Keystone Cambridge



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Keystone Cambridge 2006 recalls
CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
EQUIPMENT - RECREATIONAL VEHICLE
08V325000KEYSTONE RV COMPANYfrom 11/29/2004 to 09/07/2005V (Vehicle)16125009/30/2008ODIKEYSTONE RV COMPANY07/17/200807/17/2008
Defect SummaryKeystone is recalling 161,250 my 2004-2007 fifth wheel and travel trailers equipped with a two-door refrigerator manufactured by the dometic corporation. the refrigerator may have a defect in the boiler tube. pressurized coolant solution could be released into an area where an ignition source (gas flame) is present.
Consequence SummaryIf this solution is exposed to an ignition source under certain specific circumstances, it can result in a vehicle fire.
Corrective SummaryKeystone is working with dometic to repair these refrigerators (please see 08e032). dometic will repair these refrigerators by installing a secondary burn housing, a thermal fuse, and a melt fuse free of charge. dometic has retained stericycle inc. to manage this campaign. stericycle will assist the owner in locating dealerships or service centers and will provide assistance with scheduling of appointments. owners may contact dometic/stericycle at 1-888-446-5157 or keystone at 1-866-425-4369.
NotesKeystone recall no. 08-111.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration
EXTERIOR LIGHTING - HEADLIGHTS - SWITCH
05V083000KEYSTONE RV COMPANYfrom 11/29/2004 to 03/04/2005V (Vehicle)8803/18/2005MFRKEYSTONE RV COMPANY03/08/200503/11/2005
Defect SummaryOn certain fifth wheel trailers, the dimmer switch may have been wired with reverse polarity. this will cause the lights on the switched circuit to either not function at all or the dimmer switch will not dim or shut off the lights.
Consequence SummaryThe switch may become very hot and melt the plastic housing of the switch possibly resulting in a fire.
Corrective SummaryDealers will inspect and verify the switch is wired correctly. the switch will be tested to determine if it turns the lights on, dims the lights, and shuts them off. if the switch does not pass this function test, it will be replaced and wired accordingly free of charge. the recall began on march 18, 2005. owners may contact keystone at 866-425-4369.
NotesKeystone recall no. 05-053. customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
WHEELS
05V201000KEYSTONE RV COMPANYfrom 11/19/2004 to 05/03/2005V (Vehicle)17405/09/2005ODIKEYSTONE RV COMPANY05/06/200505/06/2005
Defect SummaryOn certain fifth wheel trailers equipped with tredit wheels, the wheels may develop a separation at the weld between the center portion of the wheel and the outer rim.
Consequence SummaryThis could result in a wheel separation increasing the risk of a crash.
Corrective SummaryDealers will replace the steel wheels with aluminum wheels free of charge. the recall began may 9, 2005. owners may contact keystone at 574-537-3925.
NotesKeystone recall no. 06-057.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
Keystone Cambridge 2006 investigations
NHTSA IDManufacturerDate openDate closeSubjectRecall campaign
WHEELS
PE05022KEYSTONE RV COMPANY05/04/200509/26/2005CRACKED OR BROKEN WHEELS05V201000
 In response to the product failures that prompted odi to initiate investigation pe05-022, keystone rv has filed two defect notices (1) 05v-201 on may 5, 2005 to address 174 model year 2006 cambridge vehicles and (2) 05v-424 on september 22, 2005 to address 834 model year 2005 and 2006 mountaineer, cougar, sprinter, and tail-gator model vehicles.both campaigns propose to replace certain 16 chrome plated steel wheels that were installed as original equipment in these vehicles.tredit tire, keystone rv's supplier of tire and wheel assemblies, had investigated the reasons for the cracked and broken wheels, determined the causes, and notified keystone and odi (05e-051) of their findings in august-september, 2005.keystone rv has reported five incidents of wheel cracks in 2004 and 2005 model year montana big sky fifth wheel vehicles. these reports indicate that certain vehicles manufactured prior to march 2005 may also be experiencing cracked, broken, or leaking wheels.accordingly, odi will evaluate whether additional actions appear to be warranted for wheels installed in keystone rv vehicles manufactured prior to march 2005 and not addressed by campaign o5v-201 or 05v-424.
