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Old 09-29-2012, 06:51 AM   #1
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Nearly 1,600 Jayco RVs recalled for electrical issue

[h=3]Nearly 1,600 Jayco RVs recalled for electrical issue[/h]
Jayco, Inc. is recalling 2008-2009 and 2011 Greyhawk Class C motorhomes, 2008-2011 Melbourne Class C motorhomes, and 2008-2010 Octane Sport Utility travel trailers manufactured from May 21, 2007, through Sept. 10, 2010, equipped with Iota-brand transfer switches.

These RVs may have an improper electrical connection at the buss bar on the affected transfer switches. This improper connection may lead to overheating and melting of the transfer switch. Overheating and melting of the transfer switch increases the risk of a fire.

Jayco will notify owners, and dealers will replace the transfer switch, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in Sept. 2012. Owners may contact Jayco at 800-283-8267.
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:30 AM   #2
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It's the IONA transfer switch that has to be changed. If you don't have the IONA you don't have a problem, also IONA no longer makes transfer switches.

Repair takes less than 1.5 hrs once the dealer gets the new switch which JAYCO ships as soon as it gets the order from the dealer.
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Old 11-11-2012, 05:20 AM   #3
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Does this include the Class B+ (usually lumped in with the class C's)??
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:44 AM   #5
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Does this include the Class B+ (usually lumped in with the class C's)??
I would contact Jayco with your VIN to confirm (1-800-283-8267), but it seems to be IOTA brand transfer switches on specific Class C and Octane models.

http://www.automd.com/recall/jayco_m/

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Old 11-16-2012, 11:30 PM   #6
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Mine was finished yesterday... now the genny will not start... clicks rapidly... overcrank light goes off on the genny (microquiet 4000). I am in the middle of the desert with a dead trailer. Great.
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:49 PM   #7
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I have a 2008 Octane and called Jayco about this recall. I gave the woman my VIN # and she said that there was no recalls. I have an Iota fuse/breaker panel but have no idea about the transfer switch. How do I find this out as I am still leery about this.
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I have a 2008 Octane and called Jayco about this recall. I gave the woman my VIN # and she said that there was no recalls. I have an Iota fuse/breaker panel but have no idea about the transfer switch. How do I find this out as I am still leery about this.
The transfer switch is normally located close to where the shore-power cable enters the trailer/coach and you need to have a generator option. I can assure you that if JAYCO said you are not part of the recall you are not involved. I was having no problems or even signs of overheating but they insisted I have the transfer swtich changed. It has nothing to do with the breaker panel.
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Not quite true, I emailed Jayco when my iota transfer switch melted and asked if it was included in the recall. I was told it wasn't, but they would replace it. A month later I got a recall notice. I have a 2010 Melbourne.

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My Designer wasn't/isn't included in this recall as far as I know, but my IOTA burned up about 8 months after I bought the trailer. I full time and was sitting on the couch watching TV one afternoon, 2 a/c's on, and smelled smoke. It was the buss bar in the IOTA and wiring going to it.

Jayco replaced it with another brand since IOTA apparently no longer makes their transfer switch.

I think Jayco should recall every one they ever installed that hasn't failed already. This transfer switch obviously has a major problem. I'm just glad I was "at home" when mine started smoking.
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