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Dutchmen Rubicon recall, tire failure danger

DUTCHMEN RUBICON   2012
Manufacturer: DUTCHMEN MANUFACTURING, INC.Mfr's Report Date: FEB 28, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V077000NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 28
Summary: 
  DUTCHMEN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 RUBICON TRAVEL TRAILERS MANUFACTURED FROM OCTOBER 12, 2011, THROUGH FEBRUARY 23, 2012. THESE VEHICLES HAVE BEEN MANUFACTURED WITH A FRAME SUPPORT LOCATED TOO CLOSE TO THE TRAILER TIRES WHICH COULD RESULT IN THE SUPPORT CONTACTING THE TIRES WHEN LOADED.
Consequence: 
  CONTACT BETWEEN THE SUPPORT AND TIRE COULD RESULT IN TIRE FAILURE, LEADING TO LOSS OF THE VEHICLE CONTROL, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy: 
  DUTCHMEN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REMOVE THE INTERFERING FRAME SUPPORT AND INSTALL A NEW FRAME SUPPORT

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