October 2021 RV Manufacturer Recalls: 27 Recalls Involving 15 RV Manufactures

A manufacturer recall can create a safety risk if not repaired

Your recreational vehicle may be involved in a safety recall and may create a safety risk for you or your passengers. Safety defects must be repaired by a certified dealer at no cost to you. However, if left unrepaired, a potential safety defect in your vehicle could lead to injury or even death.

What is a recall?

When a manufacturer or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) determines that a recreational vehicle or item of RV equipment creates an unreasonable risk to safety or fails to meet minimum safety standards, the manufacturer is required to fix that vehicle or equipment at no cost to the consumer.

NHTSA releases its most recent list of recalls each Monday.

It should be noted that RV recalls are related to vehicle safety and not product quality. NHTSA has no interest in an air conditioner failing to cool or slide out failing to extend or retract—unless they can be directly attributed to product safety.

NHTSA announced 27 recall notices during October 2021. These recalls involved 15 recreational vehicle manufacturers—Forest River (7 recalls), Thor Motor Coach (3 recalls), DRV (2 recalls), Jayco (2 recalls), Tiffin (2 recalls), MCI (2 recalls), Keystone (1 recall), StarCraft (1 recall), Highland Ridge (1 recall), Entegra (1 recall), Nexus (1 recall), Winnebago (1 recall), Heartland (1 recall), Cruiser (1 recall), and KZRV (1 recall).

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Forest River

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2022 East to West Alta Travel Trailers. The LP gas quick disconnect fitting may not have been properly tightened, which could allow gas to leak.

Dealers will inspect and tighten the fitting as necessary, and run a propane system check, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on October 27, 2021. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-264-6664. Forest River’s number for this recall is 501-1419.

Related: September 2021 RV Manufacturer Recalls

Forest River

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2022 Forest River Aurora travel trailers. These trailers were manufactured with the incorrect tires, size ST225/75R15 LRD, instead of tire size ST225/75R15 LRE, as identified on the Federal Placard.

Dealers will replace the tire and wheel assemblies, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed on September 24, 2021. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-825-6327. Forest River’s number for this recall is 205-1420.

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Forest River

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2021-2022 Salem and Wildwood fifth-wheel trailers. The Federal Placard lists a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) that exceeds the load-carrying capacity of the pin box, which could result in an overloaded pin box.

Forest River will mail owners a new Federal Placard, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on November 3, 2021. Owners may contact Forest River Customer Service at 1-574-534-3167. Forest River’s number for this recall is 69-1423.

Forest River

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2021-2022 Puma travel trailers. The black wastewater-holding tank may be missing the ventilation pipe, allowing methane gas to build up.

Dealers will properly vent the black wastewater-holding tank, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on November 17, 2021. Owners may contact Forest River Customer Service at 1-574-642-0606. Forest River’s number for this recall is 420-1425.

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Forest River

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2021-2022 Entrada motorhomes. The brake lines may wear against the front leveling jack brackets, possibly resulting in brake line failure.

Dealers will relocate the front leveling jack brackets, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on November 17, 2021. Owners may contact Forest River Customer Service at 1-574-264-6664. Forest River’s number for this recall is 504-1426.

Related: August 2021 RV Manufacturer Recalls

Forest River

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2014-2016 Star Trans school buses. The rear emergency exit window labels are not in the correct location and only provide instructions for one release mechanism, instead of two release mechanisms. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 217, “Bus Emergency Exits and Window Retention and Release.”

Dealers will install new labels on the rear emergency exit windows, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on November 17, 2021. Owners may contact Forest River Customer Service at 1-800-348-7440. Forest River’s number for this recall is 05-0171.

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Forest River

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2014-2016 Starcraft transit buses. The rear emergency exit window labels are not in the correct location and only provide instructions for one release mechanism, instead of two release mechanisms. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 217, “Bus Emergency Exits and Window Retention and Release.”

Dealers will install new labels on the rear emergency exit windows, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on November 17, 2021. Owners may contact Forest River Customer Service at 1-800-348-7440. Forest River’s number for this recall is 05-0169.

Thor Motor Coach

Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling certain 2022 Scope and Rize motorhomes. The LP gas line may be too short and improperly installed, creating an excessive bend in the line which could rupture and leak.

Dealers will replace the LP gas line and reroute it as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on November 28, 2021. Owners may contact TMC customer service at 1-877-855-2867. TMC’s number for this recall is RC000243.

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Thor Motor Coach

Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling certain 2021-2022 Venetian motorhomes. The patio awning may have been improperly installed, allowing it to separate.

Dealers will secure the awning, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on November 28, 2021. Owners may contact TMC customer service at 1-877-855-2867. TMC’s number for this recall is RC000244.

