Recalls: Forest River, Gulf Stream, Keystone, KZRV, Newmar, Riverside RV, Thor, Winnebago

By : RVCG Staff June 06, 2018 2 Comments

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

 

Forest River, Inc.

Forest River is recalling certain 2018 Forest River Surveyor recreational trailers, model ORSVT247BHDS.  The Federal Placard on these vehicles incorrectly indicate a tire size of ST225/75R15D needing 65 PSI and a rim designation of 15X6.0JJ, however, the vehicle is actually equipped with ST205/75R14C tires needing 50 PSI and a rim designation of 14X5.5JJ.  As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, "Tire Selection and Rims."  As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, "Certification." If the operator goes by the incorrect information on the Federal Placard they can over inflate the tires and cause premature tire wear, increasing the risk of a crash. Forest River has notified owners and provided a corrected Federal Placard, free of charge.  The recall began on April 11, 2018.  Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-642-3119 extension 205.  Forest River's number for this recall is 47-0698.

 

Forest River is recalling certain 2018 Forest River Salem recreational trailers, model SMT282QBXL-OR.  The Federal Placards on these vehicles may incorrectly state the tire pressure as 54 PSI, however, the correct tire pressure is 65 PSI.  As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, "Tire Selection and Rims."  These vehicles also fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, "Certification." Incorrect tire pressure information can cause the operator to under inflate the tires, increasing the risk of a crash. Forest River has notified owners and provided a tire placard with the correct tire pressure information, free of charge.  The recall began April 13, 2018.  Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-503-831-5413.  Forest River's number for this recall is 22-0693.

 

Forest River is recalling certain 2017-2019 Coachment Crossfit vehicles.  The Federal Placards on these vehicles incorrectly list a rear axle Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) that exceeds the GAWR assigned by the chassis manufacturer. The incorrect GAWR may cause the operator to overload the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. Forest River has notified owners and provided a corrected Federal Placard, free of charge.  The recall began April 25, 2018.  Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-825-8590.  Forest River's number for this recall is 225-0699.

 

Forest River is recalling certain 2018-2019 Forest River FR3 and Georgetown recreational vehicles.  The entry door latch may not engage fully, allowing the door to open unexpectedly while moving. If the entry door opens unexpectedly, it can increase the risk of injury. The remedy for this recall is still under development.  The recall began on May 9, 2018.  Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-206-7600.  Forest River's number for this recall is 68-0700.

 

Forest River is recalling certain 2018 Forest River Prime Time recreational trailers, model WCF35MB.  The Federal Placard states an incorrect Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) which incorrectly calculated an incorrect Cargo Carrying Capacity (CCC) to indicate a negative CCC in pounds.  As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, "Certification." The incorrect information may cause the operator to exceed the CCC and GVWR of the vehicle, potentially increasing the risk of a crash. Forest River has notified owners and provided Federal Placards with corrected information, free of charge.  The recall began on May 3, 2018.  Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-862-2589.  Forest River's number for this recall is 61-0704.

 

Forest River is recalling certain 2018-2019 Coachmen Spirit recreational trailers, models SBT2963BH and SBT2342BH.  The outdoor cooktop may have been installed without an liquid propane (LP) quick disconnect. If the cooktop does not have an LP hose quick disconnect feature and the cooktop is placed into the vehicle while still connected to the LP supply and with the LP hose in the ON position, users may be exposed to Carbon Monoxide.  Additionally, the escaping propane gas may increase the risk of a fire. Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will disconnect the LP supply line and relocate it with a quick disconnect LP fitting, free of charge.  The recall is expected to begin June 15, 2018.  Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-825-8205.  Forest River's number for this recall is 220-0691.

 

Forest River is recalling certain 2018 Forest River Prime Time recreational trailers, model WCF35MB. The Federal Placard states an incorrect Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) which incorrectly calculated an incorrect Cargo Carrying Capacity (CCC) to indicate a negative CCC in pounds. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, "Certification."

The incorrect information may cause the operator to exceed the CCC and GVWR of the vehicle, potentially increasing the risk of a crash.

Forest River has notified owners and provided Federal Placards with corrected information, free of charge. The recall began on May 3, 2018. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-862-2589. Forest River's number for this recall is 61-0704.

 

Gulf Stream Coach, Inc.

