Recalls: Forest River / Gulf Stream Coach / Heartland / Jayco / Keystone / Newmar / REV Recreation Group / Thor Motor Coach / Tiffin / Winnebago / Xtreme Outdoors

By : CONNIE GALLANT September 17, 2020

RV Advisory:  Ratings Tell the Story

Whenever you go to a dealership or a manufacturing plant to have a recall item repaired, be absolutely sure you understand what and why it is being recalled. When you make an appointment, get as much information as you can in advance - and when you reach the service department, be sure to query whoever is responsible for the repair about what they will be doing and what area of the motor home it is into. If the item to be repaired or replaced happens to be underneath the dash or anywhere in the electrical system, for example, you should know what other items are being removed to access the repair or the replaced item.

 
Please keep in mind that some manufacturers and dealerships use recalls as a method of getting you to authorize other services or inspections. We recommend, if possible, that you forego any repairs or inspections that are not on your need-to-do list and can be done later. In the past, we have received complaints of having more problems after the recall - and we find out it is usually in the vicinity of the item repaired or replaced. Click on links to get more details.

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NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V428000

Manufacturer Keystone RV Company

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 594

Summary

Keystone RV Company (Keystone) is recalling certain 2020-2021 Keystone Fuzion (models 357, 369, 373, 379, 419, 424, 427, 429 and 430) and Impact (models 26V, 28V, 29V, 311, 317, 330, 343, 359, 367 and 415) toy hauler travel trailers. The generator transfer switch may be incorrectly wired with the transfer switch "Line" wiring (shore cord) and "Load" wiring (power center wiring) reversed, allowing the generator power to energize the shore power connection.

Remedy

Keystone will notify owners, and dealers will run the generator to check for the proper power output, correcting the wiring as necessary, free of charge. The recall began August 27, 2020. Owners may contact Keystone customer service at 1-866-425-4369. Keystone's number for this recall is 20-382. Note: If there is no power inside the unit while the generator is running, owners are instructed to discontinue using the generator until the recall remedy is performed.

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NEWMAR:  (#  Recalls)

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V421000

Manufacturer Newmar Corporation

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Potential Number of Units Affected 2,005

Summary

Newmar Corporaton (Newmar) is recalling certain 2016-2019 Ventana LE, 2017-2020 Ventana, London Aire, Essex and Dutch Star, 2017-2019 Mountain Aire, 2018-2020 New Aire, and 2020 Kountry Star motorhomes that received the 'inspection-only' remedy from recall 19V-426. The rear mounted Power Distribution Module (PDM) may have been damaged during manufacturing, possibly resulting in the rear marker lights, brake lights, or turn signals not functioning.

Remedy

Newmar will notify owners, and Daimler Trucks North America dealers will replace the PDM, free of charge. This recall is expected to begin September 19, 2020. Owners may contact Newmar's customer service at 1-800-731-8300. Newmar's number for this recall is 20V-404.

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REV RECREATION GROUP:  (1  Recall)

Battery Hold Down Improperly Secured

If the bracket contacts the battery terminal it may short circuit, increasing the risk of a fire.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V442000

Manufacturer REV Recreation Group

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 145

Summary

REV Recreation Group (REV) is recalling certain 2019-2020 Fleetwood Pace Arrow motorhomes, models 33D, 36U, 35QS, 35S, 35RB and 35E. The auxiliary batteries, located inside the interior step compartment, were secured in place with a metal hold-down bracket secured with carriage bolts and standard nuts. This hardware may loosen and allow the metal hold-down bracket to shift or move and make contact with the battery terminals.

Remedy

REV will notify owners, and dealers will install replacement battery hold-down mounting hardware, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 25, 2020. Owners may contact REV customer service at 1-800-509-3417. REV's number for this recall is 200728REV.

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THOR MOTOR COACH:  (7 Recalls)

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V418000

Manufacturer Thor Motor Coach

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Potential Number of Units Affected 1,661

Summary

Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling certain 2017-2020 Aria, Venetian and Tuscany, 2017 Tuscany XTE and 2017-2019 Palazzo motorhomes vehicles that received an inspection-only remedy for recall 18V-763. The rear mounted Power Distribution Module (PDM) may have been damaged during manufacturing, possibly resulting in the rear marker lights, brake lights, or turn signals not functioning.

Remedy

TMC will notify owners, and Daimler Trucks dealers will replace the PDM, free of charge. This recall is expected to begin September 20, 2020. Owners may contact TMC customer service at 1-877-855-2867. TMC's number for this recall is RC000196.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V419000

Manufacturer Thor Motor Coach

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 63

Summary

Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling certain 2021 Daybreak, Four Winds, Quantum, Chateau, and Freedom Elite motorhomes built on the 2020 Ford E-Series chassis. The battery cable may not have been properly secured within the chassis rail, which can cause it to contact the exhaust manifold and heat shield.

Remedy

TMC will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the routing of the battery cable. If needed the cable will be re-routed and properly secured, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 20, 2020. Owners may contact TMC customer service at 1-877-855-2867. TMC's number for this recall is RC000197.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V423000

Manufacturer Thor Motor Coach

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 2,009

Summary

Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling certain 2017-2021 Freedom Elite motorhomes. A 100amp converter breaker was incorrectly installed at the battery tray when a 70amp breaker is required, possibly resulting in the wiring connected to the breaker overheating.

