Defective electric steps on recreational vehicles has prompted a recall from Allied Recreation Group (ARG).
The motorhome manufacturer is recalling a wide range of models equipped with certain Lippert-brand Coachstep Double Electric Steps. These steps use a bolt to attach the fan gear assembly to the steps. This bolt may fracture allowing the fan gear to disengage from the steps. As a result, the steps may not remain in the expected position and may be unstable.
Unstable entry and exit steps increase the risk of injury.
The recalled includes more than 2,000 motorhomes. The following models are included: 2010-2011 Holiday Rambler Admiral, 2009-2014 Holiday Rambler Ambassador, 2010 Holiday Rambler Arista, 2010-2014 Holiday Rambler Endeavor, 2009-2011 Holiday Rambler Neptune, 2011-2014 Holiday Rambler Vacationer, 2009-2011 Monaco Cayman, 2010-2014 Monaco Diplomat, 2014 Monaco Dynasty, 2009-2014 Monaco Knight, 2012-2013 Monaco LaPalma, 2009-2013 Monaco Monarch, 2009-2011 Monaco Riptide, 2008 Safari Passage, and 2008 Safari Simba.
ARG will notify owners and dealers will install a retainer bracket to reinforce the operating mechanism, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.
Owners with questions about this recall can contact ARG customer service number at (800) 509-3417.