RV and RV-related recalls for Oct. 2015

RV and RV-related recalls for Oct. 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:

Recreational Vehicles:
Airstream, Inc. (Airstream) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Interstate Grand Tour Extended vehicles manufactured July 11, 2014, to September 1, 2015, and Interstate Lounge Extended vehicles manufactured November 21, 2014, to September 1, 2015. The affected vehicles may have electrical wiring connections that were not properly tightened and an interior wiring harness grounding wire that was installed incorrectly. If the electrical connections are loose, or the ground wire is located incorrectly, the wiring may overheat, increasing the risk of a fire.  Airstream will notify owners, and dealers will tighten all of the wiring connections and relocate the wiring harness ground wire, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 2, 2015. Owners may contact Airstream customer service at 1-937-596-6111 extension 7401 or 7411.
DS Corp DBA Crossroads RV (Crossroads) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Sunset Trail trailers manufactured November 14, 2014, to September 1, 2015. The affected trailers are equipped with kitchen ranges that were installed without a panel to isolate the range from air movement. Without the required isolation panel, a back draft may occur from the top burner increasing the risk of a potential explosion, fire or carbon monoxide build up.  Crossroads has notified owners, and dealers will install the panel to prevent air movement affecting the kitchen range, free of charge. The recall began on September 25, 2015. Owners may contact Crossroads at 1-855-226-7496 or by email at service@crossroadsrv.com. Crossroads’ number for this recall is 38.
Entegra Coach (Entegra) is recalling certain model year 2010 Anthem and 2012-2014 Cornerstone motorhomes manufactured October 5, 2009, to June 18, 2013 and built on a Spartan Motors chassis. In the affected vehicles, the flexible exhaust tube may tear allowing hot exhaust to blow against other components or materials. If hot exhaust gas contacts other components or materials, it can increase the risk of a fire.  Entegra will notify owners and Spartan Motors dealers will replace the flexible exhaust tube with an improved one, free of charge. The recall began on October 20, 2015. Entegra owners may contact Spartan customer service at 1-800-543-4277.
Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain model year 2016 Salem recreational trailers manufactured June 2, 2015, to October 6, 2015 and 2015 Wildwood recreational trailers manufactured June 3, 2015, to October 1, 2015. In the affected vehicles, the tire and wheel placard incorrectly states the wheel rim and tire size. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, “Certification.” If the incorrect tire and rim is installed, there may be instability of the vehicle when towing, increasing the risk of a crash.  Forest River will notify owners and will provide a corrected tire placard, free of charge. The recall began on October 26, 2015. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-800-453-6064. Forest River’s recall number is 19-10082015-0093.
Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Cherokee recreational trailers, model T19V, manufactured February 18, 2013, to August 14, 2013. In the affected vehicles, the Federal placard displays incorrect vehicle information. The original placard indicates that the tires on the vehicle are ST225/75R15D and the axle indicates a 5,200 lbs. capacity. However, the vehicle was built with a 3,500 lbs. axle and ST205/75R15C tires, which results in a decrease in the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, “Certification.” By relying on the incorrect Tire, Rim, GVWR and Cargo Carrying Capacity information indicated on the Federal Placards, an owner may unknowingly overload the vehicle, possibly resulting in tire or axle failure, increasing the risk of a crash.  Forest River will notify owners and provide a corrected, free of charge. The recall began on October 26, 2015. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-800-453-6064. Forest River’s number for this campaign is 17A-10082015-0094.
Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain model year 2016 Surveyor travel trailers and fifth wheels, models SVT321BHTS, SVT33RETS, SVT32RLTS, SVT33RLTS and SVT32RETS, manufactured April 13, 2015, to October 6, 2015. In the affected vehicles, the power supply wire for the room slide mechanism may have been incorrectly installed such that it doesn’t pass through a circuit breaker. Without the power supply wire being properly connected to a circuit breaker, an excessive power draw or electrical short may result in melted wires and an increased risk of a fire.  Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles and correct the power supply wire installation if needed. Damaged power supply wires will be replaced as necessary. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on December 7, 2015. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-642-3119 extension 205. Forest River’s number for this recall is 37-10142015-0098.
