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Hitchhiker Discover America Recall; Brake Defect

HITCHHIKER DISCOVER AMERICA     2012
Manufacturer: NU WA INDUSTRIES, INC. Mfr's Report Date: FEB 21, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V082000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: EQUIPMENT
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3
Summary:
 NU WA INDUSTRIES, INC. IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 HITCHHIKER DISCOVER AMERICA RECREATION VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM OCTOBER 10, 2011 THROUGH JANUARY 30, 2012, EQUIPPED WITH ELECTRIC/HYDRAULIC (E/H) BRAKE ACTUATOR PUMPS. SOME OF THESE PUMPS MAY NOT HAVE BEEN PROPERLY HEAT TREATED. THIS CONDITION CAN CAUSE PREMATURE WEAR OF SOME CRITICAL COMPONENTS IN THESE PUMPS WHICH CAN RENDER THE UNIT INOPERABLE.
Consequence:
 THE E/H BRAKE ACTUATOR PROVIDES BRAKING POWER TO THE TRAILER BRAKES. FAILURE OF THE ACTUATOR CAN RESULT IN THE LOSS OF BRAKING EFFORT BY THE TRAILER, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
 NU WA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEXTER AXLE COMPANY WILL REPLACE ACTUATORS

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