Several recalls affected RV manufacturers this week, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Keystone is recalling certain 2017 Cougar recreational trailers, models 326RDS, 327RKL, 333MKS, 336BHS and 359MBI. These vehicles were built with a manual-resetting 12-volt circuit breaker, which cannot be used near the liquid propane storage. Approximately 43 units have been affected.
Keystone will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the trailers and replace the breaker with one that automatically resets, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 7. Owners may contact Keystone customer service at 1-866-425-4369. Keystone’s number for this recall is 17-282.
Tiffin Motorhomes is recalling certain 2011 to 2016 Allegro Open Road motorhomes. The tow hitch on these vehicles may can detach from the coach under heavy loading or hard braking conditions. The number of potentially affected units is just shy of 5,000.
Tiffin will notify owners, and dealers will install frame rail extension liner brackets, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Tiffin Motorhomes customer service at 1-256-356-8661.
REV Recreation Group is recalling certain 2017 Fleetwood Bounder and Holiday Rambler Vacationer vehicles. These vehicles are equipped with Federal Placards that incorrectly list a tire size of 235/80R 22.5 G when the actual tire size is 255/80R 22.5 G. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, “Certification.” The potential number of affected units is 42.
REV will notify owners, and dealers will install a corrected label, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 5. Owners may contact REV customer service at 1-800-509-3417. REV’s number for this recall is 170317REV.
Newmar is recalling certain 2017 to 2018 Dutch Star, 2016 to 2018 Mountain Aire and London Aire, and 2012 to 2018 Essex and King Aire motorhomes built on a Spartan Motors chassis. The ball joints on the independent front suspension (IFS) modules can loosen and separate, leading to a partial loss of steering. Potentially 600 units have been affected.
Newmar will notify owners, and Spartan service centers will remove, clean, apply thread locker, reinstall and torqued the ball joints, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 21. Owners may contact Spartan at 1-800-543-4277 to locate a qualified service center or contact Newmar customer service at 1-574-773-7791. Newmar’s number for this recall is 17004.