Thor Motor Coach

Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling 2021-2022 Magnitude and Omni motorhomes. The LP gas line may have been incorrectly routed through the rear suspension leaf springs, which could damage the line and cause a gas leak.

Dealers will re-route the LP line as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on November 28, 2021. Owners may contact TMC customer service at 1-877-855-2867. TMC’s number for this recall is RC000242.

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DRV

DRV Suites (DRV) is recalling certain 2021 Mobile Suites fifth-wheel trailers. The brake rotor bolts were improperly tightened, which can cause the bolts to become loose or fall off.

Dealers will inspect and tighten the bolts, if necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on November 14, 2021. Owners may contact DRV customer service at 1-260-562-3500.

Related: July 2021 RV Manufacturer Recalls

DRV

DRV Suites (DRV) is recalling certain 2018-2021 Elite Suites and Mobile Suites fifth-wheel trailers. The brake caliper retaining clips may bend or warp while braking, causing the caliper to become unseated.

Dealers will replace the caliper retaining clips, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on November 14, 2021. Owners may contact DRV customer service at 1-260-562-3500.

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Jayco

Jayco, Inc. (Jayco) is recalling certain 2019-2021 Entegra Anthem, Aspire, Cornerstone, Reatta, Reatta XL, and Jayco Embark Class A motorhomes. The instrument cluster may intermittently go blank while the vehicle is in motion.

Dealers will update the control module software, and reroute and secure the ductwork, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on October 30, 2021. Owners may contact Jayco customer service at 1-800-283-8267.

Jayco

Jayco, Inc. (Jayco) is recalling certain 2021-2022 Feather and Flight SLX recreational trailers. The cooktop is installed in a cabinet that may not be entirely sealed from the furnace. As a result, during furnace operation, the interior range cooktop burner flame may invert.

Dealers will install sealant and plywood panels, as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on November 29, 2021. Owners may contact Jayco customer service at 1-800-283-8267. Jayco’s number for this recall is 9901571.

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Tiffin

Tiffin Motorhomes, Inc. (Tiffin) is recalling certain 2018-2022 Wayfarer vehicles. The rear-center holding tank water pan bolts may pull through the lip of the pan, allowing the tank to drop down onto the exhaust pipe.

Dealers will inspect and as necessary, replace any damaged holding pans. In addition, metal straps and a washer plate will be installed. Repairs will be performed free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on November 22, 2021. Owners may contact Tiffin customer services at 1-256-356-8661. Tiffin’s number for this recall is WAY-102.

Tiffin

Tiffin Motorhomes, Inc. (Tiffin) is recalling certain 2021-2022 Phaeton recreational vehicles. During manufacturing, an electrical outlet was not installed as intended, resulting in an open electrical wire inside the wall.

Dealers will inspect the vehicle and install an outlet on the wire, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on December 7, 2021. Owners may contact Tiffin customer service at 1-256-356-8661. Tiffin’s number for this recall is TIF-119.

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MCI

Motor Coach Industries (MCI) is recalling certain 2005-2009 E4500 and 2005-2012 J4500 motorcoaches equipped with Ricon Baylift Wheelchair Lifts. When the lift’s outer barrier is fully deployed, it may not withstand a sufficient amount of force, which could cause it to fail. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 403, “Platform Lift Systems,” and number 404, “Platform lift installations.”

Ricon will reinforce the outer barrier with additional supports, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on October 18, 2021. Owners may contact Ricon’s Customer Service at (800) 322-2884, or email Ricon’s Recall Coordinator, at admin21e068@Wabtec.com or by locating the nearest Ricon servicing dealer using the locator on the Ricon website? www.riconcorp.com. Owners may also contact MCI’s customer service at 1-800-241-2947. MCI’s number for this recall is R21-024.

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MCI

Motor Coach Industries (MCI) is recalling certain 2018 D4000, 2018-2020 D4005, D4000ISTV, 2017-2020 D4500, D4505, 2018-2021 J3500, 2017-2021 J4500, 2020 D4520, and 2018-2021 D45CRTLE motorcoaches. The Main Distribution Panel (MDP) located within the battery compartment contains a circuit board that may fail.

MCI Service Centers will remove the MDP and install a new main disconnect and circuit breaker panel, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on October 18, 2021. Owners may contact MCI’s customer service at 1-800-241-2947. MCI’s number for this recall is R21-010.

