Western Apex



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Western Apex 2006 recalls
CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE - DIESEL
07V313000WESTERN RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, INC.from 01/12/2006 to 08/28/2006V (Vehicle)58MFRWESTERN RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, INC.07/20/200707/20/2007
Defect SummaryOn certain motor homes built with cummins isl cm850 diesel engines, the connecting rod contains a machining defect in the wrist pin bushing of the rod that could cause a seizure of the piston pin.
Consequence SummaryIf allowed to progress, this can lead to engine failure with the possibility of the rod rupturing the lock cavity, oil and debris on the roadway and vehicle crash.
Corrective SummaryWestern rv is working with cummins to recalibrate the engine control module and enhance the engine protection system enabling it to provide early detection of the failure mode and avoid more serious engine damage and resultant safety hazard. cummins will also install a new valve cover with a crankcase pressure sensor free of charge (please see 07e033).
NotesCustomers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration
Western Apex 2006 Consumer Complaints
Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - COOLING SYSTEM - RADIATOR ASSEMBLY
10/14/200717000101/20/2006
 Aluminum radiator failed causing loss of coolant. sight gauge indicated full. this radiator is used in other manufacturer's coaches and all have experienced failures. radiator was made by jb radiator in sacramento, ca. this failure can cause engine overheat and failure. *tr
STEERING
01/12/2010408501
 I have just learned of the bad design of the steering box bracket on my 2006 alpine apex motor home. i did the testing recommended by others and find that the bracket flexes a large amount when turning the wheel from left to right and back. the coach was built by western rv of union gap, wa and was bought out by monomoy inc of new york. i have not heard of any recall as of yet. *tr
06/05/2009145101
 The steering box on my 2006 alpine apex coach flexes when the steering mechanism is moved. as per my frame and axle shop, this is not normal and is a pending safety hazard. there have been many other complaints filed with you concerning this problem. just trying to fix a problem before there is a real serious one. *tr
06/01/2009501251
 When using the steering the steel bracketing connecting power steering gear to the vehicle's frame bends a lot. happens whenever vehicle is operated. no correction has been made at this time. *tr
05/15/2009300001
 The steering bracket on my alpine motorhome is flexing 1/2 to 3/4 inch. i am concerned the metal will fatigue and crack. *tr
05/12/20091
 Failure: steel bracket connecting power steering gear to the vehicle's frame bends excessively whenever operating the steering occurrence: whenever vehicle is operated. *tr
05/12/20091
 The entire steering box moves when steering wheel is turned. *tr
Car dealers selling Western Apex
StateCityZipNamePhone
CAINDIO92201GUARANTY RV760-342-4311