Dometic Corporation refrigerator Model numbers:NDR1062, RM2652, RM2662, RM2663, RM2852, RM2862, RM3662, RM3663, RM3862, RM3863
Certain DOMETIC 2-door refrigerators manufactured between April 1997 AND May 2003: with serial #’s:
001XXXXX THRU 052XXXXX;101XXXXX THRU 152XXXXX; 201XXXXX THRU 252XXXXX; 301XXXXX THRU 319XXXXX;713XXXXX THRU 752XXXXX;801XXXXX THRU 852XXXXX;901XXXXX THRU 952XXXXX;New serial numbers have been added to the Dometic Recall for the above model numbers
320XXXXX THRU 352XXXXX;401XXXXX THRU 452XXXXX;501XXXXX THRU 552XXXXX;601XXXXX THRU 639XXXXX;
These refrigerators were installed in certain recreational vehicles as original equipment and sold as aftermarket 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. This release of coolant under certain conditions could ignite and result in a fire.
There are potentially 926877 units affected. Be sure to double check the above listing against Dometic web site for any current information that I have not posted.
The vehicle manufacturers will notify owners of recreational vehicles that had the refrigerators installed as original equipment and Dometic will notify the owners of the aftermarket refrigerators. Dometic will install a secondary burner housing free of charge. Owners may contact Dometic at 888-446-5157
The Amish built cooling units do not need this recall kit added to them. The Amish remove the area of concern replacing the weak area with thick wall tubing, preventing the flexing of tubing which develops a stress crack with loss of ammonia.
Norcold recall information:
Due to a potential safety defect, Norcold has voluntarily recalled the smaller gas/electric refrigerator models, built from Jan. 1987-May 1995, listed above. If your refrigerator model's serial number is above, it requires immediate service. Refrigerator model and serial numbers can be viewed by looking on the inside right of your refrigerator cabinet. Continued propane gas mode operation of a refrigerator under this recall could result in a fire. If you own an affected model:
Call Norcold at 1-800-667-3005 with any questions.
1200, 1201, 1210 and 1211, 4 door refrigerators with cooling unit serial numbers ranging from 700000 to 13085759.
These refrigerators were installed as original equipment in vehicle model years 1997 to 1210. Other recalled refrigerators may have been purchased as replacement during the same period.
Norcold has voluntarily extended a prior recall to include refrigerator models 1200LR, 1200LRIM and 1201LRIM manufactured from March 1, 2001 to December 31, 2002. Each cooling unit under the extension has a serial number between 1273701 and 1536607.Norcold has notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Transportation Canada of the extension upon becoming aware that the recall could involve additional refrigerators, which may under certain conditions, result in high temperatures and possibly a fire.In addition to the recall above, Norcold has determined that it is necessary to modify the remedy associated with a previous recall to models 1200LR and 1200LRIM with cooling unit serial numbers 700000 and 1008700, manufactured between December 1996 and February 1999. Owners who responded to this previous recall will be contacted instructing them to bring their recreational vehicle into a service center so that a safety thermal switch kit can be installed on the replaced cooling unit. Vehicle owners with these newly recalled models or those who obtained a remedy to models 1200LR, 1201LRM and 1200LRIM must stop operating their refrigerator until it has been inspected and repaired. Persons owning an affected refrigerator can call Norcold at 1-800-767-9101 for additional important information and to obtain the location of the nearest Norcold Service Center. Information is also available at www.norcold.com (Select Customer Support, then Recall Info).“The first priority of Norcold is the safety of our customers,” said Kevin Phillips, VP of Sales and Marketing for Thetford. “We continue to improve upon our products and these recalls are a result of that continuous improvement process.”“There will be no charge for the parts and labor to repair the defect,” Phillips noted. “We encourage customers to bring their unit to a Norcold Service Center as soon as possible to ensure their continued safety.”Letters detailing the recall extension will be sent to all Manufacturers, Distributors, Dealers and Service Centers. Owners of the previous recall remedy will be contacted as soon as possibleRemember, Safety first.