Damon Challenger 2005

Model Challenger made in 2005 by Damon got 6 consumer complains as well as 5 recalls. Consumer complaints with reference, among others things, to service brakes, hydraulic and structure. There were some recalls concerningelectrical system and engine and engine cooling.

Model 2005

Recalls


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - INSTRUMENT PANEL
06V132000DAMON CORPORATIONfrom 07/01/2002 to 05/31/2004V (Vehicle)1705ODIDAMON CORPORATION04/24/200604/24/2006571101 & 105
Defect SummaryCertain motor homes built on workhorse chassis and equipped with actia corporate instrument clusters fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 101, controls and displays and no. 105, hydraulic and electric brake systems. if the brake fail input falls below a voltage of 1.5v, the brake failure lamp and alarm will be activated. also activation of the abs telltale when the abs is not properly functioning does not always occur.
Consequence SummaryAt night the instrument cluster lights may fail and the driver may not be able to see the instrument panel gauges and the brake warning light indicator which could increasing the risk of a crash.
Corrective SummaryDamon is working with workhorse to contact the owners and remedy this campaign . workhorse will reprogram the instrument panel cluster free of charge. owners may contact workhorse at 1-877-246-7731 or damon at 1-800-860-3812.
NotesCustomers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
06V451000DAMON CORPORATIONfrom 05/13/2003 to 06/29/2006V (Vehicle)1517MFRDAMON MOTOR COACH11/28/200611/30/2006
Defect SummaryOn certain motor homes built on workhorse chassis and equipped with gm 8.1l v8 engines, improper hardening during the heat treatment process can cause the fuel rail pulse damper retainer clip to fracture, resulting in inadequate retention of the damper. if the damper becomes loose, fuel could be pumped by the fuel pump into the under hood area.
Consequence SummaryIn the presence of an ignition source, a fire could result.
Corrective SummaryChevrolet and workhorse are handling the owner notification and remedy for this campaign (please see 06v225 and 06v289). dealers will replace the fuel rail pulse damper retainer clips on these engines free of charge. owners may contact chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, workhorse at 877-294-6773, or damon at 1-574-264-5517.
NotesCustomers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration’s vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
EQUIPMENT - RECREATIONAL VEHICLE
08V534000DAMON CORPORATIONfrom 05/01/2003 to 06/30/2006V (Vehicle)467710/21/2008ODIDAMON CORPORATION10/09/200810/15/2008
Defect SummaryDamon is recalling 4,677 my 2004-2006 challenger, daybreak, intruder, my 2004-2005 escaper, ultrasport, and my 2005 astoria and astoria waldorf motor homes equipped with a two-door refrigerator manufactured by the dometic corporation. the refrigerator may have a defect in the boiler tube. pressurized coolant solution could be released into an area where an ignition source (gas flame) is present.
Consequence SummaryRelease of coolant under certain conditions could ignite and result in a fire.
Corrective SummaryDamon will be working with dometic in order to repair these refrigerators (please see 08e032). dometic will repair these refrigerators by installing a secondary burn housing, a thermal fuse, and a melt fuse free of charge. dometic has retained stericycle inc. to manage this campaign. stericycle will assist the owner in locating dealerships or service centers and will provide assistance with scheduling of appointments. owners may contact dometic/stericycle at 1-888-446-5157 or damon at
NotesCustomers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
09V225000DAMON CORPORATIONfrom 01/01/2001 to 05/27/2009V (Vehicle)241505/01/2009ODIDAMON CORPORATION06/16/200906/15/2009
Defect SummaryDamon is recalling 2,415 motorhomes equipped with axles that include bosch zops or zoht pin slide hydraulic disc brakes. when combined with occasional or seasonal vehicle operation may experience calipers sticking in the applied position. this can result in abnormal heat generation at the wheel end causing brake drag.
Consequence SummaryThe driver would normally detect the brake drag but if undetected the temperature increase at the wheel end can eventually lead to soft pedal conditions due to brake fluid boil, and possible extended stopping distance increasing the risk of a crash.
Corrective SummaryDealers will inspect and replace the necessary components free of charge. workhorse is handling the remedy and owner notification for this campaign please see 09v-110. owners may contact workhorse at 1-877-246-7731.
NotesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
STEERING
06V236000DAMON CORPORATIONfrom 04/28/2005 to 03/15/2006V (Vehicle)116MFRDAMON MOTOR COACH06/30/200606/30/2006
Defect SummaryCertain motor homes built on workhorse chassis may have been equipped with incorrect steering intermediate shafts. the spline can strip while the steering wheel is being turned.
Consequence SummaryThis steering condition could result in a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Corrective SummaryWorkhorse is conducting this recall (please see 06v148000) and will inspect and, if necessary, replace the steering intermediate shaft. owners may contact workhorse at 1-877-294-6773 or damon at 574-264-2900.
NotesCustomers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
03/04/201114523
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 damon challenger rv with a workhorse w22 chassis. the contact stated received notification of nhtsa campaign id number: 09v225000 (service brakes, hydraulic) and the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for repairs. after repairs while driving 55-60 mph, the abs warning light illuminated and the brakes failed. a local mechanic was contacted who advised that the previous technician had not properly tightened the brake line down to the caliber. the authorized dealer was contacted and advised that he would cover partial expenses of the repair costs due to his error. the vehicle was repaired. the failure mileage was 14,523 and the current mileage was 14,563.
03/04/201114523
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 damon challenger motor home with workhorse w22 chassis. the contact stated after having recall nhtsa campaign id number: 09v225000, component: service brakes, hydraulic performed on the vehicle he experienced a failure. while driving 55-60 mph the abs light illuminated on the dashboard. the light stated there was a brake failure. the contact stated he was near his destination and called a mechanic to check the vehicle. the mechanic advised him that the mechanic that performed the recall had not tightened the brake line down to the caliber. he contacted the dealer that performed the recall and the dealer offered to pay part of the repair cost. the vehicle was repaired. the failure mileage was 14,523 and the current mileage was 14,563. vwb
STRUCTURE
10/01/20061984105/05/2006
 I attempted to do a narrative here before, but it was to long for your web site to accept. i have the narrative typed up and will continue here and see at the end how i can get the narrative to you buy other means. *nm while driving the vehicle suffered a engine coolant leak. the consumer was able to pull the vehicle over onto the side of the road. the smell of the coolant made the consumers sick. the consumer suffered from labored breathing, coughing and their eyes were stinging and tearing. the warning light illuminated on the dash but the buzzer did not go off nor did the computer shut down the engine, as the owner's manual stated it should. the vehicle was towed to an authorized repair facility. the tech discovered that all the coolant had leaked out and that rodents had gotten into the frame rails, where the heater hoses and a lot of electrical wiring was. the rodent had eaten through the heater hoses and had made an nest. the consumer feels that eh motorhome industry needs to come up with a way to rodent proof all motorhomes. *nm

Car dealers selling


StateCityZipNamePhone
ILRUSSELL60075SKY HARBOR RV(DAMON DEALER)847-395-9500