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Some Thor 2016-2017 Venetian and Tuscany motorhomes, built on a Freightliner chassis, have a power steering hose that may possibly causing electrical arcing and a power steering fluid leak.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V283000
Components Involved: STEERING
Potential Number of Motorhomes Affected 186
Thor Motor Coach: Possible Power Steering Fluid Leak
Thor Motor Coach (Thor) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Venetian and Tuscany motorhomes equipped with Cummins ISL engines. These motorhomes, built on a Freightliner chassis, have a power steering hose that may be routed incorrectly, and, as a result, the hose may rub against the power stud on the starter motor, possibly causing electrical arcing and a power steering fluid leak.
Daimler Trucks (DTNA), the manufacturer of the Freightliner chassis has notified the motorhome owners, and DTNA dealers will reroute the high pressure power steering hose to provide adequate clearance from the starter stud, free of charge. The recall began on December 27, 2016. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712 or Thor customer service at 1-877-500-1020. Thor’s number for this recall is FL727A.
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.
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