Forest River, Inc., (Forest River) is recalling certain 2011-2016 Coachmen Pursuit, Mirada, and Encounter motorhomes manufactured from March 1, 2011, through September 11, 2015. In the affected vehicles, the trailer hitch attaching bolts and nuts may not have been properly tightened, allowing the hitch to detach during use. If the trailer hitch partially or fully detaches from the motorhome while it is towing a vehicle, a loss of vehicle control could occur, increasing the risk of a crash.  Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will install a new fastener kit, free of charge. The recall began on October 9, 2015. Owners West of the Mississippi River may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-825-8317. Owners East of the Mississippi River may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-825-8305. Forest River’s campaign number for this recall is 310-09112015-0086.
Keystone RV Company (Keystone) is recalling certain model year 2016 Retreat recreational trailers manufactured July 13, 2015, to September 24, 2015, and model year 2016 Residence recreational trailers manufactured April 2, 2015, to September 2, 2015. The affected vehicles may have been manufactured with an insufficient weld on the rear mounting plate that the detachable A-frame is bolted to. If the A-Frame plate detaches from the frame while the vehicle is in motion it can reduce vehicle handling, increasing the risk of a crash.  Keystone will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the welds and repair them as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on October 22, 2015. Owners may contact Keystone customer service at 1-866-425-4369. Keystone’s number for this recall is 15-238.
Newmar Corporation (Newmar) is recalling certain model year 2007-2008 Mountain Aire motorhomes manufactured October 16, 2006, to July 24, 2007, 2007-2008 Essex motorhomes manufactured November 1, 2006, to May 24, 2007 and 2007-2008 Dutch Star motorhomes manufactured October 12, 2006, to June 29, 2007. The affected vehicles have tag axles with wheel bearings that may be adjusted too tight, resulting in their overheating during use. If the wheel bearings overheat, there is an increased risk of a wheel end fire.  Newmar will notfy owners, and Spartan dealers will check the wheel end bearings for appropriate end play, replacing them as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on December 11, 2015. Owners may contact Newmar customer service at 1-800-731-8300 or Spartan customer service at 1-800-543-4277. Newmar’s recall number is 15V-548.
Newmar Corporation (Newmar) is recalling certain model year 2010 Dutch Star motorhomes manufactured May 13, 2009, to April 14, 2010, 2010 Dutch Aire motorhomes manufactured May 12, 2009, to February 8, 2010, and 2012-2013 King Aire motorhomes manufactured March 22, 2011, to May 17, 2013. The affected vehicles are built on a Spartan Motors chassis and have a flexible exhaust tube that may tear allowing hot exhaust to blow against other components or materials. If hot exhaust gas contacts other components or materials, it can increase the risk of a fire.  Newmar will notify owners, and Spartan dealers will install a new exhaust tube, free of charge. The recall began on October 8, 2015. Owners may contact Newmar customer service at 1-800-731-8300 or Spartan customer service at 1-800-543-4277. Newmar’s number for this recall is 15V-554.
Newmar Corporation (Newmar) is recalling certain model year 2016 Bay Star, Bay Star Sport and Canyon Star motorhomes manufactured July 8, 2015, to September 14, 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.  Newmar will notify owners, and dealers will replace the parking brake foot pedal assembly, free of charge. The recall began on October 22, 2015. Owners may contact Newmar customer service at 1-800-731-8300.
Riverside RV is recalling certain model year 2015 Retro Travel Trailers, models 177SE, 166, 195, and 509, manufactured May 1, 2015, to July 31, 2015 and equipped with Coker whitewall tires. The affected trailers are equipped with Tire and Loading labels that list incorrect tire pressure information. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 574, “Tire Identification & Recordkeeping.” If an owner inflates the tires to the incorrect pressure listed on the label, the tire may be overinflated, and a tire blow out may occur, increasing the risk of a crash.  Riverside has reprinted and sent the corrected labels to owners and dealers, free of charge. The recall began August 28, 2015. Owners may contact Riverside customer service at 1-260-499-4578.
