Monday, July 09, 2018

 

RV RELATED RECALLS ON JULY 9, 2018 FOR NORTHWOOD MFG'ING (NASH TRAILER), KEYSTONE RV (COUGAR TRAILER), THOR MOTOR COACH, FOREST RIVER (SALEM & WILDWOOD TRAILERS), NEWMAR MOTORHOMES, SPARTAN (K2 & K3 CHASSIS)



NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V373000
Manufacturer Northwood Manufacturing, Inc.
Components SUSPENSION, TIRES
Potential Number of Units Affected 9
Summary
Northwood Manufacturing, Inc. (Northwood) is recalling certain 2019 Northwood Nash 24M and Nash 29S travel trailers. The tires may rub against the shocks and cause damage to the tires.
Remedy
Northwood will notify owners, and dealers will re-mount the shocks to provide clearance between the shocks and tires, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in July 2018. Owners may contact Northwood customer service at 1-800-766-6274. Northwood's number for this recall is 2018-001


NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V383000
Manufacturer Keystone RV Company
Components EQUIPMENT
Potential Number of Units Affected 5,107
Summary
Keystone RV Company (Keystone) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Keystone Cougar recreational trailers equipped with an outdoor propane grill. The outdoor propane grill is installed in a wooden assembly that may not have enough clearance from the heated area.
Remedy
Keystone will notify owners, and dealers will replace the wooden assembly with a metal assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 31, 2018. Owners may contact Keystone customer service at 1-866-425-4369. Keystone's number for this recall is 18-322.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V385000
Manufacturer Thor Motor Coach
Components SUSPENSION
Potential Number of Units Affected 691
Summary
Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling certain 2019 Thor Four Winds, Chateau, Freedom Elite, Majestic, Outlaw, Quantum and Vegas motorhomes built on modified Ford E-450 chassis. The U-bolts on the rear axle that hold the leaf spring and rear axle together may have been insufficiently tightened.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V386000
Manufacturer Forest River, Inc.
Components SUSPENSION
Potential Number of Units Affected 152
Summary
Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2019 Forest River Salem and Wildwood recreational trailers. These vehicles are equipped with an axle equalizer that can allow the axle to contact the chassis.
Remedy
Forest River has notified owners, and dealers will replace the axle equalizer kit with a taller equalizer kit, free of charge. The recall began on June 27, 2018. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-534-4058. Forest River's number for this recall is 72-0753.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V387000
Manufacturer Newmar Corporation
Components VISIBILITY
Potential Number of Units Affected 77
Summary
Newmar Corporation (Newmar) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Newmar Mountain Aire, London Aire, Essex, and King Aire motorhomes. These vehicles are equipped with windshield wipers that may have an incorrect bend, possibly preventing the wiper arms from properly contacting the windshield. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 104, "Windshield Wiping and Washing Systems."
Remedy
Newmar will notify owners, and dealers will replace the wiper arms, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 8, 2018. Owners may contact Newmar customer service at 1-800-731-8300.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V384000
Manufacturer Spartan Motors USA
Components FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER, TIRES
Potential Number of Units Affected 102
Summary
Spartan Motors USA (Spartan) is recalling certain 2016-2019 Spartan Specialty Vehicles K2 and K3 motorhome chassis. The tag axle tire may become damaged due to contact with the Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) fill mounting bracket.
Remedy
Spartan has notified owners, and dealers will modify the DEF fill mounting bracket to give adequate clearance to the tag axle tire, free of charge. The recall began on June 25, 2018. Owners may contact Spartan customer service at 1-800-543-5008. Spartan's number for this recall is 1806.

Monday, July 02, 2018

 

RV RELATED RECALLS ON JULY 2, 2018 FOR COACHMAN & SHASTA TRAILERS, FOREST RIVER & COACHMAN MOTORHOMES, FOREST RIVER TRAILERS, STARCRAFT & JAYCO 5TH WHEEL TRAILERS

