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Manufacturers Recall More than 2,000 Motorhomes

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Several manufacturers issued or planned recalls affecting more than 2,000 units this week, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The bulk of those recalls included 1,354 Spartan MM and K2 motorhome Chassis from the 2003-05 line. The affected vehicles have a steering gear mounting bracket that may crack, causing a loss of steering ability.

Spartan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering gear mounting brackets. The recall is expected to begin Nov. 13. Owners may contact Spartan customer service at 1-800-543-4277. Spartan’s number for this recall is 15022.

Airstream recalled 564 of its 2015-16 Interstate Grand Tour Extended and Interstate Lounge Extended vehicles. The affected vehicles may have electrical wiring connections that were not properly tightened and an interior harness-grounding wire that was installed incorrectly.

Airstream will notify owners, and dealers will tighten all of the wiring connections and relocate the wiring harness ground wire. The recall is expected to begin Nov. 2. Owners may contact Airstream customer service at 1-937-596-6111 extension 7401 or 7411.

Tiffin Motorhomes recalled 298 of its 2014-16 Breeze motorhomes due to loose ball joints that could separate, causing the loss of steering control.

Tiffin will notify owners, and dealers will correct the ball joint installation, as necessary. The recall is expected to begin sometime in October. Owners may contact Tiffin customer service at 1-256-356-8661.

Newmar recalled 86 units from its 2016 Bay Star, Bay Star Sport and Canyon Star motorhomes. In the affected vehicles, the parking brake actuator may be out of calibration, causing the parking brake system to not properly hold the vehicle even with the parking brake pedal fully depressed.

Additionally, the parking brake may not disengage completely when the parking brake pedal is released.

Newmar plans to notify owners, and dealers will replace the parking brake foot pedal assembly. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Newmar customer service at 1-800-731-8300.

Forest River is recalling 78 of its 2016 Salem and 2015 Wildwood trailers. In the affected vehicles, the tire and wheel placard incorrectly states the wheel rim and tire size. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, “Certification.”

Forest River will notify owners and will provide a corrected tire placard. The recall is expected to begin Dec. 4. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-800-453-6064. Forest River’s recall number is 19-10082015-0093.

Starcraft RV is recalling 35 travel trailers from its 2016 Autumn Ridge line. The affected vehicles have an incorrectly built frame that may result in inadequate clearance between the wheel and the wheel well.

The remedy for this recall is still under development. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Starcraft customer service at 1-800-945-4787. Starcraft’s number for this recall is 9902258.

The RV Factory is recalling seven units from its 2015-16 Avion Azure motorhomes. The affected vehicles may have an improperly placed weld on the underfloor seat bracket used to mount the second row seats.

RV Factory will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brackets. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact RV Company customer service at 1-844-284-6678, extension 106.

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