RV and RV-related recalls for July 2017

RV and RV-related recalls for July 2017

 

Here is our monthly summary of RV recalls for July 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.



UNITED STATES RECALLS

RECREATION VEHICLES

Entegra Coach (Entegra) is recalling certain 2012-2015 Cornerstone motorhomes built on a Spartan Motors chassis. A component within the starter motor may break, potentially resulting in the starter motor overheating or drawing excessive current. A starter motor that overheats may increase the risk of a fire. Entegra will notify owners, and Spartan Motors service centers will replace the starter, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 18, 2017. Owners may contact Spartan customer service at 1-800-543-4277 or Entegra customer service at 1-800-517-9137.

Entegra Coach (Entegra) is recalling certain 2018 Cornerstone motorhomes equipped with Cummins ISX 15L engines. These engines have a fuel pump whose drive gear could possibly slip on its drive shaft, causing a fuel pump function loss, resulting in an engine stall. An engine stall can increase the risk of a crash. Entegra has notified owners, and qualified Spartan Service Center/Cummins Distributors will replace the fuel pumps, free of charge. The recall began on July 21, 2017. Owners may contact Spartan customer service at 1-855-589-9836 or Entegra customer service at 1-800-517-9137.

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2014-2015 Coachmen RV Encounter recreational vehicles, and 2014-2018 Coachmen RV Mirada and Mirada Select recreational vehicles equipped with the residential refrigerator option instead of the standard refrigerator. The unused, but powered, wiring for the standard refrigerator was left with exposed wire ends. If the energized positive wire and negative wire make contact, the wires may short circuit and possibly melt, increasing the risk of a fire. Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will disconnect the positive and negative wires from the battery, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on August 21, 2017. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-825-8212. Forest River’s number for this recall is 310-06212017-0455.

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2017 Rockwood travel trailers, models RLF8301WS and RLF8301WS-W. The affected vehicles have a Federal Placard with an incorrect ninth place check digit printed on the VIN label. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, “Certification.” The incorrect Check Digit will hinder the registration of the vehicle, which can lead to improper licensing and the failure to properly account for the vehicle in the event of a safety recall. Forest River will notify owners, and will provide a corrected Federal Placard, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 11, 2017. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-642-5164. Forest River’s number for this recall is 10C-07142017-0480.

Jayco, Inc. (Jayco) is recalling certain 2017 Hummingbird travel trailers, models H13C0567-0603, 0608-0636, 0638-0662, and H13E0052-0110. The labels on the affected vehicles incorrectly state that the vehicle is equipped with 14″ load range D tires requiring 65 PSI, when the vehicle is actually equipped with 14″ load range C 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.” The incorrect information on the label may result in the tires being over-inflated, which could lead to their failure, increasing the risk of a crash. Jayco will notify owners, and will provide corrected labels, free of charge. The recall began on July 13, 2017. Owners may contact Jayco customer service at 1-800-283-8267. Jayco’s number for this recall is 9901357.

Jayco, Inc. (Jayco) is recalling certain 2017 Jay Flight SLX travel trailers equipped with the Rocky Mountain Package option. The Cargo Carrying Capacity (CCC) labels on the affected vehicles did not include the weight of the water tank and water when calculating the CCC, therefore, the CCC is overstated beyond the 1% variance allowed. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, “Tire Selection and Rims.” Without an accurate CCC, the trailer may be overloaded, affecting the handling and increasing the risk of a crash. Jayco has notified owners and will provide them with corrected labels, free of charge. The recall began on July 20, 2017. Owners may contact Jayco customer service at 1-800-283-8267. Jayco’s number for this recall is 9901358.

Jayco, Inc. (Jayco) is recalling certain 2018 Eagle TT 330RSTS (EA) recreational trailers. The Federal Placard on these vehicles incorrectly lists the Gross Axle Weight Rating capacity (GAWR) as 5,800 lbs., when the axles actually have a capacity of 5,660 lbs. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, “Tire Selection and Rims.” The incorrect GAWR may result in the vehicle being overloaded, causing a loss of control and increasing the risk of a crash. Jayco will notify owners, and dealers will provide a new Federal ID labels with the correct GAWR, free of charge. The recall began on June 1, 2017. Owners may contact Jayco customer service at 1-800-283-8267.


