2018-2022 Jayco Recreational Vehicles Propane Regulator

September 2, 2021 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 21V685000

Propane Regulator May Fail and Cause Fire

Increased propane pressure can enlarge the flames in gas appliances, increasing the risk of a fire.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V685

Manufacturer Jayco, Inc.

Components EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected 29,825

 

Summary

Jayco, Inc. (Jayco) is recalling certain 2018-2021 Jayco Eagle, Talon, 2020 Eagle HT, 2021 Jay Feather, Jay Flight Bungalow, Jay Flight Octane, North Point, Octane Super Lite, Pinnacle, White Hawk, 2021-2022 Jay Flights SLX, Jay Flight, and 2017-2021 Seismic recreational vehicles, equipped with Winntec model 6020 two-stage propane regulators. The regulator may fail, causing an increase in propane pressure.

 

Remedy

Dealers will replace the regulator, and test the propane system for leaks, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed November 1, 2021. Owners may contact Jayco customer service at 1-800-283-8267.

 

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.

 


Jayco Jay Flight SLX
Jayco Jay Flight SLX

 


INSPECTION OF WINNTEC MODEL #6020 LP REGULATOR

1. Only the Winntec Model #6020 – Dual Stage Double Cylinder – Automatic Changeover Regulator with Pigtails is affected. Replace the regulator and pigtails if the manufacturing date code stamped into the regulator is 18 XX, 19 XX or 20 XX. Example shown below.

 

REPLACING THE WINNTEC MODEL #6020 LP REGULATOR

1. Close the LP bottles and unscrew the pigtails from the LP bottles.

2. Remove the regulator from the unit.

3. Attach the new regulator to the unit.

4. Connect pigtails to LP bottles.

5. Check fittings, regulator, and connections using approved LP leak detection methods.

6. Proceed with a Drop Pressure Test:

a. Insert manometer into LP system.
b. Turn on both LP tanks.
c. Turn off both LP tanks.
d. Bleed system down to 8” water column.
e. System must hold 8” water column for a minimum of 3 minutes.

7. Ensure system operating pressure is at 11” (+-0.5) water column with 50% load and lockout pressure does not exceed 14” water column.

 


2018-2021 EAGLE FW 5037
2020 EAGLE HT FW 2
2020 EAGLE HT TT 105
2020 EAGLE TT 48
2021 JAY FEATHER TT 3628
2021 JAY FLIGHT BUNGALOW TT 204
2021 JAY FLIGHT OCTANE TT 268
2021-2022 JAY FLIGHT SLX TT 12104
2021-2022 JAY FLIGHT TT 3420
2021 NORTH POINT FW 868
2021 OCTANE SUPER LITE TT 1
2021 PINNACLE FW 157
2017-2021 SEISMIC FW 1168
2018-2021 TALON FW 923
2021 WHITE HAWK TT 1892

 


11/4/20–Grand Design RV informs THOR Ind. of three incidents involving Winntec Model 6020 regulators, where the regulators were suspected as the cause of fires. The Thor companies reviewed the issue internally and found no issues with these regulators at that time.

 

12/4/20–KZ RV informs THOR Ind. of two issues under investigation with the same suspect regulators.

 

12/22/20–Grand Design performs lab analysis on two failed regulators and finds they contain an oily substance inside. There is a belief that the oily substance is machining oil from a manufacturing process.

 

2/24/21–Grand Design informs THOR Ind. they are investigating several more fires, and will be sending regulators from those incidents for lab inspection.

 

3/16/21–Lab analysis performed on six regulators from Grand Design, including one exemplar and one from KZ RV. In the lab setting, the KZ RV regulator operated within allowable parameters, although it contained the same oily residue seen on the field samples.

 

4/19/21–THOR Ind. engages Exponent Engineering to conduct analysis of regulators to determine source of oily substance.

 

5/10/21–Safety Committee Meetings conducted at KZ RV, Keystone RV and Jayco RV, to update them on regulator investigation. All committees request further investigation of specific claims and confirmation of Exponent findings.

 

5/12/21–Exponent provides final written report/presentation on regulator analysis.

 

5/14/21–Meeting held with Grand Design, Dehco, Winnspec International, and Chen Fong to discuss regulator issue. Winnspec given until May 18, to return information regarding issues with their regulators.

 

5/19/21–Safety Committee Meetings conducted at KZ RV, Keystone RV and Jayco RV to update them on the regulator investigation.

