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Takata Airbag Recalls Touch RV Industry

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Several manufacturers issued unrelated recalls this week, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Among them, Forest River is recalling 77 units from its 2007-14 Solera, and Coachmen Prism lines, built on Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter chassis due to the risk of the driver’s frontal airbag rupturing upon inflation.

Forest River will notify owners, and either Mercedes-Benz or Freightliner dealers will replace the driver frontal air bag inflator. Parts are not currently available. Interim notices will be sent beginning June 28. A second notice will be sent when remedy parts are available.

Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 877-496-3691 or may call the Sprinter/Takata hotline at 1-877-496-3691. Forest River’s number for this recall is 51-04262016-0182.

Keystone RV is recalling 88 models from its 2016-17 Keystone Outback recreational trailers, model 326RL. These vehicles have a television mounting bracket that may not be properly secured to the wall.

Keystone has notified the affected owners. Dealers will re-install the TV bracket with larger screws. The recall began on May 13, 2016. Owners may contact Keystone customer service at 1-866-425-4369. Keystone’s number for this recall is 16-251.

Pacific Coachworks is recalling 135 units from its 2016 Rage’N toy haulers, model 27FBX. There may be an incorrect Cargo Carrying Capacity value printed on the Federal Information label, allowing the vehicle to be over loaded. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 120, “Wheel and Rims – Other Than Passenger Cars.”

Pacific Coachworks will notify owners, and dealers will issue a corrected Federal Information Tag with the correct CCC information. The recall is expected to begin in June 2016. Owners may contact Pacific Coachworks customer service at 1-951-686-7294.

Tiffin Motorhomes is recalling 539 models from its 2014-16 Allegro Phaeton and 2015-16 Allegro Bus trucks, equipped with certain ZF RL77 / 80EM independent front steering axles equipped with Bosch 8018 steering boxes.

The boxes were manufactured using incorrect internal spacers that can cause premature wear in the connection between the steering wheel and the front axle.

Tiffin will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the steering box if necessary, free of charge. Owners are urged not to drive their vehicles until they have been inspected. The manufacturer has not yet release a schedule for this recall.

REV Recreation Group is recalling 49 units from the 2016-17 Holiday Rambler Endeavor motor homes, models 40DP, 40G, 40E, 40G and 40X, and Holiday Rambler Endeavor XE motor homes , model 37PE.

The affected vehicles have a section of framework that may rub, or cause the mud flap to rub, against the front passenger-side tire, resulting in excessive tire wear. Additionally, steering may be restricted.

REV will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the tube steel skirt framing and remove the diagonal section if present, and install additional screws to secure the mud flap. The recall is expected to begin in early June 2016. Owners may contact REV customer service at 1-800-509-3417. REV’s number for this recall is 160429REV.

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