PE05022KEYSTONE RV COMPANY05/04/200509/26/2005CRACKED OR BROKEN WHEELS05V424000
 In response to the product failures that prompted odi to initiate investigation pe05-022, keystone rv has filed two defect notices (1) 05v-201 on may 5, 2005 to address 174 model year 2006 cambridge vehicles and (2) 05v-424 on september 22, 2005 to address 834 model year 2005 and 2006 mountaineer, cougar, sprinter, and tail-gator model vehicles.both campaigns propose to replace certain 16 chrome plated steel wheels that were installed as original equipment in these vehicles.tredit tire, keystone rv's supplier of tire and wheel assemblies, had investigated the reasons for the cracked and broken wheels, determined the causes, and notified keystone and odi (05e-051) of their findings in august-september, 2005.keystone rv has reported five incidents of wheel cracks in 2004 and 2005 model year montana big sky fifth wheel vehicles. these reports indicate that certain vehicles manufactured prior to march 2005 may also be experiencing cracked, broken, or leaking wheels.accordingly, odi will evaluate whether additional actions appear to be warranted for wheels installed in keystone rv vehicles manufactured prior to march 2005 and not addressed by campaign o5v-201 or 05v-424.
WHEELS - CENTER SECTION
PE05022KEYSTONE RV COMPANY05/04/200509/26/2005CRACKED OR BROKEN WHEELS05V201000
 In response to the product failures that prompted odi to initiate investigation pe05-022, keystone rv has filed two defect notices (1) 05v-201 on may 5, 2005 to address 174 model year 2006 cambridge vehicles and (2) 05v-424 on september 22, 2005 to address 834 model year 2005 and 2006 mountaineer, cougar, sprinter, and tail-gator model vehicles.both campaigns propose to replace certain 16 chrome plated steel wheels that were installed as original equipment in these vehicles.tredit tire, keystone rv's supplier of tire and wheel assemblies, had investigated the reasons for the cracked and broken wheels, determined the causes, and notified keystone and odi (05e-051) of their findings in august-september, 2005.keystone rv has reported five incidents of wheel cracks in 2004 and 2005 model year montana big sky fifth wheel vehicles. these reports indicate that certain vehicles manufactured prior to march 2005 may also be experiencing cracked, broken, or leaking wheels.accordingly, odi will evaluate whether additional actions appear to be warranted for wheels installed in keystone rv vehicles manufactured prior to march 2005 and not addressed by campaign o5v-201 or 05v-424.
PE05022KEYSTONE RV COMPANY05/04/200509/26/2005CRACKED OR BROKEN WHEELS05V424000
 In response to the product failures that prompted odi to initiate investigation pe05-022, keystone rv has filed two defect notices (1) 05v-201 on may 5, 2005 to address 174 model year 2006 cambridge vehicles and (2) 05v-424 on september 22, 2005 to address 834 model year 2005 and 2006 mountaineer, cougar, sprinter, and tail-gator model vehicles.both campaigns propose to replace certain 16 chrome plated steel wheels that were installed as original equipment in these vehicles.tredit tire, keystone rv's supplier of tire and wheel assemblies, had investigated the reasons for the cracked and broken wheels, determined the causes, and notified keystone and odi (05e-051) of their findings in august-september, 2005.keystone rv has reported five incidents of wheel cracks in 2004 and 2005 model year montana big sky fifth wheel vehicles. these reports indicate that certain vehicles manufactured prior to march 2005 may also be experiencing cracked, broken, or leaking wheels.accordingly, odi will evaluate whether additional actions appear to be warranted for wheels installed in keystone rv vehicles manufactured prior to march 2005 and not addressed by campaign o5v-201 or 05v-424.
