Thor, Heartland Recall RVS with Defective Microwaves

Heartland RV Bighorn fifth wheelAccording to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Thor Motor Coach is recalling certain 2013-2014 Challenger and Tuscany recreational vehicles, and 2014 Tuscany XTE and Palazzo recreational vehicles manufactured March 8, 2013, through Aug. 8, 2013.

Heartland is recalling certain 2013 Bighorn Silverado, 2014 Bighorn and 2013-2014 Cyclone, and Landmark fifth wheel trailers equipped with certain Frigidaire KG-series microwaves, models CFMV152CLB and CFMV154CLS, manufactured Jan. 27, 2013, through April 10, 2013, in the serial number range KG30607951 through KG31600670.

The microwave oven installed in affected vehicles may start on its own and begin heating when unattended.

If the microwave starts on its own and there are contents inside, a fire could result.

Heartland will notify owners and dealers will repair the membrane/keypad component, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in April.

Owners may contact Heartland at 1-877-262-8032. Heartland’s number for this recall is 99-01-17.

Thor will notify owners, and dealers will repair the membrane/keypad component, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in April 2014. Owners may contact Thor Motor Coach at 1-877-500-1020. Thor’s number for this recall is RC000088.

Until the microwave has been repaired, owners should not store anything in the microwave while it is unattended.

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