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V354000
Manufacturer Forest River, Inc.
Components EQUIPMENT
Potential Number of Units Affected 237
Summary
Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2019 Coachmen Chaparral, Chaparral Lite and Brookstone, and Shasta Phoenix recreational trailers. The liquid propane (LP) gas bottle ring on these trailers may not have a deep enough pierce punch to bind the metal strap, possibly resulting in the LP bottle detaching.
Remedy
Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will install new LP bottle rings, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in July 2018. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-825-8360. Forest River's number for this recall is 110-0738.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V357000
Manufacturer Forest River, Inc.
Components POWER TRAIN
Potential Number of Units Affected 479
Summary
Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2019 Forest River Forester and Sunseeker and Coachmen Leprechaun and Freelander motorhomes. The U-Bolts that secure the rear differential may not have been properly tightened, causing them to loosen over time and allowing the rear axles to shift.
Remedy
Forest River has notified owners, and dealers will inspect the U-Bolts and properly tighten or replace the U-Bolts, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on June 6, 2018. Owners may contact Forest River customer service for Sunseeker and Forester vehicles at 1-574-206-7600, or Coachmen customer service for Freelander and Leprechaun vehicles at 1-574-825-8602. Forest River's number for this recall is 105-0749.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V361000
Manufacturer Forest River, Inc.
Components TIRES
Potential Number of Units Affected 30
Summary
Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2019 Forest River Wildcat recreational trailers. These trailers were equipped with Load Range D tires instead of Load Range E tires.
Remedy
Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will replace the five tires and rims, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 11, 2018. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-503-831-5410. Forest River's number for this recall is 22-0750.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V362000
Manufacturer Starcraft RV
Components EQUIPMENT
Potential Number of Units Affected 51
Summary
Starcraft RV (Starcraft) is recalling certain 2019 Starcraft Telluride fifth-wheel recreational trailers. The strap that secures the liquid propane (LP) gas bottle may separate from its buckle and no longer secure the propane tank.
Remedy
Starcraft will notify owners, and dealers will replace the propane tank securing strap with a new strap that has the correct crimping, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 1, 2018. Owners may contact Starcraft customer service at 1-800-945-4787. Starcraft's number for this recall is 9902385.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V364000
Manufacturer Jayco, Inc.
Components EQUIPMENT
Potential Number of Units Affected 612
Summary
Jayco, Inc. (Jayco) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Eagle, Eagle HT, NorthPoint, Pinnacle, Talon and Seismic fifth-wheel recreational trailers. The strap that secures the liquid propane (LP) gas bottle may separate from its buckle and no longer secure the propane tank.
Remedy
Jayco will notify owners, and dealers will replace the propane tank securing strap with a new strap that has the correct crimping, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 1, 2018. Owners may contact Jayco customer service at 1-800-517-9137. Jayco's number for this recall is 9901385.




Monday, June 18, 2018

 

RV RELATED RECALLS ON JUNE 18, 2018 FOR FOREST RIVER VENGEANCE ROUGE TRAILERS, SOMERSET TRAILERS, TIFFIN MOTORHOMES, FORETRAVEL MOTORHOMES, FREIGHTLINER CUSTOM CHASSIS

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V333000
Manufacturer Forest River, Inc.
Components EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Potential Number of Units Affected 265
Summary
Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2017-2019 Forest River Vengeance Rouge recreational trailers, models VGT25V-73 and VGT25V-73-W. These vehicles may be missing side marker lights in the middle of each side, reducing the visibility of the trailers to other drivers. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."
Remedy
Forest River has notified owners, and dealers will install the missing amber side marker lights, free of charge. The recall began June 7, 2018. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-260-499-2100. Forest River's number for this recall is 73-0727.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V339000
Manufacturer Columbia Northwest, Inc.
Components STRUCTURE
Potential Number of Units Affected 50
Summary
Columbia Northwest, Inc. (Columbia Northwest) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Somerset Chesapeake and Somerset Newport recreational trailers. A weld on the front A-frame bars may fail, possibly allowing the front of the trailer to drop while being towed.
Remedy
The remedy for this recall is still under development. The recall is expected to begin June 18, 2018. Owners may contact Columbia Northwest customer service at 1-724-237-5227.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V341000
Manufacturer Tiffin Motorhomes, Inc.
Components STRUCTURE
Potential Number of Units Affected 1,223
Summary
Tiffin Motorhomes, Inc. (Tiffin) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Tiffin Allegro RED, Allegro Open Road, Breeze, Bus, Phaeton, and Zephyr motorhomes. The entry door on these vehicles may have been improperly assembled, allowing the door to open while the vehicle is moving.
Remedy
Tiffin will notify owners, and dealers will adjust the door lock mechanism, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Tiffin customer service at 1-256-356-8661. Tiffin's number for this recall is TIF-110.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V349000
Manufacturer Foretravel, Inc.
Components SEATS
Potential Number of Units Affected 19
Summary
Foretravel, Inc. (Foretravel) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Foretravel iH45 and Realm motorcoaches. The passenger seat base assembly may not be adequately secured.
Remedy
Foretravel will notify owners, and dealers will install any missing bolts, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 15, 2018. Owners may contact Foretravel customer service at 1-800-955-6226.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V353000
Manufacturer Daimler Trucks North America LLC
Components SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Potential Number of Units Affected 14,925
Summary
Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain 2017-2019 Freightliner M2 Business Class, 108SD, 114SD and Cascadia trucks, Western Star 4700, 4900, and 5700 trucks, FCCC S2C 106 Cab, S2G Cab, XBR, XBS, XCL, XCM, XCP, XCR, and XCS chassis equipped with air disc brakes. The brake caliper mounting bolts on these vehicles may be insufficiently tightened, allowing the bolts to loosen.
Remedy
DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the brake caliper mounting bolts and tighten them as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 27, 2018. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712. DTNA's number for this recall is FL-772.


