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  • New Dometic Refrigerator Recall

    Dometic has a new recall for refrigerators made between June 1, 2003 through September 30, 2006. Many of these are the same models as were in the older recall (Recall number 06E076000). (Technically, Dometic’s letter indicates an extension of the original, but NHTSA assigned a new Recall Number and the information is under that new number.)


    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.
    Happy Trails To You

    Tom & Cheryl Brockman
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  • #2
    I had the recall repair done on my refrigerator yesterday. It took 20 minutes. They put a sheild around the gas line to supposely keep the ammonia from exploding when the tubes crack??? I have escalated (4th Tier) to Dometic to wanting to know why they are only doing a "band-aid" fix and not replacing the defective parts. They said they stopped replacing them in April 08 and are only doing this fix. Also they said if the refer is out of warrenty and the part fails they would not fix it at their cost. That we would need to purchase an extended warrenty. (Not very happy with their answers). As a note, I did mention maybe a class action lawsuit. Maybe all the RV owners should band together and try to tackle this. Maybe the club could get involved and do some investigation. BTW it was mentioned from one of the people i talked to that it could be a 25% failure rate.

    Anyway all should have the repair if they have not done so yet. Maybe it will keep someone from getting hurt or even killed.
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    • #3
      Cracked cooling units are not all that uncommon. While usually a rare occurance, it does happen. Anything being bounced down a road is likely to break at one time or another.

      You got more than a sheild though. A temp activated shut off switch was also installed. Should a flame escape the burner area, it will trip the switch and shut down all 12v power to the refer.
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