Starcraft RV is recalling certain model year 2016 Autumn Ridge travel trailers manufactured March 27, 2015, to September 22, 2015. The affected vehicles have an incorrectly built frame that may result in inadequate clearance between the wheel and the wheel well. Inadequate clearance between the wheel and the wheel well may cause premature tire wear or possible tire failure, increasing the risk of a crash.  The remedy for this recall is still under development. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Starcraft customer service at 1-800-945-4787. Starcraft’s number for this recall is 9902258.
The RV Factory LLC (RV Factory) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Avion Azure motorhomes manufactured January 1, 2014, to September 24, 2015. The affected vehicles may have an improperly placed weld on the underfloor seat bracket used to mount the second row seats. As a result, the bracket may break in a crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 210, “Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages.” If the bracket breaks, the seats may move, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.  RV Company will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brackets, free of charge. The recall began on October 24, 2015. Owners may contact RV Company customer service at 1-844-284-6678 ext 106.
Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling certain model year 2009-2011 Four Winds Hurricane and Windsport, 2009-2010 Four Winds Mandalay, 2010 Four Winds Magellan, and 2010-2011 Four Winds Serrano motorhomes manufactured May 2, 2009, to September 1, 2010. 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 ambient temperatures. As the transfer switch fails, it may overheat, increasing the risk of a fire.  TMC will notify owners, and dealers will replace the Iota ITS-50R transfer switch with a transfer switch from another manufacturer, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 30, 2015. Owners may contact Thor customer service at 1-877-855-2867. Thor’s number for this recall is RC000106.
Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling certain model year 2016 Challenger, Hurricane and Windsport motorhomes manufactured July 31, 2015, to September 9, 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.  TMC will notify owners, and dealers will replace the parking brake foot pedal assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 23, 2015. Owners may contact TMC customer service at 1-877-855-2867. TMC’s number for this recall is RC000107.
Tiffin Motorhomes, Inc. (Tiffin) is recalling certain model year 2010-2012 Phaeton motorhomes built on Powerglide chassis with floor plans QBH, QKH, and QTH manufactured July 1, 2010, to August 1, 2011. The affected vehicles have an exhaust pipe that is mounted too close to the underside of the floor. Insufficient spacing between the exhaust pipe and the floor may result in the insulation melting and an increased risk of a fire.  Tiffin will notify owners, and dealers will change the configuration of the exhaust to provide extra clearance between it and the floor, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Tiffin customer service at 1-256-356-8661. Note: Although these vehicles may have been previously repaired for this condition under recall number 11V-416, it is important that the affected vehicles receive the revised remedy of this recall.
Tiffin Motorhomes, Inc. (Tiffin) is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 Breeze motorhomes manufactured September 5, 2013, to September 30, 2015. The affected assemblies may have loose ball joints which could separate causing a loss of steering control. A loss of steering control increases the risk of a crash.  Tiffin will notify owners, and dealers will correct the ball joint installation, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in October 2015. Owners may contact Tiffin customer service at 1-256-356-8661.
Triple E Recreational Vehicles (Triple E) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Unity motorhomes, models U24MB, U24CB, U24IB and U24TB, manufactured from September 2, 2014, through September 9, 2015. In the affected vehicles, the battery compartment under the entrance step was not properly sealed to prevent gases from the battery from entering the vehicle. Explosive gases from the battery may enter the motorhome, increasing the risk of a fire.  Triple E will notify owners, and dealers will seal the battery compartment to prevent gases from entering the motorhome, free of charge. The recall began on November 2, 2015. Owners may contact Triple E customer service at 1-877-992-9906. Triple E’s number for this recall is CA#8132-1.
Triple E Recreational Vehicles (Triple E) is recalling certain model year 2016 Libero L24CB and Serenity S24CB recreational vehicles manufactured July 17, 2015, to September 9, 2015. In the affected vehicles, there is the possibility of an electrical shock when the window valance on the driver side rear of the vehicle is removed; the screw may become electrically charged. The possibility of an electrical shock increases the risk of injury.  Triple E will notify owners, and dealers will reroute the wiring to the overhead cabinet near where the valance is to be installed, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in October 2015. Owners may contact Triple E customer service at 1-877-992-9906. Triple E’s number for this recall is CA#8135-1.
