Hey Guys and Girsl
Has anyone out there had a recall notice on the Dometic Refrigerator. Covers Safari, International, Interstate, Parkway, Land yacht, Classic, and Sky Deck. Years 2004 thru 2007.
Problem. Fatigue crack can develope in the boiler tube of the Identified refrigerators, which can permit the release of pressurized coolant solution. If this solution is exposed to an ignition source under certain specific circumstances, it can result in vehicle fire.
Affected refrigerator models :
The potentially affected refrigerators have the following model numbers: NDR1062, RM2652, RM2662, RM2663, RM2852, RM2862, RM3663, RM3662, RM3862
If you own one of the following units, it requires immediate service and continuing use could pose a potentiol safety hazard.
If your are in doubt Call 1-888-446-5157 or go to Dometic
What to do if you have one of the models recalled.
1. Turn the refrigerator off immediately if you notice any of the following indicators:
Leakage or staining at the back of the refrigerator.
Yellow residue at the back or sides of the refrigerator.
The smell of ammonia
Refrigerator does not properly cool.
ANY UNIT FOUND TO HAVE ONE OR MORE OF THE CHARACTERISTICS MENTIONED ABOVE MUST BE SHUT DOWN AND NOT OPERATED UNTIL UNIT IS FIXED AND THE RECALL REWORK ADMINISTERED.
If none of the above signs are present but your unit does fall under the recall, Dometic recommends the following.
2. Do not operate your refrigerator on LP gas under ANY circumstances. Switching to electric power lowers the incident rate associated with LP gas. If you have a 3 way ref. 12 power carries the least riskof all.
Dometic recommends that the units not be operated on Electic unless absolutely necessary until unit is serviced.
For most up to date recall info on these units call 1-888-446-5157.
If you no longer own a model make and year Airstream, please call the above number and let Dometic know a name and number if possible of the new owner.
If the repair facility fails or is unabe to rework this noncompliance without charge and within a reasonable time, please contact us at the number provided above so we can attempt to resolve the problem. You may also submt a written complaint to the Administrator , National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20590, or call toll free Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236, or go to Safercar.gov
PS: Airstream, in cooperation w/ Dometic will provide owners of all covered refrigerators a rework for the potential defect at no charge for parts or labor. The rework consist of secondary burner housing, a thermal fuse and a melt fuse.