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Tiffin Allegro Recall, Crash Danger


Vehicle Make / Model:     Model Year(s):
     TIFFIN ALLEGRO     2010-2012

Manufacturer:
TIFFIN MOTORHOMES, INC.
Mfr's Report Date: MAR 15, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V215000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A


Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL) Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,250

Summary:
 TIFFIN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 THROUGH 2012 ALLEGRO MOTORHOMES BUILT ON FORD F-53 AND F-59 STRIPPED CHASSIS. THE GEAR SHIFT CABLE MAY BREAK AT THE ATTACHMENT TO THE TRANSMISSION CONTROL SELECTOR ARM ASSEMBLY MOUNTED ON THE STEERING COLUMN. IF THE CABLE BREAKS, THE TRANSMISSION GEAR INDICATOR IN THE GEAR SHIFT DISPLAY IN THE INSTRUMENT PANEL WILL REMAIN IN THE FIRST GEAR POSITION REGARDLESS OF THE GEAR SELECTED. 


Consequence:
 AN INCORRECT GEAR INDICATION IN THE INSTRUMENT PANEL MAY PREVENT THE DRIVER FROM KNOWING IF THEY ARE IN PARK OR REVERSE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy:
 TIFFIN IS WORKING WITH FORD TO IDENTIFY AND NOTIFY OWNERS OF THE AFFECTED MOTORHOMES. FORD WILL REPLACE THE TRANSMISSION SELECTOR ARM ASSEMBLY AND THE GEAR SHIFT CABLE ASSEMBLY

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