RV and RV-related recalls for Dec. 2015

RV and RV-related recalls for Dec. 2015

WASHINGTON/TORONTO: Here is our monthly summary of recalled vehicles we feel are of interest to our readers. This information has been gleaned from the U.S. National Highway Transportation Safety Administration and by Transport Canada. This is NOT a complete list of all vehicles recalled by either agency.

UNITED STATES RECALLS

RECREATION VEHICLES

Allied Recreation Group, Inc. (ARG) is recalling certain model year 2016 Fleetwood Southwind 34A, 36L, and 32VS motorhomes equipped with Atwood Model 0D50 on-demand water heaters. In the affected vehicles, the on-demand water heaters have a gas valve that may cause the water heater to overheat the water in the hot water supply tap. The overheating of the water may result in the release of steam, possibly causing the operator is to scald themselves and increasing the risk of injury. ARG will notify owners and Atwood will provide a remedy for the hot water heater free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact ARG customer service at 1-800-509-3417 or Atwood customer service at 1-574-264-2131.

Columbia Northwest, Inc. (Columbia) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Somerset E1 and Santa Fe recreational trailers manufactured November 1, 2012, to January 31, 2013, and equipped with Atwood on demand water heaters. The water heaters have a water and gas valve that may cause the heater to overheat the water in the hot water supply tap. The overheating of the water may result in the release of steam, possibly causing the operator is to scald themselves and increasing the risk of injury. The remedy for this recall is still under development. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Columbia customer service at 1-724-423-7440, or Atwood customer service at 1-574-264-2131. Columbia’s number for this recall is 15E-087.
DS Corp DBA Crossroads RV (Crossroads RV ) is recalling certain model year 2016 Crossroads ReZerve travel trailers manufactured September 29, 2015, to November 2, 2015. The affected vehicles are equipped with 4400 pound axles but the Federal Identification Label states that the trailer has a 5200 pound axle. The operator may overload the trailer by following the label information, resulting in a loss of vehicle control, and thereby increasing the risk of a crash. All of the affected travel trailers are quarantined on dealer lots and dealers will replace the 4400 pound axle with the correct 5200 pound axle, prior to the sale of the trailers. Owners may contact Crossroads RV customer service at 1-260-593-3850. Crossroads RV’s number for this recall is 39.
EverGreen Recreational Vehicles, LLC (EverGreen) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Bayhill, Lifestyle, Amped, I-Go, Sun Valley, Element, Reactor, and Ever-Lite recreational vehicles manufactured June 1, 2013, to August 31, 2015, equipped with Atwood on-demand water heaters. The affected water heaters have a water and gas valve that may cause the water heater to overheat the water in the hot water supply tap. The overheating of the water may result in the release of steam, possibly causing the operator is to scald themselves and increasing the risk of injury. EverGreen will notify owners, and dealers will install a hot water heater rework kit to remedy the safety risk, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2015. Owners may contact EverGreen customer service at 1-574-825-4298.
Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2014 FR3, 2009 Forest River Encore, Sportscoach Elite, and Aurora, 2008-2009 Cruise Master, 2012-2015 Aviator, 2007-2014 Georgetown, 2007-2009 Legend, 2008-2012 Ridgeview, 2008-2014 Cross Country, 2010-2014 Coachmen Encounter, 2009-2014 Pathfinder, Solera, Mirada, Prism, and Pursuit motorhomes. The affected vehicles are equipped with certain Lippert-brand Coachstep Double and Triple Electric Steps. These steps use a bolt to attach the fan gear assembly to the steps. This bolt may fracture allowing the fan gear to disengage from the steps. As a result, the steps may not remain in the expected position and may be unstable. Unstable entry and exit steps increase the risk of injury. Forest River will notify owners and dealers will install a retainer bracket to reinforce the operating mechanism, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on January 19, 2016. Owners may contact Forest River customer service number at 1-574-389-4600. Forest River’s number for this recall is 51-11102015-0109. Or owners can contact Lippert Components at 1-574-537-8900.
Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 Legacy motorhomes, models 340BH, 340KP, and 360RB, manufactured September 12, 2013, to September 25, 2015. The affected vehicles are equipped with a seat belts whose shoulder belt may rest at, or below, the shoulder of the seat occupant. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 209, “Seat Belt Assemblies”, and 210, “Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages.” If the shoulder belt rests too low on the torso, it can increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash. Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will install new seat belt systems, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 19, 2016. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-800-348-7440. Forest River’s number for this recall is 40-11192015-0117.
Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain model year 2012-2016 Berkshire, Charleston, Legacy, Dynamax, XLR, Continental Cargo, Work & Play, Shockwave, and Coachmen Brookstone recreational vehicles and toy haulers, equipped with Atwood on demand water heaters, models OD45, OD50, and OD50CW, manufactured January 2, 2012, to August 13, 2015. The affected water heaters have a water and gas valve that may cause the water heater to overheat the water in the hot water supply tap. The overheating of the water may result in the release of steam, possibly causing the operator is to scald themselves and increasing the risk of injury. Forest River will notify owners. The remedy for this recall is still under development. The recall began on December 17, 2015. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-800-348-7440, or Atwood customer service at 1-574-264-2131. Forest River’s number for this recall is 51-11092015-0107.
Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain model year 2010-2016 Surveyor recreational trailers, models SVT243RBS and ORSVT243RBS. The affected vehicles have Federal Certification Placards that list an incorrect tire and rim size from what is actually installed on the vehicle. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, “Certification.” If the operator installs tires that are the size that is indicated on the placard, it can cause poor vehicle handling, increasing the risk of a crash. Forest River will notify owners and mail them a corrected Federal placard label, free of charge. The recall began on December 2, 2015. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-642-3119 extension 205. Forest River’s number for this recall is 37-11052015-0106.
Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain model year 2016 Coachmen Mirada motorhomes, model MDA31FWF, manufactured August 21, 2015, to October 2, 2015. In the affected vehicles, the parking brake actuator may be out of calibration causing the parking brake system to not properly hold the vehicle even with the parking brake pedal fully depressed. Additionally, the parking brake may not disengage completely when the parking brake pedal is released. If the parking brake does not fully engage, the vehicle may unexpectedly roll, increasing the risk of personal injury or a crash. A parking brake that drags may result in a wheel end fire. Forest River will notify owners, and Ford dealers will replace the parking brake foot pedal pedal assembly, free of charge. The recall began on December 9, 2015. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-293-1581. Forest River’s number for this recall is 310-10282015-0103.
Grand Design RV, LLC (Grand Design) is recalling certain model year 2016 Momentum trailers, models 397th, 398M, and 388M, manufactured September 2, 2015, to November 12, 2015. The affected trailers may be equipped with a Federal Certification Label that lists an incorrect unloaded vehicle weight (UVW), causing the cargo carrying capacity (CCC) to be overstated. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, “Certification.” If the operator loads vehicle per the information on the label, the vehicle may exceed the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), thereby increasing the risk of a crash. Grand Design will notify owners, and dealers will install a corrected label, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 11, 2016. Owners may contact Grand Design customer service at 1-574-825-9679. Grand Design’s number for this recall is 910005.
Keystone RV Company (Keystone) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Dutchmen Voltage recreational trailers manufactured August 6, 2014, to October 15, 2015. The affected vehicles may be equipped with an exterior folding ladder that is not properly secured to the vehicle wall. If the ladder is not properly attached to the trailer, the ladder may detach while being used, increasing the risk of injury. Keystone has notified owners, and dealers will inspect the trailers and install the appropriate fasteners to properly secure the ladder to vehicle wall, free of charge. The recall began on December 8, 2015. Owners may contact Keystone customer service at 1-866-425-4369. Keystone’s number for this recall is 15-242.
Newmar Corporation (Newmar) is recalling certain model year 2004-2007 Essex motorhomes manufactured March 24, 2003, to March 7, 2007, and 2005-2007 London Aire motorhomes manufactured May 30, 2005, to October 23, 2006, and 2007-2008 Mountain Aire motorhomes manufactured January 19, 2006, to February 27, 2007. In the affected vehicles, the engine cooling fan may separate from the fan drive while the fan is spinning. If the engine area is open and the cooling fan and detaches, someone nearby may be injured. Newmar will notify owners, and Spartan dealers will replace the fan and fan drive system, free of charge. The recall began on December 1, 2016. Owners may contact Newmar service department at 1-800-731-8300 or Spartan Chassis at 1-800-543-4277.
Newmar Corporation (Newmar) is recalling certain model year 2008-2014 King Aire, 2009-2014 Essex, 2011-2015 Mountain Aire, Ventana, and Dutch Star, 2012-2014 Ventana LE, 2012-2015 Canyon Star, and 2015 London Aire motorhomes. The affected vehicles are equipped with refrigerator door latches that may inadvertently lock without the operator’s knowledge. If an individual climbed into the refrigerator and the door inadvertently latched, the person would not be able to open the door, increasing their risk of injury. Newmar will notify owners, and dealers will install a new replacement door latch that will not automatically latch, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 24, 2016
Newmar Corporation (Newmar) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Ventana and Dutch Star motorhomes and model year 2014 Mountain Aire and Essex motorhomes manufactured May 31, 2015, to January 21, 2015. The affected vehicles have cargo door lock actuators that may overheat and melt the actuator housing. A door lock actuator that overheats may increase the risk of a fire. Newmar will notify owners, and dealers will install a new low voltage disconnect module and wire harness for the door lock actuator, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 23, 2016. Owners may contact Newmar customer service at 1-800-731-8300.
