Nearly half-million Ram pickup trucks recalled – possible fire risk

From press release September 19, 2017 – Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA US LLC) is voluntarily recalling an estimated 443,712 U.S.-market heavy-duty pickups and medium-duty trucks to inspect and replace, if necessary, their water pumps.   Affected are model-year 2013-17 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups; and 3500, 4500 and 5500 chassis cabs.   Customer feedback prompted an FCA US investigation that... Read More

Hymer recalling some Aktiv RVs for taillight problem

Erwin Hymer Group North America, Inc. (Hymer) is recalling 195 model year 2016-2018 Aktiv RVs built on a RAM Promaster chassis and equipped with a Continental kit (CK). The exhaust pipe may melt the rear bumper cover and the vehicle wiring in that area. The exhaust heat can melt the taillight wiring, causing the taillight not to function, creating the... Read More

Thor recalls some Hurricane, Serrano, Windsport motorhomes

Because of a fire risk, Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling certain 2010-2011 Hurricane, and 2011 Serrano and Windsport motorhomes. The affected vehicles are wired to be powered by a generator and are equipped with an Iota ITS-50R transfer switch that may fail when exposed to elevated electrical loads and used in higher temperatures. The transfer switch may overheat, increasing... Read More

Big recall on 2016-2018 Springdale, Summerland trailers

Keystone is recalling more than 6,600 model year 2016-2018 Springdale and Summerland travel trailers. The wiring for the electric stabilizer jacks were incorrectly connected to the unprotected side of the breaker. An electrical short in the wiring for the electric stabilizer jack can increase the risk of a fire. Keystone will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the installation of... Read More

Forest River recalling some 2018 Rockwood, Flagstaff trailers

Forest River is recalling certain 2018 Rockwood and Flagstaff travel trailers equipped with Dexter axles. The spindle nut on the axles may not have been torqued to the proper specifications. The over-tightened nut may cause the hub bearings to fail and the tire and rim to separate from the axle resulting in a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk... Read More

Thor recalling 860 trailers for propane hazard

Thor Motor Coach is recalling 860 model year 2018 Four Winds, Chateau and Freedom Elite recreational vehicles. The liquid propane (LP) hose may sag and become pinched between the frame and the leaf spring u-bolts, potentially damaging the hose and causing a propane leak. A propane fuel leak may increase the risk of fire. Thor will notify owners, and dealers... Read More

Big recall on Ford F-150, F-250 and F-350 trucks

Ford Motor Company is recalling more than 117,000 model year 2015-2017 F-150 and  2017 F-250 and F-350 trucks equipped with a crew cab. The left rear inflatable seat belt buckle assembly may be inadequately attached to its mounting bracket. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 210, “Seat Belt... Read More

RV and RV-related recalls for August 2017

Here is our monthly summary of RV recalls for August 2017 and related equipment we feel are of interest to our readers. This information has been gleaned from the U.S. National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. This is NOT a complete list of all vehicles and related equipment recalled. Sign up for RVtravel.com’s new monthly newsletter about RV electricity. COMING THIS... Read More

Forest River recalls some 2018 Sprinter motorhomes

Forest River is recalling certain 2018 Forest River Dynamax, Forester, Sunseeker, and Coachmen Prism vehicles built on Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans. The affected vehicles have tire labels on the B-pillar that list a tire pressure that is too low. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, “Certification.” Operating the vehicle with low front... Read More

Newmar recalls Mountain Aire, Dutch Star RVs

Newmar is recalling 1,167 model year 2014 Mountain Aire and 2014-2017 Dutch Star motorhomes built on Freightliner XCR chassis manufactured by Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA). The chassis battery cable mounting bracket may not have been installed correctly. As a result the improperly routed and clipped battery cable can contact the frame rail, possibly chafing and short circuiting. A battery... Read More