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NHTSA Recalls Return, Sprinter Airbags May Explode


Daimler Vans USA is recalling certain 2015 to 2017 Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the driver frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver frontal air bag, these inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.

DVUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front driver air bag module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 29. Owners may contact DVUSA customer service at 1-877-762-8267.

Potential number of units affected: 71,301

Daimler Vans USA also is recalling certain 2014 to 2017 Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.

DVUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 29. Owners may contact DVUSA customer service at 1-877-762-8267.

Potential number of units affected: 88,388 

Newmar Corp. is recalling certain 2018 to 2019 Newmar Essex, Ventana LE, Ventana, London Aire, and Mountain Aire vehicles. The brake caliper mounting bolts may not have been sufficiently tightened.

Newmar has notified owners, and Daimler Trucks North America dealers will inspect and tighten the brake caliper mounting bolts, free of charge. The recall began Jan. 10. Owners may contact Newmar customer service at 1-800-731-8300. Newmar’s number for this recall is 18V-703.

Potential number of units affected: 308

Forest River is recalling certain 2019 Rockport vehicles. The Federal Placard may indicate an incorrect GAWR, which can allow the vehicle to be overloaded. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, “Certification.”

Forest River has notified owners, and dealers will replace the Federal Placard with a new corrected Placard, free of charge. The recall began Jan. 18. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-522-7599. Forest River’s number for this recall is 51-0919.

Potential number of units affected: 142

Forest River also is recalling certain 2019 Coachmen Apex trailers. The inner hub bearings may not have been sufficiently greased, which can cause the bearings to overheat and fail.

Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and repair the hubs and bearings, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began Feb. 4. Customer service number unknown at this time. Forest River’s number for this recall is 51-0923.

Potential number of units affected: 128

Lastly, Forest River is recalling certain 2019 Forest River Salem and Wildwood trailers. The clearance lights on these vehicles may not work due to being incorrectly wired. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of FMVSS No. 108 “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.”

Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will correct the clearance light wiring, free of charge. The recall began Dec. 18. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-534-6127. Forest River’s number for this recall is 63-0921.

Potential number of units affected: 5

Keystone RV is recalling certain 2018 to 2019 Keystone Raptor trailers. The quick disconnect rubber propane line may be incorrectly routed, allowing the outside grill to be stored while the fuel supply is still on and the flame is still lit.

Keystone has notified owners, and dealers will replace the quick disconnect rubber propane line with a line that must be disconnected prior to storing the grill, free of charge. The recall began on Jan. 14, 2019. Owners may contact Keystone customer service at 1-866-425-4369. Keystone’s number for this recall is 19-343.

Potential number of units affected: 152

Heartland RV is recalling certain Milestone trailers, model 377MB. The liquid propane (LP) gas hose for the water heater may have been improperly secured with a zip tie. If the zip tie fails, the hose may contact the tire.

Heartland will notify owners, and dealers will secure the hose with a P-clamp and replace the LP hose if damage is found, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin Feb. 11. Owners may contact Heartland customer service at 1-877-262-8032. Heartland’s number for this recall is 99.01.44.

Potential number of units affected: 78

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