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Keystone RV Company (Keystone) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Keystone Outback travel trailers, models 220URB, 240URS, 250URS, 255UBH, and 293UBH. The affected vehicles were built with an incorrect drawbar installed to tow the travel trailer. Under certain conditions while traveling, the drawbar may bend, affecting vehicle handling and increasing the risk of a crash. Keystone will notify owners, and dealers will bolt on a reinforcement channel over the existing drawbar attachment of the frame, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in July 2017. Owners may contact Keystone customer service at 1-866-425-4369. Keystone’s number for this recall is 17-290.

Keystone RV Company (Keystone) is recalling certain 2016-2018 Keystone Avalanche recreational trailers, model 370RD. The affected vehicles have an adjustment bolt for the kitchen slide-out that could contact the front tire. If the bolt contacts the front tire, the tire may suddenly fail, increasing the risk of a crash. Keystone has notified owners, and dealers will replace the adjustment bolt with a shorter one, free of charge. The recall began on July 27, 2017. Owners may contact Keystone customer service at 1-866-425-4369. Keystone’s number for this recall is 17-293.

Keystone RV Company (Keystone) is recalling certain model year 2018 Dutchmen Coleman recreational trailers, models 1705RB, 1755FD, 3015BH, 2605RL, 2305QB, 2515RL, 3025RE, and 2855BH. The affected trailers may have been built with incorrect wiring connectors at the air conditioner junction box. The incorrect connectors may result in the wires coming loose and shorting together, increasing the risk of a fire. Keystone will notify owners, and dealers will replace the incorrect crimp style connector with a twist-on style connector, free of charge. The recall was expected to begin in July 2017. Owners may contact Keystone customer service at 1-866-425-4369. Keystone’s number for this recall is 17-291.

KZRV, L.P. (KZRV) is recalling certain 2018 Sportsmen Classic, Spree, Connect, Durango, SportTrek, Spree Escape, Venom, and Sportsmen Sportster recreational trailers. The Federal Certification label on these vehicles does not contain the manufacturing date. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, “Certification.” In the event of a vehicle safety recall, the missing production date may prevent owners from determining if the recall affects them, increasing their risk of injury or a crash. KZRV will notify owners and provide a corrected Federal Certification label, free of charge. The recall began on June 27, 2017. Owners may contact KZRV customer service at 1-800-768-4016 extension 154 or 153. KZRV’s number for this recall is KZ-2017-03.

KZRV, L.P. (KZRV) is recalling certain 2018 Sportsmen LE recreational trailers. The affected trailers were supplied with the improper spare tires, with both the size and load capacity being incorrect. If the spare tire is used while the trailer is fully loaded, the tire may fail, increasing the risk of a crash. KZRV will notify owners and dealers will replace the spare tire with the proper one, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on August 12, 2017. Owners may contact KZRV customer service at 1-800-768-4016 extension 154 or 153. KZRV’s number for this recall is KZ-2017-04.

Lakota Corporation (Lakota) is recalling certain 2018 Colt trailers. The furnace flue may not have been installed properly and, as a result, the furnace combustion system may not vent to the outside of the trailer living quarters. If the furnace does not vent properly, a buildup of carbon monoxide may occur within the trailer, increasing the risk of injury or death. Lakota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the trailers and confirm that the furnace flue is installed properly, free of charge. The recall was expected to begin July 28, 2017. Owners may contact Lakota customer service at 1-574- 848-1636 or service@lakotatrailers.com

Lance Camper Manufacturing. Corp. (Lance Camper) is recalling certain 2018 Lance Travel Trailers equipped with adjustable utility receivers sold as optional or aftermarket equipment. The receivers may have insufficient welds and, as a result, things connected to the receiver such as a bicycle rack may not be properly positioned. If components such as a bicycle rack are not properly supported, they may contact the road, possibly resulting in road debris, increasing the risk of a crash. Lance Camper has notified owners, and the owners will be refunded for their purchase once the receiver is returned. As an option, customers may instead get a bike rack that goes on the front of the travel trailer, free of charge. The recall began on May 26, 2017. Owners may contact Lance Camper customer service at 1-661-949-3322.


