Hitchhiker Discover America Recalls
There have been 2 recalls on Discover America vehicles in recent years. The latest, dated 2014-01-27 and published by the NHTSA on 2014-02-15, was due to a problem with the latches/locks/linkages. Approximately 264 vehicles were involved. Since 2011, Discover America's have experienced approximately 2 recall(s) due to hazards with various components, including the equipment. See a list of recalls for your model year below.
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Detailed Recall Information for Hitchhiker Discover America
|2014-01-27||(Published by NHTSA on 2014-02-15)|
|Recall Summary:||Nu Wa Industries Inc. (Nu Wa) is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 Hitchhiker LS, Discover America and Champagne Edition fifth wheel recreational trailers manufactured August 2010 through February 2013, and equipped with Fastec-brand door locks. It may be possible to remove the key from the lock in a way that potentially jams the deadbolt.|
|Hazard:||If the deadbolt jams, the interior side of the door lock may also jam. A person inside the 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:||Nu Wa 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 the end of March 2014. Owners may contact Nu Wa Industries at 1-620-431-2088 or Fastec at 1-800-837-2505.|
|Additional Info:||Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.|
|2012-03-02||(Published by NHTSA on 2012-03-02)|
|Recall Summary:||NU WA INDUSTRIES, INC. IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 HITCHHIKER DISCOVER AMERICA RECREATION VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM OCTOBER 10, 2011 THROUGH JANUARY 30, 2012, EQUIPPED WITH ELECTRIC/HYDRAULIC (E/H) BRAKE ACTUATOR PUMPS. SOME OF THESE PUMPS MAY NOT HAVE BEEN PROPERLY HEAT TREATED. THIS CONDITION CAN CAUSE PREMATURE WEAR OF SOME CRITICAL COMPONENTS IN THESE PUMPS WHICH CAN RENDER THE UNIT INOPERABLE.|
|Hazard:||THE E/H BRAKE ACTUATOR PROVIDES BRAKING POWER TO THE TRAILER BRAKES. FAILURE OF THE ACTUATOR CAN RESULT IN THE LOSS OF BRAKING EFFORT BY THE TRAILER, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.|
|Remedy:||NU WA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEXTER AXLE COMPANY WILL REPLACE ACTUATORS, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 7, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NU WA INDUSTRIES AT 1-800-835-0676.|
|Additional Info:||OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATIONÂżS VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.|
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Sources may include: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and companies involved with this or a related recall.