March 2023 RV Manufacturer Recalls: 18 Recalls Involving 16 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?

It’s always important to keep up with the latest recalls, no matter how small the issue may appear to be. Each week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) publishes the latest information on recalls from minor to major defects. NHTSA releases its most recent list of recalls each Monday.

When a manufacturer or the 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.

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 18 recall notices during March 2023. These recalls involved 16 recreational vehicle manufacturers—Forest River (2 recalls), Thor Motor Coach (2 recalls), Jayco (1 recall), Tiffin (1 recall), Winnebago (1 recall), Roadtrek (1 recall), Airstream (1 recall), Grand Design (1 recall), Par Nado (1 recall), Newmar (1 recall), Newell (1 recall), Eveland’s (1 recall), Kibbi (1 recall), REV (1 recall), Alliance RV (1 recall), and Keystone (1 recall).

CT RV Resort, Bensen, Arizona © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Forest River

Potential number of units affected: 19

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2013 Coachmen Cross Country and 2023 Coachmen Sportscoach Motorhomes. The entry door latch may fail and not allow entry or exit.

Dealers will inspect and replace the door latch, as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed April 10, 2023. Owners may contact Forest River Customer Service at 1-574-825-8212. Forest River’s number for this recall is 310-1603.

The Lakes RV & Golf Resort, Chowchilla, California © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Forest River

Potential number of units affected: 272

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2020-2023 Palomino Solaire 320TSBH travel trailers. These vehicles may be missing the rearward and forward supports for the freshwater tank, which may cause the tank to become dislodged.

Dealers will install rearward and forward supports for the freshwater tank, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed April 12, 2023. Owners may contact Forest River Customer Service at 1-269-432-3271. Forest River’s number for this recall is 400-1605.

Peace Arch RV Park, Surrey, British Columbia © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Thor Motor Coach

Potential number of units affected: 1,969

Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling certain 2015-2023 Palazzo recreational vehicles. The front lower cap brackets that support the front fiberglass panel may become loose and detach from the vehicle while in motion.

The remedy is currently under development. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed April 15, 2023. Owners may contact TMC customer service at 1-877-855-2867. TMC’s number for this recall is RC000291.

Coastal Georgia RV Resort, Brunswick, Georgia © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Thor Motor Coach

Potential number of units affected: 1,836

Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling certain 2018-2021 Hurricane and Windsport recreational vehicles. The driver and front passenger overhead cabinets may detach.

Dealers will inspect and reinstall the overhead cabinets, if necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed April 21, 2023. Owners may contact TMC customer service at 1-877-855-2867. TMC’s number for this recall is RC000290.

Oh! Kentucky Campground & RV Park, Berea, Kentucky © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Jayco

Potential number of units affected: 2,467

Jayco, Inc. (Jayco) is recalling certain 2022-2023 Entegra Accolade, Accolade XL, Anthem, Aspire, Cornerstone, Emblem, Esteem, Expanse, Expanse LI, Odyssey, Qwest, Reatta, Reatta XL, Jayco Alante, Greyhawk, Greyhawk Prestige, Melbourne, Melbourne Prestige, Precept, Precept Prestige, Redhawk, Redhawk SE, Seneca, Seneca Prestige, and Seneca XT recreational vehicles. The certification labels may be missing the rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR). As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, “Certification.”

Dealers will install a new corrected certification label, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed March 27, 2023. Owners may contact Jayco customer service at 1-800-283-8267. Jayco’s number for this recall is 9903583.

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

Tiffin

Potential number of units affected: 243

Tiffin Motorhomes, Inc. (Tiffin) is recalling certain 2021-2022 Cahaba recreational vehicles. The rear Sumo Springs may be the wrong size and the front Sumo Springs may have been installed in an incorrect location.

Dealers will inspect and replace the rear Sumo Springs and relocate the front springs, as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed April 21, 2023. Owners may contact Tiffin customer service at 1-256-356-8661. Tiffin’s number for this recall is TIF-128.

Hollywood Casino RV Park, Bay St. Lewis, Mississippi © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Winnebago

Potential number of units affected: 22

Winnebago Industries, Inc. (Winnebago) is recalling certain 2023 Adventurer, Vista and Itasca Sunstar motorhomes. The motorhomes may be missing the rear reflectors. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.”

Dealers will install the reflectors, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed April 28, 2023. Owners may contact Winnebago customer service at 1-641-585-6939 or 1-800-537-1885. Winnebago’s number for this recall is 173

Hacienda RV Resort, Las Cruces, New Mexico © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Roadtrek

Potential number of units affected: 54

Roadtrek Inc. (Roadtrek) is recalling certain 2021-2022 Zion, Chase, Zion Slumber, Play, Play Slumber, Zion SRT and Play SRT recreational vehicles, 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 March 1, 2023. Owners may contact Roadtrek customer service at 1-888-762-3873. Roadtrek’s number for this recall is NHTSA Recall 23E002.

