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Old 05-21-2008, 06:18 PM   #1
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Exclamation EXPANDED Dometic recall

http://www2.dometicusa.com/recall.php

all please check the web site above, it seems dometic expanded the number and years of units affected, mine was not on the first round but now it is

takes all of about 4 minutes to check, you do need your model number and serial number
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Old 05-21-2008, 08:22 PM   #2
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My previous trailer was recalled. They had to fix it when I traded.
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Old 05-21-2008, 09:42 PM   #3
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Thanks for the notice as they have ours in this round.


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Old 05-22-2008, 05:14 AM   #4
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Why are they recalling them??
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Old 05-22-2008, 08:18 AM   #5
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Text from the NHTSA website Recall 08E03200.

Make / Models : Model/Build Years:
DOMETIC / NDR1062 9999
DOMETIC / RM2652 9999
DOMETIC / RM2662 9999
DOMETIC / RM2852 9999
DOMETIC / RM2862 9999
DOMETIC / RM3662 9999
DOMETIC / RM3663 9999
DOMETIC / RM3862 9999
Recall Number: 08E032000
Summary:
DOMETIC HAS REPORTED A SAFETY RELATED DEFECT COVERING 745,574 TWO-DOOR REFRIGERATORS MANUFACTURED BETWEEN JUNE 1, 2003 AND SEPTEMBER 30, 2006, WITH SERIAL NOS. 320XXXXX THROUGH 352XXXXX; 401XXXXX THROUGH 452XXXXX; 501XXXXX THROUGH 552XXXXX; AND 601XXXXX THROUGH 639XXXXX, INSTALLED IN CERTAIN RECREATIONAL VEHICLES AS ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT AND SOLD AS REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT. A FATIGUE CRACK MAY DEVELOP IN THE BOILER TUBE WHICH MAY RELEASE A SUFFICIENT AMOUNT OF PRESSURIZED COOLANT SOLUTION INTO AN AREA WHERE AN IGNITION SOURCE (GAS FLAME) IS PRESENT.
Consequence:
THE RELEASE OF COOLANT UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS COULD IGNITE AND RESULT IN A FIRE.
Remedy:
THE VEHICLE MANUFACTURERS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS OF RECREATIONAL VEHICLES THAT HAD THE REFRIGERATORS INSTALLED AS ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT AND DOMETIC WILL NOTIFY OWNERS OF THE AFTERMARKET REFRIGERATORS. DOMETIC WILL INSTALL A SECONDARY BURNER HOUSING FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING APRIL/MAY 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DOMETIC AT 888-446-5157.
Notes:
CUSTOMERS MAY 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.
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Old 05-22-2008, 09:51 AM   #6
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Info

I called Dometic this morn and if you have not recieved communication from them and you are effected by this recall they will ask for the following.

VIN of your unit
Model # of the Dometic
Serial # of the Dometic

They were very helpfull and my appointment for repair is approved and scheduled.

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Old 05-26-2008, 09:07 PM   #7
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Had the kit installed in my TT today. It's only about a 30 minute job. I watched the tech while he did the work.
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Old 06-21-2008, 06:43 AM   #8
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You need to run your model and serial number through their website!
Their site says the recall is for units made up thru 2006.
My unit says manufactured in 2007 on the model number sticker beside
the door but when I ran my model and serial numbers by them, I AM included
in the recall.
My trailer is a Rockwood 2008 model purchased in Feb of 08.
You need to check your numbers!!
The correct website to check is
http://www2.dometicusa.com/recall.php
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Top link corrected

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Old 06-21-2008, 08:30 AM   #10
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Also to be notied you must have the card they send out or your dometice customer id number for the service to be completed.

Without the number the service provider does not get paid and will not do the recall service.

Just hope to save some time as I learned the hard way.


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Old 06-21-2008, 08:50 AM   #11
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How do I get a card??
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Old 06-22-2008, 10:13 AM   #12
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THIS IS JUST GREAT, I just check the recall and my fridge is part of the recall. We leave this Saturday for Myrtle Beach for two weeks. I hope I can get repaired this week or I am out of alot of money. We were camping three weeks ago and noticed a funny smell right around the fridge and stove area but then it went away and now that think about it, I turn off the fridge because we where getting ready to pack up and leave. FYI I work with refrigrants, and the refridgerators in RV's are charged R-717 which is Ammonia, it is toxic and irritating to breathe and slightly flammable. Propane is also listed as a refrigrant R-290, if propane is mix with air it becomes a combustible mixture. In most cases if Ammonia and any other chemical is mix there will problems and even more so with Propane. I just hope I can get my problem corrected this week.
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Old 06-24-2008, 09:22 PM   #13
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Guess I better have a look at mine in the AM.
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Old 01-31-2009, 01:19 PM   #14
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We also we part of the Dometic Recall. Had the kit installed at the dealership in about 20 min.

Service Manager said we were done but the Tech was looking for us to start up the Frig. We almost drove away but stopped to check the work. The Tech wasn't done, had not tested his work. Had to redo as he had it hooked up wrong. Got to make sure the Tech? also says its done!
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Old 03-26-2009, 12:11 AM   #15
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Thanks for the heads up. Mine's part of the recall too. Nice to find out and get it taken care of now instead of on the road somewhere.
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Old 01-22-2010, 04:51 PM   #16
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We had our previous trailers recall repaired by Ted at allseasons rv in michigan, we did not even know that there was a recall until we went to trade in our 5th wheel. I sure am glad we did not have a fire, ive heard that these recalls were pretty dangerous. Im sure that you can call Ted if you are in question if your fridge is subject to the recalls.
i believe his number is 231 739 5269.
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Old 06-02-2010, 02:13 PM   #17
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Thanks powerboatr!

I just called and the former owner didn't get it fix (I baught my travel trailer 3 weeks ago).

The dealer's schedule is full but the appointment is in 2 weeks!

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Old 06-02-2010, 02:54 PM   #18
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mine is included in the recall even though its a 2008 unit......has anyone experienced a failure on their dometic refrigerator? i've seen all the posts about the fixes,but i've never read about an actual failure or a problem.
i've turned off the gas valve on mine and only run it on 120vts. i'm hooked up on a permanent site.
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realebill for my part, I haven't found any problem yet! I have to figure out how I turn it to 120vts!
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THIS IS JUST GREAT, I just check the recall and my fridge is part of the recall. We leave this Saturday for Myrtle Beach for two weeks. I hope I can get repaired this week or I am out of alot of money. We were camping three weeks ago and noticed a funny smell right around the fridge and stove area but then it went away and now that think about it, I turn off the fridge because we where getting ready to pack up and leave. FYI I work with refrigrants, and the refridgerators in RV's are charged R-717 which is Ammonia, it is toxic and irritating to breathe and slightly flammable. Propane is also listed as a refrigrant R-290, if propane is mix with air it becomes a combustible mixture. In most cases if Ammonia and any other chemical is mix there will problems and even more so with Propane. I just hope I can get my problem corrected this week.
mine was in the first round. the fix consist of a shield around the burner with a temp sensor in it (to shut it down in case of a leak). they are not correcting the weld problem just detecting it if it leaks and shutting the system down if it produces heat.
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