TIFFIN ( 12V526000 )
Thu, 15 Nov 2012 06:00:00 EST
Vehicle Make / Model:
TIFFIN / ALLEGRO BUS
Tiffin Motorhomes, Inc.
Report Receipt Date: OCT 31, 2012
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Component: STRUCTURE: FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 847
Summary: Tiffin Motorhomes is recalling certain model year 2010-2013 Allegro Bus motorcoaches, manufactured from March 2010, through September 2012 and equipped with a Cummins EPA 2010 ISL engine. Insufficient shielding between the exhaust pipe and floor may cause possible overheating of the floor above the engine compartment.
Consequence: If the exhaust pipe in the engine compartment were to fail, the escaping exhaust gases could make the floor area above the engine extremely hot, increasing the risk of personal injury or possibly resulting in a fire.
Remedy: Tiffin Motorhomes will notify owners, and dealers will install a heat shield, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Tiffin at 1-256-356-8661.