Four Winds Hurricane 2003



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Four Winds Hurricane 2003 recalls
CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
06V093000FOUR WINDS INTERNATIONALfrom 08/26/2002 to 09/22/2004V (Vehicle)461ODIFOUR WINDS INTERNATIONAL03/30/200603/30/2006571101 & 105
Defect SummaryCertain motor homes built on workhorse chassis and equipped with actia corporate instrument clusters fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard nos. 101 controls and displays and 105 hydraulic and electric brake systems. if the brake fail input falls below a voltage of 1.5v, the brake failure lamp and alarm will be activated. also activation of the abs telltale when the abs is not properly functioning does not always occur.
Consequence SummaryAt night the instrument cluster lights may fail and the driver may not be able to see the instrument panel gauges and the brake warning light indicator which could increasing the risk of a crash.
Corrective SummaryWorkhorse is conducting the owner notification and remedy for this campaign and reprogram the instrument panel cluster free of charge. owners may contact workhorse at 1-877-246-7731 or four winds at 574-266-1111.
NotesCustomers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration
04V139000FOUR WINDS INTERNATIONALfrom 06/01/2002 to 03/31/2003V (Vehicle)40804/29/2004ODIFOUR WINDS INTERNATIONAL03/23/200403/25/2004
Defect SummaryCertain motorhomes were manufactured with a 20/15 amp circuit breaker and should have been manufactured with a 15/15 amp circuit breaker.
Consequence SummaryThis could cause the breaker to trip when the circuit is overloaded resulting in a fire, which could cause personal injury or death to the occupants.
Corrective SummaryDealers will replace the incorrect breaker with the correct breaker. the recall began april 29, 2004. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact four winds at 1-574-266-1111.
NotesFour winds recall no. r030008.customers can contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
EQUIPMENT - RECREATIONAL VEHICLE
03V449000FOUR WINDS INTERNATIONALfrom 06/19/1999 to 06/30/2002V (Vehicle)12918ODIFOUR WINDS INTERNATIONAL11/04/200311/05/2003
Defect SummaryOn certain travel trailers equipped with samsung microwave ovens, these ovens were produced with a defective panel. an electrical short can occur between circuit patterns on the membrane panel, especially overlapped by a jumper or jump wire. this may cause the oven to activate without pressing any key pads.
Consequence SummaryAn electrical short can occur causing the oven to activate without pressing any key pads. this could result in excessive heat, smoke, or possibly a fire.
Corrective SummarySamsung will notify customers and repair the panel free of charge. in the meantime, consumers should unplug their microwave, if possible. if the consumer is unable to unplug the microwave, they should leave the door ajar until the panel is replaced. consumers should never use the microwave oven for storage or leave any towels, paper, cloth or other products in the microwave after use. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact samsung at 800-932-3837 or four winds at 1-219-266-1111.
NotesCustomers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - SWITCHES - BRAKE WARNING
03V069000FOUR WINDS INTERNATIONALfrom 09/30/1999 to 01/16/2003V (Vehicle)348205/13/2003MFRFOUR WINDS INTERNATIONAL03/05/200303/19/2003571105 S5.3
Defect SummaryCertain motor home chassis fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 105, hydraulic and electric brake systems. the brake system warning indicator may not function as required by standard.
Consequence SummaryIn some of the affected vehicles, the brake system warning indicator will not illuminate when the ignition is in the start position or for a low brake fluid condition, if the body builder relied solely upon ford's ivm compliance statement for the brake system warning indicator.
Corrective SummaryDealers will repair the brake warning lamp circuit. owner notification began may 13, 2003. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact four winds at 1-219-266-1111.
NotesCustomers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
Four Winds Hurricane 2003 investigations
NHTSA IDManufacturerDate openDate closeSubjectRecall campaign
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - WIRING
PE04025FOUR WINDS INTERNATIONAL03/15/200404/27/2004INCORRECT ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT BREAKER04V139000
 In late february 2004,four winds international notified owners of certain motorhomes by letter that there was a need to replace the factory installed circuit breaker due to an overrated circuit breaker being installed at the factory.this issue reportedly affects the 110 volt (house current) system of the coach and would subject the wires to excessive amperage and overheating and possibly cause a thermal event, instead of activating the circuit breaker and interruting the current flow in the event of a circuit fault being detected in the electrical system.four winds has agreed to initiate a safety recall and replace the breakers on all the affected motor homes with one of proper amperage.the action taken by four winds resolves the issues raised by this investigation.a copy of the recall is attached.accordingly, this investigation is closed.