Dutchmen Rubicon

Dutchmen Rubicon 2011 model

Dutchmen Rubicon 2011 recalls


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
EQUIPMENT - RECREATIONAL VEHICLE - LPG FURNACE
11V430000DUTCHMEN MANUFACTURING, INC.from 12/08/2010 to 07/15/2011V (Vehicle)17108/26/2011MFRDUTCHMEN MANUFACTURING, INC.08/22/201108/22/2011
Defect SummaryDutchmen is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 rubicon travel trailers manufactured from december 8, 2010, through july 15, 2011. these vehicles may have been manufactured with the exterior furnace vent not installed in the sidewall of the trailer. the furnace can run without the proper exhaust ventilation and release carbon monoxide to the interior of the unit.
Consequence SummaryThis could result in asphyxiation or carbon monoxide poisoning. the heat build up from the exhaust can also result in a fire.
Corrective SummaryDealers will inspect the trailer to verify the furnace exhaust is present and install one if necessary free of charge. the safety recall began on august 26, 2011. owners may contact dutchmen at 1-574-537-0700.
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 .
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER - DELIVERY - FUEL PUMP
11V005000DUTCHMEN MANUFACTURING, INC.from 08/16/2010 to 12/23/2010V (Vehicle)229MFRDUTCHMEN MANUFACTURING, INC.01/06/201101/10/2011
Defect SummaryDutchmen is recalling certain model year 2011 rubicon and voltage recreational vehicles manufactured between august 16, 2010, through december 23, 2011. the fuel shut-off timer modules are defective. the module was supposed to be programmed with a 5 minute shut-off feature, which automatically shuts off the fuel pump after 5 minutes of no activity. the defective modules do not have this automatic shut-off feature programmed into them. this allows the fuel pump to continuously run if not shut off in the initial 5 minute period, causing it to overheat and fail.
Consequence SummaryOverheating may lead to fire, property damage, or personal injury.
Corrective SummaryDealers will replace the defective fuel shut-off timer modules free of charge. the safety recall is expected to begin during january 2011. owners may contact dutchmen at 574-537-0700.
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 .

Dutchmen Rubicon 2011 Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
04/30/201116800
 Dear honorable john j. duncan, jr.: a very high profile accident occurred in the chattanooga, tennessee area on april 30, 2011. on that date a mrs. gail palmgren drove off a cliff on signal mountain and went missing for 7 months... t-3.4 secs, the yaw rate sensor showed a sudden change in the yaw rate from -23 degrees/second to 0 degrees/second in 0.2 secs. t-2.9 secs, the vehicle detects the sudden change in the yaw rate and causes the esp traction lamp to start flashing. the lamp remains flashing up until the impact with a 300# boulder at which time the airbags deployed recording these data. t-2.5 secs, the driver notices the flashing esp traction lamp in 0.4 secs lifting her foot off the accelerator briefly for 0.3 seconds. the accelerator position is indicated by the blue line. she then reapplied the accelerator to the same location by t-2.2 secs indicating that she realized she was not sliding despite the esp traction indicator. she had her vehicle under control at this time. t-1.8 secs, the esp module apparently told the electronic stability pump to lock both front wheels while allowing both back wheels to keep driving the vehicle forward. this suggests that in addition to her yaw sensor failure there was also a software error that took place. (i know of no circumstance when one would want both front wheels to lock in order to stabilize a vehicle in motion). the locking of both front wheels then caused her to lose control ultimately plunging her off the 300 foot cliff. t-0.5 secs, although the driver is still 0.5 sec from the airbag deployment the yaw rate sensor lost communication with the airbag deployment recorder confirming that her yaw rate sensor had failed, i.e. these readings are denoted as sna. edwin c. jones, md, phd cc: senator lamar alexander, senator bob corker, governor bill haslam, and detective sgt. mark kimsey.
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - EXHAUST SYSTEM
08/07/2011
 Tl- the contact owns a 1994 chevrolet silverado 2500 which was hitched to a 2011 dutchmen rubicon trailer. the contact stated the furnace exhaust duct was not installed during production and the exhaust fumes entered the vehicle. currently the vehicle was being inspected by an authorized dealer. the contact had potential health concerns related to the carbon dioxide. the manufacturer was not notified of the defect. there was no failure mileage. rvk
08/07/2011
 Tl-the contact owns a 1994 chevrolet silverado 2500 which was hitched to a 2011 dutchmen rubicon trailer. the contact stated the furnace exhaust duct was not installed during production and the exhaust fumes vented inside the vehicle. currently the vehicle was being inspected at an authorized dealer. the contact had potential health concerns related to the carbon dioxide. the manufacturer was not notified of the defect. there was no failure mileage. js