Winnebago Industries, Inc (Winnebago) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Winnebago Brave, Sightseer, Vista and Adventurer motorhomes and Itasca Tribute, Sunova, Sunstar, and Suncruiser motorhomes manufactured from July 13, 2015, through October 6, 2015. The affected vehicles, built on Ford chassis, can be shifted out of ‘PARK’ without applying the brakes, due to an incorrect shift cable bracket and an improper shift cable adjustment. If the vehicle can be shifted into reverse without the brakes being applied, the vehicle may unintentionally move, increasing the risk of a crash.  Ford will notify owners, and Ford dealers will replace the transmission shift control bracket and adjust the transmission shift cable, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Winnebago customer service at 1-641-585-3535 or Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332.
Winnebago Industries, Inc. (Winnebago) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Winnebago Sightseer and Itasca Sunova motorhomes with a D35G floorplan, manufactured March 19, 2015, to July 15, 2015. In the affected vehicles, the wiring harness behind the panel board may be pinched or damaged when the left rear slideout room is retracted due to insufficient clearance. A damaged or pinched wiring harness increases the risk of a fire.  Winnebago will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the wiring harness for damage, repairing it as necessary. Additionally, the harness attachment point will be relocated to provide the harness extra clearance. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on November 6, 2015. Owners may contact Winnebago customer service number at 1-641-585-3535.

Winnebago Industries, Inc. (Winnebago) is recalling certain model year 2013-2016 Winnebago Era, Travato, View, Trend, Via, Journey, and Tour motorhomes and Itasca Navion, Viva, Reyo, Meridian, and Elipse motorhomes manufactured June 26, 2012, to August 26, 2015. In the affected vehicles, the high pressure liquid propane (LP) hose may harden and result in an LP leak at the crimp fitting. An LP leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.  Winnebago will notify owners, and dealers will replace the LP hose, free of charge. Remedy parts are not currently available. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Winnebago customer service at 1-641-585-3535.

Other Vehicles:

American Honda Motor Company, Inc. (Honda) is recalling certain model year 2016 CR-V vehicles manufactured October 12, 2015, to October 19, 2015. The metal housing surrounding the driver’s air bag inflator in these vehicles may have been manufactured incorrectly. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver’s frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death. Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver side frontal air bag module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 4, 2015. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda’a number for this recall is JV9.
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2003 Jeep Liberty vehicles manufactured March 29, 2003, to July 3, 2003, and 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured May 27, 2003, to May 20, 2004. Due to electrical noise beyond the tolerance of the air bag electronic control module (ECM), a component in the ECM may fail, causing the front air bags, side air bags, and/or seatbelt pretensioners to deploy inadvertently while the vehicle is being operated. Inadvertent deployment of the air bags may increase the risk of injury and the possibility of a vehicle crash. Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the air bag electronic control module and the front and/or side impact sensors, as necessary, free of charge. The replacement parts needed for this remedy are not expected to be available until the later part of 2016. Owners will be mailed an interim notification by the end of December 2015 and will be mailed a follow up notification when new air bag control modules are available. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler’s number for this recall is R60.
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2012-2015 Dodge Journey vehicles manufactured April 21, 2012, to April 14, 2015. In the affected vehicles, water may enter the wiring harness for the Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) module and leak into the module, disabling the ABS and/or the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system. If the ABS or ESC is disabled, a loss of vehicle stability could occur, increasing the risk of a crash. Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will seal the ABS wiring harness to prevent water from entering and will replace the ABS module and repair the headlamp and dash wiring harness, as necessary. 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 R61.
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2015 Jeep Cherokee vehicles manufactured October 1, 2014, to June 18, 2015. The affected vehicles may have a misrouted air conditioning suction/discharge hose. If the line is misrouted, it may contact the exhaust manifold, increasing the risk of a vehicle fire. Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the routing of the air conditioning hose. Any hose that is misrouted will be replaced and installed correctly. This work 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 R57.
