REC-2402 – Incorrectly Wired 12-Volt System May Cause Fire – 2023-2024 Brinkley Model Z Fifth Wheels & Model Z-Air Travel Trailers

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June 25, 2024 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 24V476000

Incorrectly Wired 12-Volt System May Cause Fire

Overheated wiring can increase the risk of a fire.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 24V476

Manufacturer Brinkley RV

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected 3,157

 

Summary

Brinkley RV (Brinkley) is recalling certain 2023-2024 Model Z fifth wheels and Model Z-Air travel trailers. The 12-volt system may have been incorrectly wired without overcurrent protection and with undersized wiring for the refrigerator, which can result in overheating.

 

Remedy

Dealers will replace the wiring, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed in July 2024. Owners may contact Brinkley customer service at 1-574-501-4280. Brinkley’s number for this recall is REC-2402.

 

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.

 


Chronology :

On 5/3/24, through standard Brinkley RV Safety/Quality escalation procedures, the Customer Care Center identified a Claim with multiple component failures. An investigation was opened on 5/3/24. Initial investigations indicated potential concerns with over-current protection and refrigerator wiring size, although predicted failures were not replicated through extensive testing efforts. Interim findings were reviewed with the Brinkley Safety Committee on 5/31/24. The Safety Committee directed the testing team to continue testing all reasonably replicated scenarios. The testing team published a final report dated 6/19/24 indicating that despite lack of consistent failures in testing, the potential for safety-related failures still exists in the subject population, and investigations confirmed code compliance and regulatory precedent to further pursue a remedy. A formal recall is being initiated on 6/25/24.

 


2 Affected Products

Vehicle

MAKE MODEL YEAR
BRINKLEY RV MODEL Z 2023-2024

 


2 Associated Documents

Recall 573 Report

RCLRPT-24V476-9574.PDF 214.801KB

 


Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-24V476-4912.pdf 646.005KB

 


Latest Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=24V476&docType=RCL

 


 

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