In a news release Wednesday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced that Tiffin Motorhomes, Inc. is recalling certain models of motor home due to a breaking defect.
Subject to recall are approximately 1,960 motor homes including model year 2007 through 2011 Phaeton, model year 2008 through 2010 Bus, and model year 2010 Allegro motor homes. All of the affected vehicles are outfitted with Kongsberg Automotive adjustable brake pedals. The arm of the adjustable brake pedal may loosen, rotate around its shaft and swing in front of the accelerator pedal. This could cause the break pedal to become loose, increasing the risk of a crash.
Recall repairs and owner notification are being performed by Daimler Trucks. Affected owners were initially notified of the recall on December 22, 2009, and a follow notice was mailed to affected owners on July 20, 2011.
As a Los Angeles car accident lawyer, motorist safety is something that I am very aware of; I encourage owners of the recalled motorhomes to arrange for the needed repairs as soon as possible. Because of my experience as a product liability lawyer, I know that the effects of a faulty product can range from inconvenience and frustration to injury and sometimes death. I hope that no one has been harmed as a result of the brake pedal issue.