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Thor Avanti Recall, Thor Outlaw Recall, Brakes

Have a problem with the brakes on your Thor Motor Coach Avanti? How about your Thor Motor Coach Outlaw and its brakes? You may not be alone.

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):


THOR MOTOR COACH AVANTI 2011

THOR MOTOR COACH OUTLAW 2008-2010

Manufacturer: THOR MOTOR COACH
Mfr's Report Date: JUN 19, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V280000
NHTSA Action Number: PE12004

Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Potential Number of Units Affected: 90

Summary:

THOR MOTOR COACH (TMCRV) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008-2010 OUTLAW AND MODEL YEAR 2011 AVANTI RECREATIONAL VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JANUARY 24, 2008, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 28, 2010, EQUIPPED WITH BOSCH HYDRAULIC DISC BRAKES. HYDRAULIC BRAKE EQUIPPED MOTORHOME CHASSIS EXPOSED TO LONG PERIODS OF TIME OF NON-DRIVING MAY EXPERIENCE DIAMETRICAL BRAKE CALIPER PISTON GROWTH AND REDUCED PISTON TO BORE CLEARANCE POTENTIALLY LEADING TO BRAKE DRAG AND OVERHEATING RESULTING IN REDUCED BRAKE PERFORMANCE.

Consequence:

REDUCED BRAKE PERFORMANCE INCREASES THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy:

FREIGHTLINER CUSTOM CHASSIS (FCCC) WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE VEHICLES, FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED THE AGENCY WITH A REMEDY OR OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN. OWNERS MAY CONTACT THOR MOTOR COACH AT 1-877-500-1020.
 
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