Dutchmen Colorado 2003-2011

Model Colorado made by Dutchmen got 1 consumer complain as well as 2 recalls. Consumer complaints with reference to tires. . There was one recall concerning equipment .

Car model

Name Recalls Investigations Consumer Complaints
Dutchmen Colorado 2003 1 0 0
Dutchmen Colorado 2004 2 0 1
Dutchmen Colorado 2007 0 1 8
Dutchmen Colorado 2011 1 0 0

Model 2004


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
10V428000DUTCHMEN MANUFACTURING, INC.from 05/15/2000 to 05/31/2004V (Vehicle)149401/28/2011ODIDUTCHMEN MANUFACTURING, INC.09/21/201009/23/2010
Defect SummaryDutchmen is recalling certain model year 2001-2002 fifth avenue, signature, and model year 2003-2004 colorado recreational vehicles equipped with dimplex electraflame, symphony, or optiflame branded electric fireplaces, stoves, and fireplace inserts. the plug in remote control receiver for the fireplace can overheat.
Consequence SummaryAn overheated receiver could cause a fire.
Corrective SummaryDutchmen is working with dimplex and dimplex will provide owners a free replacement plug-in remote control kit. the safety recall began on january 28, 2011. owners may contact dimplex north america customer service at 1-888-346-7539.
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 .
03V465000DUTCHMEN MANUFACTURING, INC.from 07/01/2003 to 10/31/2003V (Vehicle)24113ODIDUTCHMEN MANUFACTURING, INC.11/12/200311/20/2003
Defect SummaryOn certain travel trailers equipped with samsung microwave ovens, these ovens were produced with a defective panel. an electrical short can occur between circuit patterns on the membrane panel, especially overlapped by a jumper or jump wire. this may cause the oven to activate without pressing any key pads.
Consequence SummaryAn electrical short can occur causing the oven to activate without pressing any key pads. this could result in excessive heat, smoke, or possibly a fire.
Corrective SummarySamsung will notify customers and repair the panel free of charge. in the meantime, consumers should unplug their microwave, if possible. if the consumer is unable to unplug the microwave, they should leave the door ajar until the panel is replaced. consumers should never use the microwave oven for storage or leave any towels, paper, cloth or other products in the microwave after use. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact samsung at 800-932-3837 or dutchmen at 574-537-0700.
NotesCustomers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).

Consumer Complaints

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 On a recent trip to sioux falls, two of our carlisle tires separated causing damage to the side of our 5th wheel. one on the way down and the other on the way home. both tires peeled like down to the final layer of tubing. it cause damage to the wheel well area, to the camper's siding and to one of the slide outs. we had checked the tire pressure and thought all was well. however just east of albert lea the first tire blew. it was late at night and no assistance was available. we were fortunate to have this happen just a half mile from the county 46 exit and were able to find shelter for the night. in the morning we had a technician from the hanson tire company swap out tires and continued our trip. what should have been a leisurely 5 hour trip turned into a 26 hour ordeal. we had a new tire mounted at sam's club in sioux falls. it was a good thing we did. on our trip home the second tire on the same side separated doing further damage to our camper. this time it was west of fairmont. we limped into town and was assisted by an elderly gentleman to happened to own the implement dealership and was checking something at the shop. i am angry that such tires are on the road. we kept the second tire to show anyone who wants to see just how badly these tires shredded. i want to be compensated for our costs and have the side of my newly purchase 5th wheel repaired. *nm