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Wheel Detachment Risk Leads to Recall

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Forest River is recalling 346 units from various 2016 lines due to a faulty stud used to secure the wheels to the axle hub that could result in the wheel detaching from the vehicle, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The company issued recalls for certain model year 2016 Amera-Lite ATTX and WATTX, Cherokee, Cherokee Grey Wolf, Cherokee Wolf Pup, Salem, Salem Laminated, Salem Limited Edition, Vengeance, Wildwood, Wildwood Laminated, and Wildwood Limited Edition, Cargo Mate Blazer, E Series, E Series Wedge, Eliminator, and Qualifier, Continental Cargo Auto Master, Elite Series, Tailwind and Value Hauler, Coachmen Catalina and Freedom Express, Palomino Puma and US Cargo Patriot X, Phantom, Trail & Sport and Trail Master trailers manufactured March 1 to March 31.

Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will replace any affected wheel hub, free of charge. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-800-453-6064. Forest River’s number for this recall is 51-03312015-0025.

Forest River is recalling 83 additional units due to incorrect labeling of the vehicles’ weight ratings and carrying capacity.

The models include 2015-16 Coachmen Freelander vehicles and 2015 Coachmen Leprechaun units. The affected vehicles, manufactured on a Ford 158-inch wheelbase chassis with a 5.4-litre V-8 engine, may have a Federal Certification label that lists an incorrect gross vehicle weight rating, gross axle weight rating and wrong cargo carrying capacity information. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, “Certification.”

Forest River will notify owners and will provide replacement labels with the correct information, free of charge. Owners may contact Coachmen customer service at 1-800-453-6064. Forest River’s number for this recall is 51-04172015-0031.

Cruiser RV is recalling 46 of its 2015 Viewfinder trailers due to improperly sealed liquid propane compartments that could dissipate gas into the trailer if a leak occurs.

Cruiser will notify owners, and dealers will modify the recreational trailer so that the LP compartment is sealed from the passenger area, free of charge. Owners may contact Cruiser customer service at 1-866-277-5630. Cruiser’s number for this recall is 11041R.

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