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SamAlert: Attention Motor Coach RV Owners!

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November 29, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

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SamAlertNHTSA Campaign ID Number: 11V524000

Component:  Electronic Stability Control

Potential number of units affected: 1,962

Summary: Motor Coach Industries (MCI) is recalling certain model year 2003 and 2007-2012 E and J models along with model year 2007-2012 D4000, D4005, D4500, D4505, D4000ISTV motor coaches equipped with Meritor Wabco electronic stability control (ESC) modules, manufactured from October 2002, through October 2011. Under certain road and driving conditions, vehicle body roll and road inclination characteristics may adversely affect the slip angle calculation of the electronic stability control (ESC) system. This might cause the ESC to perceive an oversteering situation, and therefore apply the outer wheel brake on the front axle until the vehicle is perceived to be stable.

Consequence: If the driver is slow to react during this ESC intervention, the vehicle may deviate from the intended line of travel, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy: MCI will notify owners and replace the control module free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided an owner notification schedule. Owners may contact mci customer service at 1-800-241-2947.

Notes: MCI safety recall number is 371. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.Safercar.Gov.

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2 Responses to “SamAlert: Attention Motor Coach RV Owners!”
  1. Scott Sweglar says:

    how do i get the new app for your smart phone from good sams.

  2. Good Sam says:

    Scott – there isn’t a Good Sam app as of yet. However, there is an RV Park Finder which is powered by the Good Sam Trailer Life Directory that you can download for free in the iTunes app store. Here is a link for additional information on this app.
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/rv-park-finder-powered-by/id449060020?mt=8

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