Forest River, Thor Recall Some 2016 Motorhomes

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Forest River and Thor Motor Coach issued similar recalls due to a faulty shifting mechanism that could allow units to shift out of park without the brakes applied, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Thor Motor Coach is recalling 209 units from its 2016 Ace, Challenger, Hurricane, Miramar, Outlaw, and Windsport lines due to an incorrect shift cable bracket and an improper shift cable adjustment that may cause the vehicles to shift out of ‘PARK’ without applying the brakes.

Ford will notify owners on TMC’s behalf, and Ford dealers will replace the transmission shift control bracket and adjust the transmission shift cable. The recall is expected to begin this month (Nov. 2015). Owners may contact TMC customer service at 1-877-500-1020. TMC’s number for this recall is RC000110.

Forest River is recalling 217 of its 2016 Forest River FR3 and Georgetown, and Coachmen Mirada and Pursuit RVs for the same issue.

Forest River will notify owners, and Ford dealers will replace the transmission shift control bracket and adjust the transmission shift cable, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin Dec. 30. Owners may contact Forest River at 1-800-392-3673. Forest River’s number for this recall is 51-10302015-0105.

99 Outdoors RV Manufacturing (Outdoors) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Glacier Peak and Timber Ridge trailers, 2016 Wind River and Black Stone trailers. The affected vehicles may have inadequately secured liquid propane (LP) hoses and electrical wires allowing them to be pinched or scraped during movement of the kitchen slide-out room.

Outdoors will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the LP line and electrical wires, securing them as necessary. Any damaged wires or hoses will be replaced. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in late November 2015. Owners may contact Outdoors customer service at 1-541-624-5500. Outdoors number for this recall is 2015-001.

Dodgen Industries is recalling 7 units from its 2006-14 Mobility RV’s, which are equipped with certain model S2005, S2010, S5005, S5010, S5505, and S5510 wheelchair lifts by Ricon.

The affected lifts are equipped with folding link arms that may have pivot holes that are too big, allowing the bearings to move out of position.

Dodgen will notify owners, and Ricon dealers will inspect the link arms for damage or for displaced bearings. The platform will be inspected for cracks. Any damaged parts will be replaced.

The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Dodgen customer service at 515-332-3755, or Ricon Customer Service at 1-800-322-2884. These RVs and wheelchair lifts were subject to a similar recall in 2014. All vehicles that received that recall remedy are still affected by this recall as well.

Newmar  recalled 60 of its 2012-13 Essex and 2012 King Aire units built on a Spartan Motors chassis.

Due to contact with the steering relay rod, the ABS modulator valve may fracture resulting in air not being applied to the affected wheel’s air brakes.

Spartan will notify owners on Newmar’s behalf and Spartan dealers will reorient the ABS modulator valve and install spacers for additional clearance. The recall is expected to begin Dec. 30. Owners may contact Newmar customer service at 1-800-731-8300, or Spartan customer service at 1-517-543-6400. Newmar’s number for this recall is 13V 392.


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