June 2023 RV Manufacturer Recalls: 11 Recalls Involving 8 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. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) publishes the latest information on recalls from minor to major defects each week. 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 11 recall notices in June 2023. These recalls involved 8 recreational vehicle manufacturers—Jayco (3 recalls), Triple E (2 recalls), Forest River (1 recall), Winnebago (1 recall), Keystone (1 recall), Tiffin (1 recall), IFP (1 recall), and Grand Design (1 recall).

Bellingham RV Park, Bellingham, Washington © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Jayco

Jayco, Inc. (Jayco) is recalling certain 2020-2021 Melbourne and Melbourne Prestige motorhomes. The instrument cluster may fail to display any information when the vehicle is started.

Dealers will update the instrument cluster software on the affected vehicles, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed June 30, 2023. Owners may contact Jayco customer service at 1-800-283-8267. Jayco’s number for this recall is Daimler 23V-204.

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Jayco

Jayco, Inc. (Jayco) is recalling certain 2023 Jayco Greyhawk, Redhawk, and Entegra Coach Odyssey motorhomes. The bolt that secures the rear axle rotor to the wheel-hub may be improperly tightened, possibly resulting in wheel separation.

Dealers will inspect the rear axle serial number, and if necessary, remove and inspect the rear axle rotor and hub assembly. If any bolts are found to be loose, the rotor and hub assembly will be replaced, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed June 30, 2023. Owners may contact Jayco customer service at 1-800-283-8267.

Jayco

Jayco, Inc. (Jayco) is recalling certain 2023 Jayco Swift, Swift LI, Entegra Ethos, and Ethos LI recreational vehicles. The solar panel may detach from the Pop-Up roof and become a road hazard.

Dealers will install new brackets, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed July 17, 2023. Owners may contact Jayco customer service at 1-800-283-8267. Jayco’s number for this recall is 9903586.

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Triple E

Triple E Recreational Vehicles (Triple E) is recalling certain 2023 Unity U24MB, U24cB, U24FX, U24MBL, U24RL, U24TB, and Wonder W24FTB, W24MBL, W24RL, W24RTB motorhomes. The 2-stage regulator may be improperly crimped, which can cause a gas leak.

Dealers will perform a leak test, and replace the regulator, as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed June 9, 2023. Owners may contact Triple E customer service at 1-877-922-9906. Triple E’s number for this recall is CA#10318-1.

Triple E

Triple E Recreational Vehicles (Triple E) is recalling certain 2023 Unity U24MBL and Wonder W24MBL motorhomes. The cable that connects the air conditioning to the junction box may have been cut during installation, exposing the wire to the metal junction box.

Dealers will shorten the wiring at the point of the cut, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed June 12, 2023. Owners may contact Triple E customer service at 1-877-992-9906. Triple E’s number for this recall is CA#10323-1.

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Forest River

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2023 East to West Della Terra and East to West Silver Lake travel trailers. The furnace may have been installed incorrectly, causing the cold air return to invert the cooktop flame and resulting in a gas leak inside the cabin.

Dealers will pull out the furnace as intended to allow for proper cold air return, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed July 5, 2023. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-264-6664. Forest River’s number for this recall is 500-1644.

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Winnebago

Winnebago Industries, Inc. (Winnebago) is recalling certain 2020-2023 Winnebago Shell, 2021-2023 Winnebago Inspire, 2022-2023 Winnebago Vista, Adventurer, Forza, Journey and Itasca Sunstar motorhomes. The seat belt attachment may have been improperly tightened. As such these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 210, “Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages.”

Dealers will inspect and tighten the seat belt attachment fasteners, as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed June 16, 2023. Owners may contact Winnebago at 1-800-537-1885. Winnebago’s number for this recall is 175.

Keystone

Keystone RV Company (Keystone) is recalling certain 2021-2023 Arcadia travel trailers. The backer board behind the cabinet for the wardrobe may not have been installed during production.

Dealers will inspect and if necessary, install steel brackets to stop the slide room when opening, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed July 18, 2023. Owners may contact Keystone customer service at 1-866-425-4369. Keystone’s number for this recall is 23-444.

Okefenokee RV Park, Waycross, Georgia © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Tiffin

Tiffin Motorhomes, Inc. (Tiffin) is recalling certain 2022-2023 Phaeton, Allegro Bus, and Zephyr motorhomes. A fuse will trip during an a/c compressor failure, causing a loss of power to the chassis.

Dealers will inspect the chassis controller, and install a harness and inline fuse as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed August 4, 2023. Owners may contact Tiffin customer service at 1-256-356-8661. Tiffin’s number for this recall is TIF-131.

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IFP

Imagine Fiberglass Products Inc. (IFP) is recalling certain 2021-2023 L’Air Trillium Heritage 1300/4500, and Lion 1300/4500 travel trailers, equipped with certain 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.

Dealers will install a regulator support bracket, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed in June 2023. Owners may contact IFP customer service at 1-519-804-8751. IFP’s number for this recall is 2023-01.

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Grand Design

Grand Design RV, LLC (Grand Design) is recalling certain 2023 Momentum toy haulers. The Cargo Carrying Capacity (CCC) label is incorrect. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 110, “Tire Selection and Rims.”

Dealers will remove and replace the label, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed July 12, 2023. Owners may contact Grand Design customer service at 1-574-825-9679. Grand Design’s number for this recall is 910036.

Please Note: This is the 52nd in a series of posts relating to RV Manufacturers Recalls

Worth Pondering…

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