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Newmar Corporation (Newmar) is recalling certain 2014-2018 Newmar Dutch Star and 2015-2017 Newmar Ventana motorhomes. In the affected motorhomes, the driver side and passenger side powered night shades can be lowered by using the remote when the ignition is in the ON position. If the vehicle is being driven and the button on the remote is pushed, the night shades may lower, blocking the driver’s view, possibly increasing the risk of a crash. Newmar will notify owners and dealers will install a relay to disable the operation of the driver and passenger night shade by the remote when the ignition is in the ON position. The recall is expected to begin on August 29, 2017. Owners may contact Newmar customer service at 1-800-731-8300.

Newmar Corporation (Newmar) is recalling certain 2018 London Aire, King Aire, and Essex motorhomes built on Spartan Motors chassis and equipped with Cummins ISX 15L engines. These engines have a fuel pump whose drive gear could possibly slip on its drive shaft, causing a fuel pump function loss, resulting in an engine stall. Failure of the fuel pump will result in an engine stall, increasing the risk of a crash. Spartan will notify the vehicle owners, and Cummins dealers will replace the fuel pumps, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 28, 2017. Owners may contact Cummins customer service at 1-800-286-6467, Spartan customer service at 1-800-543-5008 or Newmar customer service at 1-800-731-8300. Newmar’s number for this recall is 17015.

Pleasure Way Industries Ltd (Pleasure Way) is recalling certain 2017 Lexor TS motorhomes. The affected vehicles have a mirror attached to the back of the closet door that may detach unexpectedly. The falling mirror may increase the risk of injury. Pleasure Way will notify owners, and dealers will attach the mirror with clips instead of just adhesive, free of charge. The recall began on June 29, 2017. Owners may contact Pleasure Way customer service at 1-800-364-0189.

Starcraft RV (Starcraft) is recalling certain Launch Outfitter 24RLS (UT) travel trailers equipped with the sleeper/tri-fold sofa or theater seating. The electrical outlet between the sleeper/tri-fold sofa seating does not have Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter protection. An outlet that is not GFCI protected near a sink may increase the risk of an electrical shock. Starcraft will notify owners, and dealers will replace the outlet with a GFCI protected outlet, free of charge. The recall began on June 29, 2017. Owners may contact Starcraft customer service at 1-800-945-4787. Starcraft’s number for this recall is 9902356.

Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling certain 2018 Outlaw 29H motorhomes. The affected vehicles were built incorrectly with a 15 amp fuse for the awning light instead of a 2 amp fuse. If the awning light circuit short circuits, the incorrect fuse may increase the risk of a fire. TMC will notify owners, and dealers will replace the 15 amp fuse with a 2 amp fuse, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 17, 2017. Owner’s may contact TMC customer service at 1-877-500-1020. TMC’s number for this recall is RC000143.

Triple E Recreational Vehicles (Triple E) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Wonder motorhomes, model W24MB. The frame extension adapter may be missing some supplemental attaching bolts. Without the supplemental bolts, if the trailer towing capacity is reached or exceeded, there may be a distortion in the vehicle frame and/or frame extension structure, affecting the vehicle control and increasing the risk of a crash. Triple E will notify owners, and dealers will install the 4 (four) supplemental M12 X 90MM grade 10.9 bolts, free of charge. The recall was expected to begin in July 2017. Owners may contact Triple E customer service at 1-877-992-9906. Triple E’s number for this recall is CA #8645-1.

Triple E Recreational Vehicles (Triple E) is recalling certain 2017 Wonder motorhomes, model W24MB. When open, the door for the Truma water heater can block the furnace air intake and exhaust. If the door is left open while the furnace is on, the water heater door may melt, increasing the risk of a fire. Triple E will notify owners, and dealers will remove the water heater door strap, free of charge. The recall was expected to begin July 4, 2017. Owners may contact Triple E customer service at 1-877-992-9906. Triple E’s number for this recall is CA #8690-1.


