Four manufacturers issued recalls Monday that cover about 1,000 defective units due to improper labeling, and in one case, defective air bag systems, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Roadtrek recalled 335 units from its 2014 CS Adventurous, E-Trek, RS Adventurous, SS Agile, and TS Adventurous lines. The affected vehicles, built on Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis, have electrical wiring connections under the front seats that can become dislodged or damaged and prevent the optional front seat SH9 Thorax air bags from deploying.
Roadtrek will notify owners, and dealers will modify the electrical connections. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Roadtrek customer service at 1-888-762-3873.
Keystone RVs recalled 537 of its 2013 Montana trailers, models 3100RL, 3150RL13, 3400RL, 3402RL, 3582RL, 3625RE, 3725RL, 3750FL and 3900FB, and 2014 Mountaineer trailers, models 331RLT, 356TBF and 375FLF.
In all models except the Mountaineer 375FLF, the rear windows are labeled with an exit sticker, but the rear window is not intended to be a secondary emergency exit.
With the Mountaineer 375FLF, the rear window is intended as the secondary emergency exit, but it may be blocked by the rear ladder.
Keystone has notified owners, and dealers will remove the emergency exit sticker from the windows that were not intended to be emergency exits. Mountaineer 375FLF vehicles will have the window replaced, so that egress section of the window is on the opposite side of where the ladder is installed. The recall began July 9. Owners may contact Keystone customer service at 1-866-425-4369. Keystone’s number for this recall is 15-232.
Newmar recalled 96 units from its 2015-2016 King Aire and Essex and 2016 Mountain Aire vehicles due to the fasteners that attach the stay rod (v-rod) to the rear drive axle. In the affected vehicles, built on Spartan chassis, the fasteners may not have been installed with thread locker or tightened in the correct sequence.
Spartan will notify owners on behalf of Newmar, and dealers will replace the fasteners using thread lock, tightening them in the proper sequence and with the required torque values. The recall is expected to begin Aug. 23. Owners may contact Newmar customer service at 1-800-731-8300 or Spartan customer service at 1-800-582-3454.
Starcraft RV is recalling 50 of its 2014-16 AR-ONE TT trailers and 2014-16 Comet CT Hard Sided camping trailers, models 28V, 28P, 28R, 28S, 28V, 28W, BC, and BH.
The affected models are equipped with the Extreme Package Option, and include certification labels that incorrectly state a tire size of ST205/75R 14C when the actual tire size is LT235/75R 15C.
Starcraft will notify owners, and dealers will install a corrected label, free of charge. The recall began July 17. Owners may contact Starcraft customer service at 1-800-945-4787. Starcraft’s number for this recall is 9902240.