RC000151 – 29J Outlaw Seat Belt Bracket – 2018-2019 Thor Motor Coach Outlaw Recreational Vehicles

February 19, 2018

Seat Belt Bracket Strength Insufficient/FMVSS 210

If the bracket does not meet the strength requirements, the anchorage may fail in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V120

Manufacturer Thor Motor Coach

Components SEAT BELTS

Potential Number of Units Affected 65

 

Summary

Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Outlaw recreational vehicles, model 29J. The sofa seat belt bracket may not meet the strength requirements and may not adequately restrain an occupant in the event of a crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 210, “Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages.”

 

Remedy

TMC will notify owners, and dealers will install a new bracket, free of charge. The recall began on April 4, 2018. Owners may contact TMC customer service at 1-877-855-2867. TMC’s number for this recall is RC000151.

 

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.

 


RECREATIONAL VEHICLE
SAFETY RECALL NOTICE

Safety Recall: 18V-120
Safety Advisory: RC000151
April 2, 2018

 

IMPORTANT SAFETY RECALL

This notice applies to your vehicle:  «VIN»

«Owner_name»
«Street»
«City», «State»  «Zip»

 

Dear «Owner_name»:

This notice is sent to you in accordance with the requirements of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act. Thor Motor Coach (TMC) has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in certain 2018 & 2019 29J Outlaw motorhomes. As a result, TMC is conducting a safety recall.  We apologize for any inconvenience this action may cause you; however your safety and continued satisfaction are of the utmost importance to us.

Reason for this recall It has been decided that on certain 2018 & 2019 29J Outlaw motorhomes, the sofa seat belt bracket does not meet the strength requirements of FMVSS 210. In the event of an accident, the seat belt anchorages could fail, causing bodily harm.
What we will do TMC has contacted your selling dealer and has instructed them on how to install additional bracket reinforcements. This will be done at no cost to you the owner.  The remedy should take approximately 40 minutes to perform.
What we need you to do At your earliest convenience, please contact your dealer and schedule an appointment to have this remedy completed..  If you have questions concerning this recall or if you need any assistance, please contact the TMC Warranty/Service Department by mail at TMC, P.O. Box 1486, Elkhart, IN 46515-1486, or by phone at 877-855-2867.

If you had appropriate repairs completed prior to receipt of this recall notice, and if you incurred any direct cost in connection with obtaining such repair, you may be eligible to receive reimbursement from TMC by contacting the TMC Warranty/Service Department.

 

If after contacting TMC Customer Service you are still not satisfied we have done our best to remedy this situation, you may also submit a written complaint to: Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20590. You may call the toll-free Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY:  1-800-424-9153; or go to https://www.safercar.gov.) Federal regulations require that any vehicle lessor receiving this recall notice must forward a copy of this notice to the lessee within ten days.

Thank you for your attention and cooperation in this matter.                                

 

Sincerely,

Thor Motor Coach

Celina Tyler
Consumer Affairs Manager
cc:  National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)


2 Affected Products

Vehicle

MAKE MODEL YEAR
THOR OUTLAW 2018-2019

 


10 Associated Documents

Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc)

RCMN-18V120-8215.pdf 165.792KB

RCMN-18V120-8215

 


Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RCONL-18V120-1501.pdf 35.635KB

RCONL-18V120-1501

 


Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-18V120-5061.pdf 1026.286KB

RCRIT-18V120-5061

 


Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-18V120-5104.pdf 1026.286KB

RCRIT-18V120-5104

 


Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc)

RCMN-18V120-5242.pdf 165.792KB

RCMN-18V120-5242

 


Non-Compliance Notice 573 Report/FMVSS 210

RCLRPT-18V120-8219.pdf 214.314KB

RCLRPT-18V120-8219

 


Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-18V120-2368.pdf 245.933KB

RCAK-18V120-2368

 


Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-18V120-2207.pdf 1033.408KB

RCRIT-18V120-2207

 


Recall Quarterly Report #1, 2018-2

RCLQRT-18V120-9933.PDF 214.514KB

RCLQRT-18V120-9933

 


Recall Quarterly Report #3, 2018-4

RCLQRT-18V120-2645.PDF 211.327KB

RCLQRT-18V120-2645

 


Latest Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=18V120&docType=RCL


 

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