CA#10253-1 Battery Disconnect Switch May Short – 2021-2022 Triple E Unity U24IB & 2021-2023 Unity U24TB Motorhomes

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January 6, 2023 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 23V002000

Battery Disconnect Switch May Short

An electrical short-circuit can increase the risk of a fire.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 23V002

Manufacturer Triple E Recreational Vehicles

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected 341

 

Summary

Triple E Recreational Vehicles (Triple E) is recalling certain 2021-2022 Unity U24IB and 2021-2023 Unity U24TB motorhomes. The battery disconnect switch terminal posts may contact the metal grounded fridge frame, causing a short and blowing a 100 AMP fuse.

 

Remedy

Dealers will install two rubber terminal post protective covers, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed January 17, 2023. Owners may contact Triple E customer service at 1-877-992-9906. Triple E’s number for this recall is CA#10253-1.

 

Notes

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.nhtsa.gov.

 


SOP09174
QAAR 10253 Battery Disconnect Terminal Post Protection

Tools Required
#2 Robertson (Square) Screw Driver
#1 Robertson (Square) Screw Driver
Small Flat Head Screw Driver

Turn OFF the propane supply.

Disconnect the shore power plug on the exterior of the coach and turn off the battery disconnect switch.

Disconnect the main negative cable on the house batteries.
Caution:
Failure to do so may result in damage to the fridge as it is removed.

Remove the screw from the lower fridge vent with a #2 Robertson driver.
Push the clips up.

With both clips up, remove the vent by pulling on the left side of the vent and then sliding it out. Set vent aside.

Be aware that there a re some wires at the back of the fridge that are bundled together and will need to be released before moving the fridge.

Open the refrigerator & freezer doors and remove the screw covers one side at a time.
Set covers aside

Remove all Six (6) mounting screws with a #1 Robertson screw driver.

Close the refrigerator doors and pull the fridge slowly into the coach 50mm (2″) to allow access to the battery disconnect.
Caution: do not move the fridge too much as it may dislodge the propane connection in the back.

Slip the rubber terminal post protective covers over the battery disconnect terminal posts.

Gently push the Fridge back into the cabinet until the main body is flush with the cabinet face.

Visually check to make sure that there is no interference with the gasket and it is contacting the backside of the fridge.

Reinstall the 6 mounting screws and caps.

Reinstall the negative cable on to the coach batteries and resecure the wiring on the back of the fridge.

Reinstall vent by lining up the tabs on the right side of the frame with the slots in the grill and swivel the left side in.

Push both clips down and reinstall the top clip screw of the vent. Start screw by hand into the metal bracket on the vent frame. Be careful not to strip the screw or overtighten and crack the plastic.

Verify fridge vent cover is secure by grasping the vent louvers and gently pulling on them to check the right side tabs engaged correctly.
Caution: failure to perform this may result in the vent dislodging during driving.

 

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Chronology :

DECEMBER 21/2022 – A MOTORHOME IN THE PRODUCTION PROCESS SHORTED THE CIRCUIT AND BLEW A 100 AMP FUSE. THE CAUSE WAS THE BATTERY DISCONNECT TERMINAL POST HAD MADE CONTACT WITH THE METAL FRIDGE FRAME CAUSING THE SHORT CIRCUIT. THE FRIDGE HAD BEEN INSTALLED IN THE FRIDGE CABINET CROOKED CAUSING LESS SPACE FOR THE TERMINAL POSTS. IT WAS NOTICED THAT THE FRIDGE CABINET DRAWING HAD NOT BEEN UPDATED TO REFLECT A THICKER MATERIAL BEING USED IN THE PRODUCTION OF THE CABINET. THUS CAUSING LESS SPACE BETWEEN THE TERMINAL POSTS & THE FRIDGE FRAME.

 


3 Affected Products

Vehicle

MAKE MODEL YEAR
TRIPLE E UNITY 2021-2023

 


10 Associated Documents

Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-23V002-5230.pdf 645.818KB

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-23V002-6320.pdf 2255.835KB

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Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc)

RCMN-23V002-7566.pdf 622.892KB

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Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-23V002-1889.PDF 214.158KB

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Miscellaneous Document – Recall CA#10253-1 – Return Form – USA

RMISC-23V002-5755.pdf 77.462KB

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Part 577 Owner Notification Envelope

RONE-23V002-2446.pdf 240.908KB

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ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RCONL-23V002-1384.pdf 994.335KB

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Recall Quarterly Report #1, 2023-1

RCLQRT-23V002-1371.PDF 211.141KB

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Recall Quarterly Report #2, 2023-2

RCLQRT-23V002-0085.PDF 211.241KB

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Recall Quarterly Report #3, 2023-3

RCLQRT-23V002-4402.PDF 211.463KB

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Latest Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=23V002&docType=RCL

 


 

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