WHEELS - RIM
PE05022KEYSTONE RV COMPANY05/04/200509/26/2005CRACKED OR BROKEN WHEELS05V424000
 In response to the product failures that prompted odi to initiate investigation pe05-022, keystone rv has filed two defect notices (1) 05v-201 on may 5, 2005 to address 174 model year 2006 cambridge vehicles and (2) 05v-424 on september 22, 2005 to address 834 model year 2005 and 2006 mountaineer, cougar, sprinter, and tail-gator model vehicles.both campaigns propose to replace certain 16 chrome plated steel wheels that were installed as original equipment in these vehicles.tredit tire, keystone rv's supplier of tire and wheel assemblies, had investigated the reasons for the cracked and broken wheels, determined the causes, and notified keystone and odi (05e-051) of their findings in august-september, 2005.keystone rv has reported five incidents of wheel cracks in 2004 and 2005 model year montana big sky fifth wheel vehicles. these reports indicate that certain vehicles manufactured prior to march 2005 may also be experiencing cracked, broken, or leaking wheels.accordingly, odi will evaluate whether additional actions appear to be warranted for wheels installed in keystone rv vehicles manufactured prior to march 2005 and not addressed by campaign o5v-201 or 05v-424.
PE05022KEYSTONE RV COMPANY05/04/200509/26/2005CRACKED OR BROKEN WHEELS05V201000
 In response to the product failures that prompted odi to initiate investigation pe05-022, keystone rv has filed two defect notices (1) 05v-201 on may 5, 2005 to address 174 model year 2006 cambridge vehicles and (2) 05v-424 on september 22, 2005 to address 834 model year 2005 and 2006 mountaineer, cougar, sprinter, and tail-gator model vehicles.both campaigns propose to replace certain 16 chrome plated steel wheels that were installed as original equipment in these vehicles.tredit tire, keystone rv's supplier of tire and wheel assemblies, had investigated the reasons for the cracked and broken wheels, determined the causes, and notified keystone and odi (05e-051) of their findings in august-september, 2005.keystone rv has reported five incidents of wheel cracks in 2004 and 2005 model year montana big sky fifth wheel vehicles. these reports indicate that certain vehicles manufactured prior to march 2005 may also be experiencing cracked, broken, or leaking wheels.accordingly, odi will evaluate whether additional actions appear to be warranted for wheels installed in keystone rv vehicles manufactured prior to march 2005 and not addressed by campaign o5v-201 or 05v-424.
Keystone Cambridge 2006 Consumer Complaints
Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
POWER TRAIN - AXLE ASSEMBLY
06/02/2005105/31/2005
 Dt: a trailer caught on fire on the back end of the axle. the manufacturer is montone . *ak
TIRES - TREAD/BELT
10/22/20064000304/11/2006
 Tread separation occurred with a mission loadmax t-108 radial tubeless trailer tire, size st235/80r-16e, manufactured by nankang in china, and distributed in the us by tire co, inc. the tire was one of four like tires on my 2006 keystone montana fifth wheel trailer, model 3400rl, purchased new in april 2006 and with less than 4000 miles on the tires at the time of the incident. the incident happened while traveling on the interstate highway at about 65 mph. the defective tire did not lose air, but the separated tread flew off the tire and damaged the sheet metal fender skirt of the trailer. no loss of control, injuries, or other damage occurred. before taking action to replace the defective tire, i searched the nhtsa complaints file on the web and found four reports on separated or blown out mission tires. i also searched discussion forums (rv.net, trailer life.com, and others) and found dozens of complaints of separated or blown out mission tires on travel trailers and 5th wheels in the last few years. i decided not to take any further risk with the mission tires and replaced all tires including the spare, with bf goodrich commercial t/a light truck tires. at the time of replacement, i found over 18 of tread bulging and separated from the casing of another of the four mission tires, and 2 x 8 blister on the inside of the casing of the third mission tire. the fourth mission tire that was on the ground and the spare (a nankang tire branded milestar m-108) appear to have no defects. i notified my keystone montana dealer of the incident, and i am in the process of completing a claim with tireco, inc of california (claim # pl-10449) with the expectation of being reimbursed for the replacement of the defective mission tires and damage to my trailer. i understand that the tires must be shipped to tireco, inc. for their inspection and judgment whether a material or workmanship defect exists that would support reimbursement.*jb
Car dealers selling Keystone Cambridge
StateCityZipNamePhone
FLMIAMIWABASH INTERNATIONAL
OHMIDDLETOWN45044COUCHS CAMPERS INC