July RV Manufacturer Recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recently announced recall notices involving four recreational vehicle manufacturers—Forest River, Entegra Coach,  Navistar, and Tiffin Motorhomess.

Forest River, Inc.

Elkhart, Indiana-based Forest River, Inc. is recalling seven model year 2012-2013 Shasta Revere RVs.

The Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) and Cargo Carrying Capacity Specification is incorrect on the federal certification label and the tire information label. Thus, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Part 567, “Certification.”
Incorrect weight information may lead to overloading, which may cause axle or tire failure, increasing the risk of a crash.

Forest River will notify owners, and include the corrected labels in each letter. Forest River has not provided a notification schedule. Owners should contact Forest River at 1-574-825-7178.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to safercar.gov.

Entegra Coach

Middlebury, Indiana-based Entegra Coach is recalling 232 model year 2011-2013 Anthem and Aspire and model year 2012-2013 Cornerstone motorhomes manufactured from April 19, 2011 through June 22, 2012.

The windshield wiper arm can detach from the vehicle.

If this occurs, the driver’s visibility can be reduced, increasing the risk of a crash.
Entegra will notify owners, and dealers will replace the shaft attaching the arm to the wiper linkage, free of charge.

Owners may contact Entegra at 1-800-945-4787.

Customers may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to safercar.gov.

Navistar International Corp.

Warrenville, Illinois-based Navistar International Corp. is recalling one model year 2008 Safari Simba diesel RV manufactured on June 29, 2007, equipped with Bosch hydraulic brakes.

Hydraulic brake equipped motorhome chassis exposed to long periods of time of non-driving may experience diametrical brake caliper piston growth and reduced piston to bore clearance, potentially leading to brake drag and overheating, resulting in reduced brake performance.

Reduced brake performance increases the risk of a crash.

Navistar will notify the owners, and a Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) dealer will inspect and, as necessary, replace the brake calipers free of charge. Owners may contact DTNA at 1-800-547-0712.

Customers may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to safercar.gov.

Tiffin Motorhomes, Inc.

Red Bay, Alabama-based Tiffin Motorhomes, Inc. is recalling 1,304 2006 through 2010 Allegro and Allegro Bay RVs equipped with Bosch hydraulic brakes.

Hydraulic brake equipped motorhome chassis exposed to long periods of time of non-driving may experience diametrical brake caliper piston growth and reduced piston to bore clearance, potentially leading to brake drag and overheating, resulting in reduced brake performance.

Reduced brake performance increases the risk of a crash.

Tiffin will notify owners, and authorized Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) dealers will inspect and, as necessary, replace the brake calipers free of charge. Owners may contact DTNA at 1-800-547-0712.

Customers may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to safercar.gov.

Please Note: This is the sixteenth in a series of articles relating to RV Manufacturers Recalls.

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