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Ram 1500 trucks manufactured June 17, 2015, to September 28, 2015. The affected vehicles may have been built with rear axles that were incorrectly heat treated. If the rear axle shaft was not properly heated treated, it may fracture and a wheel separation could occur, increasing the risk of a crash. Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles and replace the axle assemblies, as necessary, 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 R59.
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2016 Ram 1500 trucks with a 5.7L engine and dual exhaust manufactured August 3, 2015, to August 10, 2015. The affected vehicles may be missing a heat shield for the spare tire. Without a heat shield, heat from the exhaust system may damage the spare tire. When used, the damaged tire may have a tread separation or side wall rupture, resulting in a loss of control and an increased risk of a crash. Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will install a spare tire heat shield if the vehicle is missing one. Vehicles that have already been sold will also have their spare tires replaced. 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 R58.
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2016 Ram 2500, 3500, 3500 Cab Chassis and 4500/5500 Cab Chassis trucks manufactured July 31, 2015, to August 13, 2015 and equipped with a 6.7L Cummins Diesel engine. In the affected vehicles, the Engine Control Module (ECM) may short circuit, causing the engine to stall without warning. An engine that stalls without warning increases the risk of a crash. Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ECM, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 6, 2015. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler’s number for this recall is R52.
Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2016 Chrysler Town and Country and Dodge Grand Caravan vehicles manufactured August 19, 2015 to August 27, 2015. In the affected vehicles, the bolts that attach the hood striker may loosen and, as a result, the hood may open unexpectedly while driving. If the hood opens while driving, the driver’s vision may be obstructed, increasing the risk of a crash. Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will install new hood striker bolts with the proper torque, free of charge. The recall began on October 22, 2015. Owners may contact Chrysler’s customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler’s recall number is R53.
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 1998-2003 Windstar vehicles manufactured September 2, 1997, to July 3, 2003. The affected vehicles were previously remedied to safeguard against the rear axle cracking from corrosion, however, the remedy brackets may have been misinstalled. The incorrect bracket installations may limit the effectiveness of the service repair for NHTSA recalls 10V-385, 12V-193, and 12V-195. If the brackets were not installed properly, the rear axle may fracture, affecting the vehicle handling and increasing the risk of a crash. Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the brackets to verify their proper installation. If a bracket is found to have been misinstalled, the rear axle will be replaced. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The began on October 21, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 15S27.
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2001-2008 Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner vehicles manufactured March 31, 2001, to September 1, 2009. The affected vehicles are equipped with either a 2.3L or 3.0L engine and have had their CD4E transmission replaced with remanufactured one that was rebuilt between June 11, 2015 through July 15, 2015. These service repair part transmissions have a shift lever bolt that may not be properly tightened. As a result, the shift control lever could disengage from the transmission without warning. If the shift lever disengages from the transmission, a driver may be unable to shift gear positions and the indicated shift position may not represent the gear position the vehicle is in. Should a disengagement occur while the vehicle is being driven, when the driver goes to stop and park the vehicle, the gear selection indicator may show that the transmission is in the “PARK” position, but the vehicle transmission may not actually be in the “PARK” gear position. If the vehicle is not in the “PARK” position there is a risk the vehicle will roll away as the driver and other occupants exit the vehicle or anytime thereafter. A vehicle rollaway increases the risk of injury to exiting occupants and bystanders. Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the transmissions and either tighten the manual shift lever bolt or replace the manual shift lever assembly. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began on October 23, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 15S28.
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2015 Ford F-150 trucks manufactured March 18, 2014, to August 6, 2015 and equipped with Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). While using the Adaptive Cruise Control, the vehicle may falsely detect an obstacle in its path and may unexpectedly apply the brakes. A vehicle that unexpectedly brakes increases the risk of a crash. Ford will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the cruise control module with updated ACC radar software, free of charge. The recall began on October 25, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 15S29.
