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.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

 

LIPPERT COMPONENTS ACQUIRES HEHR WINDOWS

FROM RVBUSINESS.COM: 


LCI Acquires Hehr’s Window and Glass Business

  
February 17, 2018 by   
LCI Industries, an Elkhart, Ind.-based supplier of components for the leading original equipment manufacturers of recreational vehicles and adjacent industries, and the related aftermarkets of those industries, today (Feb. 16) announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Lippert Components Manufacturing Inc., has acquired substantially all of the business assets of Hehr International Inc.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, Hehr manufactures windows as well as tempered and laminated glass for the RV, transit, specialty vehicle, and other adjacent industries. Hehr, which operates out of five U.S. locations, achieved sales of approximately $55 million for the 12 months ended December 2017.
“We are excited to add Hehr’s business and employees to our growing portfolio of window and glass solutions for the RV and specialty vehicle markets,” said LCI’s CEO Jason Lippert. “Hehr represents many characteristics we look for in acquisitions: great teams, great products with diversified markets, and a great opportunity for growth.”
The Hehr team will remain with LCI to lead the acquired business under the direction of Josh Roan, vice president of operations.
Hehr CEO Mary Utick added, “We are thrilled to be part of the LCI team. Joining forces with an industry leader such as Lippert presents unique opportunities for growth, continued innovation, and overall advancement. We look forward to our future together.”
LCI President Scott Mereness added, “Hehr’s geographic diversification allows us to better serve our customers. Additionally, their customer base is a great mix of various industries that we know or are targeting for growth. Hehr is another highly strategic LCI investment. We expect to leverage our purchasing, sales, distribution, and administrative capabilities to improve the profitability of this business, and we expect this acquisition to be immediately accretive to LCI’s earnings.”

Monday, February 12, 2018

 

RV RELATED RECALLS ON FEBRUARY 12, 2018 FOR DRV SUITES, JAYCO, HIGHLAND RIDGE RV, ENTEGRA COACH, ECLIPSE RV, FOREST RIVER, LANCE CAMPER MANUFACTURING

NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V491000
Manufacturer DRV Suites
Components EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Potential Number of Units Affected 7,465
Summary
DRV Suites (DRV) is recalling certain 2014-2015 Tradition, 2014-2016 Full House, 2006-2016 Elite Suites, and 2013-2016 Estates fifth wheel travel trailers. The affected vehicles have front side reflex reflectors located above the maximum height of 60". 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
DRV has notified owners and will provide a new reflector to install in the correct location, free of charge. The recall began July 21, 2017. Owners may contact DRV customer service at 1-260-562-3500. DRV's number for this recall is 99.02.05.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V072000
Manufacturer Jayco, Inc.
Components EQUIPMENT
Potential Number of Units Affected 81
Summary
Jayco, Inc. (Jayco) is recalling certain 2017, 2018 Eagle 333BHOK (EC) travel trailers. The safety chains on these vehicles are rated at 11,700 lbs, however the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) is 12,500lbs. In the event of a trailer detachment, the underrated safety chains may fail.
Remedy
Jayco will notify owners, and dealers will install safety chains that have a GVWR of 16,200lbs, free of charge. The recall began on February 8, 2018. Owners may contact Jayco customer service at 1-800-283-8267. Jayco's number for this recall is 9901372.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V073000
Manufacturer Jayco, Inc.
Components EQUIPMENT
Potential Number of Units Affected 461
Summary
Jayco, Inc. (Jayco) is recalling certain 2018 Eagle EA, EB, ED travel trailers. The Federal Labels and Cargo Carrying Capacity (CCC) label on these vehicles may incorrectly list the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) as 11,750lbs, when the actual GVWR is 11,700lbs. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, "Tire Selection and Rims."
Remedy
Jayco will notify owners and provide them with a corrected label, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 28, 2018. Owners may contact Jayco customer service at 1-800-283-8267. Jayco's number for this recall is 9901373.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V075000
Manufacturer Jayco, Inc.
Components EQUIPMENT
Potential Number of Units Affected 26
Summary
Jayco, Inc. (Jayco) is recalling certain 2018 Eagle travel trailers, model 333BHOK. The flame on the Furrion cook top can become inverted or go out when the furnace is turned on, however, liquid propane (LP) gas will continue to flow to the burners.
Remedy
Jayco will notify owners, and dealers will install two wood panels to prevent air from the furnace affecting the stove burners, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 1, 2018. Owners may contact Jayco customer service at 1-800-283-8267. Jayco's number for this recall is 9901366.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V078000
Manufacturer Jayco, Inc.
Components SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Potential Number of Units Affected 17
Summary
Jayco, Inc. (Jayco) is recalling certain 2017 Precept motorhomes. The brake Hydraulic Electronic Control Units (HECU) on these vehicles may be missing valve block ball plugs, potentially causing a brake fluid leak or air ingestion during electronic brake distribution and/or ABS activation.
Remedy
Jayco will notify owners, and Ford dealers will inspect the hydraulic block and replace the HECU if the ball plugs are present, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 30, 2018. Owners may contact Jayco customer service at 1-800-517-9137.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V074000
Manufacturer Highland Ridge RV
Components EQUIPMENT
Potential Number of Units Affected 84
Summary
Highland Ridge RV (Highland Ridge) is recalling certain 2018 Open Range light travel trailers, model 312BHS. The Federal Label on these vehicles incorrectly lists the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) as 5100lbs when the correct GAWR is 4400lbs. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, "Tire Selection and Rims."
Remedy
Highland Ridge will notify owners, and dealers will replace the incorrect Federal Label with a corrected label, free of charge. The recall began on February 7, 2018. Owners may contact Highland Ridge customer service at 1-260-768-7771. Highland's number for this recall is 9904374.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V077000
Manufacturer Entegra Coach
Components SERVICE BRAKES, AIR
Potential Number of Units Affected 393
Summary
Entegra Coach (Entegra) is recalling certain 2015-2016 Aspire and 2017-2018 Insignia motorhomes built on a Spartan chassis. The air brake supply reservoir is less than 12x the combined volume of air for all service brake chambers. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 121, "Air Brake Systems."
Remedy
Entegra will notify owners, and Spartan service centers will replace the current air supply reservoir with one that has twice the capacity, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 30, 2018. Owners may contact Spartan Chassis at 1-800-543-4277 or Entegra customer service at 1-800-517-9137.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V079000
Manufacturer Eclipse Recreational Vehicles, Inc.
Components TIRES
Potential Number of Units Affected 19
Summary
Eclipse Recreational Vehicles, Inc. (Eclipse) is recalling certain 2019 Attitude recreational trailers. These vehicles were equipped with tires that have the incorrect load range.
Remedy
Eclipse will notify owners, and dealers will install tires of the correct load rating, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in February 2018. Owners may contact Eclipse customer service at 1-951-684-6868.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V080000
Manufacturer Forest River, Inc.
Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected 5
Summary
Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2018 Georgetown recreational vehicles, models GTA36D7 and GTA34P7. These vehicles have 18 gauge wires connected to a 30 amp circuit breaker.

Remedy
Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will connect the 18 gauge wiring to an additional circuit breaker that will be installed, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 28, 2018. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-206-7600. Forest River's number for this recall is 68-0623.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V081000
Manufacturer Forest River, Inc.
Components STRUCTURE
Potential Number of Units Affected 34
Summary
Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2018 Cardinal recreational trailers, models CAF3045RLLE, CAF304SR, CAF322DS and CAF392RD. These vehicles were manufactured without an emergency exit window in the rear wall of the vehicle.
Remedy
Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will install an emergency exit window, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 28, 2018. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-206-7600. Forest River's number for this recall is 15-0626.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V091000
Manufacturer Lance Camper Manufacturing. Corp.
Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected 1,164
Summary
Lance Camper Manufacturing Corp. (Lance) is recalling certain 2018 travel trailers, models 1985, 1995, 2185, 2155, 2295, and 2375. The battery on these vehicles may move within its compartment while the vehicle is in motion, causing the door to open and allowing the battery to fall out.
Remedy
Lance will notify owners, and dealers will install a retrofit strap kit to keep the battery from moving, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 15, 2018. Owners may contact Lance customer service at 1-661-949-3322.

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