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Airstream 355 XL Recall, Airstream 35 XL Recall

Vehicle Make / Model:
Model Year(s):
AIRSTREAM / 355XL
2003-2005
AIRSTREAM / 35XL
2003-2005

Manufacturer: AIRSTREAM, INC.
Mfr's Report Date: JUN 01, 2009
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V206000
EA07016NHTSA Action Number: EA07016

Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Potential Number of Units Affected: 6

Summary: AIRSTREAM IS RECALLING 6 Model Year 2003 thru 2006 35XL, AND 355XL MOTOR HOMES EQUIPPED WITH AXLES THAT INCLUDE BOSCH ZOPS OR ZOHT PIN SLIDE HYDRAULIC DISC BRAKES. WHEN COMBINED WITH OCCASIONAL OR SEASONAL VEHICLE OPERATION MAY EXPERIENCE CALIPERS STICKING IN THE APPLIED POSITION. THIS CAN RESULT IN ABNORMAL HEAT GENERATION AT THE WHEEL END CAUSING BRAKE DRAG. THE DRIVER WOULD NORMALLY HAVE WARNING OF THE BRAKE DRAG IF UNDETECTED BY THE DRIVER.

Consequence: THE DRIVER WOULD NORMALLY DETECT THE BRAKE DRAG BUT IF UNDETECTED THE TEMPERATURE INCREASE AT THE WHEEL END CAN EVENTUALLY LEAD TO SOFT PEDAL CONDITIONS DUE TO BRAKE FLUID BOIL, AND POSSIBLE EXTENDED STOPPING DISTANCE INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE NECESSARY COMPONENTS.

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