Recalls: Entegra, Forest River, Grand Design, Gulf Stream, Heartland RV, Highland Ridge RV, Jayco, Keystone, KZ RV, Livin' Lite, Newmar, Riverside Travel Trailer, Thor Motor Coach, Triple E, Winnebago

By : RVCG Staff November 28, 2018

The following Manufacturers have their Brands posted as Recalls during November 2018 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:

 

Entegra Coach.  Potential Number of Units Affected: 251
Unintentional vehicle movement can increase the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V687

Summary
Entegra Coach (Entegra) is recalling certain 2019 Entegra Aspire, Anthem and Insignia motorhomes built on a Spartan Motors chassis. The park brake systems may not prevent the vehicles from moving unintentionally if parked on a grade. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 121, "Air Brake Systems."

Remedy
Spartan will notify owners, and Spartan Service Centers will replace the rear brake chambers, free of charge.  Owners may contact Spartan customer service at 1-855-589-9836 or Entegra customer service at 1-800-517-9137.


Entegra Coach.  Potential Number of Units Affected: 95
Entry Door May Open Unexpectedly

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V688000

Summary
Entegra Coach (Entegra) is recalling certain 2019 Entegra Anthem, Aspire, Cornerstone and Insignia motorhomes. The affected vehicles have entry doors with latch rods that may be improperly adjusted, allowing the door to open during transit.

Remedy
Entegra has notified owners, and dealers will adjust the door latch rod, free of charge.  Owners may contact Entegra customer service at 1-800-517-9137. Entegra's number for this recall is 9903409.


Forest River.  Potential Number of Units Affected:  4,790
Driver Side Window Shade may Lower Without Warning

If the windshield roller shade unrolls while driving, it could block the driver's visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V768000

Summary

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2017-2019 Forest River Georgetown and FR3 motorhomes, 2018-2019 Berkshire motorhomes and 2018 Charleston motorhomes. The motorized windshield roller shade at the driver's seating position may unroll without warning while driving.

Remedy

Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will install a fastener to ensure the motor will not allow the shade to roll down during while driving. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-206-7605. Forest River's number for the recall is 68-0822.

 

Forest River.  Potential Number of Units Affected:  170

Insufficiently Tightened Brake Caliper Bolts
Loose brake caliper mounting bolts can reduce brake effectiveness, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V770000

Summary

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Forest River Berkshire recreational vehicles and StarTrans PS2 transit buses and 2019 Glaval Legacy transit buses. The brake caliper mounting bolts may have been insufficiently tightened.

Remedy

Forest River will notify owners, and Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) authorized service facilities will check and tighten the brake caliper mounting bolts, free of charge. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-642-3112. Forest River's number for this recall is 35 and 5C-0897.

Forest River.  Potential Number of Units Affected:  3,606

Awning Arm Fasteners May Come Loose
If the awning arm detaches, it can increase the risk of injury or a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V752000

Summary

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Cherokee Alpha Wolf and 2019 Cherokee Arctic Wolf recreational trailers. The awnings may have been mounted with fasteners that are insufficient in length and/or quantity, possibly resulting in the awning arm detaching from the wall.

Remedy

The remedy for this recall is still under development. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-260-499-2100. Forest River's number for this recall is 75-0867.

 

Forest River.  Potential Number of Units Affected:  26

Side Marker Lights in Wrong Location/FMVSS 108
Reduced visibility of the fifth wheel can increase the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V733000

Summary
Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2019 Forest River Primetime Impression fifth wheels, model MPF3000RLS-49. The side marker lights are not located in the correct spot, reducing visibility of the vehicle to other drivers. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

Remedy
Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will remedy the vehicles, free of charge.  Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-862-1025. Forest River's number for this recall is 49-0891.

 

Forest River.  Potential Number of Units Affected:  1,020

Circuit Board Damage Affecting Lighting Functions
Nonfunctioning lights can increase the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V737000

Summary

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2017 Coachmen Cross Country, 2017-2019 Coachmen Sportscoach and Forest River Berkshire and Legacy and 2017-2018 Forest River Charleston motorhomes built on Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) chassis. 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

The remedy for this recall is still under development. Owners will be notified and be sent to FCCC authorized service facilities for free repairs. Forest River issued owners an interim notification on November 16, 2018. A second notice will be mailed once remedy parts become available. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-642-3112 or Coachmen customer service at 1-574-825-5821. Forest River's number for this recall is 51-0893.

