More April 2014 RV Manufacturer Recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recently announced seven recall notices involving five recreational vehicle/chassis manufacturers— Crossroads RV, Keystone RV Company, Forest River, Inc., KZRV, and Triple E Recreational Vehicles.

Crossroads RV

CrossRoads logo3_smallCrossroads RV is recalling certain model year 2014 Redwood trailers manufactured March 12, 2013, through July 22, 2013, equipped with certain Frigidaire KG-series microwaves, models CFMV152CLB and CFMV154CLS, manufactured January 27, 2013, through April 10, 2013, in the serial number range KG30607951 through KG31600670. In the affected vehicles, the microwave may start on its own and begin heating when unattended.

If the microwave starts on its own and there are contents inside, a fire could result.

Crossroads RV will notify owners, and dealers will repair the membrane/keypad component, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in April 2014. Owners may contact Crossroads at 1-855-226-7496.

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.

Crossroads RV

CrossRoads logo3_smallCrossroads RV is recalling certain model year 2015 Sunset Trail, Zinger, and Reserve recreational trailers manufactured February 20, 2014, through February 28, 2014. The affected trailers may have been built with frame spring hangers that may be brittle and susceptible to fracturing.

A spring hanger that fractures may result in a loss of control of the trailer, increasing the risk of a crash.

Crossroads RV will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the frame spring hangers, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in April 2014. Owners may contact Crossroads at 1-855-226-7496.

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.

Keystone RV Company

Keystone-Rv-Co.-logoKeystone RV Company (Keystone) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Montana, 2014 Alpine, Big Sky, and Fuzion, and 2014 Dutchmen Infinity and Voltage fifth wheel trailers equipped with Frigidaire KG series microwaves, models CFMV152CLB and CFMV154CLS, manufactured January 27, 2013, through April 10, 2013, in the serial number range KG30607951 through KG31600670. In the affected vehicles, the microwave may start on its own and begin heating when unattended.

If the microwave starts on its own and there are contents inside, a fire could result.

Keystone will notify owners, and dealers will repair the membrane/keypad component, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in April 2014. Owners may contact Keystone Customer Service by calling 1-866-425-4369. Keystone’s number for this recall is 14-204.

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.

Keystone RV Company

Keystone-Rv-Co.-logoKeystone RV Company (Keystone) is recalling certain model year 2014 Summerland, Springdale, Bullet, and Cougar recreational travel trailers and fifth wheels. The affected vehicles may have been built with frame spring hangers that may be brittle and susceptible to fracturing.

A spring hanger that fractures may result in a loss of control of the trailer, increasing the risk of a crash.

Keystone will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the spring hanger, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in April 2014. Owners may contact Keystone at 1-866-425-4369. Keystone’s number for this recall is 14-205.

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, Inc.

forest-RiverForest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain model year 2014 Crusader fifth wheel trailers, model CSF315RST, manufactured September 26, 2013, through March 3, 2014. In the affected trailers, the slide room actuator bracket may come into contact with the tire under certain road conditions.

If the bracket comes in contact with the tire, sudden tire failure may result, increasing the risk of a crash.

Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will install a replacement bracket that will adequately clear the tire, free of charge. Parts are not currently available. Forest River expects to send an interim notification in April 2014. When parts are available, owners will be mailed a second letter to come in to have the part installed. Owners may contact Forest River at 1-574-862-3001.

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.

KZRV, L.P.

KZ-logoKZRV, L.P. (KZ) is recalling certain 2014 Sportsmen, model S290IKSS, towable travel trailers manufactured November 4, 2013 through February 24, 2014. The affected trailers were built with axles not designed to accommodate the weight carrying capacity of the trailer.

Overloaded axles may result in failure of the suspension or the axle, and/or tire blowouts, resulting in an increased risk of a crash or injury.

KZRV, L.P. will notify owners, and dealers will replace the axles with ones that have the correct load capacity, free of charge. The recall is scheduled to begin in April 2014. Owners may contact KZRV L.P. at 1-800-768-4016.

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.

Triple E Recreational Vehicles

Triple E RV logoTriple E Recreational Vehicles (Triple E) is recalling certain model year 2014 Libero motorhomes, model L24CB, manufactured November 2013 through February 2014, and model year 2014 Serenity motorhomes, model S24CB, manufactured September 2013 through February 2014. The affected vehicles were built with taillight clearance lights with lower wattage bulbs. As such, the vehicles do not conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.”

The lower wattage bulbs may decrease the visibility of the motorhome and thus increase the risk of a crash.

Triple E will notify owners, and dealers will replace the lower wattage bulbs with new higher wattage bulbs, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in April 2014. Owners may contact Triple E at 1-204-325-4361. Triple E’s number for this recall is CA#7842-1.

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 34th in a series of articles relating to RV Manufacturers Recalls

Worth Pondering…

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