Jayco Kiwi

Model Kiwi made by Jayco got 1 consumer complain as well as 1 recall. Consumer complaints with reference to electrical system. . There was one recall concerning equipment .

Model 2002


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
03V383000JAYCO, INC.from 07/06/2001 to 10/15/2003V (Vehicle)6442MFRJAYCO, INC.10/09/200310/22/2003
Defect SummaryOn certain motor homes equipped with samsung microwave ovens, these units 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 jayco at 1-574-825-0608.
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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 Converter in jayco kiwi 2002 went bad and we had lights, radio/cd player,and lp detector ruined when too many volts were being sent to this equipment. when we walked into the trailer we smelled an electrical smell and then noticed smoke coming from a panel on the wall. after testing voltage being put out by converter it was determined it was sending 40 volts to 12 volt equipment. there was no safety device on this converter to prevent this from frying our equipment that was using 12 volts and if we had not walked in when we did ,there could have been a fire. we have installed a new converter which has a safety on it to prevent this type of thing from happening. this should be required when manufacturing. we have old converter, radio/cd player and lp detector. we have also replaced the lp detector ,but have not priced a new radio yet.

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