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NHTSA: Recalls Made for Forest River, TMC and More


Forest River is recalling certain 2017 to 2019 Forest River Georgetown and FR3 motorhomes, 2018 to 2019 Berkshire motorhomes and 2018 Charleston motorhomes. The motorized windshield roller shade at the driver’s seating position may unroll without warning while driving.

Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will install a fastener to ensure the motor will not allow the shade to roll down during while driving. The recall is expected to begin in November. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-206-7605. Forest River’s number for the recall is 68-0822.

Potential number of units affected: 4,790

Forest River also is recalling certain 2018 to 2019 Forest River Berkshire RVs and StarTrans PS2 transit buses and 2019 Glaval Legacy transit buses. The brake caliper mounting bolts may have been insufficiently tightened.

Forest River will notify owners, and Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) authorized service facilities will check and tighten the brake caliper mounting bolts, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in November. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-642-3112. Forest River’s number for this recall is 35 and 5C-0897.

Potential number of units affected: 170

Thor Motor Coach is recalling certain 2017 Tuscany XTE and 2017 to 2019 Venetian, Aria, Tuscany, and Palazzo motorhomes built on Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation chassis. The Power Distribution Module (PDM) may have been damaged during manufacturing, possibly resulting in the rear marker lights, brake lights, or turn signals not functioning.

The remedy for this recall is still under development. Daimler Trucks North America, the manufacturer of the chassis began issuing owners an interim notification on Oct. 24 and will send a second notification when parts become available. The recall began Oct. 30. Owners may contact TMC customer service at 1-877-855-2867. TMC’s number for this recall is RC000163.

Potential number of units affected: 1,769

Thor Motor Coach also is recalling certain 2018 to 2019 Thor Four Winds, Chateau, and Freedom Elite vehicles. The liquid propane (LP) hose may not have adequate space between the floor and the metal plate on the refrigerator, causing damage to the hose and possibly creating a propane leak.

TMC will notify owners, and dealers will remove a portion of the refrigerator base plate to provide additional clearance for the LP hose, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin Dec. 11. Owners may contact TMC customer service at 1-877-855-2867. TMC’s number for this recall is RC000162.

Potential number of units affected: 1,384

Lastly, Thor Motor Coach is recalling certain 2018 to 2019 Thor Aria and Venetian motorhomes. The brake caliper mounting bolts may have been insufficiently tightened.

TMC will notify owners, and Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) authorized service facilities will check and tighten the brake caliper mounting bolts, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin Jan. 5. Owners may contact TMC customer service at 1-877-855-2867. TMC’s number for this recall is RC000164.

Potential number of units affected: 134

Grand Design RV is recalling certain 2018 to 2019 Reflection fifth wheel trailers, models 28BH and 29RS. The circuit for the power converter does not have over-current protection.

Grand Design RV will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the trailers to determine if the 50-amp mini breaker at the bus bar is installed correctly and that the circuit is wired correctly, correcting it as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected begin Nov. 26. Owners may contact Grand Design RV customer service at 1-574-825-9679. Grand Design RV’s number for this recall is 910017.

Potential number of units affected: 1,765

Heartland RV is recalling certain 2019 Heartland Pioneer recreational trailers, model BH280. A flexible liquid propane (LP) hose was installed on the outside cooktop running into the firebox of the stove instead of a rigid metal tube supply line.

Heartland will notify owners, and dealers will replace the flexible LP hose inside the firebox with a rigid metal one, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin Dec. 21. Owners may contact Heartland customer service at 1-877-262-8032. Heartland’s number for this recall is 99.01.41.

Potential number of units affected: 368

Triple E RV is recalling certain 2019 Triple E Unity motorhomes, models U24MB, U24CBB, U24TB, U24IX and U24FX. The driver-side front trans-mount leveling jack support bracket may contact the brake line causing a brake fluid leak, thereby reducing braking ability.

Triple E will notify owners, and dealers will relocate the leveling jack support bracket, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in November. Owners may contact Triple E customer service at 1-877-992-9906. Triple E’s number for this recall is CA#9146-1.

Potential number of units affected: 78

Keystone RV is recalling certain 2019 Crossroads Cruiser trailers with the water heater installed under the slide out. The exhaust location for the water heater may result in carbon monoxide or propane gas entering the living quarters.

The affected vehicles are still in dealer inventory and Keystone will relocate the water heater, free of charge. Owner letters will not be sent. Owners may contact Keystone customer service at 1-866-425-4369. Keystone’s number for this recall is 18-335.

Potential number of units affected: 7

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