Recalls: Airstream, Forest River, Heartland, Keystone, Triple E, Winnebago

By : RVCG Staff March 31, 2019 1 Comment

The following Manufacturers have their Brands posted as Recalls during January and February 2019 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:

 

Airstream.  Potential Number of Units Affected 189

Incorrect Tire Info Printed on Label/FMVSS 110

If the information is incorrect, the operator may overinflate the tires, increasing the risk of a crash.

 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V024000


Summary

Airstream, Inc. (Airstream) is recalling certain 2019 Airstream Basecamp X recreational vehicles. The Federal Certification Label and Tire Placard may have incorrect information stating that the vehicle is equipped with 235/55R18 Load Range D tires needing 80 psi, when the vehicles are actually equipped with 235/75R15 Load Range D tires needing 51 psi. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, "Tire Selection and Rims."

Remedy

Airstream has notified owners and will send them a new corrected Federal Certification Label and Tire Placard, free of charge. The recall began on February 22, 2019. Owners may contact Airstream customer service at 1-877-596-6505 or 1-937-596-6111 extension 7401 or 7411.

 

Keystone. Potential Number of Units Affected 239

Spare Tire Carrier May Detach from Rear Wall

If the spare tire carrier detaches, it may become a road hazard, increasing the risk of crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V106000


Summary

Keystone RV Company (Keystone) is recalling certain 2019 Keystone Bullet Crossfire recreational trailers equipped with a rear-wall mounted spare tire carrier. The spare tire carrier was improperly mounted, possibly resulting in the carrier detaching from the rear wall.

Remedy

Keystone has notified owners, and dealers will inspect the trailers and correctly install the tire carrier, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on March 8, 2019. Owners may contact Keystone customer service at 1-866-425-4369. Keystone's number for this recall is 19-345.

 

 Keystone. Potential Number of Units Affected 128

Pin Box Mounting Bolts Insufficiently Tightened

A separation of the trailer can increase the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V108000


Summary

Keystone RV Company (Keystone) is recalling certain 2019 Crossroad Redwood recreational trailers, equipped with MORryde Rubber Pin Boxes. The pin box mounting bolts may have been insufficiently tightened, possibly resulting in the trailer separating from the tow vehicle.

Remedy

Keystone has notified owners, and dealers will properly tighten the mounting bolts for the pin box, free of charge. The recall began on February 28, 2019. Owners may notify Keystone customer service at 1-866-425-4369. Keystone's number for this recall is 19-346.

 

Forest River.  Potential Number of Units Affected 92

Water Heater Exhaust may Melt Power Cord or Hatch

A melted cord may result in bare wiring, increasing the risk of fire.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V933000


Summary

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2019 Salem and Wildwood recreational trailers. The power cord hatch is located above the water heater exhaust, possibly resulting in the cord or the hatch melting.

Remedy

Forest River has notified owners, and dealers will secure the power cord away from the water heater exhaust, free of charge. The recall began February 4, 2019. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 574-534-6127. Forest River's number for this recall is 44-0929.

 

Forest River.  Potential Number of Units Affected 54

Pin Box Mounting Bolts Improperly Torqued

A separation of the trailer can increase the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V078000


Summary

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2019 Forest River Columbus recreational trailers, equipped with MORryde Rubber Pin Boxes. The pin box mounting bolts may have been insufficiently tightened, possibly resulting in the trailer separating from the tow vehicle.

Remedy

Forest River has notify owners, and Forest River or MORryde dealers will replace the mounting bolts, free of charge. The recall began February 25, 2019. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-821-1487 or MORyde customer service at 1-574-293-1581. Forest River's number for this recall is 410-0954.


Forest River.  Potential Number of Units Affected 2,454

Break-Away Switch May Disconnect From Battery

The trailer's inability to apply the brakes in the event of a separation can increase the risk of crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V069000


Summary

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2019 Flagstaff and Rockwood recreational trailers. The break-away safety switch may be improperly wired, and as a result, the trailer brakes will not apply in the event that the trailer disconnects from the tow vehicle.

Remedy

Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will install a new wiring harness to maintain the supply of power to the brake system, free of charge. The recall began February 25, 2019. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-642-2640. Forest River's number for this recall is 10B-0943.