Tuesday, May 29, 2018

 

RV RELATED RECALLS ON MAY 29, 2018 FOR WINNEBAGO, THOR MOTOR COACH, DODGE RAM

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V274000
Manufacturer Winnebago Industries, Inc
Components EQUIPMENT
Potential Number of Units Affected 293
Summary
Winnebago Industries, Inc (Winnebago) is recalling certain 2018 Winnebago Travato and 2018-2019 Winnebago Era, and Revel recreational vehicles. The roof rack may not have been installed with the correct fasteners, possibly resulting in the roof rack detaching from the vehicle while moving.
Remedy
Winnebago will notify owners, and dealers will add a screw adjacent to each rivet, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Winnebago customer service at 1-641-585-6939 or 1-800-537-1885. Winnebago's number for this recall is 150.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V285000
Manufacturer Thor Motor Coach
Components STEERING
Potential Number of Units Affected 895
Summary
Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling certain 2011-2017 Thor Tuscany and Venetian motorhomes, built on Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) chassis. The power steering hose on the affected vehicles may be routed incorrectly, and, as a result, the hose may rub against the power stud on the starter motor, possibly causing electrical arcing and a power steering fluid leak.
Remedy
FCCC has notified owners, and FCCC dealers will reroute the power steering hose to provide proper clearance, free of charge. The recall began on May 1, 2018. Owners may contact TMC customer service at 1-877-855-2867 or FCCC customer service at 1-800-547-0712. TMC's number for this recall is RC000153.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V332000
Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US LLC)
Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Potential Number of Units Affected 4,846,885
Summary
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2014-2018 Dodge Journey, Charger and Durango, RAM 2500, 3500, 3500 Cab Chassis (more than 10,000lb), 4500 Cab Chassis and 5500 Cab Chassis, Jeep Cherokee and Grand Cherokee and Chrysler 300, 2014-2019 RAM 1500, 2015-2018 Dodge Challenger, 2015-2017 Chrysler 200, 2016-2018 RAM 3500 Cab Chassis (less than 10,000 lb), 2017-2018 Chrysler Pacifica and 2018 Jeep Wrangler vehicles. These vehicles are being recalled to address a defect that could prevent the cruise control system from disengaging. If, when using cruise control, there is a short circuit within the vehicle's wiring, the driver may not be able to shut off the cruise control either by depressing the brake pedal or manually turning the system off once it has been engaged, resulting in either the vehicle maintaining its current speed or possibly accelerating.
Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the software, and perform a software flash on the engine or powertrain control module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 6, 2018. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Note: Owners are advised to stop using cruise control until the software update has been performed. In the event that cruise control cannot be disengaged while driving, owners should firmly and steadily apply the brakes and shift the transmission to neutral, placing the vehicle in park once it has stopped.

Monday, April 16, 2018

 

RV RELATED RECALL FROM NHTSA ON APRIL 16, 2018 FOR KZRV

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V212000
Manufacturer KZRV, L.P.
Components EQUIPMENT
Potential Number of Units Affected 55
Summary
KZRV, L.P. (KZRV) is recalling certain 2018 KZRV Sportsmen Classic recreational trailers, models 130RB and 150RBT. These vehicles are equipped with Norcold N306 mini refrigerators that may have a loose or missing propane gas valve test port screw.
Remedy
KZRV will notify owners, and dealers will install and tighten the gas valve port screw, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 1, 2018. Owners may contact KZRV customer service at 1-800-768-4016 extension 154 or 153. KZRV's number for this recall is KZ-2018-02.

