TIF-129 Incorrectly Installed Spare Tire Carrier – 2021-2022 Tiffin Cahaba Motorhomes

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April 26, 2023 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 23V297000

Incorrectly Installed Spare Tire Carrier

A detached spare tire carrier and molle rack can become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 23V297

Manufacturer Tiffin Motorhomes, Inc.

Components EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected 203



Tiffin Motorhomes, Inc. (Tiffin) is recalling certain 2021-2022 Cahaba motorhomes. The spare tire carrier and molle rack may be incorrectly installed on the rear van doors, which can cause them to detach while the vehicle is in transit.



Dealers will replace the hardware kit, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed June 23, 2023. Owners may contact Tiffin customer service at 1-256-356-8661. Tiffin’s number for this recall is TIF-129.



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.


Chronology :

03/06/2023 While running warranty claim reports for another investigation, we found a number of warranty claims stating problem of loose spare tire carriers.

03/10/2023 Spoke with Wayfarer Service Center to question if they had seen similar issues. Started gathering data.

3/20/2023 Presented the data to the Safety Committee. The Safety Committee decided to continue investigation by having field reps take pictures of stock units at dealer lots. Continued to review details regarding the warranty claims that reported damage.

4/25/2023 Safety committee voted to do recall after review of the additional data.


2 Affected Products




3 Associated Documents

Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-23V297-1439.PDF 215.294KB

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Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-23V297-3418.pdf 646.109KB

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Recall 573 Report – 5/4/2023

RCLRPT-23V297-5486.PDF 215.344KB

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