K-z Sportsmen Sportster

Model Sportsmen Sportster made by K-z got 3 consumer complains as well as 1 recall. Consumer complaints with reference to tires. . There was one recall concerning equipment .

Model 2004


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
11V022000KZRV, L.P. V (Vehicle)179803/03/2011ODIKZRV, LP01/24/201101/25/2011
Defect SummaryKzrv is recalling certain towable travel trailers equipped with 1200-series norcold refrigerators. the population of refrigerators being addressed contains either a sensing algorithm or thermal switch to shut off power to the refrigerator when high temperatures are detected in order to prevent a potential fire. the response times of the sensor algorithm and thermal switch devices to stop power are not sufficient.
Consequence SummaryThe sensing algorithm or thermal switch installed to shut off power to the refrigerator when high temperatures are detected due to a possible hydrogen gas leak may not shut off in sufficient time to prevent a fire.
Corrective SummaryKzrv is working with norcold to identify and notify any affected owners. owners will be instructed to contact norcold dealers to receive the remedy free of charge. please see norcold's defect report 10e-049 for additional information. the safety recall began on march 3, 2011. owners may contact norcold at 1-800-767-9101.
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 .

Consumer Complaints

Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
 2 tire failures, nankang branded sold by tire-co size st235 80r16 load range e stamped 3520lb @ 80 psi. lost 1 @ 60 mph in the rain, lost entire tread and such, did $2500 damage to rv, lost other on approx 3 months later, 65 mph 75 deg and about $2400 in repairs. total gvwr is 18k, 6 tires = 21120lb and inflation was checked daily cold, set to 80 psi. 3 rd tire was going so replaced all with a lt type goodyear, tire-co did pay partial on repairs but took the defective tire back prior to payment. have seen many reports on the net of the same issue , the tire are stamped nankang, freestar and a 3rd name that i can not recall. *jb
 While on vacation i had 2 tire separation problems with one resulting in a blowout with damage. these tires are nankang 235/80r16 were only 2 years old and about 4 thousand miles on them. these came new on my 2004 kz 40 ft 5th wheel trailer and had virtually no tread wear. there have been numerous other complaints on these tires. *jb
 Tire failure caused shocks to break off and tear. this mutilated and beat the sides of rv (nankang tire). *nm

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