Remedy

TMC will notify owners, and dealers will replace the converter breaker with one of the correct amperage if needed, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 22, 2020. Owners may contact TMC customer service at 1-855-2867. TMC's number for this recall is RC000199.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V424000

Manufacturer Thor Motor Coach

Components SEAT BELTS

Potential Number of Units Affected 49

Summary

Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling certain 2020-2021 Sequence and Tellaro motorhomes. The dinette booth seat belts may be too short preventing them from being usable by some occupants. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) numbers 208, "Occupant Crash Protection" and 209, "Seat Belt Assemblies."

Remedy

TMC will notify owners, and dealers will replace the 18-inch seat belt tether with a 24-inch tether on both sides of the dinette booth, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 22, 2020. Owners may contact TMC customer service at 1-877-855-2867. TMC's number for this recall is RC000198.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V444000

Manufacturer Thor Motor Coach

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, AIR BAGS, SEATS

Potential Number of Units Affected 463

Summary

Thor Motor Coach (Thor) is recalling certain 2020-2021 Daybreak, Four Winds, Quantum, Delano, Tiburon, Chateau and Freedom Elite motorhomes and 2020 Gemini, Chateau Citation, Compass, Siesta, and Synergy motorhomes built on Sprinter Van chassis (platform 970 (VS30), equipped with swivel seats. The wiring harnesses for the front seats may have been routed incorrectly and could become jammed and damaged in the swivel seat frames.

Remedy

Thor will notify owners, and Mercedes-Benz dealers will inspect the wire harness routing for both front seats and will repair the wiring and add clips or cable ties as needed, free of charge. This recall began August 13, 2020. Owners may contact Thor customer service at 1-877-855-2867 Mercedes-Benz customer service at 1-877-762-8267. Thor's number for this recall is RC000200

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V458000

Manufacturer Thor Motor Coach

Components SEAT BELTS, SEATS

Potential Number of Units Affected 248

Summary

Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling certain 2020-2021 Daybreak 23DB, 2018-2021 Four Winds 23U, and 2018-2021 Chateau 23U motorhomes. Bolts of the wrong size were used to secure the barrel chair pedestals, allowing the pedestal to separate from the floor in the event of a crash. As such, these motorhomes fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 207, "Seating Systems" and number 210, "Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages."

Remedy

TMC will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the pedestal bolt size, correcting the hardware as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 5, 2020. Owners may contact TMC customer service at 1-877-855-2867. TMC's number for this recall is RC000202.

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TIFFIN MOTORHOMES:  (1  Recalls)

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V433000

Manufacturer Tiffin Motorhomes, Inc.

Components VISIBILITY/WIPER, VISIBILITY

Potential Number of Units Affected 643

Summary

Tiffin Motorhomes, Inc. (Tiffin) is recalling certain 2019-2020 Tiffin Bus and 2018-2020 Zephyr motorhomes. The windshield wipers may not work due to the control module being improperly wired.

Remedy

Tiffin will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the control module, correcting the wiring as needed, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a schedule for recall notification. Owners may contact Tiffin customer service at 1-256-356-8661.

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WINNEBAGO:  (2  Recalls)

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V441000

Manufacturer Winnebago Towable

Components STRUCTURE

Potential Number of Units Affected 267

Summary

Winnebago Towable (Winnebago) is recalling certain 2019-2020 Micro Minnie 5 travel trailers. An emergency exit window was not installed in the bedroom.

Remedy

Winnebago will notify owners, and dealers will replace the right side bedroom window with an escape window, free of charge. The recall began August 17, 2020. Owners may contact Winnebago customer service at 1-574-825-5280 extension 5220.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V474000

Manufacturer Winnebago Industries, Inc

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 156

Summary

Winnebago Industries, Inc (Winnebago) is recalling certain 2021 Revel motorhomes. These motorhomes have an auxiliary alternator belt that may wear and detach.

Remedy

Winnebago will notify owners, and dealers will coordinate the inspection and proper alignment of the belt pulleys, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 9, 2020. Owners may contact Winnebago customer service at 1-800-537-1885. Winnebago's number for this recall is 162.

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XTREME OUTDOORS:  (1  Recalls)

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V448000

Manufacturer Xtreme Outdoors

Components TIRES

Potential Number of Units Affected 145

Summary

Xtreme Outdoors (Xtreme) is recalling certain 2020 Little Guy Mini Max Trailers. The curb weight, Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) and Cargo Carrying Capacity (CCC) are understated on the certification label, affecting how well the trailer may be towed. As such, these trailers fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 110, "Tire selection and Rims" and 49 CFR part 567, "Certification."

Remedy

Xtreme will notify owners, and dealers will send new certification labels for all trailers affected by this recall, free of charge. Unsold units that are outside Xtreme Outdoors control will also be issued new paperwork with the correct information. The recall is expected to begin September 2020. Owners may contact Xtreme customer service at 1-888-469-9688.

 

 



CONNIE GALLANT


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