RECALL Subject : Unexpected Unfurling of the Awning

Report Receipt Date: JUL 01, 2013

NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V285000

Component(s): EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected: 36

All Products Associated with this Recall
Vehicle Make Mode lModel Year(s)

AUGUSTA FLEX 2013-2014


Manufacturer: Augusta RV, LLC

SUMMARY:
Augusta RV, LLC is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 FLEX recreational trailers manufactured February 13, 2013, through April 9, 2013. Due to a design change in the power awning motor assembly, the motor assembly screws may unknowingly shear.

CONSEQUENCE:

If the motor assembly screws shear, it is possible that the awning can unfurl unexpectedly, either while the vehicle is at rest or while in transit, increasing the risk of personal injury or a vehicle crash.

REMEDY:
Augusta RV will notify owners in July 2013 and Dometic staff will replace the affected motors with motors of a different design. Owners may contact Augusta RV at 1-574-848-0200 or Dometic at 1-888-447-0003 for more information.

Owners are being instructed not to drive their vehicle until repairs can be performed.

NOTES:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153)