Monday, January 18, 2016
RV RELATED RECALLS FROM NHTSA FOR JANUARY 18 2016 (FOREST RIVER, WINNEBAGO, FORD, ALLIED RECREATION GROUP, CHRYSLER, ENTEGRA)
SUMMARY:Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain model year 2016 Cardinal recreational trailers, model CAF3850RL. The affected vehicles have Federal Certification Placards that list an incorrect gross axle weight from what is actually installed on the vehicle. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, "Certification."
CONSEQUENCE:Incorrect placards may result in improper trailer loading. Improper loading may increase the risk of a crash.
REMEDY:Forest River will notify owners and mail them a corrected Federal placard label, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on February 16, 2016. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-206-7600. Forest River's number for this recall is 15-12112015-0122.
SUMMARY:Winnebago Industries, Inc. (Winnebago) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Winnebago Sightseer, Vista, and Adventurer motorhomes manufactured August 1, 2014 through August 31, 2015, and 2015-2016 Itasca Sunova, Sunstar, and Suncruiser motorhomes manufactured August 1, 2014, through August 31, 2015. The affected vehicles have electrically operated entry/exit steps that may extend down and out while the vehicle is moving.
CONSEQUENCE:If the steps extend while the vehicle is being driven, the steps may strike a person or another vehicle, increasing the risk of injury or a crash.
REMEDY:Winnebago will notify owners, and dealers will replace the step switch connections at no charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Winnebago customer service at 1-641-585-3535.
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2015 Ford F-150 SuperCrew trucks manufactured January 22, 2015, to March 17, 2015. The affected vehicles may be equipped with driver or front passenger seat belt anchorage assemblies whose pretensioner cable was not properly crimped. As a result, the seat belts may not properly restrain the seat occupant in the event of a crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 209, "Seat Belt Assemblies" and 210, " Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages."
CONSEQUENCE:An occupant that is not be properly restrained is at an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash.
REMEDY:Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver and/or front passenger side seat belt retractor(s) and pretensioner(s), free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 8, 2016. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15C17.
Allied Recreation Group, Inc. (ARG) is recalling certain model year 2010-2011 Holiday Rambler Admiral, 2009-2014 Holiday Rambler Ambassador, 2010 Holiday Rambler Arista, 2010-2014 Holiday Rambler Endeavor, 2009-2011 Holiday Rambler Neptune, 2011-2014 Holiday Rambler Vacationer, 2009-2011 Monaco Cayman, 2010-2014 Monaco Diplomat, 2014 Monaco Dynasty, 2009-2014 Monaco Knight, 2012-2013 Monaco LaPalma, 2009-2013 Monaco Monarch, 2009-2011 Monaco Riptide, 2008 Safari Passage, and 2008 Safari Simba motorhomes. The affected vehicles are equipped with certain Lippert-brand Coachstep Double Electric Steps. These steps use a bolt to attach the fan gear assembly to the steps. This bolt may fracture allowing the fan gear to disengage from the steps. As a result, the steps may not remain in the expected position and may be unstable.