(November 20, 2016) — Forest River, Jayco and Winnebago have recently issued recalls. Here’s a recap:
Forest River is recalling certain model year 2017 Vibe trailers manufactured September 20, 2016, to October 20, 2016. The outside of the kitchen stove may have been connected to a 12V D.C. positive circuit, potentially shocking a user that touches it. An energized stove may increase the risk of an electrical shock and injury. Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will disconnect the positive wire, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 20, 2016. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-296-2084 extension 105. Forest River’s number for this recall is 59-102212016-0260.
Forest River is also recalling certain model year 2017 Salem recreational trailers, model SMT186RB, manufactured October 13, 2016, through October 21, 2016, and model year 2017 Wildwood recreational trailers, model WDT186RB, manufactured October 7, 2016, through October 21, 2016. The Federal Placard Label and the VIN incorrectly states that the vehicle has two axles, while the vehicle is only equipped with one axle. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, “Certification.” If the owner follows the information on the Federal Placard Label, the operator may overload the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. Forest River will notify owners and will provide a corrected Certificate of Origin, Federal Placard and VIN plate for each trailer, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on December 21, 2016. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-534-1251. Forest River’s number for this recall is 6-10252016-0262.
Jayco is recalling certain model year 2017 Jay Sport camping trailers, model 12SC, manufactured September 14, 2016, to October 3, 2016. The labels on the affected vehicles incorrectly state that the vehicle is equipped with ST175/80R13D tires requiring 65 PSI, when the vehicle is actually equipped with ST175/80R13C tires requiring 50 PSI. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, “Tire Selection and Rims.” Incorrect tire pressure information may result in the tires being over inflated, which can cause possible tire failure, increasing the risk of a crash. Jayco has notified owners and provided them with a corrected label, free of charge. The recall began on November 1, 2016. Owners may contact Jayco customer service at 1-800-283-8267. Jayco’s number for this recall is 9901331.
Winnebago Industries is recalling certain model year 2017 Winnebago View and Itasca Navion motorhomes manufactured March 21, 2016, to September 15, 2016. The affected vehicles may have loose driver and front passenger seat mounting bolts, possibly allowing the seats to detach from the mounting pedestals. If the seat detaches from the mounting pedestal, it can increase the risk of injury and crash. Winnebago will notify owners, and dealers will tighten the seat mounting bolts to the proper specification, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Winnebago customer service at 1-641-585-3535.