February 2023 RV Manufacturer Recalls: 11 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 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 11 recall notices during February 2023. These recalls involved 9 recreational vehicle manufacturers—Winnebago (2 recalls), Jayco (2 recalls), Forest River (1 recall), Thor Motor Coach (1 recall), Keystone (1 recall), Nexus RV (1 recall), Newell (1 recall), Pleasant Valley (1 recall), and ATC (1 recall).

Two Rivers Landing RV Resort, Sevierville, Tennessee © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Winnebago

Winnebago Industries, Inc. (Winnebago) is recalling certain 2023 Revel camper vans. The Tire and Loading Information Label has an incorrect tire size listed as R16, when the tire size should be R17. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 110, “Tire Selection and Rims.”

Winnebago will provide a new corrected label, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed March 24, 2023. Owners may contact Winnebago customer service at 1-641-585-6939 or 1-800-537-1885. Winnebago’s number for this recall is 172.

Goose Island State Park, Texas © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Winnebago

Winnebago Industries, Inc. (Winnebago) is recalling certain 2020-2023 Solis, 2021-2023 Travato, and 2022-2023 Ekko motorhomes, equipped with certain Suburban Manufacturing Company (Suburban) SDS2 2-Burner Drop-in Cooktops with part number 3032AST. The internal aluminum burner tubes that connect to the gas valves may fracture and cause a gas leak.

Winnebago will work with Suburban to repair the cooktop, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed March 24, 2023. Owners may contact Winnebago customer service at 1-641-585-6939 or 1-800-537-1885.

Las Vegas RV Park, Las Vegas, Nevada © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Jayco

Jayco, Inc. (Jayco) is recalling certain 2019-2023 Entegra Launch, Launch LE, Qwest, Jayco Melbourne, Melbourne Prestige, Terrain, and Terrain LE motorhomes. The guide bushing on the parking pawl may fatigue, which can cause the parking pawl not to engage and result in a vehicle rollaway.

Dealers will update the software of the electronic stability, transmission control, direct select module, and electronic ignition switch control units, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed March 22, 2023. Owners may contact Jayco customer service at 1-800-283-8267. Jayco’s number for this recall is MB 22V-796.

Columbia Sun RV Resort, Kennewick, Washington © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Jayco

Jayco, Inc. (Jayco) is recalling certain 2023 Redhawk SE motorhomes. The dinette rear and forward-facing seat belts have the incorrect brackets installed, which can cause the brackets to loosen. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 210, “Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages.”

Dealers will replace the seat belt brackets, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed March 20, 2023. Owners may contact Jayco customer service at 1-800-283-8267. Jayco’s number for this recall is 9903584.

Capital City RV Park, Montgomery, Alabama © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Forest River

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2022-2023 Coachmen Galleria, 2023 Coachmen Beyond, and 2023 Nova motorhomes, equipped with SDS2 2-Burner Drop-in Cooktops with part numbers 3031AST and 3032AST. The internal aluminum burner tubes that connect to the gas valves may fracture and cause a gas leak.

Dealers will install a regulator support bracket, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed March 21, 2023. Owners may contact Forest River Customer Service at 1-574-825-6307. Forest River’s number for this recall is 225-1601.

Leaf Verde RV Park, Buckeye, Arizona © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Thor Motor Coach

Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling certain 2022-2023 Rize and Scope camper vans. The retractable awning may extend unintentionally during transit.

The remedy is currently under development. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed April 7, 2023. Owners may contact TMC customer service at 1-877-855-2867. TMC’s number for this recall is RC000289.

Rio Bend RV Park and Golf Resort, El Centro, California © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Keystone

Keystone RV Company (Keystone) is recalling certain 2021-2023 Carbon, Fuzion, Impact, and Raptor travel trailers. The fuel station controller may fail.

Dealers will inspect the circuit protection and install a 15-amp fuse and a box to protect the fuel station controller, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed April 10, 2023. Owners may contact Keystone customer service at 1-866-425-4369. Keystone’s number for this recall is 23-439.

Grandma’s RV Park, Elizabethtown, Kentucky © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Nexus RV

Nexus RV, LLC (Nexus RV) is recalling certain 2022 Triumph, Phantom, Viper, Ghost, Rebel, Wraith, and Verrado motorhomes, equipped with certain Electric Retractable Awnings. The welded seam on the fabric may separate, potentially allowing the awning to drop beyond normal operation.

Dealers will inspect and replace the awnings, if necessary, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a schedule for recall notification. Owners may contact Nexus RV’s customer service at 1-574-970-0848. Nexus Rv’s number for this recall is 058-001-2022 Lippert.

Lakeside RV Park, Livingston, Louisiana © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Newell

Newell Coach Corp. (Newell) is recalling certain 2023 P50 motor coaches. The battery disconnect switch may fail to disconnect the battery when turned to the off position.

Newell will remove and replace the battery disconnect switch, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed February 8, 2023. Owners may contact Newell customer service at 1-888-363-9355.

Buccaneer State Park, Mississippi © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Pleasant Valley

Pleasant Valley Teardrop Trailers, LLC. (Pleasant Valley) is recalling certain 2023 Teardrop TAB 320s and TAB 320CSS travel trailers, equipped with certain SDS2 2-Burner Drop-in Cooktops with part numbers 3031AST and 3032AST. The internal aluminum burner tubes that connect to the gas valves may fracture and cause a gas leak.

Dealers will replace the cooktop, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed February 10, 2023. Owners may contact Pleasant Valley customer service at 1-330-852-4811 ext. Pleasant Valley’s number for this recall is 23E-002.

Spartanberg Northeast-Gaffney KOA, Gaffney, South Carolina © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

ATC

Aluminum Trailer Company (ATC) is recalling certain 2021-2023 Toyhauler and Quest trailers equipped with certain SDS2 2-Burner Drop-in Cooktops. The internal aluminum burner tubes that connect to the gas valves may fracture and cause a gas leak.

The remedy is currently under development. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed April 17, 2023. Owners may contact ATC customer service at 1-877-441-2440 ext. 342. ATC’s number for this recall is 23E-002.

Please Note: This is the 49th in a series of posts relating to RV Manufacturers Recalls

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