Thursday, December 28, 2017
RV RELATED RECALLS FROM NHTSA ON DECEMBER 26, 2017 FOR JAYCO, TRAVEL LITE RV, KZRV, GRAND DESIGN RV, FOREST RIVER, NEWMAR
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V746000
Manufacturer Jayco, Inc.
Potential Number of Units Affected 49,563
Jayco, Inc. (Jayco) is recalling various 2002-2016 recreational vehicles equipped with Kidde Plastic-Handle or Push Button 'Pindicator' Fire Extinguishers. A list of the affected trailer models is available at: https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/RMISC-17V746-9524.pdf. These extinguishers may become clogged, preventing the extinguisher from discharging as expected or excessive force may be needed 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
Jayco will notify owners, instructing them to contact Kidde for a replacement fire extinguisher, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 22, 2018. Owners may contact Jayco customer service at 1-800-283-8267, or Kidde customer service toll-free at 1-855-271-0773, or online at www.kidde.com and click on "Product Safety Recall" for more information.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V779000
Manufacturer Travel Lite Rv
Components TRAILER HITCHES
Potential Number of Units Affected 163
Travel Lite RV (Travel Lite) is recalling certain 2018 Falcon recreational trailers, models F-23TH, and F-23RB. A 2" Class III hitch coupler was mistakenly installed instead of a 2 5/16" Class III hitch coupler.
The remedy for this recall is still under development. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Travel Lite customer service at 1-574-831-3000.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V785000
Manufacturer KZRV, L.P.
Potential Number of Units Affected 171
KZRV, L.P. (KZRV) is recalling certain 2014-2015 Durango Gold recreational trailers. In the affected vehicles, a rivet for the quad entry steps may shear and fail, causing the steps to give when being used.
KZRV will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the two rivets joining the second and third step, and the four rivets on the top step, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 2, 2018. Owners may contact KZRV customer service at 1-800-768-4016 extension 154 or 153. Note: This recall is an expansion of KZRV recall 15V-173.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V789000
Manufacturer Grand Design RV, LLC
Potential Number of Units Affected 3,969
Grand Design RV, LLC (Grand Design) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Reflection and Imagine travel trailers 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.
Grand Design will notify owners, and dealers will replace the power tongue jack, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 8, 2018. Owners may contact Grand Design customer service at 1-574-825-9679. Grand Design's number for this recall is 900012.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V790000
Manufacturer Forest River, Inc.
Potential Number of Units Affected 133
Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2018 Salem and Wildwood recreational trailers. The Federal Placard on these vehicles incorrectly states that the trailers are equipped with ST215/75R15 Load Range D tires, however, the installed tires are size ST205/75R15 Load Range D. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, "Tire Selection and Rims," and these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, "Certification."
Forest River will notify owners and provide corrected Federal Placards, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 8, 2018. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-848-1335. Forest River's number for this recall is 05-0595.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V797000
Manufacturer Newmar Corporation
Components EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Potential Number of Units Affected 194
Newmar Corporation (Newmar) is recalling certain 2018 Bay Star and Bay Star Sport motorhomes. The front side marker lights on these vehicles may not be connected to the wiring harness. Additionally, when the headlight high beams are activated, the low beams may not illuminate as intended. 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."
Newmar will notify owners, and dealers will connect the front side marker lights to the wiring harness, and ensure the low beam lights illuminate with high beam activation, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 10, 2018. Owners may contact Newmar customer service at 1-800-731-8300.