June 2024 RV Manufacturer Recalls: 13 Recalls Involving 8 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, creating 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 summer 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.

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.

Information on previous safety recalls follow:

NHTSA announced 13 recall notices during June 2024. These recalls involved 8 recreational vehicle manufacturers—Forest River (4 recalls), Thor Motor Coach (3 recalls), Grand Design (1 recall), Host (1 recall), Foretravel (1 recall), Eveland’s (1 recall), Airstream (1 recall), and Jayco (1 recall).

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Forest River

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2024 Sabre fifth wheels. The emergency exit window was not installed on the driver’s side of the vehicle.

Dealers will install an emergency exit window, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed July 10, 2024. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-642-2100. Forest River’s number for this recall is 62-1785.

Forest River

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2024 Puma travel trailers. The amber side marker light may not have been installed on one side of the vehicle. 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 intermediate amber clearance lights, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed July 10, 2024. Owners may contact customer service at 1-574-642-0488. Forest River’s number for this recall is 425-1787.

Forest River

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2024 Forest River Rainier, Stealth Evo, Salem, Vibe, and Wildwood travel trailers. The tire may contact the vehicle body due to insufficient clearance, which can cause tire damage.

Dealers will install taller shackles and equalizers, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed July 10, 2024. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-503-831-5410. Forest River’s number for this recall is 22-1789.

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Forest River

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2004-2024 Cedar Creek and 2006-2024 Puma fifth wheels trailers. The overcurrent protection from the trailer battery may have been incorrectly routed, allowing the wires to be pulled out of the junction box.

Dealers will reroute the wires to the protected side of the mini-beaker, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed July 14, 2024. Owners may contact Puma customer service at 1-574-642-0588 or Cedar Creek customer service at 260-593-4000. Forest River’s number for this recall is 51-1786.

Thor Motor Coach

Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling certain 2025 Thor Tranquility and Sanctuary motorhomes. A 50 AMP circuit breaker was incorrectly installed when a 20 AMP breaker is required, which can result in overheated wiring.

Dealers will install a 20 AMP circuit breaker, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed August 6, 2024. Owners may contact TMC customer service at 1-877-500-1020. TMC’s number for this recall is RC000305.

Thor Motor Coach

Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling certain 2024-2025 Indigo and Luminate motorhomes. The heat shield that protects the propane tank from engine exhaust may be too short, which can cause the propane tank to become overheated.

Dealers will install an overlapping heat shield, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed August 6, 2024. Owners may contact TMC customer service at 1-877-500-1020. TMC’s number for this recall is RC000306.

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Thor Motor Coach

Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling certain 2023-2024 Omni and Magnitude motorcoaches. The emergency exit window could be blocked while outside griddle is in use.

Dealers will relocate the emergency exit window, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to begin August 14, 2024. Owners may contact TMC customer service at 1-877-500-1020.

Grand Design

Grand Design RV, LLC (Grand Design) is recalling certain 2023 Solitude fifth wheels. Loose or missing fasteners on the refrigerator cooling unit can allow excessive movement of the unit, possibly causing the propane line to crack and leak.

Dealers will inspect the refrigerator, and repair or replace it as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed June 12, 2024. Owners may contact Grand Design customer service at 1-574-825-9679. Grand Design’s number for this recall is 910043.

Host

HOST INDUSTRIES (Host) is recalling certain 2022-2025 Host Mammoth, Yukon, Cascade, Tahoe, and Everest 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 were mailed June 4, 2024. Owners may contact Host customer service at 1-541-330-2328 ext. 5.

Foretravel

Foretravel, Inc. (Foretravel) is recalling certain 2020 IC-37 vehicles equipped with a Multiplex G9 circuit unit used for controlling equipment and accessories in the motorhome. Excessive voltage may cause the components on the circuit board to become damaged.

Dealers will add a circuit protection module to the existing component board, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed July 15, 2024. Owners may contact Foretravel customer service at 1-800-955-6226.

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Eveland’s

Eveland’s Inc. (Eveland’s) is recalling certain 2024 Scamp 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 were mailed June 17, 2024. Owners may contact Eveland’s customer service at 1-218-947-4932.

Airstream

Airstream, Inc. (Airstream) is recalling certain 2024 Interstate motorhomes. The 12-volt in-line fuse that provides back-up power to the water heater/furnace system was not installed.

Dealers will install a 12-volt fuse, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to begin August 8, 2024. Owners may contact Airstream customer service at support@airstream.com, 1-877-596-6505 or 1-937-596-611 ext. 7401.

Jayco

Jayco, Inc. (Jayco) is recalling certain 2024 Jay Feather travel trailers. A14-inch spare tire was mistakenly installed when the tire placard information is based on a 15-inch tire. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 110, “Tire Selection and Rims.”

Dealers will replace the spare tire, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed July 19, 2024. Owners may contact Jayco customer service at 1-800-283-8267. Jayco’s number for this recall is 9901609.

Please Note: This is the 64th in a series of posts relating to RV Manufacturers Recalls

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