 – NHTSA inquires about solar panels detaching after 3 VOQs have been filed. 10/1/2023 – TMC runs report for solar panels detaching. 11/3/2023 – Safety committee meets to discuss and votes to issue a recall.” Description of Remedy : Description of Remedy Program : Repair is unknown at the moment. The repair will be done at no cost to the owner. Reimbursement will follow the general reimbursement policy on file with NHTSA. Part 573 Safety Recall Report 23V-759 Page 3 The information contained in this report was submitted pursuant to 49 CFR §573 How Remedy Component Differs from Recalled Component : The repair remedy is unknown at the time of filing. Identify How/When Recall Condition was Corrected in Production : 11/8/2023 – Production moved a roof vent to the sidewall that originally needed a higher solar panel bracket. A lower, more sturdy bracket replaced the higher one in this change. We have used the lower bracket in other products without incident. This change was originated by engineering because of the roof vent, not an issue with the solar panel, but subsequently is the proper fix for the solar panels. Recall Schedule : Description of Recall Schedule : Thor Motor Coach has the utmost urgency in notifying owners about a recall that affects their vehicle. Letters will be sent out once all pertinent information has been gathered. Planned Dealer Notification Date : JAN 09, 2024 – JAN 09, 2024 Planned Owner Notification Date : JAN 09, 2024 – JAN 09, 2024 * NR – Not Reported