 

5/21/21–THOR Ind. Discussed regulators issues with the Medium Heavy Duty ODI office.

 

5/24/21 & 5/25/21 – Meeting with Grand Design, Dehco, Winnspec International, and Chen Fong at Livonia, MI testing facility, to discuss regulator investigation. Chen Fong agrees the regulator is allowing higher pressure than expected with a compromised second stage seal.

 

5/27/21–Safety Committee Meetings conducted at KZ RV, Keystone RV and Jayco RV.  All safety committees decide to move forward with a recall for safety for units built with a defective Winntec Model 6020 regulator.

 

6/16/21 – Video Meeting was held with Thor Industries and NHTSA ODI and Recalls Management Divisions to update them on the progress of gathering the required populations of all regulator recalls submitted by the Thor Companies. NHTSA was informed that more confirmation testing was required to definitively establish a population.

 

7/7/21 – Exponent provided Thor Industries draft testing results of the interaction of the second stage seal with various plasticizers found in hoses used on the regulators from the last five years of manufacturing. Only one sample per year was available to test. This testing confirmed similarities in several years.

 

7/8/21 – Exponent’s draft testing results reviewed with Thor Industries companies. Due to small sample size, it was requested to see if more samples could be secured for confirmation testing.

 

7/16/21 – Thor Industries conducts meeting with Dehco, UFP and Winnspec to discuss the regulator recalls.  Winnspec agrees to provide further second stage seal discs to confirm earlier testing.

 

8/2/21 – Testing samples from Winnspec received from China at Exponent.

 

8/18/21 – Exponent provides draft testing results to Thor Industries on confirmation Samples.

 

8/20/21 – Thor Industries conducts meeting with affected companies to discuss testing results.  Companies are instructed to review the results with their Safety Committees and adjust recall populations accordingly.

 

8/26/21- Jayco/Starcraft/Highland Ridge Safety Steering Committee voted in favor of filing a safety recall.

 

9/2/21- File 573 with NHTSA and Defect Information Report with Transport Canada.

 


21E081 – Possible LP Regulator Failure – Winntec & WIC Model 6020 LP Regulators

 

21E081 – Possible LP Regulator Failure – Winntec & WIC Model 6020 LP Regulators

 


25 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
JAYCO EAGLE 2018-2021
JAYCO EAGLE HT 2020
JAYCO JAY FEATHER 2021
JAYCO JAY FLIGHT 2021-2022
JAYCO JAY FLIGHT BUNGALOW 2021
JAYCO JAY FLIGHT OCTANE 2021
JAYCO JAY FLIGHT SLX 2021-2022
JAYCO NORTHPOINT 2021
JAYCO OCTANE SUPER LITE 2021
JAYCO PINNACLE 2021
JAYCO SEISMIC 2017-2021
JAYCO TALON 2018-2021
JAYCO WHITE HAWK 2021

 


13 Associated Documents

Recall Quarterly Report #1, 2021-4

RCLQRT-21V685-8946.PDF 211.125KB

RCLQRT-21V685-8946

 


Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-21V685-2956.pdf 683.103KB

RCRIT-21V685-2956

 


Recall 573 Report – Amendment 2

RCLRPT-21V685-1939.PDF 215.911KB

RCLRPT-21V685-1939

 


Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc)

RCMN-21V685-0450.pdf 281.714KB

RCMN-21V685-0450

 


ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RCONL-21V685-2793.pdf 189.071KB

RCONL-21V685-2793

 


Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-21V685-9911.pdf 682.077KB

RCRIT-21V685-9911

 


Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-21V685-9771.PDF 214.135KB

RCLRPT-21V685-9771

 


Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-21V685-8847.pdf 646.012KB

RCAK-21V685-8847

 


Miscellaneous Document – Model Listing

RMISC-21V685-7284.pdf 211.121KB

RMISC-21V685-7284

 


Recall 573 Report – Amendment 1

RCLRPT-21V685-4633.PDF 215.9KB

RCLRPT-21V685-4633

 


Miscellaneous Document – Chronology

RMISC-21V685-9342.pdf 235.46KB

RMISC-21V685-9342

 


Recall Quarterly Report #2, 2022-1

RCLQRT-21V685-3698.PDF 211.227KB

RCLQRT-21V685-3698

 


ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RCONL-21V685-7069.pdf 186.351KB

RCONL-21V685-7069

 


Latest Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=21V685&docType=RCL

 


 

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