Forest River Recalls Travel Trailers – Motorhomes

Forest River Recalls Travel Trailers – Motorhomes

Forest River Recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recently issued four separate Vehicle Safety Recalls for RVs manufactured by Forest River Inc.


Report Receipt Date: MAR 22, 2016

NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V164000
Component(s): EQUIPMENT

Manufacturer: Forest River, Inc.
Vehicle: 2016 CHEROKEE GREY WOLF
Potential Number of Units Affected: 224

SUMMARY:

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain model year 2016 Cherokee Grey Wolf recreational trailers manufactured from March 23, 2015, through March 9, 2016. The Federal Placard incorrectly indicates the tire and rim size as ST205/75R15/C Tire(s) with 15X5.0JJ rims. However, the trailer is equipped with ST205/75R14/C Tire(s) with 14X5.5JJ rims. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, “Tire Selection and Rims.”

Incorrect information on the Federal Placard may lead to the operator overloading the vehicle, increasing the risk of a tire blowout and the possibility of a crash.

REMEDY:

Forest River will notify owners and will send them a corrected Federal Placard, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on, or about, May 16, 2016. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-541-995-3447 extension 4013. Forest River’s recall number for this campaign is 64-03112016-0147.


Report Receipt Date: MAR 29, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V175000
Component(s): SUSPENSION , TIRES

Manufacturer: Forest River, Inc.
Vehicle Make: FOREST RIVER PUMA 2013-2016
Potential Number of Units Affected: 577

SUMMARY:
Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain model year 2013-2016 Puma recreational trailers, models T12RBC, T15UDC, T17QBC, and T18FBC, manufactured from January 1, 2013, through March 1, 2016. When the trailer hits a bump, the tire(s) may contact the floor or wheel well and result in tire damage.

A damaged tire could deflate and cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

REMEDY:
Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will install a lift kit to add additional clearance to the vehicles, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on, or about, May 27, 2016. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-642-0607. Forest River’s recall number for this campaign is 420-06092015-0050SA.


Report Receipt Date: MAR 30, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V179000
Component(s): SUSPENSION , TIRES

Manufacturer: Forest River, Inc.
Vehicle: FOREST RIVER PUMA 2008-2016
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,052

SUMMARY:
Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain model year 2008-2016 Puma recreational trailers and toy haulers, models PT20RDC, PT21FBC, PT22RBC, PT26RLC, PT26FBSC, PT21TUC, PT25FBC, PT22RB, PTH21TFU, PTH24THS, PTH25TFS, PTH27SBU, PTH27RLSS, PTH25TFQ, and PTH21TFB, manufactured from June 25, 2007, through March 23, 2016. When the trailer hits a bump, the tire(s) may contact the floor or wheel well and result in tire damage.

A damaged tire could deflate and cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

REMEDY:
Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will install a lift kit to add additional clearance to the vehicles, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on, or about, May 27, 2016. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-642-0607. Forest River’s recall number for this campaign is 420-06092015-0050.


Report Receipt Date: MAR 29, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V176000
Component(s): STRUCTURE

Manufacturer: Forest River, Inc.
Vehicle: FOREST RIVER GEORGETOWN 2015-2017
Potential Number of Units Affected: 133

SUMMARY:
Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain model year 2015-2017 Georgetown recreational vehicles, model GTA369XLF, manufactured from December 8, 2014, through March 22, 2016. A vented window was installed in the rear wall of the vehicle instead of a secondary egress window.

Without a secondary egress window, occupants may be trapped in the event of an emergency, increasing the risk of injury or death.

REMEDY:
Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will remove the vented window and install an egress window, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on, or about, May 27, 2016. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-206-7600. Forest River’s number for this recall is 15-03232016-0151.


Owners of vehicles listed above may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


 

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