Newmar Corporation (Newmar) is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 Canyon Star motorhomes manufactured September 10, 2013, to August 18, 2015 and equipped with Atwood on-demand water heaters. In the affected vehicles, the water heater valve may not be properly set and, as a result, the water and gas valve may cause the water heater to overheat the water in the hot water supply tap. The overheating of the water may result in the release of steam, possibly causing the operator is to scald themselves and increasing the risk of injury. Newmar will notify owners, and dealers will install a remedy kit to eliminate the scald hazard, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on January 8, 2016. Owners may contact Newmar customer service at 1-800-731-8300.
Newmar Corporation (Newmar) is recalling certain model year 2016 King Aire vehicles manufactured March 9, 2015, to September 14, 2015. The affected vehicles may have been manufactured without an emergency exit window over the driver’s side dinette table. The absence of an exit window may delay or prevent exit from the vehicle in the event of an emergency, increasing the risk of injury. Newmar will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the window, and if necessary install egress window, free of charge. The recall began on December 2, 2015. Owners may contact Newmar customer service at 1-574-773-7791.
ShowHauler Trucks, Inc. is recalling one 2013 ShowHauler 20’6″ msl recreational vehicle equipped with an Atwood on demand water heater (ODWH) model OD45, OD50, or OD50CW. The affected water heater has a water and gas valve that may cause the water heater to overheat the water in the hot water supply tap. The overheating of the water may result in the release of steam, possibly causing the operator is to scald themselves and increasing the risk of injury. Showhauler will notify the owner and Atwood will provide a remedy kit, free of charge. Owners may contact Atwood customer service at 1-574-264-2131 and/or ShowHauler customer service 1-574-825-6764.
Thor Motor Coach (Thor) is recalling certain model year 2011-2016 Thor Challenger, Thor Citation, Thor Hurricane, Thor Tuscany, Thor Windsport, 2011-2012 Thor Astoria, Thor Avanti, Thor Chateau, 2011-2014 Thor Daybreak, 2011-2015 Thor Outlaw, Thor Siesta, 2014-2015 Thor Miramar, 2012 Thor Four Winds, 2008-2011 Damon Astoria, Damon Daybreak, Damon Outlaw, Damon Tuscany, 2008-2012, Damon Challenger, 2008-2010 Damon Essence, 2009-2011 Damon Avanti, Four Winds Chateau, Four Winds Citation, Four Winds Four Winds, Four Winds Hurricane, Four Winds Siesta, Four Winds Windsport, 2009-2010 Four Winds Dorado, Four Winds Dutchmen, Four Winds Magellan, Four Winds Mandalay and 2009 Four Winds Fun Mover, and Four Winds Presidio motorhomes. The affected vehicles are equipped with certain Lippert-brand Coachstep Double and Triple Electric Steps. These steps use a bolt to attach the fan gear assembly to the steps. This bolt may fracture allowing the fan gear to disengage from the steps. As a result, the steps may not remain in the expected position and may be unstable. Unstable entry and exit steps increase the risk of injury. Thor will notify owners, and dealers will install a retainer bracket to reinforce the operating mechanism and replace all of the affected bolts, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on January 6, 2016. Owners may contact Thor customer service at 1-877-855-2867. Thor’s number for this recall is RC000111.
Winnebago Industries, Inc. (Winnebago) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Winnebago Journey and Adventurer motorhomes, and 2015 Itasca Meridian and Suncruiser motorhomes manufactured March 20, 2014, through November 6, 2015, and equipped with Atwood on demand water heaters, models OD45, OD50, and OD50CW. The affected water heaters have a water and gas valve that may cause the water heater to overheat the water in the hot water supply tap. The overheating of the water may result in the release of steam, possibly causing the operator to scald themselves and increasing the risk of injury. Winnebago will notify owners. The remedy for this recall is still under development. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Winnebago customer service at 1-641-585-3535, or Atwood customer service at 1-574-264-2131.
Winnebago Industries, Inc. (Winnebago) is recalling one model year 2008 Aspect, one model year 2010 Vista and one model year 2012 Vista recreational vehicle, each equipped with wheelchair lifts manufactured by Ricon. The affected lifts are equipped with folding link arms that may have pivot holes that are too big, allowing the bearings to move out of position. If the bearings move out of position, the stowed platform may have excessive movement resulting in failure of the platform mounting. This failure could cause the wheel chair lift platform to fall out of the vehicle when the doors are opened, increasing the risk of injury for the lift operator. Winnebago will notify owners to contact Ricon and dealers can inspect the link arms for damage or for displaced bearings. The platform will be inspected for cracks. Any damaged parts will be replaced, free of charge. The recall began on November 17, 2015. Owners may contact Ricon Customer Service at 1-800-322-2884. Note: These vehicles and wheelchair lifts were subject to a similar recall in 2014. All vehicles that received that recall remedy are still affected by this recall as well.