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2015 Ford Taurus, Lincoln MKS, and 2016 Ford Explorer vehicles manufactured on July 24, 2015. During vehicle production, the fuel tank attachment bolts may not have been properly tightened. As a result, the fuel tank straps may fracture and the fuel tank could separate from the vehicle. If the fuel tank separates from the vehicle, a fuel leak may occur, increasing the risk of a fire. Ford will notify owners, and dealers will tighten the fuel tank attachment bolts, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on October 19, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 15S26.
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2006-2007 Buick Rainier, Chevrolet Trailblazer and GMC Envoy vehicles, and 2006 GMC Envoy XL and Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT vehicles. Fluid may enter into the driver’s door master power window switch module, causing corrosion that could result in a short in the circuit board, causing window switches to become inoperative. Previously, the affected vehicles may have had their master power window switch module treated with a protective coating, instead of having it replaced. The protective coating may not eliminate the risk that the circuit board could short and result in a fire, even while the vehicle is unattended. GM will notify owners, and dealers will install a new driver’s door switch module, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, and GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM’s number for this recall is 15700.
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra trucks manufactured January 24, 2014, to February 26, 2014, 2015 Chevrolet Suburban vehicles manufactured February 12, 2014 and Chevrolet Tahoe vehicles manufactured February 6, 2014, to February 13, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the ignition lock actuator may bind, making turning the key difficult or causing the ignition to get stuck in the “Start” position. If stuck in the “Start” position, the ignition may suddenly snap back into the “Accessory” position, causing a loss of engine, steering, and braking power, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash. If the vehicle is in a crash, the air bags may not deploy, increasing the risk of occupant injury. GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ignition lock housing, 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 15573.
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2015 Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac XTS, Chevrolet Camaro, Equinox, Malibu, and GMC Terrain vehicles. The affected vehicles have front seat-mounted side impact air bags whose inflator may rupture upon its deployment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of one or both of the side impact air bags, the air bag’s inflator may rupture and the air bag may not properly inflate. The rupture could cause metal fragments to strike the vehicle occupants, potentially resulting in serious injury or death. Additionally, if the air bag does not properly inflate, the driver or passenger is at an increased risk of injury. GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the side impact air bag modules, free of charge. The recall began on October 19, 2015. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006, or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM’s number for this recall is 01320.
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2016 Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia, and Buick Enclave vehicles manufactured August 18, 2015 to September 24, 2015. Due to a manufacturing defect, the windshield wiper motor may overheat when used. A wiper motor that overheats increases the risk of a fire. GM has notified owners, and dealers will replace the windshield wiper motor cover assembly, free of charge. Owners are advised not to use their front windshield wipers until the wiper cover has been replaced. If weather conditions prevent operation of the vehicle without using the windshield wipers, GM will make arrangements to pick up the vehicle for servicing. The recall began on September 30, 2015. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, and GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM’s number for this recall is 15780.
Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2011 Elantra vehicles manufactured November 12, 2010, to March 31, 2011, and Sonata vehicles manufactured December 11, 2009, to February 28, 2010, originally sold in, or currently registered in, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. Road salt may corrode the front coil springs, possibly resulting in the coil springs fracturing. If a front coil spring fractures, it may contact the tire, possibly puncturing it, increasing the risk of a crash. Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front coil springs, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 30, 2015. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-671-3059. Hyundai’s number for this recall is 133. Note: Vehicles that were previously registered in salt belt states but are currently registered elsewhere are eligible to be inspected and repaired.
Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 Kia Sorento vehicles manufactured October 19, 2009, to January 31, 2013. In the affected vehicles, if excessive force is applied to the gear shift lever, the brake-shift interlock mechanism may chip or crack allowing the transmission being able to be shifted out of “Park” without the brakes being depressed. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 114, “Theft Protection.” Without requiring the brake to be pressed, the vehicle may be unintentionally shifted out of Park, allowing it to roll, which may result in a crash. Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake-shift interlock mechanism, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 24, 2015. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia’s number for this recall is SC124.
Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Mazda3 vehicles manufactured May 21, 2015, to August 25, 2015. The affected vehicles are equipped with a fuel tank with a shut-off valve that can allow fuel to enter into the fuel tank emissions systems. If enough fuel enters the emission system it may leak out onto the ground or result in an engine stall. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire. An engine that stalls increases the risk of a crash. Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicle’s fuel shut-off valve. As needed, the fuel shut-off valve and the affected fuel tank emissions system components will be replaced, free of charge. The recall began on October 20, 2015. Owners are advised not to drive their vehicle until the repairs have been completed. Mazda will provide rental cars until that time. Owners may contact the Mazda Customer Experience Center at 1-800- 222-5500, option #6. Mazda’s number for this recall is 8615J.
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (Mitsubishi) is recalling certain model year 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage vehicles manufactured July 27, 2013, to November 20, 2013, and 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV vehicles manufactured October 28, 2011, to September 7, 2012. Due to an increased resistance in the impact sensor for the air bag system, in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the frontal, side and/or curtain air bags when the SRS warning is illuminated, the frontal air bag may have a delayed deployment and/or the side and curtian air bag may not deploy at all. In the event of a crash, an air bag that does not deploy or deploys late, increases the risk of occupant injury. Mitsubishi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected impact sensors, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Mitsubishi customer service at 1-888-648-7820. Mitsubishi’s number for this recall is SR-15-011.
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (Mitsubishi) is recalling certain model year 2011 Outlander Sport vehicles manufactured on December 3, 2010. The affected vehicles are equipped with incorrect certification labels that were installed during manufacturing. The incorrect labels do not have the correct vehicle identification numbers (VIN) printed on the label. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, “Certification.” A vehicle must comply with all regulatory requirements to ensure that it is safe. Mitsubishi will notify owners, and dealers will install corrected certification labels, free of charge. The recall began on October 8, 2015. Owners may contact Mitsubishi customer service at 1-888-648-7820. Mitsubishi’s number for this recall is SR-15-010.
Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain model year 2012-2103 Suzuki SX4 vehicles manufactured September 3, 2011, to April 5, 2013. In the affected vehicles, insufficient clearance between the power steering pump body and the power steering fluid control valve may cause improper movement of the valve, and as a result, the power steering pump may seize. A seizure of the power steering pump would cause a loss of power steering assist, requiring extra steering effort at lower speeds, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash. Suzuki will notify owners, and dealers will replace the power steering pump, free of charge. The recall began on October 9, 2015. Owners may contact Suzuki’s customer service number at 1-800-934-0934. Suzuki’s number for this recall is VS.
Toyota Motor Company (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2009-2011 Tundra, Sequoia, Corolla, Corolla Matrix and Scion xB, 2008-2011 Highlander and Highlander Hybrid, 2007 Camry and Camry Hybrid, 2009 Camry and Camry Hybrid, 2006-2011 RAV4, 2006-2010 Yaris, and 2009-2010 Scion xD and Pontiac Vibe vehicles. During the manufacturing of the Power Window Master Switch (PWMS), grease lubricant may have been inconsistently applied to the sliding electrical contacts. If the sliding electrical contacts are not protected by lubricant, debris and moisture that get into the switch may cause a short circuit and the switch assembly may overheat and melt, increasing the risk of a fire. Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the switch, applying a lubricant if no abnormality is found. If abnormality is found, the PWMS circuit board will be replaced, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 20, 2015. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota’s number for this recall is C0M.
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2016 Tacoma trucks manufactured August 20, 2015, to September 10, 2015. In the affected vehicles, incorrect bolts were used to install the driver’s knee air bag module. The incorrect bolts may loosen over time and affect the performance of the driver’s knee air bag, increasing the risk of driver injury during a crash that necessitates deployment of the air bags. Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will install the correct driver’s knee air bag module mounting bolts, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by December 12, 2015. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota’s number for this recall is F0T.

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2015 Jetta vehicles manufactured September 8, 2014, to November 28, 2014, Golf vehicles manufactured April 2, 2014, to December 3, 2014, and E-Golf vehicles manufactured July 26, 2014, to October 18, 2014. The affected vehicles are equipped a Passenger Occupant Detection System (PODS) that may have been manufactured improperly. As a result, the front passenger seat occupant may be improperly classified or may not be detected. In the event of a crash, if the front passenger seat occupant is incorrectly classified or non-detected, the passenger frontal air bag may deploy improperly or not at all, increasing the risk of occupant injury. Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the PODS control module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in November 2015. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswgen’s number for this recall is 69L6.