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OTHER VEHICLES

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2011-2015 Dodge Journey vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the driver’s frontal air bag may unexpectedly deploy if the air bag wiring harness gets chafed within the steering wheel and short circuits. Unexpected deployment of the driver’s frontal air bag increases the risk of a crash or driver injury. Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the air bag wiring within the steering wheel, replacing it if necessary. A protective cover will also be installed. These repairs will be made free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 21, 2017. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler’s number for this recall is T47.

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2017 Ram 1500 trucks. The fuel tanks in the affected vehicles may have a broken fuel tank control valve which might leak fuel if the vehicle were to become inverted. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 301, “Fuel System Integrity.” In the event of a rollover crash, leaking fuel in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire. Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel tanks, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 21, 2017. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler’s number for this recall is T45

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2011-2014 Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger, Chrysler 300, Dodge Durango, and 2012-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles. The affected vehicles have electro-hydraulic power steering (EHPS) and are equipped with a 5.7 L or a 3.6 L engine and a 160, 180 or 220 amp alternator. In the affected vehicles, the alternator may suddenly fail. If the alternator fails, the vehicle may stall without warning, increasing the risk of a crash. There is also the possibility that the alternator may short circuit, increasing the risk of a fire. Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the alternator and, depending on the part number, will replace the alternator, if necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on August 24, 2017. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler’s number for this recall is T36.

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2015-2017 F-150, and 2017 F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-550 vehicles originally produced with black or body colored exterior door handles that may have been subsequently equipped with a chrome exterior door handle cover accessory kit purchased from a Ford dealer. These accessory door handle covers may cause the doors to unlatch in a side impact collision. As such, these vehicles may fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 206, “Door Locks and Door Retention Components.” If the doors unlatch and open in a side impact collision, the occupants have an increased risk of injury. Ford will notify owners, and dealers will remove the accessory covers and refund the purchase price. The recall began July 13, 2017. Owners may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for the recall is 17C09.

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2016 Ford Escape vehicles. The driver’s knee airbag modules installed in these vehicles were produced without the inflator gas generant material and, as a result, the air bags may not inflate properly in the event of a crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, “Occupant Crash Protection.” In the event of a crash, if the driver’s knee air bag does not inflate as intended, the driver has an increased risk of injury. Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace driver’s knee air bag, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 18, 2017. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 17C11.


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General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Buick Envision vehicles. An accessory NSV Universal Tablet Holder may have been installed incorrectly onto the front seat head restraints, preventing the head restraint posts from fully engaging in the seat back. If so, the head restraints would fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 202a, “Head Restraints.” If the head restraint posts are not fully engaging in the seat back, the head restraint may loosen or dislodge, increasing the risk of injury in a crash. GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the head restraints and tablet holders for the correct installation, reinstalling them as necessary, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300. GM’s number for this recall is 17239/17258.

General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 Buick Lacrosse and Chevrolet Spark EV, Caprice PPV and SS vehicles, 2014-2017 Buick Encore and Chevrolet Corvette, Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 vehicles, 2015-2016 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV, Chevrolet Tahoe, Trax, Suburban and Silverado 2500 and 3500 and GMC Yukon and Yukon XL vehicles, and 2015-2017 GMC Sierra HD 2500 and 3500 vehicles. While being previously remedied for recall 16V-651, the affected vehicles may not have received the complete software update necessary to remedy the recall condition. Without the update, certain driving conditions may cause the air bag sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) software to activate a diagnostic test. During this test, deployment of the frontal air bags and the seat belt pretensioners would not occur in the event of a crash. A failure of the front air bags or seat belt pretensioners to deploy in the event of a crash necessitating deployment increases the risk of injury to the driver and front passenger. GM will notify owners, and dealers will reflash the SDM software. Vehicles that have had a previous air bag deployment will have the SDM replaced. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006, Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM’s number for this recall is 17287.

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2007-2011 Honda CR-V vehicles which have had the passenger frontal air bag replaced. The air bag inflator repair kit may have been assembled by the supplier with an incorrect wire harness. If an inflator with an incorrect wire harness is installed, the air bag may not deploy as intended, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash. Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 1, 2017. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda’s number for this recall is KF9.

