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Winnegbago Refrigerator Norcold Recall, Itasca Refrigerator Norcold Recall

ITASCA HORIZON 2001-2003
ITASCA SUNCRUISER 2003
ITASCA SUNFLYER 2001-2003
ITASCA SUNRISE 2002-2003
WINNEBAGO ADVENTURER 2001 2003
WINNEBAGO BRAVE 2002-2003
WINNEBAGO CHIEFTAIN 2001-2003
WINNEBAGO JOURNEY 2001-2003
WINNEBAGO JOURNEY DL 2002-2003
WINNEBAGO ULTIMATE ADVANTAGE 2002-2003
WINNEBAGO ULTIMATE FREEDOM 2002-2003

Manufacturer: WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.
Mfr's Report Date: JUL 23, 2009
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V300000
EQ08009NHTSA Action Number: EQ08009

Component: EQUIPMENT
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1547

Summary: WINNEBAGO IS RECALLING 1,547 MODEL YEAR 2001-2003 RECREATIONAL VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH NORCOLD MODEL 1200LRIM REFRIGERATORS, MANUFACTURED FROM MARCH 1, 2001 TO DECEMBER 31, 2002, WITH SERIAL NUMBERS BETWEEN 1273701 AND 1536607, NON-CONSECUTIVELY. A FATIGUE FAILURE IN THE SECTION OF THE COOLING UNIT WHICH CONTAINS THE REFRIGERANT COULD ALLOW THE LIQUID SOLUTION TO SLOWLY LEAK. IF A LEAK OCCURS AND THE REFRIGERATOR CONTINUES TO BE OPERATED AFTER SOLUTION CIRCULATION HAS CEASED THE HEAT SOURCE COULD GENERATE VERY HIGH TEMPERATURES. AT SUCH HIGH TEMPERATURES, THE COOLING UNIT COULD RUPTURE.

Consequence: IF A LEAK OCCURS AND THE UNIT IS CONTINUES TO OPERATE, HYDROGEN GAS MAY BE EXPELLED AND CAN BE IGNITED, RESULTING IN A FIRE, POSSIBLY CAUSING SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.

Remedy: WINNEBAGO IS WORKING WITH NORCOLD.

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