Monday, February 26, 2018

 

RV RELATED RECALLS ON FEBRUARY 26, 2018 FOR GULF STREAM COACH & LANCE CAMPER MANUFACTURING

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V105000
Manufacturer Gulf Stream Coach, Inc.
Components EQUIPMENT
Potential Number of Units Affected 15
Summary
Gulf Stream Coach, Inc. (Gulf Stream) is recalling certain 2018 Geo and Matrix recreational trailers. The Federal Certification Labels on these vehicles may incorrectly list the Kilogram (Kg) weight rating of the rear axle as 182 Kg (401.31 lbs.) below its actual capacity. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, "Certification."
Remedy
Gulf Stream will notify owners, and will provide corrected labels, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 28, 2018. Owners may contact Gulf Stream customer service at 1-800-289-8787.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V109000
Manufacturer Lance Camper Manufacturing. Corp.
Components EQUIPMENT
Potential Number of Units Affected 2,054
Summary
Lance Camper Manufacturing Corp. (Lance) is recalling certain 2018 recreational trailers, models 1475, 1575, 1685, 1995, 2185, 2285, 2295, 2375 and 2465, equipped with a Smart-Jack model power tongue jack. The laminated plastic touch pad on the jack may crack or separate allowing water to enter, potentially causing the jack to operate unintentionally.
Remedy
Lance will notify owners, and dealers will replace the power tongue jack, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 26, 2018. Owners may contact Lance customer service at 1-661-949-3322.

Monday, February 19, 2018

 

RV RELATED RECALLS ON FEBRUARY 19, 2018 FOR TRIPLE E RV, KEYSTONE RV, RAM TRUCKS

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V093000
Manufacturer Triple E Recreational Vehicles
Components EQUIPMENT
Potential Number of Units Affected 1,159
Summary
Triple E Recreational Vehicles (Triple E) is recalling certain 2002-2009 Invitation and Embassy recreational vehicles, 2002-2012 Regency, Regal, Senator and Topaz recreational vehicles, 2002-2010 Signature, Commander and Empress recreational vehicles, 2005-2013 Regency GT recreational vehicles, 2011-2013 MOT Trailers, 2012 Roughneck trailers (NT300), 2008-2013 Free Flight, Serenity (S24CB), Liberio (L24CB)and Free Spirit recreational vehicles and 2010-2013 Unity recreational vehicles. These motorhomes are equipped with Kidde Plastic-Handle or Push Button 'Pindicator' Fire Extinguishers that may become clogged, preventing the extinguisher from discharging as expected or requiring excessive force to activate the extinguisher. Additionally, in certain models, the nozzle may detach from the valve assembly with enough force that it could cause injury and also render the product inoperable. For a full list of the affected fire extinguisher models visit: https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/RMISC-17E062-5427.pdf
Remedy
Triple E will notify owners, instructing them to contact Kidde for a replacement fire extinguisher, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 26, 2018. Owners may contact Kidde customer service at 1-855-262-3540 or online at www.kidde.com and click on "Product Safety Recall" for more information. Triple E's number for this recall is CA#8894-1.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V095000
Manufacturer Keystone RV Company
Components TIRES
Potential Number of Units Affected 882
Summary
Keystone RV Company (Keystone) is recalling certain 2018 Crossroads Sunset trailers. These trailers may have Sterling Sport tires that are rated for 1760 lbs. instead of tires that are rated for 2040 lbs. as intended.
Remedy
Keystone will notify owners, and dealers will replace the tires with the correct load rated tires, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 30, 2018. Owners may contact Keystone customer service at 1-866-425-4369. Keystone's number for this recall is 18-313.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V100000
Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US LLC)
Components POWER TRAIN
Potential Number of Units Affected 180,462
Summary
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2017-2018 RAM 1500, 2500, 3500, 3500 Cab Chassis, 4500 Cab Chassis, and 5500 Cab Chassis vehicles, all equipped with a column shifter. Pushing the brake pedal for prolonged periods when the vehicle is running and in PARK may cause the Brake Transmission Shift Interlock (BTSI) pin to stick in the open position. With the pin in the open position, the transmission can be shifted out of PARK into any gear without pushing the brake pedal or having the key in the ignition.
Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners and dealers will update the Body Control Module software. Dealers will also test the BTSI operation, replacing the solenoid as necessary. The recall is expected to begin March 30, 2018. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is U11.

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