Gulf Stream is recalling certain 2016-2018 Gulf Stream Conquest and B Touring Cruiser motorhomes, models 6314, 6316, 6317, 6320, 63111, 5291 and 5316.  These vehicles do not have intermediate side marker lights and have front and rear side marker lights that are spaced more than thirty feet apart.  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." Without intermediate side marker lights, the motorhome would have decreased visibility to other drivers, increasing the risk of a crash. Gulf Stream will notify owners, and dealers will install intermediate side marker lights, free of charge.  The recall began on May 18, 2018. Owners may contact Gulf Stream customer service at 1-800-289-8787.  Gulf Stream's
number for this recall is 04172018.

 

Gulf Stream is recalling certain 2017-2018 Conquest motorhomes, model 6280.  The Federal Placards on these vehicles may incorrectly state the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) as 14,500 lbs. when the correct GVWR is 12,500 lbs.  As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, "Certification." If the operator loads vehicle according to incorrect GVWR on the label, the vehicle may be overloaded, increasing the risk of a crash. Gulf Stream will notify owners and will provide a corrected Federal Placard, free of charge.  Owners may contact Gulf Stream customer service at 1-800-289-8787.  Gulf Stream's number for this recall is 04052018.

 

Keystone Automotive Operations, Inc.

Keystone is recalling certain Husky Towing Products, fifth wheel trailer hitches, part numbers 31569/14-1706, and 31570/14-1707.  The fasteners in the fifth wheel trailer hitch may loosen, potentially causing the jaws to unexpectedly open or preventing the jaws from being able to be unlocked. If the jaws unexpectedly open, the fifth wheel trailer will not be secured to the tow vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. Keystone will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected hardware using thread locker, free of charge.   Owners may contact Keystone customer service at 1-800-432-8063.

 

Keystone RV Company

Keystone is recalling certain 2018 Keystone Carbon and Raptor recreational fifth-wheel trailers.  These vehicles were manufactured without a protective barrier in the fuel station to prevent fuel absorption in the main floor. Fuel absorption into the main floor can increase the risk of a fire in the presence of an ignition source. Keystone will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the trailers and install a protective barrier is present, if necessary, free of charge.  The recall began on April 24, 2018.  Owners may contact Keystone customer service at 1-866-425-4369.  Keystone's number for this recall is 18-317.

 

Keystone is recalling certain 2018 Crossroads Cruiser and Volante recreational trailers.  The brake wire may have been improperly attached to the spring assembly on the axles, allowing the wire to be damaged and short circuit. Damage to the wire can cause a loss of trailer braking, lengthening the distance needed to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.  An electrical short of the brake wire can increase the risk of a fire. Keystone will notify owners, and dealers will relocate the brake wiring as needed, free of charge.  The recall began on April 18, 2018.  Owners may contact Keystone customer service at 1-866-425-4369.  Keystone's number for this recall is 18-316


KZRV, L.P.

KZRV is recalling certain 2018 KZRV Sportsmen Classic recreational trailers, models 130RB and 150RBT.  These vehicles are equipped with Norcold N306 mini refrigerators that may have a loose or missing propane gas valve test port screw. The loose or missing propane gas port screw can allow propane gas to leak when the refrigerator is used in 'gas' mode, increasing the risk of a fire. KZRV will notify owners, and dealers will install and tighten the gas valve port screw, as necessary, free of charge.  The recall began on April 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-2018-02.

 

KZRV is recalling certain 2019 KZRV Connect recreational trailers, model C241RLK.  These vehicles were incorrectly equipped with a 15/20 amp circuit breaker instead of a 15/15 amp breaker. The incorrect circuit breaker may increase the risk of a fire. KZRV will notify owners, and dealers will replace the 15/20 amp circuit breaker with a 15/15 amp circuit breaker, free of charge.  The recall began on April 20, 2018.  Owners may contact KZRV customer service at 1-800-768-4016 extension 154 or 153.  KZRV's number for this recall is KZ-2018-03.

 

KZRV is recalling certain 2018-2019 KZRV Durango, Spree, Spree Escape, Connect, Sportsmen, Sidewinder, and Venom recreational trailers.  The Solera Smart Arm awning may deploy while moving. If the awning deploys while moving, there would be an increased risk of a crash. The remedy for this recall is still under development.  The recall is expected to begin on June 15, 2018.  Owners may contact KZRV customer service at 1-800-768-4016, extension 154 or 153.  KZRV's number for this recall is KZ-2018-04.

