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Featherlite 8581 Recalls

There has been 1 recall on 8581 vehicles in recent years. The latest was issued on 2012-05-08 due to a problem with the non-powered axle assembly. Approximately 153 vehicles were involved. Since 2000, 8581's have experienced approximately 2 recall(s) due to hazards with various components, including the recreational vehicle. See a list of recalls for your model year below.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Also check the list of Additional Featherlite Models to the right. At times, the manufacturer or the NHTSA may use slightly different model names, or group models together by series.

Recalled Featherlite 8581 vehicles

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2012-05-08 (Published by NHTSA on 2012-05-08)
Recall Summary: FEATHERLITE IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006-2012 TRAILERS EQUIPPED WITH A MERITOR AXLE. THE BEARING SYSTEM HAS EXHIBITED LOW DURABILITY LIFE IN CERTAIN VEHICLE APPLICATIONS.
Hazard: PROLONGED USE OF THE SYSTEM IN THESE APPLICATIONS CAN RESULT IN THE DEGRADATION OF THE BEARING GREASE, THEREBY POTENTIALLY RESULTING IN A BEARING FAILURE AND SUBSEQUENT WHEEL END FIRE.
Remedy: FEATHERLITE IS WORKING WITH THE MERITOR TO IDENTIFY AND REPAIR THE VEHICLES THAT CONTAIN THE SUBJECT AXLES FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 24, 2012. THIS RECALL CAMPAIGN SUPERSEDES PREVIOUS RECALL CAMPAIGN 11V-396. TRAILERS THAT WERE REPAIRED UNDER THE PREVIOUS CAMPAIGN WILL ALSO NEED TO BE REPAIRED UNDER THIS CAMPAIGN. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FEATHERLITE AT 1-563-547-6000.
Additional Info: OWNERS 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.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=12V201000
   
2003-11-20 (Published by NHTSA on 2003-11-20)
Recall Summary: ON CERTAIN TRAVEL TRAILERS EQUIPPED WITH SAMSUNG MICROWAVE OVENS, THESE OVENS WERE PRODUCED WITH A DEFECTIVE PANEL. AN ELECTRICAL SHORT CAN OCCUR BETWEEN CIRCUIT PATTERNS ON THE MEMBRANE PANEL, ESPECIALLY OVERLAPPED BY A "JUMPER" OR JUMP WIRE. THIS MAY CAUSE THE OVEN TO ACTIVATE WITHOUT PRESSING ANY KEY PADS.
Hazard: AN ELECTRICAL SHORT CAN OCCUR CAUSING THE OVEN TO ACTIVATE WITHOUT PRESSING ANY KEY PADS. THIS COULD RESULT IN EXCESSIVE HEAT, SMOKE, OR POSSIBLY A FIRE.
Remedy: SAMSUNG WILL NOTIFY CUSTOMERS AND REPAIR THE PANEL FREE OF CHARGE. IN THE MEANTIME, CONSUMERS SHOULD UNPLUG THEIR MICROWAVE, IF POSSIBLE. IF THE CONSUMER IS UNABLE TO UNPLUG THE MICROWAVE, THEY SHOULD LEAVE THE DOOR AJAR UNTIL THE PANEL IS REPLACED. CONSUMERS SHOULD NEVER USE THE MICROWAVE OVEN FOR STORAGE OR LEAVE ANY TOWELS, PAPER, CLOTH OR OTHER PRODUCTS IN THE MICROWAVE AFTER USE. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT SAMSUNG AT 800-932-3837 OR FEATHERLITE AT 1-800-800-1230.
Additional Info: CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=03V462000
   
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