Recalls: Forest River, Heartland

By : RVCG Staff May 26, 2020

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the latest Recalls for recreational vehicles (motor homes, trailers, fifth wheels, toy haulers) for the month of May 2020. Please check our list to make sure your RV is not on the list. If it is, please contact the manufacturer at the number shown on the NHTSA page as soon as possible to have your RV checked and possibly repaired.


RV Advisory:  Ratings Tell the Story

Whenever you go to a dealership or a manufacturer plant to have a recall item repaired, be absolutely sure you understand what and why it is being recalled. When you make an appointment, get as much information as you can in advance - and when you reach the service department, be sure to query whoever is responsible for the repair about what they will be doing and what area of the motor home it is into. If the item to be repaired or replaced happens to be underneath the dash or anywhere in the electrical system, for example, you should know what other items are being removed to access the repair or the replaced item.

Please keep in mind that some manufacturers and dealerships use recalls as a method of getting you to authorize other services or inspections. We recommend, if possible, that you forego any repairs or inspections that are not on your need-to-do list and can be done later. In the past, we have received complaints of having more problems after the recall - and we find out it is usually in the vicinity of the item repaired or replaced
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The following recalls are due to:

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V269000

Manufacturer Forest River, Inc.

Components EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected 22


Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2020-2021 Vibe trailers, models VBT16RB-OR and VBT17DB-OR. The roof vent for the refrigerator may be missing.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V276000

Manufacturer Forest River, Inc.

Components STRUCTURE

Potential Number of Units Affected 223


Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2019-2020 XLR Micro Boost trailers, models XLT25LRLE-79 and XLT27LRLE-79. The fasteners used to attach the ramp door may loosen and cause the ramp door to detach from the vehicle.



NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V275000

Manufacturer Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC

Components EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected 392


Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC (Heartland) is recalling certain 2020 Mallard, Prowler, Trail Runner, and Wilderness trailers equipped with a bumper-mounted spare tire carrier. The U-bolt that secures the spare tire may break, and cause the spare tire to detach during travel.


RVCG Staff

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