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Foretravel U320 Recall, Norcold Refrigerator Recall

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
FORETRAVEL U320 1998-1999 2001-2002
Manufacturer: FORETRAVEL, INC. Mfr's Report Date: NOV 10, 2010
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V572000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: EQUIPMENT:RECREATIONAL VEHICLE Potential Number of Units Affected: 4
Summary:

 FORETRAVEL IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 1998, 1999, 2001, AND 2002 MODEL U320 COACHES EQUIPPED WITH 1200-SERIES NORCOLD REFRIGERATORS. THE POPULATION OF REFRIGERATORS BEING ADDRESSED CONTAINS EITHER A SENSING ALGORITHM OR THERMAL SWITCH TO SHUT OFF POWER TO THE REFRIGERATOR WHEN HIGH TEMPERATURES ARE DETECTED IN ORDER TO PREVENT A POTENTIAL FIRE. THE RESPONSE TIMES OF THE SENSOR ALGORITHM AND THERMAL SWITCH DEVICES TO STOP POWER ARE NOT SUFFICIENT.
Consequence:

 THE SENSING ALGORITHM OR THERMAL SWITCH INSTALLED TO SHUT OFF POWER TO THE REFRIGERATOR WHEN HIGH TEMPERATURES ARE DETECTED DUE TO A POSSIBLE HYDROGEN GAS LEAK MAY NOT SHUT OFF IN SUFFICIENT TIME TO PREVENT A FIRE.
Remedy:

 FORETRAVEL IS WORKING WITH NORCOLD TO IDENTIFY AND NOTIFY ANY AFFECTED OWNERS. OWNERS WILL BE INSTRUCTED TO CONTACT NORCOLD DEALERS TO RECEIVE THE REMEDY.

The refrigerator recalls just keep happening. Rv's have been reported to have burned down because of these refrigerator defects. Make sure your's is not on the recall list or is taken in and checked out if it is on the refrigerator recall list.