Monday, May 12, 2014
RV RELATED RECALLS FROM NHTSA, MAY 12, 2014
SUMMARY:Winnebago Industries, Inc. (Winnebago) is recalling certain 2014-2015 Travato, 2014 Trend and Itasca Viva! motorhomes manufactured November 13, 2013, through April 3, 2014 on Ram ProMaster chassis. During the manufacturing of the chassis, a tool may have damaged one of the brake hoses which may result in a leakage of brake fluid from the brake hose.
CONSEQUENCE:Brake fluid leakage would result in a reduction of brake performance, lengthening the distance needed to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
REMEDY:Chrysler (Ram) has notified owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the brake hoses, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on March 26, 2014. Owners may contact Winnebago at 1-800-537-1885 or Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403.
Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain model year 2014 Vibe VCT6501, VCT6502, VCT6503, VCT6504, VCT6505 and VCT6506 travel trailers manufactured July 30, 2013, through April 4, 2014. The Federal Certification Label has incorrect tire and gross axle weight rating information listed. As such, the vehicles do not conform to Part 567, "Certification."
If the information printed on the label is incorrect, it may lead to the recreational vehicle being overloaded, resulting in tire failure which would increase the risk of a crash.
Forest River will notify owners and send them replacement Federal Certification and Tire Information labels with the correct information, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in May 2014. Owners may contact Forest River Customer Service at 1-260-593-0023.