RV and RV-related recalls for September 2017

Here is our monthly summary of RV recalls for September 2017 and related equipment we feel is 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 trailers for wrong tire info

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2018 Prime Time Tracer travel trailers. The Federal Placard on these vehicles may not list the correct tire pressure information of 65 PSI and 448 kPa. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, “Tire Selection and Rims,” and the requirements... Read More

Thor recalls some popular 2014-2016 motorhomes

Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling 1,105 model year 2014-2016 Ace, Challenger, Daybreak, Hurricane, Miramar, Outlaw, Windsport, Palazzo, Tuscany, and Tuscany XTE motorhomes. The windshield wipers may fail due to the system being incorrectly installed or secured. If the windshield wipers cannot be used, driver visibility would be reduced, increasing the risk of a crash. TMC will notify owners, and... Read More

KZRV recalls 2,382 model year 2017-2018 trailers

KZRV, L.P. (KZRV) is recalling 2,382 model year 2017-2018 Sport Trek, Spree, and Connect travel trailers. The vehicles may have been manufactured without a 2 amp fuse in the circuit for the awning lights. Without the fuse, excessive current can cause the wire to overheat, increasing the risk of fire. KZRV will notify owners, and dealers will install a 2... Read More

Forest River recalls some 5th wheels for improper install

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Prime Time Wildcat fifth-wheel trailers. The water heater may have been installed too close to the underside of the slideout possibly allowing carbon monoxide to enter the vehicle. If carbon monoxide entered the vehicle through the slideout opening, it can increase the risk of injury. Forest River will notify owners, and... Read More

Forest River recalls some Prime Time fifth wheels

Forest River is recalling certain 2017-2018 Prime Time Wildcat fifth-wheel trailers. The water heater may have been installed too close to the underside of the slideout, possibly allowing carbon monoxide to enter the vehicle. If carbon monoxide enters the vehicle through the slideout opening, it can increase the risk of injury. Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will install... Read More

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