December RV Manufacturer Recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recently announced six recall notices involving five recreational vehicle/chassis manufacturers—Forest River, Haulmark Industries, PROLine Products, Jayco, and Prevost.

Forest River Inc.

forest-RiverElkhart, Indiana-based Forest River is recalling some RVs due to incorrect tire inflation pressures on the vehicle certification label, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported today.

The recall applies only to certain model year 2008-2011 Flagstaff FLT831KRSS, FLT831FLSS, FLT831FKBSS, FLT831RLBSS, FLF8528BHSS, FLF8528RKWS, FLF8526RLWS, FLT831BHDS, FLT831QBSS, FLT831DBSS, FLT831RLSS, FLT831RKSS, FLT829RKSS, FLT21WRS, FLT26WRB, FLT30WRLS, FLT30WRKSS, FLT30WFKSS, FLT30WRLTS, FLF8524RLS, FLF8526RKWS, FLF8528TBWS, FLF8528RLWS, FLF8528CKWS, FLF30WTBS, FLT831KDSS, Rockwood RLT8319SS, RLT8317SS, RLT8315BSS, RLT8317KDSS, RLT8312SS,RLF8280WS, RLF8265WS, RLF8260WS, RLF8244S, RLT8313SS, RLT8316SS, RLT8314BSS, RLT8317RKSS, RLT8306SS, RLT8293RKSS, RLT2102W, RLT2609W, RLT3001W, RLT3002W, RLT3008W, RLT3065W, RLT8314SS, RLF8285WS, RLF8286WS, RLT3006W, Cherokee CKF235B and CKF245L, Salem model STT29FBSRV, and Surveyor SVT303 travel trailers.

These vehicles contain incorrect tire inflation pressures on the Vehicle Certification Label. Thus, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 567, “Certification.”

The incorrect tire pressure information given on the Federal Certification Tag and Tire Information Tag may lead to the tire being overinflated, resulting in sudden tire failure, increasing the risk of a crash.

Forest River will notify owners and will provide a corrected replacement label, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December. Owners may contact Forest River at 1-574-534-3167.

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

Forest River

forest-RiverElkhart, Indiana-based Forest River is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Rockwood, Windjammer, Vlite, and Flagstaff travel trailers manufactured between February 3, 2012 and February 4, 2013 for potential contact between the trailer tire and the bottom of the floor.

As a result of contact, the tire may become damaged and possibly blow out, which may cause a loss of control, increasing the risk of a crash.

Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will add a lift kit between the frame and the axle mounting brackets, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin in late December 2013.

Owners may contact Forest River at 1-574-825-7178.

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

Haulmark Industries

Logo-HaulmarkBristol, Indiana-based Haulmark Industries is recalling certain model year 2006-2013 travel trailers manufactured between January 1, 2006, through April 25, 2013, which were equipped with Fastec-brand door locks. It may be possible to remove the key from the lock in a way that potentially jams the deadbolt, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported today.

If the deadbolt jams, the interior side of the door lock may also jam. A person inside the travel trailer at the time will then be locked in and be unable to exit the vehicle, increasing the risk of injury, NHTSA claimed.

Haulmark Industries will notify owners, and Fastec will coordinate the inspection and replacement of the cylinders, as needed, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin by the end of December. Owners may contact Haulmark at 1-800-348-7553 or Fastec at 1-800-837-2505.

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

PROLine Products LLC

PROLine Products LLC is recalling certain model year 2010-2013 travel trailers manufactured September 2010 through October 2013, that are equipped with auxiliary batteries installed by PROLine. The batteries were installed with a fuse for overcurrent protection.

If the trailer’s wiring harness were to become physically damaged, the installed battery could short circuit and melt the wiring, increasing the risk of a fire.

PROLine will notify owners, and dealers will install in-line fuse holders, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin in early January 2014.

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

Jayco

Jayco Color logo birdJayco is recalling certain model-year 2011 Jay Series pop-up camping trailers and Starcraft RV is recalling certain model-year 2013 Starcraft RT and Comet pop-up camping trailers manufactured August 2, 2010 through August 9, 2012, for possible roof malfunctions.

In these vehicles, if a component failure occurs in the roof lifter system, the failure may cause the roof to abruptly collapse to the closed position. If the roof abruptly closes, there is risk of personal injury.

Jayco will notify owners and dealers will add a metal stop that prevents to sudden collapse of the roof, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin during December 2013.

Owners may contact Jacyo at 1-800-283-8267 for more information.

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

Prevost

images (1)Prevost is recalling certain model year 2009-2010 H3-45 and model year 2009 H3-41, X3-45, XLII Converted Coach Shells and XLII-45 Entertainer Converted coach and model year 2008 H3-VIP coach shells. The mechanical springs used to return the accelerator pedal to idle after the driver lifts their foot off the pedal may break.

If the springs break, the pedal may not return to idle once the driver lifts their foot off the pedal. This unintended acceleration increases the risk of a crash.

Prevost will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected accelerator pedals, free of charge.

The recall began on December 17, 2013.

Owners may contact Prevost at 1-418-883-2888. Prevost’s recall number is SR13-72.

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

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

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