 

Forest River.  Potential Number of Units Affected:  1,785

Improper Brake Flange Causing Brake Failure
Premature brake failure can increase the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number:  18V678000

Summary

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2019 Forest River Flagstaff and Rockwood recreational trailers. The brake mounting flanges on the torsion axles may be incorrectly oriented, which can result in premature brake failure.

Remedy

Forest River has notified owners, and dealers will replace the axles or hubs, free of charge. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-642-2640 or Dexter customer service at 1-574-295-7888.

 

Forest River.  Potential Number of Units Affected:  1,525

Wheelchair Lift may Raise too High
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: 18V640000

Summary

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2012-2016 Elkhart Coach ECII, Glaval Apollo and Sport buses, 2017-2018 Glaval Commute buses, 2012-2018 Glaval Entourage, Titan and Universal, StarCraft Bus Allstar and Starlite buses, 2013-2018 Glaval Legacy, Primetime and Titan II buses, 2015-2016 Allstar XL MVP buses, 2014-2016 StarCraft Prodigy buses, 2014 StarCraft Quest and Starquest buses, 2017 StarCraft Quest buses and 2016 StarCraft Senator II buses. These vehicles are equipped with certain Ricon S-Series and K-Series Titanium Wheel chair Lifts that have a wheelchair lift positioning input cam that may fail while the lift is in use, allowing the platform to travel higher than the vehicle's floor height.

Remedy

Forest River will notify owners, and Ricon dealers will replace the wheelchair lift positioning input cam, free of charge. The recall began October 10, 2018. Owners may contact Ricon customer service at 1-800-322-2884. Forest River's number for this recall is 51-0852.

Grand Design RV.  Potential Number of Units Affected:  92

Incorrectly Installed 50 amp Breaker May Overheat
If the unprotected circuit overheats or experiences a short, it can increase the risk of a fire.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V729000

Summary
Grand Design RV, LLC (Grand Design) is recalling certain 2019 Grand Design Reflection travel trailers, models 285BHTS, 287RLTS and 297RSTS. The wires to the 50 amp mini-breaker may be installed incorrectly, leaving the circuit unprotected


Remedy
Grand Design will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the 50 amp mini-breaker to make sure that it is wired correctly, re-wiring it as necessary, free of charge. Owners may contact Grand Design customer service at 1-574-825-9679. Grand Design's number for this recall is 910016.

Grand Design RV.  Potential Number of Units Affected:  1,765

Incorrectly Installed Mini Breaker May Cause Fire
An electrical short circuit in the unprotected circuit can increase the risk of a fire.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V764000

Summary

Grand Design RV, LLC is recalling certain 2018-2019 Reflection fifth wheel trailers, models 28BH and 29RS. The circuit for the power converter does not have over-current protection.

Remedy

Grand Design RV will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the trailers to determine if the 50-amp mini breaker at the bus bar is installed correctly and that the circuit is wired correctly, correcting it as necessary, free of charge. Owners may contact Grand Design RV customer service at 1-574-825-9679. Grand Design RV's number for this recall is 910017.

 

Gulf Stream Coach.  Potential Number of Units Affected:  605

Solar Charging Port Circuit is not Fused
If solar panels are connected and they exceed the amperage capacity of the circuit, the unprotected circuit can increase the risk of a fire.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V714000

Summary

Gulf Stream Coach, Inc. (Gulf Stream) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Gulf Stream Conquest and B Touring Cruiser motorhomes. These vehicles have an auxiliary solar charging port circuit that is not fused.

Remedy

Gulf Stream will notify owners, and dealers will install circuit protection, free of charge. Owners may contact Gulf Stream customer service at 1-800-482-6456, extension 5208. Gulf Stream's number for this recall is 10112018.

Heartland Recreational Vehicles.  Potential Number of Units Affected:  368

LP Hose for Outside Cooktop may Melt
Heat from the cooktop can damage the hose, increasing the risk of a fire.

