Recalls: Forest River, Grand Design, Keystone, Newmar, Northwood, REV, Thor

By : RVCG Staff July 19, 2018

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

 

Forest River, Inc.:   Potential Number of Units Affected 152

Summary

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2019 Forest River Salem and Wildwood recreational trailers. These vehicles are equipped with an axle equalizer that can allow the axle to contact the chassis.

Remedy

Forest River has notified owners, and dealers will replace the axle equalizer kit with a taller equalizer kit, free of charge. The recall began on June 27, 2018. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-534-4058. Forest River's number for this recall is 72-0753.

 

Forest River, Inc:  Potential Number of Units Affected 704

Summary

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Glaval Apollo, Commute, Concorde II, Entourage, Legacy, Primetime, Titan II, Titan II Low Floor, and Universal transit buses. A washer used in mounting the driver's seat belt assembly may break, allowing the seat-belt to separate from the vehicle.

Remedy

Forest River has notified owners, and dealers will replace the seat belt mounting washers, free of charge. The recall began on July 2, 2018. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-343-5167. Forest River's number for this recall is 35-0751.

 

Grand Design RV, LLC:   Potential Number of Units Affected 200

Summary

Grand Design RV, LLC (Grand Design) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Grand Design Solitude fifth-wheel trailers. The liquid propane (LP) gas line on the optional pull-out outside kitchen may contact the underside of the hot grill.

Remedy

Grand Design will notify owners, and dealers will re-route the LP gas line to prevent it from contacting the bottom of the grill, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 16, 2018. Owners may contact Grand Design RV customer service at 1-574-825-9679. Grand Design's number for this recall is 900013.

 

Keystone RV Company:  Potential Number of Units Affected 5,107

Summary

Keystone RV Company (Keystone) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Keystone Cougar recreational trailers equipped with an outdoor propane grill. The outdoor propane grill is installed in a wooden assembly that may not have enough clearance from the heated area.

Remedy

Keystone will notify owners, and dealers will replace the wooden assembly with a metal assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 31, 2018. Owners may contact Keystone customer service at 1-866-425-4369. Keystone's number for this recall is 18-322.

 

Newmar Corporation:   Potential Number of Units Affected 77

Summary

Newmar Corporation (Newmar) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Newmar Mountain Aire, London Aire, Essex, and King Aire motorhomes. These vehicles are equipped with windshield wipers that may have an incorrect bend, possibly preventing the wiper arms from properly contacting the windshield. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 104, "Windshield Wiping and Washing Systems."

Remedy

Newmar will notify owners, and dealers will replace the wiper arms, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 8, 2018. Owners may contact Newmar customer service at 1-800-731-8300.

 

Northwood Manufacturing, Inc.:  Potential Number of Units Affected 9

Summary

Northwood Manufacturing, Inc. (Northwood) is recalling certain 2019 Northwood Nash 24M and Nash 29S travel trailers. The tires may rub against the shocks and cause damage to the tires.

Remedy

Northwood will notify owners, and dealers will re-mount the shocks to provide clearance between the shocks and tires, free of charge. The recall began July 9, 2018. Owners may contact Northwood customer service at 1-800-766-6274. Northwood's number for this recall is 2018-001.

 

REV Recreation Group:  Potential Number of Units Affected 5

Summary

REV Recreation Group (REV) is recalling certain 2019 Fleetwood Flair and Holiday Rambler Admiral, model 28A, Class A motorhomes. These vehicles were manufactured with a non flexible Romex wire routed from a 120-Volt nightstand receptacle, through the traveling and stationary bed platform sections, instead of flexible sheathed SJO cable. As a result, the Romex wire may become damaged from the movement of the bedroom slide-out.

Remedy

REV has repaired all of the affected Class A motorhomes while they were in dealer inventory by re-routing the wire harness to ensure that the flexible-sheathed SJO cable is routed through the traveling and stationary bed platform sections in the slide-out area, free of charge. All vehicles were repaired as of July 3, 2018. Owners may contact REV customer service at 1-800-509-3417. REV's number for this recall is 180618REV.

 

Thor Motor Coach:  Potential Number of Units Affected 691

Summary

Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling certain 2019 Thor Four Winds, Chateau, Freedom Elite, Majestic, Outlaw, Quantum and Vegas motorhomes built on modified Ford E-450 chassis. The U-bolts on the rear axle that hold the leaf spring and rear axle together may have been insufficiently tightened.

Remedy

TMC has notified owners, and dealers will tighten U-bolts to the proper torque, free of charge. The recall began on June 22, 2018. Owners may contact TMC customer service at 1-877-855-2867. TMC's number for this recall is RC000156.



RVCG Staff


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