NHTSA Recalls: November 14, 2016
November 14, 2016
Filed under RV News
The following recalls have been issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):
Forest River Inc. is recalling certain model year 2017 Dynamax Isata motorhomes, models ISC24FWM, ISC24RWM, ISC35DBD and ISC36DSD, manufactured May 19, 2016, to October 19, 2016. The affected vehicles may be missing a securing cable tie on the rubber grommet for the copper LP-gas line, allowing LPG to enter the cabin. If the rubber grommet is not properly sealed and secured, there is an increased risk of LPG leak and a fire. Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the grommet and install a cable tie, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 19, 2016. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 574-262-3474, extension 203. Forest River’s number for this recall is 55-10162016-0257.
Newmar Corporation is recalling certain model year 2017 London Aire, Essex and King Aire motorhomes manufactured December 9, 2015, to September 26, 2016. The hydraulic entry step controller may not be functioning as designed and may allow the steps to retract unexpectedly. The steps can retract without warning, causing someone using the steps to fall, increasing the risk of injury. Newmar will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the steps and update the controller software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 19, 2016. Owners may contact Newmar customer service at 800-731-8300.
Newmar is also recalling certain model year 2017 Dutch Star and Ventana motorhomes manufactured May 17, 2016, to September 27, 2016. On certain motorhomes, the wardrobe slideout motor may have been installed without having a brake. If the slideout motor does not have a brake installed, the slideout box could extend unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash. Newmar will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the motor and replace it if necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 19, 2016. Owners may contact Newmar customer service at 800-731-8300.
REV Recreation Group is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Holiday Rambler Vacationer motorhomes. The affected vehicles have a front truss that may not be adequately supported at the attachment points, allowing any wire harnesses or hydraulic lines routed between the truss and its supporting framework to be pinched or crushed. A damaged wire harness can cause an electrical short, resulting in intermittent operation of electrical systems or a vehicle shut down. A damaged hydraulic line may leak fluid. Either condition may increase risk of a fire or a crash. REV will notify owners, and dealers will install additional steel to support the front truss. Dealers will also inspect the hydraulic hoses and electrical wiring, relocating them as necessary. These repairs will be done free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 30, 2016. Owners may contact REV customer service at 800-509-3417. REV’s number for this recall is 161018REV.
Vehicle owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236 (TTY 800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.