MIDDLEBURY, Ind. — Jayco, Inc. has agreed to recall certain of its model-year 2023-2024 recreational-vehicle coaches which might have caliper-attachment bolts which might come loose.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Part 573 Safety Recall Report 23V-318, The Ford Motor Company, which supplied its 2022 F-53 strip chassis to Jayco for the production of the 63 Jayco/Entegra Coach Alante, Precept, Precept Prestige, Emblem, Vision, Vision XL vehicles within the recall population, informed Jayco as to the potential for the rear caliper bolts not being properly torqued during production.
The report specified the safety risk as “The caliper bolts may loosen over time. If one or more bolts disengage, the caliper may damage the wheel resulting in a loss of tire pressure or the caliper may damage the brake lines causing brake fluid loss in one circuit, which may result in reduced brake system performance. Either condition increases the risk of a crash.
According to Ford there are no reports of accidents, injuries or fatalities due to this condition.
A worn socket which secures the caliper-attachment bolts has been identified as the cause of the fault.
Owners will be asked to bring recalled vehicles to a Ford or Lincoln certified dealer for inspection of the bolts. Should the bolts not be properly torqued, they will be addressed. Should the bolt heads show rounding, they will be replaced.
Dealers and owners are scheduled to be notified by June 2nd.