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Keystone

Keystone RV Company (Keystone) is recalling certain 2019-2021 Dutchmen Aspen Trail, Coleman, Keystone Cougar, Bullet, Passport, Hideout, Springdale, Sprinter, 2019 Keystone Impact, Fuzion, Residence, Retreat, Summerland, and Dutchmen Kodiak recreational vehicles, equipped with Winntec model 6020 two-stage propane regulators. The regulator may fail, causing an increase in propane pressure.

Dealers will replace the regulator and test the propane system for leaks, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on November 8, 2021. Owners may contact Keystone customer service at 1-866-425-4369. Keystone’s number for this recall is 21-414.

StarCraft

StarCraft RV (StarCraft) is recalling certain 2021-2022 Autumn Ridge Outfitter recreational trailers. The cooktop is installed in a cabinet that may not be entirely sealed from the furnace. As a result, during furnace operation, the interior range cooktop burner flame may invert.

Dealers will install sealant and plywood panels, as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on November 29, 2021. Owners may contact Starcraft customer service at 1-800-283-8267. StarCraft’s number for this recall is 9902571.

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Highland Ridge

Highland Ridge RV (Highland Ridge) is recalling certain 2021 Highland Ridge Open Range recreational trailers. The cooktop is installed in a cabinet that may not be entirely sealed from the furnace. As a result, during furnace operation, the interior range cooktop burner flame may invert.

Dealers will install sealant and plywood panels, as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on November 29, 2021. Owners may contact Highland Ridge customer service at 1-260-768-7771.

Related: June 2021 RV Manufacturer Recalls

Entegra

Entegra Coach (Entegra) is recalling certain 2021-2022 Anthem, Aspire, and Reatta XL Class A vehicles equipped with Cummins L9 diesel engines that have remote Stage 2 fuel filters and pressurized hoses. A fuel leak may occur in the fuel hoses between the fuel pump and the remote fuel filter head.

Entegra will work with Cummins to replace the fuel hoses, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on October 30, 2021. Owners may contact Entegra customer service at 1-800-283-8267.

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Nexus

Nexus RV’s, LLC (Nexus) is recalling certain 2018-2020 Nexus Bentley, Bentley Diamond, Evoque, Ghost, Maybach, Wraith, Phantom, Triumph, and Viper recreational vehicles, built on International or Ford chassis. These vehicles are equipped with certain Dometic 3-burner cooking stoves. The saddle valve securing bolt may be overtightened, possibly damaging the o-ring seal and causing a continuous gas leak.

Nexus will work with Dometic, who will install a remedy kit of gaskets, washers, thread locker bolts, and two round orange labels, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on October 29, 2021. Owners may contact Nexus customer service at 1-574-970-0848.

Foretravel

Foretravel, Inc. (Foretravel) is recalling certain 2020-2022 iH-45, Realm FS605, Realm FS450, and iC-37 recreational vehicles equipped with Hehr 6400 Series windows. The adhesive that bonds the vented portion of the window may fail.

Dealers will inspect the windows, and replace the vent if necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed in October 2021. Owners may contact Foretravel customer service at 1-800-9556226.

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Winnebago

Winnebago Industries, Inc. (Winnebago) is recalling certain 2019-2022 Travato and 2021-2022 Boldt vehicles. The wire harness may have been built incorrectly, resulting in the loss of over-current protection.

Owners are instructed to not drive their vehicle until the Volta Power System is disabled. Dealers will replace the harness and inspect the electrical connection, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on October 29, 2021. Owners may contact Winnebago customer service at 1-641-585-6939 or 1-800-537-1885. Winnebago’s number for this recall is 164.

Heartland

Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC (Heartland) is recalling certain 2021-2022 Mallard Pathfinder trailers. The vehicle certification label does not have the correct Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) listed. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 120, “Wheels and Rims-Other Than Passenger Cars.”

Heartland will mail new labels to owners, and dealers will replace them, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on December 13, 2021. Owners may contact Heartland customer service at 1-877-262-8032.

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Cruiser

Cruiser RV (Cruiser) is recalling 2021-2022 Hitch trailers. The vehicle certification label does not have the correct Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) listed. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 120, “Wheels and Rims-Other Than Passenger Cars.”

Cruiser will mail new labels to owners, and dealers will replace them, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on December 13, 2021. Owners may contact Cruiser customer service at 1-574-206-7920.

KZRV

KZRV, L.P. (KZRV) is recalling certain 2022 Stratus and SportTrek trailers. The water heater and fireplace circuits were improperly connected to a 20amp circuit breaker instead of a 15amp circuit breaker.

Dealers will replace circuit breakers, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on December 10, 2021. Owners may contact KZRV customer service at 1-800-768-4016 ext. 154 or 153. KZRV’s number for this recall is KZ-2021-06.

Please Note: This is the 33rd in a series of posts relating to RV Manufacturers Recalls

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