May 2024 RV Manufacturer Recalls: 20 Recalls Involving 12 RV Manufactures

Is your RV on the list? 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 and 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.

Thousands of RVs are affected by the latest RV recalls issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Before you head out for spring camping, check the latest roundup of NHTSA recalls to see if your RV is affected.

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, 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.

Per strict NHTSA protocols, manufacturers will next notify its dealer partners of the recall notice. Each notice will include details of the affected vehicles as well as the appropriate remedy.

Just so you know, 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.

Information on previous safety recalls follow:

NHTSA announced 20 recall notices during May 2024. These recalls involved 12 recreational vehicle manufacturers—Forest River (6 recalls), Jayco (3 recalls), Winnebago (2 recalls), Highland Ridge (1 recall), Starcraft (1 recall), Newmar (1 recall), Alliance (1 recall), Airstream (1 recall), Heartland (1 recall), OTT (1 recall), Tiffin (1 recall), and ATC (1 recall).

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Forest River

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2011, 2016-2019, 2021-2024 Rockport Work Trucks. The rear liftgate may have been installed without a U-bolt on the driver and passenger side, which can allow the liftgate to fall to the ground when loaded.

Dealers will inspect and replace the U-bolts, as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed June 12, 2024. Owners may contact Forest River Customer Service at 1-574-522-7599. Forest River’s number for this recall is 65-1700.

Forest River

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2024 Aurora ART26BHS travel trailers. The breakaway switch may be incorrectly wired, preventing the breakaway switch from activating if the trailer detaches from the tow vehicle.

Dealers will rewire the breakaway switch, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed June 19, 2024. Owners may contact Forest River Customer Service at 1-541-995-34477. Forest River’s number for this recall is 64-1776.

Forest River

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2024-2025 Coachmen Nova NAB20C and NAB20D Class B motorhomes. The solar panel may detach from the pop-up roof.

The remedy for this recall is currently under development. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed June 19, 2024. Owners may contact Forest River Customer Service at 1-574-825-6319. Forest River’s number for this recall is 225-1772.

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Forest River

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2020-2023 Coachmen Independence Trail, 2020-2024 Viking, and 2021-2024 Clipper travel trailers. The freshwater tank may detach from the vehicle when full or overfilled.

Dealers will install additional attachment straps to the tank, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed June 24, 2024. Owners may contact Forest River Customer Service at 1-574-825-6319. Forest River’s number for this recall is 121-1777.

Forest River

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2024 Aurora and Catalina travel trailers. The furnace may have been installed directly on top of vinyl linoleum floor, which can allow the floor to overheat.

Dealers will install a panel between the furnace and the linoleum, free of charge. All affected vehicles are still in dealer inventory and therefore no owner notification letters will be mailed. Owners may contact Forest River Customer Service at 1-574-825-4995. Forest River’s number for this recall is 205-1778.

Forest River

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2024 Solera, 2024-2025 Forester, and Sunseeker motorhomes. The Liquid Propane (LP) line may not be properly secured, which can cause the line to become damaged and leak.

Dealers will install a p-clamp to secure the LP line, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed June 26, 2024. Owners may contact Forest River Customer Service at 1-574-206-7600. Forest River’s number for this recall is 34-1780.

Jayco

Jayco, Inc. (Jayco) is recalling certain Jayco Swift, Swift LI, Entegra Coach Ethos, and Ethos LI motorhomes. The driver seat belt warning light and audible chime may not activate as intended. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 208, “Occupant Crash Protection.”

FCA dealers will inspect and replace the driver seat belt buckle as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed June 14, 2024. Owners may contact Jayco customer service at 1-800-283-8267.

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Jayco

Jayco, Inc. (Jayco) is recalling certain 2023-2024 Jayco Terrain, and Entegra Launch motorhomes. The main wiring harness may chafe against the drive shaft and short circuit, which can result in a loss of drive power, power steering, and brake system control.

Mercedes dealers will inspect the routing of the main wiring harness and correct it, as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed June 7, 2024. Owners may contact Jayco customer service at 1-800-283-8267.

Jayco

Jayco, Inc. (Jayco) is recalling certain 2023-2025 Entegra Aspire Class A motorhomes. The camera control module may have been installed upside down and flush to the floor, which can allow it to overheat and prevent the camera image from displaying.

Dealers will inspect the camera image, install two brackets and replace the module as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed June 7, 2024. Owners may contact Jayco customer service at 1-800-283-8267. Jayco’s number for this recall is 9903607.

