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Old 08-18-2007, 10:58 PM   #1
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Dexter Recall Info

Does anyone have any info about the Dexter Axle recall for 1998 Sunline Coaches? This is all I have:

Make : SUNLINE Model : DENVER Year : 1998
Build Dates : 19970624 - 19970930
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 97V190007
Date Owner's Notified: Date Received by ODI: 19980519 Date Added to Databse: 19980603
Manufacturer's Involved: SUNLINE COACH COMPANY
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall: SUNLINE COACH COMPANY
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: SUSPENSION:REAR
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 276
Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: TRAVEL AND FOLDING TRAILERS EQUIPPED WITH DEXTER AXLES. THE WHEEL BEARINGS USED IN SOME OF THESE AXLES HAVE A METALLURGICAL DEFECT CAUSING EARLY FAILURE.
Consequence:
A WHEEL BEARING FAILURE COULD RESULT IN THE LOSS OF THE WHEEL END FROM THE AXLE INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy:
DEXTER AXLE IS CONDUCTING THE NOTIFICATION AND REMEDY FOR THIS RECALL. DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE AXLES AND REPLACE THE WHEEL BEARINGS IF NECESSARY.
Report Initiator: ODI Vehicles Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATIONS AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).


1998: Same as above except at the Leola plant.
Make : SUNLINE Model : LEOLA Year : 1998
Build Dates : 19970624 - 19970930
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 97V190007
Date Owner's Notified: Date Received by ODI: 19980519 Date Added to Databse: 19980603
Manufacturer's Involved: SUNLINE COACH COMPANY
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall: SUNLINE COACH COMPANY
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: SUSPENSION:REAR
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 276
Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: TRAVEL AND FOLDING TRAILERS EQUIPPED WITH DEXTER AXLES. THE WHEEL BEARINGS USED IN SOME OF THESE AXLES HAVE A METALLURGICAL DEFECT CAUSING EARLY FAILURE.
Consequence:
A WHEEL BEARING FAILURE COULD RESULT IN THE LOSS OF THE WHEEL END FROM THE AXLE INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy:
DEXTER AXLE IS CONDUCTING THE NOTIFICATION AND REMEDY FOR THIS RECALL. DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE AXLES AND REPLACE THE WHEEL BEARINGS IF NECESSARY.
Report Initiator: ODI Vehicles Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATIONS AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).



I have not called the 800 number for NHTSA, but I did send an E-mail to Dexter and am awaiting a response. I'm taking my coach to General RV on August 27, so I'd like for them to take care of this too if it wasn't already. The lady there claims it hasn't, but hopefully dexter will know for sure. I'm just wondering if anyone has had this recall on their '98 Sunline and has some paperwork from it.

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Old 08-20-2007, 02:32 PM   #2
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Jon...I called Dexter directly and spoke to the service dept., gave them my vin number..he checked it and assured me it was not on the list. However, he said that if it HAD been, I certainly would have known by now as it was a defect that would happen even on a short trip as from the manufacturer to the dealer's lot!! By no means would I still be towing it nine years later...the wheels would have fallen right off at that time...Hope this helps you a bit. My '98 is a 2653 like you had....Jan P.S. I found the phone number on the Dexter website...sorry I didn't save it though...
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Jan,

Thanks for the response. I think I might call them too. I still haven't received any response. I really want my bearings pulled out and inspected/regreased, so if it can be on Dexter's tab, that would be best! I really don't want/have the time to do it myself.

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Past Sunlines: '97 T-2653 #5089, '94 T-2251, '86 T-1550, '94 T-2363, '98 T-270SR
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