Three RV manufacturers recently were affected by recalls issued according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Entegra Coach is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Cornerstone and Anthem motorhomes manufactured April 7, 2015, to Aug. 18, 2016. The affected vehicles are equipped with a Tempurpedic Sealy Mattress that may burn quickly when on fire. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 302, “Flammability of Interior Materials.”
If the mattress burns quickly, a vehicle occupant may not have enough time to exit the vehicle in the event of a fire, increasing the risk of injury.
Entegra will notify owners, and dealers will replace the Tempurpedic Sealy Mattress with a Sleep Number Mattress, free of charge. The recall began on Nov. 3. Owners may contact Entegra customer service at 1-800-517-9137. Entegra’s number for this recall is 9903329.
Forest River is recalling certain model year 2017 Cedar Creek travel trailers manufactured Sept. 8, 2016, to Sept. 19, 2016. The axles installed on these vehicles were incorrectly identified as having a 7,000-pound capacity when they were only rated and designed to carry up to 6,000 pounds.
The owner of a vehicle with the incorrect axles could unknowingly overload the vehicle, possibly resulting in a loss of control or reduced braking distance, potentially increasing the risk of a crash.
All affected vehicles have been captured at the dealer level and are being repaired before sale. Therefore, an owner notification letter will not be issued for this campaign. Dealers will replace the axles that are rated for a 7,000-pound capacity. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-593-4000 extension 20209. Forest River’s number for this recall is 20-10112016-0255.
Newmar Corp. is recalling certain model year 2017 King Aire motorhomes manufactured Jan. 22, 2016, to Oct. 4, 2016. The affected vehicles are equipped with WABCO OnGuard collision mitigation radar which may have been mounted upside down on the front lower bumper, resulting in decreased performance.
If the collision mitigation radar has reduced performance, there may be an increased risk of a crash.
Newmar will notify owners, and dealers will check the orientation of the OnGuard radar and, if necessary, correct the orientation, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin Dec. 23, 2016. Owners may contact Newmar customer service at 1-800-731-8300.