Winnebago

Winnebago Industries, Inc. (Winnebago) is recalling certain 2021-2023 Sunstar, Vista, 2022-2023 Cambria, Inspire, 2023 Forza, 2024 Minnie Winnie, Spirit, 2024-2025 Porto and Vita motorhomes. The LED backlight circuit board in the cooktop range may fail, causing the board to overheat.

Dealers will replace the cooktop control panel, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed by June 25, 2024. Owners may contact Winnebago customer service at 1-641-585-6939 or 1-800-537-1885. Winnebago’s number for this recall is 184.

Winnebago

Winnebago Industries, Inc. (Winnebago) is recalling certain 2017-2025 Revel, 2020-2025 Navion, Porto, View, Vita, 2022-2023 Adventure Van, and 2024-2025 Ekko motorhomes. Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) wires can be caught in the seat mechanism when the driver or passenger seats are adjusted.

Dealers will inspect and re-route the wiring, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed June 28, 2024. Owners may contact Winnebago customer service at 1-641-585-6939 or 1-800-537-1885. Winnebago’s number for this recall is 185.

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Highland Ridge

Highland Ridge RV (Highland Ridge) is recalling certain 2022-2023 Mesa Ridge TT, Mesa Ridge XLT FW, Open Range Roamer FW, Open Range TT, Silverstar TT, and Silverstar XLT FW trailers. The LED backlight circuit board in the cooktop range may fail, causing the board to overheat.

Dealers will disconnect and cut the circuit powering the LED backlights and terminate the wiring, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed by May 30, 2024. Owners may contact Highland Ridge customer service at 1-800-283-8267. Highland Ridge’s number for this recall is 9904606.

Starcraft

The LED backlight circuit board in the cooktop range may fail, causing the board to overheat.

Dealers will disconnect and cut the circuit powering the LED backlights and terminate the wiring, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed by May 30, 2024. Owners may contact Starcraft customer service at 1-800-283-8267. Starcraft’s number for this recall is 9902606

Newmar

Newmar Corporation (Newmar) is recalling certain 2022 Bay Star motorhomes. The LED backlight circuit board in the cooktop range may fail, causing the board to overheat.

Dealers will disconnect and cut the circuit powering the LED backlights and terminate the wiring, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed by May 31, 2024. Owners may contact Newmar customer service at 1-800-731-8300. Newmar’s number for this recall is 610 RSB.

Alliance

Alliance RV, LLC (Alliance) is recalling certain 2024 Avenue 22ML, 26RD, 29RL, 32RLS, 33RKS, 37MBR, and 38DBL travel trailers. The inverter circuit was improperly wired to a 30 amp breaker, which could allow the breaker to overheat.

Dealers will install a 20 amp breaker, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed June 28, 2024. Owners may contact Alliance customer service at 1-574-218-7165.

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Airstream

Airstream, Inc. (Airstream) is recalling certain 2023-2024 Atlas motorhomes. The generator may have been installed without a heat shield, which can expose the subflooring to excessive heat.

Dealers will install the heat shield above the generator, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed July 2, 2024. Owners may contact Airstream customer service at support@airstream.com, 1-877-596-6505 or 1-937-596-611 ext. 7401.

Heartland

Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC (Heartland) is recalling certain 2024 Eddie Bauer travel trailers. The tire placards indicate an incorrect tire size. 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 out replacement certification labels, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed June 15, 2024. Owners may contact Heartland customer service at 1-877-262-8032.

OTT

Oliver Travel Trailers, INC. (OTT) is recalling certain 2009-2024 Elite II trailers. The towing coupler may be under rated for the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of the trailer.

Dealers will replace the towing coupler, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed May 17, 2024. Owners may contact OTT customer service at 1-888-526-3978.

Tiffin

Tiffin Motorhomes, Inc. (Tiffin) is recalling certain 2024-2025 Byway motorhomes. The secondary emergency exit in the bedroom was not installed.

Dealers will replace the bedroom window with an egress window, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed July 12, 2024. Owners may contact Tiffin customer service at 1-256-356-8661. Tiffin’s number for this recall is TIF-139.

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ATC

Aluminum Trailer Company (ATC) is recalling certain 2021-2024 Toy Hauler 5th wheel trailers. The LED backlight circuit board in the cooktop range may fail, causing the board to overheat.

Dealers will cut the circuit powering the LED backlights and terminate the wiring, or remove the LED backlights, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed June 14, 2024. Owners may contact ATC customer service at 1-877-441-2440, ext. 3422.

Please Note: This is the 63rd in a series of posts relating to RV Manufacturers Recalls

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