7 Feathers Casino RV Resort, Canyonville, Oregon © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Airstream

Potential number of units affected: 6,827

Airstream, Inc. (Airstream) is recalling certain 2021-2023 Basecamp, Bambi, Atlas, and Interstate travel 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.

Dealers will install a regulator support bracket, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed April 29, 2023. Owners may contact Airstream Customer Service at 877-596-6111 (Travel Trailer ext. 7491) or (Touring Coach ext. 7401).

New Green Acres RV Park, Walterboro, South Carolina © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Grand Design

Potential number of units affected: 105

Grand Design RV, LLC (Grand Design) is recalling certain 2023 Imagine AIM travel trailers. The Federal Certification Label incorrectly states the tire size and inflation pressure requirement. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 110, “Tire Selection and Rims.”

Dealers will install a new corrected label, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed March 17, 2023. Owners may contact Grand Design customer service at 1-574-825-9679. Grand Design’s number for this recall is 910033.

Clinton-Knoxville North KOA, Clinton, Tennessee © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Par Nado

Potential number of units affected: 1,098

Par Nado Inc (Par Nado) is recalling certain 2021-2024 Alto R1713, R1723, F1743, F2114, A2124, and F2414 travel 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 still under development. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed March 27, 2023. Owners may contact Par Nado customer service at 1-418-426-3666. Par Nado’s number for this recall is 2023-001.

Hilltop RV Park, Fort Stockton, Texas © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Newmar

Potential number of units affected: 147

Newmar Corporation (Newmar) is recalling certain 2023 Bay Star, Bay Star Sport, and Canyon Star motorhomes. The entry door latch may fail and not allow entry or exit.

Dealers will inspect and replace the door latch, as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed May 1, 2023. Owners may contact Newmar customer service at 1-800-731-8300. Newmar’s number for this recall is 597R.

Toutle River RV Park, Castle Rock, Washington © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Newell

Potential number of units affected: 28

Newell Coach Corp. (Newell) is recalling certain 2023-2024 P50 motor coaches. The brake lights may fail to illuminate unless the brake pedal is fully depressed.

Newell will rewire the brake switch, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed March 14, 2023. Owners may contact Newell customer service at 1-888-363-9355.

Meaher State Park, Alabama © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Eveland’s

Potential number of units affected: No number given

Eveland’s Inc. (Eveland’s) is recalling certain 2022 Scamp Trailer 13ft travel trailers, equipped with certain 2-burner Cooktops. The burner control valves may become damaged, causing a gas leak.

No remedy has been established at this time. The manufacturer has not yet provided a schedule for recall notification. Owners may contact Eveland’s customer service at 1-218-947-4932.

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

Kibbi

Potential number of units affected: 63

Kibbi, LLC (Kibbi) is recalling certain 2022-2023 Renegade RV Classic, Explorer, and XL Motorhomes. The entry door latch may fail and not allow entry or exit.

Dealers will inspect and replace the door latch, as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed April 7, 2023. Owners may contact Kibbi customer service at 1-574-966-0196.

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

REV

Potential number of units affected: 479

REV Recreation Group (REV) is recalling certain 2023 Fleetwood Bounder, Flair, Flex, Fortis, Southwind, Discovery, Discovery LXE, Frontier, Frontier GTX, Pace Arrow, Holiday Rambler Admiral, Eclipse, Invicta, Vacationer, Armada, Endeavor, Navigator, Nautica, and American Coach American Tradition motorhomes. The entry door latch may fail and not allow entry or exit.

Dealers will inspect and if necessary, replace the door latch, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed May 12, 2023. Owners may contact Rev Customer Service at 1-800-509-3417. Rev’s number for this recall is 230224REV.

Ambassador RV Park, Caldwell, Idaho © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Alliance RV

Potential number of units affected: 57

Alliance RV, LLC (Alliance RV) is recalling certain 2023 Valor 21T15 travel trailers. The incorrect size wheel and tire assemblies were installed and may become overloaded.

Dealers will replace the wheel and tire assemblies, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed May 15, 2023. Owners may contact Alliance RV customer service at 1-574-218-7165.

12 Tribes Casino RV Park, Omak, Washington © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Keystone

Keystone RV Company (Keystone) is recalling certain 2022-2023 Cougar travel trailers. These vehicles may have been manufactured without an emergency exit window.

Dealers will inspect, and replace the window if necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed May 2, 2023. Owners may contact Keystone customer service at 1-866-425-4369. Keystone’s number for this recall is 23-440.

Potential number of units affected: 276

Please Note: This is the 50th in a series of posts relating to RV Manufacturers Recalls

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