NHTSA Campaign Number:  18V760000

Summary

Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC (Heartland) is recalling certain 2019 Heartland Pioneer recreational trailers, model BH280. A flexible liquid propane (LP) hose was installed on the outside cooktop running into the firebox of the stove instead of a rigid metal tube supply line.

Remedy

Heartland will notify owners, and dealers will replace the flexible LP hose inside the firebox with a rigid metal one, free of charge. Owners may contact Heartland customer service at 1-877-262-8032. Heartland's number for this recall is 99.01.41.

Highland Ridge RV.  Potential Number of Units Affected:  22

Missing Bearing Races may cause Hub to Overheat
The missing bearing race may cause premature hub bearing failure, possibly resulting in a separation of the hub from the axle, thereby increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V616000

Summary

Highland Ridge RV (Highland Ridge) is recalling certain 2019 Highland Ridge Open Range Ultra Lite, Mesa Ridge, and Open Range Lite travel trailers. The axles may be missing inner bearing races on the hubs, which can cause the bearing to burnout or cause the hub to overheat.

Remedy

Highland Ridge will notify owners, and dealers will replace the defective hubs with new hubs or replace the axles, free of charge. The recall began October 18, 2018. Owners may contact Highland Ridge customer service at 1-260-768-7771. Highland Ridge's number for this recall is 9904410.

Jayco.  Potential Number of Units Affected:  24

Improperly Heat Treated Front Wheel Studs
If a sufficient quantity of wheel studs break on one hub, vehicle handling could be affected, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V689000

Summary

Jayco, Inc. (Jayco) is recalling certain 2019 Jayco Precept and Precept Prestige motorhomes built on a Ford chassis and equipped with 22.5 inch front wheels. The front wheel hub assembly may have wheel studs that were not properly heat treated.

Remedy

Ford will notify owners, and Ford dealers will inspect the front wheel hub assemblies and studs, and replace the studs as necessary, free of charge. Owners may contact Ford customers service at 1-866-436-7332 or Jayco customer service at 1-800-517-9137.


Jayco.  Potential Number of Units Affected:  176

Brake and Rear Turn Signals Intermittent/FMVSS 108
If the rear turn signals and brake lights do not operate as intended, other drivers will not be properly notified of stopping or turning, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V686000

Summary

Jayco, Inc. (Jayco) is recalling certain 2019 Jayco Jay Flight travel trailers. The turn signal and brake lights were wired incorrectly causing the lights to work intermittently, preventing other drivers from knowing the intentions of the vehicle. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

Remedy

Jayco has notified owners, and dealers will correctly wire the rear turn signals and brake lights to the 7-way trailer cord, free of charge. Owners may contact Jayco customer service at 1-800-517-9137. Jayco's number for this recall is 9901408.

Keystone RV.  Potential Number of Units Affected:  1,276

Missing Bearing Races Causing Hub to Overheat
If the bearing cup is not installed it could lead to a bearing failure, affecting vehicle handling and increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V723000

Summary

Keystone RV Company (Keystone) is recalling certain 2019 Dutchmen Aerolite and Atlas, Keystone Bullet, Laredo, Cougar, Hideout, Passport and Springdale, and Crossroads Sunset fifth wheels and travel trailers. The axles may be missing inner bearing races on the hubs, which can cause the bearing to burnout or cause the hub to overheat.

Remedy

Keystone will notify owners, and dealers will inspect axles for hub clearance. If the hub clearance is not sufficient, appropriate parts will be provided to correct the defect, free of charge.  Owners may contact Keystone customer service at 1-866-425-4369. Keystone's number for this recall is 18-334.

Keystone RV.  Potential Number of Units Affected:  60

Awning May Unroll While Moving
The awning unexpectedly unrolls while the vehicle is moving, it can increase the risk of injury.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V726000

Summary

Keystone RV Company (Keystone) is recalling certain 2019 Crossroads Cruiser and Volante fifth wheels equipped with Longitude awnings. These vehicles may be equipped with incorrect awning switches that do not prevent the awning motor from rolling out the awning while moving.

Remedy
Keystone will notify owners, and dealers will replace the existing awning switch for a switch with a dynamic brake function, free of charge. Owners may contact Keystone customer service at 1-866-425-4369. Keystone's number for this recall is 18-333.