 Forest River.  Potential Number of Units Affected 25

Incorrect Front Tire PSI On Placard/FMVSS 110

Overinflating a tire may result in tire failure, increasing the risk of a crash.

 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V079000


Summary

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2019 Forest River Wildwood recreational trailers. The Federal Placard indicates an incorrect front tire pressure of 110 PSI. The correct PSI of the front, rear and spare tires is 80 PSI. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, "Tire selection and Rims." Additionally, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, "Certification."

Remedy

Forest River has notified owners, and supplied a corrected Federal Placard, free of charge. The recall began February 25, 2019. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-534-6127, extension 10917. Forest River's number for this recall is 69-0949.

 

 Forest River.  Potential Number of Units Affected 85

Bunk Bed Door May Open Unexpectedly

If the exterior bunk bed door opens unexpectedly while the trailer is being towed, it can increase the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V084000


Summary

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Rockwood and Flagstaff recreational trailers. The bunk bed door latch fasteners that secure the bunk bed door closed may fail, allowing the door to open while moving.

Remedy

Forest River has notified owners, and dealers will install the correct fasteners for the bunk bed door latches, free of charge. The recall began February 25, 2019. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-642-8943. Forest River's number for this recall is 10D-0950.

 

 Forest River.  Potential Number of Units Affected 10

Incorrect Federal Placards/FMVSS 110 & 567

The incorrect information may cause an operator to install a tire that is insufficient for the vehicle, increasing the risk of crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V085000


Summary

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2019 Cherokee recreational trailers. The Federal Placards indicate incorrect tire size information of ST205/75R15, when the vehicles are actually equipped with ST225/75R15 tires. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, "Tire Selection and Rims." Additionally, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, "Certification."

Remedy

Forest River has notified owners and sent them a new Federal Placard that has correct tire size information, free of charge. The recall began February 25, 2019. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-541-644-8072, extension 4022. Forest River's number for this recall is 64-0948.

 

 Forest River.  Potential Number of Units Affected 11

Block Heater Cable Splice Connector May Corrode

Prolonged corrosion of the connector may cause a resistive short, overheating or melting the wiring and increasing the risk of a fire.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V048000


Summary

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2019 Glaval Entourage motorhomes and 2017-2018 Berkshire Coach Ultra motorhomes built on a Ford chassis and equipped with an engine block heater. Water and contaminants may get into the block heater cable's splice connector causing corrosion and damage to the connector, which can result in an electrical short.

Remedy

Forest River has notified owners, and Ford dealers will inspect the block heater cable and replace it if damage is found. If no damage is found, the terminal connector will be packed with grease and reconnected. The repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began on February 6, 2019. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-343-5111 or Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Forest River's number for this recall is 51-0940.

 

Forest River.  Potential Number of Units Affected 7

Lack of Propane and Carbon Monoxide Detector

Without an LP/CO detector, an occupant may not be alerted to high levels of Carbon Monoxide, increasing the risk of injury.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V050000


Summary

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2018 XLR recreational trailers, models XLT26HFS, XLT26HFS-W, and XLT27KW. The affected trailers were not equipped with a liquid propane (LP)/carbon monoxide (CO) detector.

Remedy

Forest River has notified owners, and dealers will install an LP/CO detector, free of charge. The recall began February 6, 2019. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-642-0432. Forest River's number for this recall is 45-0931.

 

Heartland.  Potential Number of Units Affected 14

Insufficient Tire Load Range

Tires with an insufficient Load Range may fail, increasing the risk of crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V041000

 

Summary

Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC (Heartland) is recalling certain 2019 Prowler and Trail Runner recreational trailers. The trailers were equipped with Load Range D tires instead of Load Range E tires.

Remedy

Heartland has notified owners, and dealers will replace the tires with ones of the correct load range, free of charge. The recall began February 14, 2019. Owners may contact Heartland customer service at 1-877-262-8032. Heartland's number for this recall is 99.01.46.

 

Heartland.  Potential Number of Units Affected 294

Incorrect Certification Label/FMVSS 110

Tires with an incorrect pressure may affect handling or may fail, increasing the risk of crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V043000

 

Summary

Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC (Heartland) is recalling certain 2019 Prowler and Trail Runner recreational trailers. The Federal Certification Label may contain incorrect tire size, load range and tire pressure information. As such, these trailers fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, "Tire Selection and Rims."