OTHER VEHICLES

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Jeep Cherokee vehicles manufactured February 18, 2015, to September 10, 2015 and equipped with the power liftgate option. In the affected vehicles, water may leak into the Power Liftgate Control Module and result in a high resistance short circuit. A short circuit in the module increases the risk of a fire. Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the module and connectors for corrosion, replacing the damaged components as necessary. The mastic shield will be removed and the module will be covered with a water shield. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler’s number for this recall is R67.

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2013 Escape vehicles manufactured January 11, 2012, to April 1, 2013, and 2013-2014 Focus ST vehicles manufactured May 03, 2012, to October 14, 2013. Insufficient compression in the engine wiring harness splices to the Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor may provide incorrect signals to the powertrain control module (PCM). The incorrect signals could cause the vehicle to hesitate or the engine to stall, increasing the risk of a crash. Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the current crimped splices with new splices, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 4, 2016. Owners may contact Ford customer service 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 14S17-S1
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2013 Explorer, Explorer Police Utility, Taurus, Taurus Police Interceptor, Flex, Lincoln MKS, and Lincoln MKT vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the fuel delivery module may crack, allowing fuel to leak. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire. Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel delivery module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 13S04-S1.
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2016 F-650 trucks manufactured July 29, 2015, to September 3, 2015. The affected vehicles may have been built with an incorrect Park-Reverse-Neutral-Drive-Manual (PRNDM) steering column, instead of Reverse-Neutral-Drive-Manual (RNDM) steering column. If the vehicle has the incorrect steering column, is parked on a hill, and the PRNDM placed in “P”, park pawl may fracture due to being overloaded. If the park pawl fractures, the vehicle may unexpectedly move, increasing the risk of a crash. Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the PRNDM steering column with the correct RNDM steering column, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 11, 2016. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 15S35.
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2016 Chevrolet Colorado trucks manufactured August 25, 2015 to September 24, 2015, and GMC Canyon trucks manufactured August 28, 2015 to September 24, 2015. The affected vehicles have a console compartment lid latch assembly that may fail to keep the compartment door closed in the event of a crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 201, “Occupant Protection in Interior Impact.” If the console compartment door does not remain closed in a crash, the contents stored in the console may strike the vehicle occupants, increasing their risk of injury. GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the console compartment door latch assembly, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM’s number for this recall is 16370.
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2001-2005 Honda Civic vehicles manufactured March 21, 2000, to January 20, 2005, 2001-2004 Honda Civic GX vehicles manufactured June 14, 2000, to August 19, 2004, 2003-2005 Honda Civic Hybrid vehicles manufactured February 24, 2002, to January 18, 2005, 2003-2007 Honda Accord vehicles manufactured February 21, 2002, to August 28, 2007, 2002-2004 Honda CR-V vehicles, 2002-2003 Honda Odyssey vehicles manufactured June 19, 2001, to July 12, 2003, 2003 Acura MDX vehicles manufactured September 19, 2002, to June 19, 2003, 2003 Honda Element vehicles manufactured June 25, 2002, to July 31, 2003, and 2003 Honda Pilot vehicles manufactured November 26, 2001, to August 21, 2003. The affected vehicles have a passenger side frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture upon its deployment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger’s frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the passenger seat occupant or other occupants possibly causing serious injury or death. Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began on July 1, 2015. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda’s numbers for this recall are JS1 and JS2. Note: Vehicles that have already received a replacement passenger air bag inflator as part of the recall remedy for an earlier campaign such as 14V353 or 14V700 (Honda recall numbers S95, JH6, JH7, JH8, JH9, JJ0, JJ1, JJ2, JJ6, JM5 and JM6) are not included in this recall. However, this recall does supersede 13V132 and 14V349. Note: On December 18, 2015 Honda informed NHTSA of an expansion of this recall to include certain model year 2004 Honda CR-V vehicles in addition to additional model year 2003 CR-V vehicles. 
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2015 Rogue vehicles manufactured February 10, 2015, to May 13, 2015. In the affected vehicles, due to a problem with the shift selector knob, it may be possible to shift out of the “Park” position without depressing the brake pedal. As such, these vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 114, “Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention.” If the shift selector can be moved out of the “Park” position while the brake pedal is not depressed, the vehicle may unexpectedly roll, increasing the risk of a crash. Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the shift selector knob, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2015. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2003-2004 Subaru Baja vehicles manufactured January 22, 2003, to July 21, 2004, 2004-2005 Impreza vehicles manufactured January 28, 2003, to May 31, 2005, 2003-2008 Subaru Legacy vehicles manufactured January 22, 2003, to May 2, 2008, 2003-2008 Subaru Outback vehicles manufactured February 18, 2003, to May 5, 2008, and 2005 Saab 9-2x vehicles manufactured February 11, 2004, to March 17, 2005. The affected vehicles are equipped with a passenger side frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture upon its deployment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger’s frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death. Subaru will notify their owners and General Motors will notify Saab owners. Dealers will replace the passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The Subaru recall began on June 17, 2015. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. The Saab recall began on July 27, 2015. Owners of Saab vehicles may call 1-800-955-9007. Subaru’s number for this recall is WQR-53. Note: The recall completely supersedes recall 14V-399 (WQL-48) and partially supersedes recall 14V-763 (WQP-51) in that model year 2004 through 2005 Subaru Impreza and model year 2005 Saab 9-2x vehicles are now only part of this campaign. Note: On December 18, 2015 Subaru informed NHTSA of an expansion of this recall to include certain model year 2003-2004 Subaru Baja, 2003-2008 Subaru Legacy and 2003-2008 Subaru Outback vehicles.
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2003-2004 Legacy and Outback vehicles, and 2003-2005 Baja vehicles sold, or ever registered, in geographic locations associated with high absolute humidity. Specifically, vehicles sold, or ever registered, in Puerto Rico, Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Saipan, American Samoa, Florida and adjacent counties in southern Georgia, as well as the coastal areas of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Upon deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger’s frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death. Subaru will notify their owners. Dealers will replace the passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began on January 15, 2015. Owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru’s number for this recall is WQP-51. Note: This recall supersedes recall 14V-471. This recall has been partially superseded by 15V-323. All 2005 model year Subaru Legacy and Outback vehicles will now be repaired under recall 15V-323.