Keystone RV.  Potential Number of Units Affected:  7

Incorrect Location of Water Heater Exhaust
If carbon monoxide or propane gas enters the living quarters, it can increase the risk of injury.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V767000

Summary

Keystone RV Company (Keystone) is recalling certain 2019 Crossroads Cruiser recreational trailers with the water heater installed under the slide out. The exhaust location for the water heater may result in carbon monoxide or propane gas entering the living quarters.

Remedy
The affected vehicles are still in dealer inventory and Keystone will relocate the water heater, free of charge. Owner letters will not be sent. Owners may contact Keystone customer service at 1-866-425-4369. Keystone's number for this recall is 18-335.

Keystone RV.  Potential Number of Units Affected:  98

Brake Disc Fasteners May Fail
If the fasteners fail, the trailer would lose all braking ability, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V785000

Summary

Keystone RV Company (Keystone) is recalling certain 2019 Keystone Montana recreational trailers with the Legacy package. The fasteners that secure the disc brake assembly may fail.

Remedy
Keystone will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake disc mounting fasteners, free of charge. Owners may contact Keystone customer service at 1-866-425-4369. Keystone's number for this recall is 18-336.

 

Keystone RV.  Potential Number of Units Affected:  5,236
Loss of Braking Ability
A loss of braking ability can increase the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V651000

Summary

Keystone RV Company (Keystone) is recalling certain 2016-2019 Keystone Impact and Fuzion recreational trailers. The wiring for the electric brakes may contact the tires or wheels, causing damage to the wires, potentially reducing the trailer's braking ability.

Remedy

Keystone will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the wiring for damage, making repairs as necessary, install wiring protection and re-route the wiring, free of charge. Owners may contact Keystone customer service at 1-866-425-4369. Keystone's number for this recall is 18-330.


KZ RV.  Potential Number of Units Affected:  335
LP Manifold Location May Cause Fire
A damaged and leaking LP manifold can increase the risk of a fire.

NHTSA Campaign Number:  18V681000

Summary

KZRV, L.P. (KZRV) is recalling certain 2017-2019 KZRV Sonic 190VRB travel trailers. The liquid propane (LP) manifold may be located close to the axle tube, which can result in damage to the manifold, causing a leak.

Remedy

KZRV will notify owners, and dealers will relocate the LP manifold, free of charge. The recall began November 16, 2018. Owners may contact KZRV customer service at 1-800-768-4016, extension 154 or 153. KZRV's number for this recall is KZ-2018-09.


Livin' Lite Recreational Vehicles.  Potential Number of Units Affected:  154

Drawbar may Crack and Trailer may Separate
If the trailer separates from the tow vehicle, it can increase the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V643000

Summary

Livin' Lite Recreational Vehicles (Livin' Lite) is recalling certain 2017-2019 Livin' Lite CampLite travel trailers, models 21BHS, 21RBS, 23RKS and 23RLS. The drawbar of the trailer may crack resulting in the trailer separating from the tow vehicle.

Remedy

Livin' Lite will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and repair the welds, as necessary, and install an additional tube to reinforce the drawbar, free of charge.  Owners may contact Livin' Lite customer service at 1-800-768-4016 extension 154 or 153.


Newmar Corporation.  Potential Number of Units Affected:  123
Brake Pedal May Not Release/FMVSS 105
If the brake pedal does not properly release, it can increase the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V650000

Summary
Newmar Corporation (Newmar) is recalling certain 2019 Newmar Dutch Star motorhomes. The brake pedal assembly may catch on the dash, preventing the brake pedal from fully releasing. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 105, "Hydraulic and Electric Brake Systems."

Remedy
Newmar has notified owners, and dealers will reroute the brake adjustment cable, free of charge. Owners may contact Newmar customer service at 1-800-731-8300.


Thor Motor Coach.  Potential Number of Units Affected:  1,384
LP Hose may Contact Refrigerator Base
A propane leak can increase the risk of a fire.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V741000

Summary
Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Thor Four Winds, Chateau, and Freedom Elite vehicles. The liquid propane (LP) hose may not have adequate space between the floor and the metal plate on the refrigerator, causing damage to the hose and possibly creating a propane leak.

