Life Safety Issue Puts RV Manufacturers On Government Recall List

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If getting an RV inspection from a Certified or Master Certified RV Inspector wasn’t important enough, now there is an  RV recall for several thousand RVs that may have LP leaks. Trained RV inspectors test for propane leaks as part of their RV inspection. Propane is a deadly gas that can easily ignite and possibly suffocate you in your sleep.  

As master-certified RV inspectors, Jason and Lisa Carletti carry three manometers on their RV inspection vehicle.  If a test fails, they will use multiple manometers to prove there is truly a propane leak and is not a result of faulty equipment. 

Many dealerships are trying to sell RVs as fast as possible and things like this can get missed prior to purchase. Protect your family by slowing the process down and hiring a qualified RV inspector who has your back and isn’t protecting the bottom line of the RV dealership.

Recalls from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued recalls involving cracked and porous LP Gas Fittings that are extremely dangerous and could potentially cause catastrophic outcomes. 

22,021 RVs with model years 2021 and 2022 from 8 RV manufacturers and 37 different models have RV propane components made by Texas based Flex Tech, which also has a plant in Goshen, IN.

These components were made with contaminated brass that can result in LP gas leaks and, a gas leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.

While the brass fittings may appear perfectly normal, the contamination created “porosity” in the metal. This may cause Life-Safety issues when the fitting is torqued down, it can crack and LP gas may escape.

Huge problems can occur for thousands of RV owners when one company makes the same exact part for a lot of RV manufacturers and defects in the components are discovered.

Federal Recall personnel at NHTSA, the federal agency in charge of vehicle safety recalls, announced the recalls quietly and it’s been said that recall notices are not scheduled to go out until July 1st, putting thousands of RVers at risk.

Cracked LP (Propane) Gas Quick Disconnect Fitting - What to do about the recall

To find any recall for your RV, just do a search for the model year, make, model, and add the word “recall” or the recall number below.

Dealers will inspect and replace the fittings, as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed in July 2022.

As you can imagine, this is going to put additional stress on the dealerships that are already backed up with appointments being made several months in advance.

Until RV owners can get their rigs inspected, it’s vital to test your LP Gas detector to be sure it’s working properly.

As Master certified RV inspectors, we can’t stress enough how important a working Propane detector is to the safety of your family and pets lives.

We’ve seen many detectors that have been disconnected from the 12-volt battery because it keeps alarming.

If an RV LP Gas detector has gone into alarm, you must act on the situation quickly to keep your family and pets safe.

It may be as simple as replacing the detector because sometimes those components fail, too.

Here’s a list of the RVs affected by this recall:

DISCLAIMER: this list may not be inclusive and is only current as of May 11, 2022.

KZRV
NHTSA Recall ID Number : 22V289
Subject : Cracked LP Gas Quick Disconnect Fitting
Potential Number of Units Affected: 14,524
Make Model Model Years
KZRV CONNECT 2021-2022
KZRV SONIC 2021-2022
KZRV SPORT TREK 2021-2022
KZRV SPORTSMEN 2021-2022
KZRV SPORTSMEN CLASSIC 2021-2022
KZRV SPORTSMEN SE 2021-2022
KZRV SPORTSMEN SPORTSTER 2021-2022
KZRV STRATUS 2021-2022

DRV Suites
NHTSA Recall ID Number : 22V292
Subject : Cracked LP Gas Quick Disconnect Fitting
Potential Number of Units Affected: 88
Make Model Model Years
DRV FULL HOUSE 2022
DRV MOBILE SUITES 2022

Cruiser RV
NHTSA Recall ID Number : 22V293
Subject : Cracked LP Gas Quick Disconnect Fitting
Potential Number of Units Affected: 24
Make Model Model Years
CRUISER SHADOW CRUISER 2022

Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC
NHTSA Recall ID Number : 22V294
Subject : Cracked LP Gas Quick Disconnect Fitting
Potential Number of Units Affected: 26
Make Model Model Years
HEARTLAND FUEL 2022

Thor Motor Coach
NHTSA Recall ID Number : 22V300
Subject : Cracked LP Gas Quick Disconnect Fitting
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3,374
Make Model Model Years
THOR MOTOR COACH CHATEAU 2022
THOR MOTOR COACH COMPASS 2022
THOR MOTOR COACH DELANO 2022
THOR MOTOR COACH FOUR WINDS 2022
THOR MOTOR COACH GEMINI 2022-2023
THOR MOTOR COACH GENEVA 2022
THOR MOTOR COACH MAGNITUDE 2022
THOR MOTOR COACH QUANTUM 2022
THOR MOTOR COACH RIZE 2022
THOR MOTOR COACH SANCTUARY 2022
THOR MOTOR COACH SCOPE 2022
THOR MOTOR COACH SEQUENCE 2022
THOR MOTOR COACH SYNERGY 2022
THOR MOTOR COACH TELLARO 2022
THOR MOTOR COACH TIBURON 2022-2023
THOR MOTOR COACH TRANQUILITY 2022

Jayco, Inc.
NHTSA Recall ID Number : 22V301
Subject : Cracked LP Gas Quick Disconnect Fitting
Potential Number of Units Affected: 838
Make Model Model Years
JAYCO NORTHPOINT 2021-2022
JAYCO PINNACLE 2021-2022
JAYCO SEISMIC 2021-2022
NHTSA Recall ID Number : 22V302
Manufacturer : Starcraft RV
Subject : Cracked LP Gas Quick Disconnect Fitting
Make Model Model Years
STARCRAFT SUPER LITE 2022
STARCRAFT SUPER LITE MAXX TT 2022

Highland Ridge RV
NHTSA Recall ID Number : 22V303
Subject : Cracked LP Gas Quick Disconnect Fitting
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,362
Make Model Model Years
HIGHLAND RIDGE MESA RIDGE 2021-2022
HIGHLAND RIDGE MESA RIDGE LITE 2021-2022
HIGHLAND RIDGE MESA RIDGE XLT 2021-2022
HIGHLAND RIDGE OPEN RANGE 2021-2022
HIGHLAND RIDGE OPEN RANGE LIGHT 2021-2022
HIGHLAND RIDGE OPEN RANGE ROAMER 2021-2022

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