Open Range R.V. Company Recalls 2009-2013 travel trailers

RECALL Subject : Interior Side Door Lock May Become Inoperable

Report Receipt Date: SEP 10, 2013

NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V413000

Component(s): LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

Potential Number of Units Affected: 9,600

Manufacturer: Open Range R.V. Company

SUMMARY:
Open Range R.V. Company (Open Range) is recalling certain model year 2009-2013 travel trailers manufactured from October 1, 2007, through July 12, 2013, and equipped with Fastec-brand deadbolt locks. It may be possible to remove the key from the lock in a way that potentially jams the deadbolt.

AFFECTED MODELS:
The travel trailer models cover by the recall are: 280RLS; 322RKS; 328RLS; 335BHS; 337RLS; 385RLS; 391RES; 392BHS; 399BHS; 400BHS; JF280RLS; JF287RLS; JF335BHS; JF392BHS; JT287RLS; JT315RLS; JT331BHS; JT337RLS; 287RLS; 310RLS; 345RLS; 379RKS; 393RLS; 399DBR; 399SRL; 427BHS; 429BHS; H341RGR; H395RGR; H396RGR; H397RGR; JF399BHS; JH341RGR; JT301BHS; JT305RLS; JT340FLR; PE119TH; R398RLS; R398RSS; R416RLS; RF316RLS; RT266RLS; RT281FLR; RT296BHS; RT303BHS; RT331BHS; 375BHS; 413RLL; 424RLS; H320MPR; H345MPR; JT359FKS; MR243F; MR274B; MR281FLR; MR285F; MR287B; MR289H; MR293R; MR303BHS; MR325B; MR331BHS; R412RSS; RF270RLS; RF280RLS; RF287RLS; RF298BWS; RF335BHS; RF392BHS; T247FLR; RT316RLS; 359RKS; 386FLR; H304RGR; JT353FES; LF289RES; LF297RLS; LF305BHS; LT252FLR; LT305BHS; MF316RLS; MF329BHS; MF337RLS; MF338RLS; MF357RES; MF395BHS; MR281F; MR316R; R430RLS; RA398FLS; RF329BHS; RF337RLS; RF338RLS; RF357RES; RF395BHS; RT320RES; 389BHS.

CONSEQUENCE:
If the deadbolt jams, the interior side of the door lock may also jam. A person inside the travel trailer at the time will then be locked in and be unable to exit the vehicle without using the emergency exit, increasing the risk of injury.

REMEDY:
Open Range will notify owners, and Fastec will coordinate the inspection and replacement of the cylinders, as needed, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by early November 2013. Owners may contact Open Range at 1-260-768-7771 or Fastec at 1-800-837-2505.

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