Remedy
TMC will notify owners, and dealers will remove a portion of the refrigerator base plate to provide additional clearance for the LP hose, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 11, 2018. Owners may contact TMC customer service at 1-877-855-2867. TMC's number for this recall is RC000162.


Thor Motor Coach.  Potential Number of Units Affected:  1,769

Circuit Board Damage Affecting Lighting Functions
Nonfunctioning lights can increase the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V763000

Summary
Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling certain 2017 Tuscany XTE and 2017-2019 Venetian, Aria, Tuscany, and Palazzo motorhomes built on Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation chassis. The 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
The remedy for this recall is still under development. Daimler Trucks North America, the manufacturer of the chassis began issuing owners an interim notification on October 24, 2018, and will send a second notification when parts become available. The recall began October 30, 2018. Owners may contact TMC customer service at 1-877-855-2867. TMC's number for this recall is RC000163.


Thor Motor Coach.  Potential Number of Units Affected:  134
Insufficiently Tightened Brake Caliper Bolts
Loose brake caliper mounting bolts can reduce brake effectiveness, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number:  18V780000

Summary
Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Thor Aria and Venetian motorhomes. The brake caliper mounting bolts may have been insufficiently tightened.

Remedy
TMC will notify owners, and Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) authorized service facilities will check and tighten the brake caliper mounting bolts, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 5, 2019. Owners may contact TMC customer service at 1-877-855-2867. TMC's number for this recall is RC000164.


Thor Motor Coach.  Potential Number of Units Affected:  2,854
Incorrectly Installed Windshield Wiper may Fail
A reduction of driver visibility can increase the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number:  18V705000

Summary
Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling certain 2013 Thor Ace, Daybreak, Challenger, Windsport, Hurricane, Outlaw, Tuscany, and Palazzo motorhomes. The windshield wiper system may have been incorrectly installed, causing the wipers to fail during use, reducing driver visibility.

Remedy
TMC will notify owners, and dealers will verify that the windshield wiper system is installed correctly, repairing or replacing the wiper system as needed, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 9, 2018. Owners may contact TMC customer service at 1-877-855-2867. TMC's number for this recall is RC000161.


Triple E Recreational Vehicles.  Potential Number of Units Affected:  78
Brake Line Damage may cause Loss of Braking
A reduction in braking ability can increase the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V779000

Summary
Triple E Recreational Vehicles (Triple E) is recalling certain 2019 Triple E Unity motorhomes, models U24MB, U24CBB, U24TB, U24IX and U24FX. The driver-side front trans-mount leveling jack support bracket may contact the brake line causing a brake fluid leak, thereby reducing braking ability.

Remedy
Triple E will notify owners, and dealers will relocate the leveling jack support bracket, as necessary, free of charge. Owners may contact Triple E customer service at 1-877-992-9906. Triple E's number for this recall is CA#9146-1.

Winnebago Towable.  Potential Number of Units Affected:  1,034
LP Supply Line may get Damaged and Leak Gas
If the LP line contacts the burner assembly, the hose may melt, causing a gas leak, increasing the risk of a fire.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V682000

Summary
Winnebago Towable (Winnebago) is recalling certain 2017-2019 Winnebago Minnie Drop recreational trailers. The liquid propane (LP) gas supply line may be missing p-clamps, allowing the supply line to contact the burner assembly on the refrigerator.

Remedy
Winnebago will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the LP supply line for melting, replacing and securing the line as necessary, free of charge. Owners may contact Winnebago customer service at 1-574-825-5280, extension 5220.

Winnebago Industries.  Potential Number of Units Affected:  13
Entry Door may Open Unexpectedly/FMVSS 206
If the door opens while moving, it can increase the risk of injury or a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V659000

Summary
Winnebago Industries, Inc (Winnebago) is recalling certain 2019 Winnebago Horizon vehicles. The affected vehicles have entry doors that have latch rods that may be improperly adjusted, allowing the door to open while moving. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 206, "Door Locks and Door Retention Components."

Remedy
Winnebago has notified owners, and dealers will readjust the door latch rod, free of charge. The recall began on October 26, 2018. Owners may contact Winnebago customer service at 1-641-585-6939 or 1-800-537-1885. Winnebago's number for this recall is 154.



RVCG Staff


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