CANADA RECALLS:

Recreational Vehicles Only:
FOUR WINDS HURRICANE 2009 2010 2011 FOUR WINDS MAGELLAN 2010 FOUR WINDS MANDALAY 2009 2010 FOUR WINDS SERRANO 2010 2011 FOUR WINDS WINDSPORT 2009 2010 2011 Recall Date 2015/10/21 Notification Type Safety Mfr System Electrical Manufacturer Recall Number RC000106 Units Affected The number of vehicles or components affected by the recall. 53 Category Motorhome Recall Details On certain motorhomes, an incorrect electrical connection at the transfer switch buss bar could cause the transfer switch to overheat and melt. This could result in a vehicle fire causing property damage and/or personal injury. Correction: Dealers will replace the transfer switch. Note: This is an expansion of recall 2012-358. Manufacturer Name, Toll Free Number, and Web Site: THOR MOTOR COACH 1-800-860-5658 WWW.THORMOTORCOACH.COM
ITASCA ELLIPSE 2013 2014 2015 2016 ITASCA MERIDIAN 2013 2014 2015 2016 ITASCA NAVION 2013 2014 2015 2016 ITASCA REYO 2013 2014 2015 2016 ITASCA VIVA! 2013 2014 2015 2016 WINNEBAGO ERA 2013 2014 2015 2016 WINNEBAGO JOURNEY 2013 2014 2015 2016 WINNEBAGO TOUR 2013 2014 2015 2016 WINNEBAGO TRAVATO 2013 2014 2015 2016 WINNEBAGO TREND 2013 2014 2015 2016 WINNEBAGO VIA 2013 2014 2015 2016 WINNEBAGO VIEW 2013 2014 2015 2016   Recall Date 2015/10/22 Notification Type Safety Mfr System Accessories Manufacturer Recall Number  Units Affected The number of vehicles or components affected by the recall. 646 Category Motorhome Recall Details On certain motorhomes, the high pressure liquid propane (LP) hose(s) could harden and leak at the crimp fitting. A propane leak in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire causing injury and/or damage to property. Correction: Dealers will replace the high pressure liquid propane (LP) hose(s).
ITASCA SUNCRUISER 2015 2016 ITASCA SUNOVA 2015 2016 ITASCA SUNSTAR 2015 2016 ITASCA TRIBUTE 2015 2016 WINNEBAGO ADVENTURER 2015 2016 WINNEBAGO BRAVE 2015 2016 WINNEBAGO SIGHTSEER 2015 2016 WINNEBAGO VISTA 2015 2016   Recall Date 2015/10/23 Notification Type Safety Mfr System Powertrain Manufacturer Recall Number  Units Affected The number of vehicles or components affected by the recall. 9 Category RV Chassis Recall Details Certain motorhomes built on Ford F-53 and F-59 chassis may have been built with an incorrect shift cable bracket. This could allow the transmission to be shifted into reverse without the brakes being applied, which could increase the risk of unintended vehicle movement, potentially resulting in a crash causing injury and/or damage to property. Correction: Ford authorized service centers will replace and adjust the shift cable bracket.
NEWMAR BAY STAR 2016 NEWMAR BAY STAR CLASS A MOTORHOME 2016 NEWMAR BAY STAR SPORT 2016 NEWMAR CANYON STAR CLASS A MOTORHOME 2016   Recall Date 2015/10/28 Notification Type Safety Mfr System Powertrain Manufacturer Recall Number  Units Affected The number of vehicles or components affected by the recall. 6 Category Motorhome Recall Details Certain motorhomes built on Ford F-53 and F-59 chassis may have been built with an incorrect shift cable bracket. This could allow the transmission to be shifted into reverse without the brakes being applied, which could increase the risk of unintended vehicle movement, potentially resulting in a crash causing injury and/or damage to property. Correction: Ford authorized service centers will replace and adjust the shift cable bracket.

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. 


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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