Thor Motor Coach Equipment Recall

Vehicle Make / Model:
CHAMPION / AMERICAN CRUSADER
CHAMPION / CHALLENGER
CHAMPION / CRUSADER
CHAMPION BUS / DEFENDER
Model Year(s):
2009
2006 2008-2013
2009-2011
2009-2013

Manufacturer: Thor Motor Coach

Report Receipt Date: DEC 18, 2012

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V593000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected: 73

Summary:
Champion Bus is recalling certain model year 2006, and certain model year 2008-2013 buses, models: American Crusader, Challenger, Crusader, and Defender; manufactured September 30, 2006, through November 16, 2012. The buses are equipped with a Ricon manufactured wheelchair lift which has an optional armored pendant cable. The cable may have been installed such that it doesn’t clear the wheelchair lift and without a protective cover, or a misinstalled protective cover.

Consequence:
The cable may contact the power lug at the base of the wheel chair lift causing a short circuit that could result in a fire.

Remedy:
Champion Bus is working with Ricon to notify owners. Ricon will provide a supplemental cover kit with instructions, free of charge. Owners may contact Champion Bus at 1-819-724-6474 or Ricon at 1-818-267-3000.

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