RECALL Subject : Unexpected Unfurling of the Awning

Report Receipt Date: JUL 23, 2013

NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V321000

Component(s): EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected:

All Products Associated with this Recall

Vehicle Make Model Model Year(s)


Manufacturer: Compass Conversions, LLC

Compass Conversions is recalling one model year 2007 Bloomer Horse Trailer and one model year 2003 Elite Horse Trailer. Due to a design change in the power awning motor assembly, the motor assembly screws may unknowingly shear.

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.

Compass Conversions will notify owners and Dometic staff will replace the affected motors with one of a different design. The recall is expected to begin in August 2013. Owners may contact Dometic at 1-888-447-0003 for more information. Owners are being instructed not to drive their vehicle until repairs can be performed.

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