 

Newmar Corporation

Newmar is recalling certain 2018-2019 Newmar New Aire motorhomes built on Daimler Trucks FCCC XCS chassis equipped with wheels that have Freightliner-logo shaped holes.  These wheels have a valve stem stabilizer that may dislodge and damage the valve stem.  Valve stem damage can result in loss of air pressure in the inner tire, causing an overload of the outer tire and increasing the risk of a crash. Newmar will notify owners, and Daimler Trucks dealers will inspect and replace the inner wheel valve stem stabilizer, as necessary, free of charge.  The recall began on May 31, 2018.  Owners may contact Newmar customer service at 1-800-731-8300.  Newmar's number for this recall is 18V-194.

 

Newmar is recalling certain 2018 Newmar Bay Star, Bay Star Sport, Canyon Star, Ventana LE, Ventana, Dutch Star, New Aire, Mountain Aire, London Aire, Essex, and King Aire motorhomes.  The electrical connections in the breaker box may not be properly tightened, possibly causing the connections to overheat. Overheating of the electrical connections can increase the risk of a fire. Newmar will notify owners, and dealers will tighten the loose electrical connections, as necessary, free of charge.  The recall began on May 17, 2018.  Owners may contact Newmar customer service at 1-800-731-8300.

 

Newmar is recalling certain 2016-2017 Newmar Ventana, 2015-2016 Newmar
London Aire, and 2013-2017 Newmar Dutch Star motorhomes.  When switching from using the low beam headlights to the high beam headlights, the low beam  headlights go out when the intention was to have both beams illuminate. Without the low beams also illuminated when the high beams are on, the driver may have reduced visibility, increasing the risk of a crash. Newmar will notify owners, and dealers will correct the vehicles so that the low beam stays illuminated when the high beam is switched on, free of charge.  The recall began on May 18, 2018.  Owners may contact Newmar customer service at 1-800-731-8300.

 

Riverside RV

Riverside is recalling various 2015-2017 White Water, Water Fall, and Mt. McKinley motorhomes equipped with certain Plastic-Handle Fire Extinguishers or Push Button 'Pindicator' Fire Extinguishers.  These extinguishers may become clogged, preventing the extinguisher from discharging as expected or requiring excessive force to activate the extinguisher.  Additionally, in certain models, the nozzle may detach from the valve assembly with enough force that it could cause injury and also render the product inoperable. 

 

For a full list of the affected fire extinguisher models visit: https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/RMISC-17E062-5427.pdf. In the event of a fire, if the fire extinguisher does not function properly, it can increase the risk of injury. Riverside will notify owners, instructing them to contact Kidde to get a replacement fire extinguisher, free of charge. Owners may contact Riverside customer service at 1-260-499-4511.


Thor Motor Coach

Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling a total of 895 units for years 2011-2017 of the Thor Tuscany and Venetian motorhomes, built on Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) chassis. The power steering hose on the affected vehicles may be routed incorrectly, and, as a result, the hose may rub against the power stud on the starter motor, possibly causing electrical arcing and a power steering fluid leak.

Remedy

FCCC has notified owners, and FCCC dealers will reroute the power steering hose to provide proper clearance, free of charge. The recall began on May 1, 2018. Owners may contact TMC customer service at 1-877-855-2867 or FCCC customer service at 1-800-547-0712. TMC's number for this recall is RC000153.

 

Winnebago Industries, Inc

Winnebago is recalling certain 2018 Winnebago Travato and 2018-2019 Winnebago Era, and Revel recreational vehicles. The roof rack may not have been installed with the correct fasteners, possibly resulting in the roof rack detaching from the vehicle while moving, and it could become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.

Winnebago will notify owners, and dealers will add a screw adjacent to each rivet, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Winnebago customer service at 1-641-585-6939 or 1-800-537-1885. Winnebago's number for this recall is 150.

 

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Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.



RVCG Staff


2 Responses

Richard Berry
Richard Berry

June 07, 2018

This page is very confusing … RE: Newmar Recalls … 1) you list 3 yet only give a recall number for 1 and the description of that recall appears to be incorrect. You state it is for “the breaker box” yet the only “loose screw” recall is for the transfer switch. Without a recall number it’s not possible to tell if this is a different or new recall from the 2017 recall.

2) The dates are incorrect making it appear they are all NEW recalls dated in May of 2018. In fact, two of the three are from 2017, well-known and long ago fixed on my coach.

Perhaps instead of trying to repeat the recall text it would be better to simply list the NTSA recall numbers and let us read the problems and coaches affected there.

Thanks for your efforts!

bob borum
bob borum

June 07, 2018

thanks

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