According to the Safety Recall Report, a battery disconnect switch was added during a model change on the vehicles affected. If the disconnect switch is open, there is no power to the trailer brakes through the break-away switch.
If you own an affected trailer with a battery disconnect switch, it is recommended that until necessary modifications are made, the switch should be closed while driving.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V563000
Manufacturer Forest River, Inc.
Components TRAILER HITCHES, ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected 4,397
Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will rewire the breakaway switch, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a schedule for recall notification. Owners may contact Forest customer service at 1-909-873-3777. Forest River’s number for this recall is 67A-1230.
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.