December 2022 RV Manufacturer Recalls: 14 Recalls Involving 9 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 safety risk or fails to meet minimum safety standards, the manufacturer is required to fix that vehicle or equipment at no cost to the consumer.

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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 14 recall notices during December 2022. These recalls involved 9 recreational vehicle manufacturers—Winnebago (3 recalls), Jayco (2 recalls), Airstream (2 recalls), Forest River (1 recall), Entegra (1 recall), Newmar (1 recall), Aluminum Trailer Company (1 recall), Holiday House (1 recall), Chinook (1 recall), and Old School Trailers (1 recall).

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Winnebago

Potential number of units affected: 4,521

Winnebago Industries, Inc. (Winnebago) is recalling certain 2021-2023 Revel motorhomes. The retractable awning may extend unintentionally during transit.

Remedy is currently under development. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed January 6, 2023. Owners may contact Winnebago customer service at 1-641-585-6939 or 1-800-537-1885. Winnebago’s number for this recall is 171.

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Winnebago

Potential number of units affected: 6,553

Winnebago Towable (Winnebago) is recalling certain 2021-2022 Hike, Minnie, and 2021 Micro Minnie travel trailers. The cast aluminum pull handles on the cabinet doors and drawers may have sharp edges.

Dealers will replace the old door handles, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed January 27, 2023. Owners may contact Winnebago customer service at 1-574-825-5280 ext. 5220.

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Winnebago

Potential number of units affected: 63

Winnebago Towable (Winnebago) is recalling certain 2021-2022 Voyage and Minnie travel trailers. The cargo carrying capacity label (CCC) on the trailer may show an incorrect load carrying capacity, which could lead to an unintentional overloading of the vehicle. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard numbers 110, “Tire Selection and Rims” and 120, “Wheels and Rims-Other Than Passenger Cars.”

Dealers will install new labels, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed January 13, 2023. Owners may contact Winnebago customer service at 1-574-825-5280 ext. 5220.

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Jayco

Potential number of units affected: 90

Jayco, Inc. (Jayco) is recalling certain 2023 Jayco Solstice and Entegra Expanse recreational vehicles. The heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system’s controls, including those for defog and defrost, may become inoperative.

Dealers will update the remote climate control module software, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on January 13, 2023. Owners may contact Jayco customer service at 1-800-283-8267.

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Jayco

Potential number of units affected: 37

Jayco, Inc. (Jayco) is recalling certain 2023 Jayco Seneca XT and Entegra Accolade XT motorhomes. The windshield wiper arms may break, causing the windshield wipers to fail.

Dealers will inspect and replace both front windshield wiper arms, as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed January 20, 2023. Owners may contact Jayco customer service at 1-800-283-8267.

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Airstream

Potential number of units affected: 200

Airstream, Inc. (Airstream) is recalling certain 2022-2023 Interstate 24X motorhomes. The fasteners that hold the overhead galley cabinet may fail, causing the cabinet to detach from the interior wall.

Dealers will install additional fasteners, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed February 13, 2022. Owners may contact Airstream customer service at 1-877-596-6505 or 1-937-596-6111 ext. 7401 or 7411.

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Airstream

Potential number of units affected: 1,992

Airstream Inc. (Airstream) is recalling certain 2017-2022 Basecamp 16, and 2021-2022 Basecamp 20 travel trailers. The adhesive bond between the glass and metal frame of the entry door window can fail, causing the glass to separate from the frame.

Dealers will test the windows and replace, as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed February 13, 2023. Owners may contact Airstream customer service at 1-877-596-6505 or 1-937-596-6111 ext. 7401 or 7411. This recall is an expansion of recall number 20V-349.

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Forest River

Potential number of units affected: 262

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2023 Salem, Stealth EVO, and Wildwood travel trailers. The 8-gauge wire connected to the 12-Volt refrigerator may not have over-current protection, which can cause the wire to melt.

Dealers will install a 20-AMP mini-breaker, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed January 23, 2023. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-503-831-5413. Forest River’s number for this recall is 22-1580.

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Entegra

Potential number of units affected: 392

Entegra Coach (Entegra) is recalling certain 2015-2019 Aspire and Insignia motorhomes. The service and supply reservoirs have an insufficient volume of air for the brake system. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 121, “Air Brake Systems.”

Dealers will replace the air reservoir, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed December 23, 2022. Owners may contact Entegra customer service at 1-800-283-8267.

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Newmar

Potential number of units affected: 30

Newmar Corporation (Newmar) is recalling certain 2022-2023 Supreme Aire motorhomes. The cap screws under the steering wheel cover could loosen and cause the steering wheel to separate from the steering column.

Dealers will install new steering wheel cap screws, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on January 31, 2023. Owners may contact Newmar’s customer service at 1-800-731-8300

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Aluminum Trailer Company

Potential number of units affected: 21

Aluminum Trailer Company (ATC) is recalling certain 2022 Toyhauler-20-foot trailers. The electric retractable awning has a welded seam on the fabric that may separate, potentially allowing the awning to drop beyond normal operation.

Dealers will repair or replace the awning fabric, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on January 16, 2023. Owners may contact ATC’s customer service at 1-877-441-2440 ext. 342. ATC’s number for this recall is 22E055.

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Holiday House

Potential number of units affected: 26

Holiday House, LLC (Holiday House) is recalling certain 2021-2022 27RQ, 24TB, and 18RB travel trailers. The quick disconnect fittings in the LP gas system may be cracked, causing a gas leak.

Dealers will inspect the quick disconnect and perform a leak test, and replace the quick disconnect, if necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed January 9, 2023. Owners may contact Holiday House customer service at 1-574-206-0016.

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Chinook

Potential number of units affected: 10

Chinook Motor Coach, LLC (Chinook) is recalling certain 2020-2022 Bayside motorhomes. The service valves on the LPG tanks may be improperly connected, which can cause a propane leak.

The remedy is currently under development. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed in December 2022. Owners may contact Chinook customer service at 1-574-584-3756.

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Old School Trailers

Potential number of units affected: 16

Old School Trailers, LLC (Old School Trailers) is recalling certain 2022 Old School Trailers. The electric retractable awning has a welded seam on the fabric that may separate, potentially allowing the awning to drop beyond normal operation.

The remedy is still under development. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed in December 2022. Owners may contact Old School Trailers customer service at 1-574-596-4828.

Please Note: This is the 47th in a series of posts relating to RV Manufacturers Recalls

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