RV recalls for Newmar, Forest River, Jayco, and Starcraft

RV recalls for Newmar, Forest River, Jayco, and Starcraft

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced RV recalls

RV recalls for RVs manufactured by Newmar, Forest River, Jayco, and Starcraft address problems with defective entry steps, slideout motors, underrated axles, potential propane leak, and incorrect information on Federal Placards.


Manufacturer: Newmar Corporation

Date: OCT 21, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V768000
Component(s): EQUIPMENT
Potential Number of Units Affected: 42

-Vehicle Model Year(s)
  • NEWMAR ESSEX
  • NEWMAR KING AIRE
  • NEWMAR LONDON AIRE
SUMMARY:

Newmar Corporation (Newmar) is recalling certain model year 2017 London Aire, Essex, and King Aire motorhomes manufactured December 9, 2015, to September 26, 2016. The hydraulic entry step controller may not be functioning as designed and may allow the steps to retract unexpectedly.

CONSEQUENCE:

The steps can retract without warning, causing someone using the steps to fall, increasing the risk of injury.

REMEDY:

Newmar will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the steps and update the controller software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 19, 2016. Owners may contact Newmar customer service at 1-800-731-8300.


Manufacturer: Newmar Corporation

Report Receipt Date: OCT 24, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V773000
Component(s): EQUIPMENT
Potential Number of Units Affected: 19

Vehicle Make – Model – Year(s)

  • NEWMAR DUTCH STAR
  • NEWMAR VENTANA
SUMMARY:

Newmar Corporation (Newmar) is recalling certain model year 2017 Dutch Star and Ventana motorhomes manufactured May 17, 2016, to September 27, 2016. On certain motorhomes, the wardrobe slide out motor may have been installed without a brake.

CONSEQUENCE:

If the slide out motor does not have a brake installed, the slide out box could extend unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash.

REMEDY:

Newmar will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the motor and replace it if necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 19, 2016. Owners may contact Newmar customer service at 1-800-731-8300.


Manufacturer: Jayco, Inc.

Report Receipt Date: OCT 24, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number:16V772000
Component(s): STRUCTURE , SUSPENSION
Potential Number of Units Affected: 30

Model / Model Year(s)

  • JAYCO EAGLE 2017
SUMMARY:

Jayco, Inc. (Jayco) is recalling certain model year 2017 Eagle fifth wheel trailers, model 355 MBQS, manufactured October 7, 2016, to October 11, 2016. The affected vehicles may have an axle of insufficient load capacity.

CONSEQUENCE:

If the axle is overloaded, excess tire wear may result, possibly causing tire failure and an increased risk of a crash.

REMEDY:

All of the affected trailers have been quarantined at dealers and therefore owner notification letters will not be sent. Jayco dealers will replace the 6000lb capacity axle with a 7000lb capacity axle, including new rims and tires and will install updated Federal ID, and Cargo Carrying Capacity labels, free of charge. Owners may contact Jayco customer service at 1-800-283-8267. Jayco’s number for this recall is 9901330


Manufacturer: Forest River, Inc.

Report Receipt Date: OCT 24, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V774000
Component(s):  EQUIPMENT
Potential Number of Units Affected: 156

Vehicle Make / Model / Model Year(s)
  • DYNAMAX ISATA 2017
SUMMARY:

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain model year 2017 Dynamax Isata motorhomes, models ISC24FWM, ISC24RWM, ISC35DBD and ISC36DSD, manufactured May 19, 2016, to October 19, 2016. The affected vehicles may be missing a securing cable tie on the rubber grommet for the copper liquid propane (L.P.) gas line, allowing liquid propane to enter the cabin.

CONSEQUENCE:

If the rubber grommet is not properly sealed and secured, there is an increased risk of propane leak and a fire.

REMEDY:

Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the grommet and install a cable tie, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 19, 2016. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-262-3474 extension 203. Forest River’s number for this recall is 55-10162016-0257.


STARCRAFT AR-ONE
STARCRAFT AR-ONE

Manufacturer: Starcraft RV

Report Receipt Date: OCT 28, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V786000
Component(s): EQUIPMENT , TIRES
Potential Number of Units Affected: 94
Vehicle Make / Model / Model Year(s)
  • STARCRAFT AR-ONE
SUMMARY:

Starcraft RV (Starcraft) is recalling certain model year 2017 AR-ONE trailers, model 28R, manufactured March 1, 2016, to August 5, 2016. The affected vehicles have incorrect information on Federal Placard and Cargo Carrying Capacity (CCC) labels, possibly resulting in the vehicle being overloaded. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, “Tire Selection and Rims.”

CONSEQUENCE:

An overloaded trailer increases the risk of a crash.

REMEDY:

Starcraft has notified owners and provided corrected Federal Placards and CCC labels, free of charge. The recall began on November 3, 2016. Owners may contact Starcraft customer service at 1-800-945-4787. Starcraft’s number for this recall is 9902328.


NOTES:

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline regarding the above RV recalls at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or by going to www.safercar.gov.


 
 

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