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NHTSA’s Updated RV-Related Recall List

Posted By RVBusiness On August 5, 2010 @ 4:22 pm In Breaking News | No Comments

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued the latest recalls related to the RV industry:

  • Forest River Inc. is recalling certain model year 2010-2011 Work and Play travel and fifth-wheels trailers manufactured from Feb. 26, 2009, through June 14, 2010. The egress window may stick or require more than 20 pounds of pressure to open.
  • Roadtrek is recalling certain model year 2008 through 2010 Roadtrek 17PC, 17VC, 19PC, 19VC, 21PC, and 21VC model class “B” motorhomes built on GM Express van chassis from Jan. 1, 2008, through Jan, 1, 2010. On some motorhomes, the lumbar support wire harness which is between the switch and the lumbar motor may have insulation that is not rated against risk of fire as per specification.
  • Dutchmen Manufacturing Inc. is recalling certain model year 2010-2011 Coleman, Dutchmen, and Four Winds, model year 2010 Aristocrat, Dutchmen Lite, Dutchmen Sport and model year 2011 Rainier recreational vehicles manufactured from Nov. 2, 2009, through May 5, 2010. These vehicles were manufactured with axles that may not provide the proper tire sidewall clearance to the travel trailer wheel well or slide room cross shaft.
  • Starcraft RV is recalling certain model year 2010 Centennial camping trailers manufactured from Nov. 11, 2009, through April 6, 2010. The axle is located too far forward allowing the tires to make contact with the wheel well, which may cause damage to the tire and/or the wheel well.
  • Jayco Inc. is recalling certain model year 2010 Jayco Select camping trailers manufactured from Nov. 11, 2009, through April 6, 2010. The axle is located too far forward allowing the tires to make contact with the wheel well, which may cause damage to the tire and/or the wheel well.
  • Airstream Inc. is recalling certain model year 2005-2009 classic travel trailers manufactured from March 2005 through April 2009 and equipped with hydraulic brake controller by active technologies. It is possible that the brake controller can fail unexpectedly causing the brakes on the trailer to lock up or to fail completely.
  • Dutchmen Manufacturing Inc. is recalling certain model year 2011 Coleman, Dutchmen, and Four Winds travel trailers manufactured from May 14, 2010 through June 29, 2010, for failing to comply with the requirements of Part 567, “Certification.” These vehicles were manufactured with the incorrect information on the federal identification tag. The label lists the wrong gross axle weight rating (GAWR), the wrong number of axles and the wrong gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR).
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