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2011 Dutchmen Kodiak Trailer Recall

by Judy
(Lincoln, CA USA)

We purchased our 2011 Kodiak Travel Trailer in May of this year. We pulled it home two days ago and were loading for a future four week trip. We kept popping circuits.

I googled Dutchmen Kodiak Recall and there it was. Voltage problems. I have been trying to find a site to run our vin number to see if our trailer comes under this recall and specifies that the trailers recalled were built between September 2010 and December 2010.

Our trailer is still under warranty so regardless of the recall the dealer has to fix the problem.


I would still like to find a site to run our vin number.

Any ideas?

ANSWER: Hi Judy thanks for submitting your question on our Ask An RV Question Page.

To my knowledge there is no website where you can input a VIN number of an RV and find out if there are any recalls or service bulletins on them. Your best bet to find out if your RV is under recall or if it has a service bulletin on it is to contact your RV Dealer or RV Manufacturer.

As you said; whether your RV is under recall or not the RV dealer is required to repair the problem you are experiencing because your RV is under warranty.

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For those of you not familiar with the Dutchmen Kodiak Recall, The information from the NHTA is below

Report Date: August 16, 2011 at 04:35 PM

NHTSA Campaign ID number: 10V589000

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s)
DUTCHMEN / AEROLITE 2011
DUTCHMEN / COLEMAN 2011
DUTCHMEN / COLORADO 2011
DUTCHMEN / DENALI 2011
DUTCHMEN / DUTCHMEN 2011
DUTCHMEN / FOUR WINDS 2011
DUTCHMEN / GRAND JUNCTION 2011
DUTCHMEN / KODIAK 2011
DUTCHMEN / VOLTAGE 2011

Manufacturer: DUTCHMEN MANUFACTURING, INC.

Mfr's Report Date: NOV 16, 2010

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V589000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,723

Summary:
DUTCHMEN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 TRAVEL TRAILERS MANUFACTURED FROM JUNE 10, 2010, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 3, 2010, AND EQUIPPED WITH SIEMENS AND MURRAY ONE INCH PLUG-IN CIRCUIT BREAKERS. THE "SPRING CLIP" PLUG-IN ASSEMBLY MAY BREAK OR FAIL TO PROVIDE SUFFICIENT FORCE TO MAINTAIN A PROPER ELECTRICAL CONNECTION IN THE PANEL BOARD.

Consequence:
THIS COULD LEAD TO EXCESSIVE TEMPERATURE, ARCING OR THERMAL DAMAGE AT THE CONNECTION POINT, AND POTENTIAL DAMAGE TO THE PANEL BOARD'S ELECTRICAL INSULATION WHICH COULD LEAD TO FIRE, PROPERTY DAMAGE, OR PERSONAL INJURY.

Remedy:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE BREAKERS AND REPLACE AS NECESSARY FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON DECEMBER 6, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DUTCHMEN WARRANTY SERVICE DEPARTMENT AT 1-574-537-0700.

Hope this helps.


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