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Jayco Companies Face Recalls


Jayco and its Entegra and Highland Ridge divisions have been hit by a number of recalls this week, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

First, 74 of Highland Ridge’s 2019 Mesa Ridge Lite 2804RK and Open Range Ultra Lite 2804RK travel trailers were recalled because the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating shown on the label as 7,675 pounds exceeds the safety chain rating of 7,600 pounds.

As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, “Tire Selection and Rims.”

The incorrect GVWR may allow the vehicle to be overloaded, causing loss of vehicle control.

Highland has notified owners and provide corrected labels, free of charge. The recall began March 18. Owners may contact Highland RV’s customer service at 1-260-768-7771. Highland's number for this recall is 9904427.

Jayco recalled 73 of its 2017-2019 Seismic fifth wheel trailers equipped with optional hydraulic brakes. The brake lines may have been incorrectly routed between the frame and axle, possibly resulting in the brake lines being pinched or cut.

Damaged brake lines may reduce the trailer’s braking ability, increasing the risk of crash.

Jayco will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the brake lines, correcting and replacing them as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in April. Owners may contact Jayco customer service at 1-800-517-9137. Jayco’s number for this recall is 9901426.

Jayco also recalled 819 2018 Talon and Seismic fifth wheel trailers. Incorrect hardware may have been used to secure the fuel tank that is used for refilling vehicles.

The incorrect hardware may fail to properly secure the fuel tank, possibly resulting in the fuel tank detaching from trailer.

Jayco has notified owners, and dealers will install the correct fuel tank mounting hardware, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on March 29. Owners may contact Jayco customer service at 1-800-517-9137. Jayco's number for this recall is 9901430.

Another 1,660 2019 Jayco North Point and Pinnacle fifth wheel trailers equipped with Carefree Altitude Series awnings have been recalled because the awning circuit incorrectly has a 15-amp fuse instead of a 5-amp one.

In the event of a short circuit, the incorrect fuse can increase the risk of a fire.

Jayco has notified owners, and dealers will replace the 15-amp fuse with a 5-amp fuse, free of charge. The recall began on March 22. Owners may contact Jayco customer service at 1-800-517-9137. Jayco's number for this recall is 9901428.

Both Jayco and Entegra issued recalls for parking brake problems, as well.

For Jayco, 69 2019 Jayco Greyhawk and Redhawk motorhomes were recalled because the parking brake cable ends may be too small, allowing the cable to disconnect, preventing the emergency brake from engaging. Entegra recalled 23 2019 Esteem motorhomes for the same reason.

Jayco has notified owners, and dealers will replace the parking brake cable, free of charge. The recall began March 15. Owners may contact Jayco's customer service at 1-800-517-9137. Jayco's number for this recall is 9803428.

Entegra has notified owners, and dealers will replace the parking brake cable, free of charge. The recall began March 15. Owners may contact Entegra customer service at 1-800-517-9137. Entegra's number for this recall is 9903428.

Finally, Jayco and Entegra issued recalls due to trailer hitch problems.

Jayco is recalling eight 2019-2020 Jayco Embark motorhomes. While the motorhome was being delivered, the hitch may have been damaged, compromising the motorhome's ability to safely tow vehicles.

Jayco has notified owners, and dealers will replace the hitch, free of charge. The recall began March 15. Owners may contact Jayco customer service at 1-800-517-9137. Jayco's number for this recall is 9903429.

Entegra, meanwhile, is recalling 39 2019-2020 Entegra Reatta motorhomes for the same reason.

Entegra has notified owners, and dealers will replace the hitch, free of charge. The recall began March 15. Owners may contact Entegra's customer service at 1-800-517-9137. Entegra's number for this recall is 9903429.

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