Defective RV Ladder Recall Affects Several RV Makers

Defective RV Ladder Recall Affects Several RV Makers

Defective RV Ladder Recall

Multiple RV manufacturers have been affected by a defective RV ladder recall.  The black colored aluminum ladders made by Christianson Industries have retractable hinges, each with a welded ‘top hat’ that can separate from the hinge.

If the hinges separate from the ladder while in use, the ladder may fall from the vehicle, increasing the risk of injury.

Below is a list of the manufacturers affected by the RV ladder recall. Click the NHTSA Campaign Number link for specific information about each recall.


Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC

Report Receipt Date: NOV 14, 2016

NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V819000
Component(s): EQUIPMENT
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,045

Vehicle Make – Model – Model Year(s)

  • HEARTLAND – CYCLONE – 2015-2016
  • HEARTLAND – ROAD WARRIOR – 2015-2016
  • HEARTLAND  – TORQU – 2016
REMEDY:

Heartland will notify owners, and dealers will install hinge braces over the back of the existing hinges, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 28, 2016. Owners may contact Heartland customer service at 1-877-262-8032. Heartland’s number for this recall is 99-01-28.


DRV Suites

Report Receipt Date: NOV 14, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V820000
Component(s): EQUIPMENT
Potential Number of Units Affected: 15

Vehicle Make – Model – Model Year(s)

  • DRV – FULL HOUSE – 2015-2016

DRV will notify owners, and dealers will install a hinge brace over the back of existing hinges, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in November 2016. Owners may contact DRV customer service at 1-260-562-3500. DRV’s number for this recall is 99-02-06.


Cruiser RV

Report Receipt Date: NOV 14, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V821000
Component(s): EQUIPMENT
Potential Number of Units Affected: 499

Vehicle Make – Model – Model Year(s)

  • CRUISER RV – STRYKER TOY – 2015-2016

Cruiser RV will notify owners, and dealers will install a hinge brace over the back of the existing hinges, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in November 2016. Owners may contact Cruiser customer service at 1-260-562-3500. Cruiser’s number for this recall is 99-03-11.


KZRV, L.P.

Report Receipt Date: NOV 15, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V823000 
Component(s): EQUIPMENT
Potential Number of Units Affected: 318

Vehicle Make – Model – Model Year(s)

  • KZRV – INFERNO – 2015
  • KZRV – MXT – 2015
  • KZRV – SPORTSMEN – 2015
  • KZRV – SPORTSTER – 2015
  • KZRV – SPORTTREK – 2015
  • KZRV – VENOM – 2015

KZRV will notify owners, and dealers will install a hinge brace over the back of the existing hinges, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in November 2016. Owners may contact KZRV customer service at 1-800-768-4016, extension 154 or 153.


Keystone RV Company

Report Receipt Date: NOV 15, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V825000
Component(s): EQUIPMENT
Potential Number of Units Affected: 6,252

Vehicle Make – Model – Model Year(s)

  • DUTCHMEN – VOLTAGE – 2015-2016
  • KEYSTONE – CARBON – 2015-2016
  • KEYSTONE – FUZION – 2015-2016
  • KEYSTONE – IMPACT – 2015-2016
  • KEYSTONE – RAPTOR – 2015-2016

Keystone will notify owners, and dealers will install a hinge brace over the back of the existing hinges, free of charge. The recall began on November 29, 2016. Owners may contact Keystone customer service at 1-866-425-4369. Keystone’s number for this recall is 16-267.


Owners may also 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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