Recalls: Forest River, Heartland, Keystone, Newmar

By : RVCG Staff February 13, 2019

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

 

Forest River.  Potential Number of Units Affected: 142
Incorrect Axle Weight Rating on Placard/Part 567
An overloaded vehicle may cause operator to lose control of vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V876000

Summary
Forest River, Inc (Forest River) is recalling certain 2019 Rockport vehicles. The Federal Placard may indicate an incorrect Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR), which can allow the vehicle to be overloaded. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, "Certification."


Remedy
Forest River has notified owners, and dealers will replace the Federal Placard with a new corrected Placard, free of charge. The recall began January 18, 2018. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-522-7599. Forest River's number for this recall is 51-0919.


Forest River.  Potential Number of Units Affected: 5
Clearance Lights may be Inoperative/FMVSS 108
Inoperative clearance lights can reduce the trailers visibility to others, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V856000

Summary
Forest River, Inc (Forest River) is recalling certain 2019 Forest River Salem and Wildwood recreational trailers. The clearance lights on these vehicles may not work due to being incorrectly wired. 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 correct the clearance light wiring, free of charge. The recall began December 18, 2018. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-534-6127. Forest River's number for this recall is 63-0921.

Forest River.  Potential Number of Units Affected: 128
Insufficient Grease on Bearings may cause Failure
If the bearings overheat, the hub may fail, affecting handling and increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V879000

Summary
Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2019 Coachmen Apex recreational trailers. The inner hub bearings may not have been sufficiently greased, which can cause the bearings to overheat and fail.


Remedy
Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and repair the hubs and bearings, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began February 4, 2019. Customer service number unknown at this time. Forest River's number for this recall is 51-0923.

Heartland Recreational Vehicles.  Potential Number of Units Affected: 78
Improperly Secured LP Supply Hose
If the LP hose contacts the tire, it can cause a propane leak, increasing the risk of a fire.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V896000

Summary
Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC (Heartland) is recalling certain Milestone recreational trailers, model 377MB. The liquid propane (LP) gas hose for the water heater may have been improperly secured with a zip tie. If the zip tie fails, the hose may contact the tire.


Remedy
Heartland will notify owners, and dealers will secure the hose with a P-clamp and replace the LP hose if damage is found, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 11, 2019. Owners may contact Heartland customer service at 1-877-262-8032. Heartland's number for this recall is 99.01.44.

 

 

Keystone RV.  Potential Number of Units Affected: 152
Grill Can Be Stored While Flame is Still Lit
If the grill is stored while the flame is still lit, it can increase the risk of a fire.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V871000

Summary
Keystone RV Company (Keystone) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Keystone Raptor recreational trailers. The quick disconnect rubber propane line may be incorrectly routed, allowing the outside grill to be stored while the fuel supply is still on and the flame is still lit.


Remedy
Keystone has notified owners, and dealers will replace the quick disconnect rubber propane line with a line that must be disconnected prior to storing the grill, free of charge. The recall began on January 14, 2019. Owners may contact Keystone customer service at 1-866-425-4369. Keystone's number for this recall is 19-343.

Newmar.  Potential Number of Units Affected: 308
Insufficiently Tightened Brake Caliper Bolts
Loose brake caliper mounting bolts can reduce brake effectiveness, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V859000

Summary
Newmar Corporation (Newmar) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Newmar Essex, Ventana LE, Ventana, London Aire, and Mountain Aire vehicles. The brake caliper mounting bolts may not have been sufficiently tightened.


Remedy
Newmar has notified owners, and Daimler Trucks North America dealers will inspect and tighten the brake caliper mounting bolts, free of charge. The recall began January 10, 2019. Owners may contact Newmar customer service at 1-800-731-8300. Newmar's number for this recall is 18V-703.






RVCG Staff


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