Remedy

Heartland has notified owners and provided replacement certification labels, free of charge. The recall began February 14, 2019. Owners may contact Heartland customer service at 1-877-262-8032. Heartland's number for this recall is 99.01.45.


Keystone.  Potential Number of Units Affected 121

Kitchen Slide Bolt may Contact the Tire

If the adjustment bolt contacts the tire, the tire may fail, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V058000


Summary

Keystone RV Company (Keystone) is recalling certain 2019 Montana recreational trailers, models 3855BR and 3854BR. The adjustment bolt for the kitchen slide may be too long, allowing it to make contact with the tire while moving.

Remedy

Keystone had notified owners, and dealers will replace the adjustment bolt with a correct length adjustment bolt, and replace the dinette slide room adjustment mechanism, free of charge. The recall began on February 7, 2019. Owners may contact Keystone customer service at 1-866-425-4369. Keystone's number for this recall is 19-341.

 

Keystone.  Potential Number of Units Affected 288

Tire May Contact Rear Floor Support

Tire contact with the floor support while being towed can affect vehicle handling, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V026000


Summary

Keystone RV Company (Keystone) is recalling certain 2019 Dutchmen Endurance and 2017-2019 Dutchmen Voltage Travel Trailers. The tires may contact with the rear floor support, affecting the trailer's handling.

Remedy

Keystone has notified owners, and dealers will cut a notch in the floor support to provide sufficient clearance between the tire and the floor support, free of charge. The recall began on January 15, 2019. Owners may contact Keystone customer service at 1-866-425-4369. Keystone RV's number for this recall is 19-338.


 

Triple E Recreational Vehicles (Triple E). Potential Number of Units Affected 19

Door Cable may Short Circuit Battery

If the cable contacts the positive battery terminal, a short may occur, increasing the risk of a fire.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V925000

Summary

Triple E Recreational Vehicles (Triple E) is recalling certain 2019 Serenity recreational vehicles, model S24CB. The coach battery compartment door support metal cable may contact the positive battery terminal.

Remedy

Triple E will notify owners, and dealers will replace the battery compartment door support metal cable with one that is covered with tubing, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in February 2019. Owners may contact Triple E customer service at 1-877-992-9906. Triple E's number for this recall is CA#9208-1.

 

Winnebago.  Potential Number of Units Affected 3,351

Overhead Cabinet May Detach

If the cabinet shelf detaches, contents from the cabinet may hit and/or distract the driver, increasing the risk of injury or a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V042000


Summary

Winnebago Industries, Inc. (Winnebago) is recalling certain 2012-2018 Winnebago ERA motorhomes. The overhead cabinet shelf may have been improperly attached, allowing the cabinet face to detach and fall into the cab area.

Remedy

Winnebago will notify owners, and dealers will install two support brackets, additional screws, and a maximum capacity warning label, free of charge. The recall began February 27, 2019. Owners may contact Winnebago customer service at 1-641-585-6939 or 1-800-537-1885.

 

Winnebago.  Potential Number of Units Affected 2

Wheelchair Lift may Raise too High/FMVSS 403

If the wheelchair lift platform stops above the vehicle floor, the wheelchair user can tip inwards toward the vehicle when exiting the lift, increasing their risk of injury.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V116000


Summary

Winnebago Industries, Inc. (Winnebago) is recalling certain 2014 Metro Link vehicles equipped with Ricon S-Series and K-Series Titanium Wheelchair Lifts. The wheelchair lift positioning input cam may fail while the lift is in use, allowing the platform to travel higher than the vehicle's floor height. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 403, "Platform Lift Systems."

Remedy

Winnebago will notify owners and Ricon dealers will replace the lift positioning input cam, free of charge. The recall began on February 26, 2019. Owners may contact Ricon customer service at 1-800-322-2884. Winnebago's number for this recall is 157.



RVCG Staff


1 Response

JB
JB

April 02, 2019

Do not hesitate one minute to include any Grand Design product on your hit list.I have found numerous issues with my 2017 Reflection 337RLS…to which the dealer,nor the manufacturer would correct.Quality control went out with the bathwater.

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