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CANADA RECALLS

Recreation Vehicles Only

FOREST RIVER AURORA 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014. FOREST RIVER CONCORD 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014. FOREST RIVER CROSS COUNTRY 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014. FOREST RIVER CRUISEMASTER 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014. FOREST RIVER ENCORE 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014. FOREST RIVER ENCOUNTER 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014. FOREST RIVER EXPRESS 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014. FOREST RIVER FR3 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014. FOREST RIVER FREELANDER 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014. FOREST RIVER GEORGETOWN 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014. FOREST RIVER LANDAU 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014. FOREST RIVER LEGACY 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014. FOREST RIVER LEGEND 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014. FOREST RIVER LEPRECHAUN 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014. FOREST RIVER LEXINGTON 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014. FOREST RIVER MIRADA 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014. FOREST RIVER PATHFINDER 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014. FOREST RIVER PRISM 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014. FOREST RIVER PURSUIT 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014. FOREST RIVER RIDGEVIEW 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014. FOREST RIVER SHASTA CYNARA 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014. FOREST RIVER SOLERA 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014. FOREST RIVER SPORTSCOACH 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014. FOREST RIVER SUNSEEKER 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014. Recall Date 2015/12/07 Notification Type Safety Mfr System Structure Manufacturer Recall Number  Units Affected The number of vehicles or components affected by the recall. 763 Category Travel Trailer Recall Details On certain motorhomes equipped with Lippert Components Inc. electric entry steps, an internal bolt on the steps that attaches the fan gear assembly to the steps could fracture. This results in the fan gear disengaging from the steps, which could cause the steps to stop in an unexpected position and appear to be loose or unstable. If the steps become unstable, it could cause a person to fall, resulting in injury. Correction: Dealers will install a step retainer bracket to reinforce the operating mechanism, and all bolts of the mechanism will also be replaced.

FOREST RIVER SHOCKWAVE 2016. FOREST RIVER STEALTH 2016. Recall Date 2015/12/09 Notification Type Safety Mfr System Accessories Manufacturer Recall Number  Units Affected The number of vehicles or components affected by the recall. 2 Category Travel Trailer Recall Details Certain travel trailers may have been manufactured with an incorrect liquid propane (L.P.) detector and carbon monoxide detector. The installed component only includes a liquid propane detector, but not a carbon monoxide detector. If an enclosed recreational vehicle is missing a carbon monoxide detector, it would not alert the occupants to a possible elevated level of carbon monoxide, which could result in asphyxiation or carbon monoxide poisoning to the vehicle occupants. Correction: Dealers will inspect and replace the correct combination L.P. detector/carbon monoxide detector.

NEWMAR DUTCH STAR CLASS A MOTORHOME 1998 2005. NEWMAR KOUNTRY AIRE CLASS A MOTORHOME 1998. NEWMAR MOUNTAIN AIRE CLASS A MOTORHOME 1998 2004 2005. Recall Date 2015/12/08 Notification Type Safety Mfr System Steering Manufacturer Recall Number  Units Affected The number of vehicles or components affected by the recall. 85 Category Motorhome Recall Details On certain motorhomes, the steering gear mounting bracket could crack and break resulting in a loss of steering control, which would increase the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property. Correction: Dealers will inspect and replace the steering gear mounting bracket as necessary.

Please note: This is only a list of recalls we feel may be of interest to the RVing community. There may be other recalls which may affect you please make it a point to visit appropriate government sources for more information. 


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What is a recall?
When a manufacturer or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) determines that a car or item of motor vehicle equipment creates an unreasonable risk to safety or fails to meet minimum safety standards, the manufacturer is required to fix that car or equipment at no cost to the consumer. That can be done by repairing it, replacing it, offering a refund (for equipment) or, in rare cases, repurchasing the car.

What should I do if my vehicle is included in this recall?
If your vehicle is included in this recall, it is very important that you get it fixed as soon as possible given the potential danger to you and your passengers if it is not addressed. You should receive a separate letter in the mail from the vehicle manufacturer, notifying you of the recall and explaining when the remedy will be available, whom to contact to repair your vehicle or equipment, and to remind you that the repair will be done at no charge to you. If you believe your vehicle is included in the recall, but you do not receive a letter in the mail from the vehicle manufacturer, please call NHTSA’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236, or contact your vehicle manufacturer or dealership.

Thank you for your attention to this important safety matter and for your commitment to helping save lives on America’s roadways.

 

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