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2013-2016 Honda Accord vehicles. The case for the battery sensor, part of the battery management system, may allow water to get in, potentially causing an electrical short. An electrical short increases the risk of a fire. Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the sensor, free of charge. Remedy parts are currently unavailable. Dealers will perform an interim remedy of applying adhesive to the case to prevent water intrusion. Interim notices were expected to be mailed on July 31, 2017. Owners will need to have the permanent remedy completed once they receive a second notice. Owners may contact American Honda Customer Support Center at 1-888-234-2138. Honda’s number for this recall is KG0.

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2017 Honda CR-V 2WD and AWD vehicles. The affected vehicles have a fuel supply pipe that may have been improperly manufactured, possibly resulting in the pipe disconnecting and leaking while driving. If the pipe disconnects, the engine will stall, increasing the risk of a crash. Additionally, the disconnected pipe may leak fuel, which, in the presence of an ignition source, can increase the risk of a fire. Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel supply pipe, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 25, 2017. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda’s number for this recall is KH1.

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2018 Honda Odyssey vehicles. The seat belt tongue for the third row center seating position may not be compatible with the latch, preventing the seat belt from latching securely. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, “Occupant Crash Protection.” If in the event of a crash, the seat belt cannot restrain the occupant they have an increased risk of being injured. Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the third row center seat belt to make sure that it has the correct tongue, replacing the seat belt, if necessary, free of charge. The recall was expected to begin July 24, 2017. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda’s number for this recall is KF7.



Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) is recalling certain 2007-2013 Outlander vehicles. In the affected vehicles, water may drop between the hood and the windshield and leak into the wiper motor breathing hole. The water may cause internal corrosion of the windshield wiper motor and the possible failure of the motor. Failure of the wiper motor can cause a loss of visibility, increasing the risk of a crash. MMNA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the wiper motor, free of charge. The recall was expected to begin July 28, 2017. Owners may contact MMNA customer service at 1-888-648-7820. MMNA’s number for this recall is SR-17-003.

Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain 2007-2011 Versa Sedan and 2007-2012 Versa Hatchback vehicles. The affected vehicles have a driver frontal air bag inflator that may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to moderate absolute humidity, temperatures, and temperature cycling. An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death. Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the subject inflator with a new one manufactured by a different supplier, free of charge. Remedy parts are not currently available. An interim owner notification letter will be sent by the end of September 2017, followed by a second letter when remedy parts are available. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.

Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain 2011-2016 Toyota Tacoma and 4Runner vehicles equipped with accessory hood scoops installed by SET or SET dealers. The adhesive attaching the hood scoop may weaken, allowing the hood scoop to detach from the vehicle. If the hood scoop detaches, it may become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash. SET will notify owners, and dealers will mechanically fasten the scoop to the hood, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 28, 2017. Owners may contact SET customer service at 1-954-429-2000. SET’s number for this recall is SET17B.

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2016 Tundra vehicles. The affected vehicles have a passenger knee air bag module that was attached to the instrument panel mounting brackets with incorrect bolts. The incorrect bolts may cause the air bag module to loosen over time, affecting the performance of the knee airbag, increasing the risk of injury during a crash. All of the affected vehicles have been inspected and any incorrect knee air bag mounting bolts have been replaced, free of charge. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota’s number for this recall is H0K.


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OTHER EQUIPMENT AND TIRES

American Kenda Rubber Industrial (Kenda) is recalling certain Kenda Kenetica tires, size P235/75R15 105S KR17. The tires may have a void between the top steel belt and the tire undertread located at the overlapped steel belt splice. The void can grow under normal use, possibly resulting in a tread separation or a sudden loss of air in the tire, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash. Kenda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the affected tires with tires that do not contain a void, free of charge. The recall was expected to begin during June 2017. Owners may contact Kenda customer service at 1-866-536-3287. Kenda’s number for this recall is K3D5ANA5116-5216.


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 a recall?
If your vehicle is included in a 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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