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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued multiple recall notices to several RV makers. Recall notices issued include:
- Forest River is recalling certain model year 2017 Flagstaff and Rockwood trailers equipped with two air conditioners. There is may be excess slack in the wiring harness used in the air conditioner that contains a heating element.NHTSA said if the wires are not tied back and properly secured away from the heating element, the wires may contact the heating element, melt and short, increasing the risk of a fire.
- Forest River is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Coachmen Galleria RVs manufactured Oct. 27, 2015, through Aug. 31, 2016. The affected vehicles have an incorrect cargo carrying capacity federal placard indicating two seat-belted locations when the vehicle has up to five additional designated seating areas, causing the cargo capacity listed to be inaccurate. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, “Certification.” NHTSA said the incorrect cargo capacity information may result in the vehicle being overloaded, increasing the risk of a crash.
- Newmar Corp. is recalling certain model year 2012-2017 Canyon Star motorhomes manufactured Sept. 7, 2011, to September 6, 2016 and equipped with wheelchair lifts. Incorrect bolts may have been used to install the wheelchair lift base. These bolts may unexpectedly break allowing the lift to move. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 404, “Platform Lift Installations.” NHTSA said unintentional movement of the wheelchair lift can cause injury to the lift occupant and/or the lift operator.
- Entegra Coach is recalling certain model year 2017 Cornerstone motorhomes manufactured April 13, 2016, to Aug. 25, 2016. The affected vehicles have a power steering pump that may have an occasional loss of output power resulting in reduced or intermittent loss of power steering assist. NHTSA said an intermittent loss of power steering assist could increase the risk of a crash.
- Jayco is recalling certain model year 2017 Jay Sport camping trailers manufactured March 31, 2016, to Sept. 30, 2016, and equipped with the Baja Option. The inside walls of the tires on the affected vehicles may rub against the wheel wells, possibly resulting in a tire blowout. NHTSA said a tire blowout may increase the risk of a crash.
- Forest River is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 StarTrans P/S2 transit buses manufactured Jan. 19, 2016, to May 2, 2016, and model year 2016-2017 Glaval Legacy transit buses manufactured Nov. 9, 2015, to Aug. 4, 2016, equipped with ICU3 instrument clusters and hydraulic brakes. In the event of a brake malfunction, these clusters may illuminate the Brake System Malfunction telltale/indicator lamp with the word “Park” instead of the word “Brake”. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 101, “Control and Displays,” and number 105, “Hydraulic and Electric Brake Systems.” NHTSA said if the word “Park” illuminates instead of the word “Brake,” the driver may be unaware of a braking issue or malfunction, increasing the risk of a crash.
- Forest River is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Surveyor RVs, model ORSVT247BHDS, manufactured Aug. 10, 2016, to Sept. 13, 2016. The Federal Placard installed on the vehicles indicate an incorrect tire and rim combination. The Federal Placard states that the trailer is equipped with ST225/75R15D tires with 65 PSI and a rim designation of 15X6.0JJ, when actually they have ST205/75R14C tires with 50 PSI and a rim designation of 14X5.5JJ. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, “Tire Selection and Rims.” NHTSA said the operator may over-inflate the tire based on the information printed on the Federal Placard. Overinflating a tire may lead to pre-mature tire degradation, a tire blowout, or reduced handling, increasing the risk of a crash.