Spare Tire Carrier U-bolts May Fail

Spare Tire Carrier U-bolts May Fail

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NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V075000

Manufacturer Forest River, Inc.

Components TIRES, EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected 4,464

Summary

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling particular 2019-2020 Surveyor, NO BO, Cherokee, R. POD, Clipper, Viking, Independence, Puma, and East to West trailers. The spare tire carrier U-bolts may fail, allowing the spare tire carrier and spare tire detach from the vehicle.

The recalled spare tire carrier U-bolts have a significant flat spot in the inside bend radius from rough tooling that created a weak spot allowing the material to be stretched and bent across a flat plane.

The remedy U-bolts are the same part number, however, they have a smooth inside bend radius from new tooling that allows the material to be properly formed.

Remedy

Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will replace U-bolts, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on March 13, 2020. Owners may contact Surveyor, NO BO, R., and POD customer service at 1-574-642-3119, Independence, Viking, and Clipper customer service at 1-269-467-4600, Puma customer service at -574-642-0606, East and West customer service at 1-574-264-6664 or Cherokee customer service at 1-877-426-5337. Forest River’s number for this recall is 51-1133.

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.

Affected RVs in Recall

MAKE MODEL YEAR
COACHMEN CLIPPER 2019-2020
COACHMEN VIKING 2019-2020
FOREST RIVER CHEROKEE 2020
FOREST RIVER EAST TO WEST 2020
FOREST RIVER INDEPENDENCE 2020
FOREST RIVER NO BOUNDARIES 2020
FOREST RIVER PUMA 2020
FOREST RIVER R-POD 2020
FOREST RIVER SURVEYOR 2020
 
 

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