January 2024 RV Manufacturer Recalls: 12 Recalls Involving 7 RV Manufactures

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 or your passengers. A certified dealer must repair Safety defects 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 safety risk 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.

Information on previous safety recalls follow:

NHTSA announced 12 recall notices during January 2024. These recalls involved 7 recreational vehicle manufacturers— Forest River (5 recalls), Winnebago (2 recalls), Airstream (1 recall), Heartland (1 recall), Newmar (1 recall), Tiffin (1 recall), and Brinkley (1 recall).

Pichacho Peak State Park, Arizona © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Forest River

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2020 Cherokee travel trailers. The draw bar locking mechanism may break, which can cause the front end of the trailer to contact the road.

The remedy is currently under development. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed February 14, 2024. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-825-4995. Forest River’s number for this recall is 95-1705.

Forest River

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2020-2024 Coachmen Galleria motorhomes. The battery boost wiring may become damaged, resulting in an electrical short circuit and causing a loss of power steering.

Dealers will relocate the wiring to a different lug, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed February 14, 2024. Owners may contact Forest River Customer Service at 1-574-825-6319. Forest River’s number for this recall is 225-1716.

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

Forest River

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2024 Shasta Oasis travel trailers. The side marker lights may not reflect light as intended, which can make it difficult for other drivers to see the trailer. As such, these trailers fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.”

Dealers will replace the marker lights, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed February 28, 2024. Owners may contact Forest River Customer Service at 1-574-821-1311. Forest River’s number for this recall is 53-1724.

Forest River

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2023-2024 No Boundaries (NOBO), RPOD, and IBEX trailers. The fasteners for the independent suspension may loosen, allowing the independent suspension to detach.

Dealers will inspect the fasteners and replace or secure them as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed February 28, 2024. Owners may contact Forest River Customer Service at 1-574-642-1612. Forest River’s number for this recall is 51-1727.

Padre Island National Seashore, Texas © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Forest River

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2024 Coachmen Nova Class B motorhomes. The liquid level remote fill gauge on the propane tank may leak when in the “Open” position.

Dealers will replace the bleed valve on the propane tank, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed March 4, 2024. Owners may contact Forest River Customer Service at 1-574-825-6225. Forest River’s number for this recall is 225-1696.

Winnebago

Winnebago Towable (Winnebago) is recalling certain 2021-2023 Micro Minnie FLX travel trailers. The spare tire carrier may fail when loaded with a certain off-road style tire.

Dealers will replace the spare tire carrier, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed January 19, 2024. Owners may contact Winnebago customer service at 1-574-825-5280 ext. 5220. Winnebago’s number for this recall is CAM0000033. This recall is an expansion of NHTSA recall 23V270

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

Winnebago

Winnebago Industries, Inc. (Winnebago) is recalling certain 2021-2023 Ekko motorhomes. The blind spot monitoring system may fail without warning to the driver.

Dealers will install a new blind spot monitoring system, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed February 16, 2024. Owners may contact Winnebago customer service at 1-641-585-6939 or 1-800-537-1885.

Airstream

Airstream, Inc. (Airstream) is recalling certain 2022-2023 Basecamp 20X travel trailers. The spare tire carrier bracket may experience metal fatigue and break, allowing the spare tire to detach from the trailer.

The remedy is still under development. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed February 17, 2024. Owners may contact Airstream customer service at 1-877-596-6505 or 1-937-596-6111 ext. 7401 or 7411.

Sundance 1 RV Resort, Casa Grande, Arizona © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Heartland

Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC (Heartland) is recalling certain 2024 Corterra fifth wheels. The certification labels may have missing or incorrect tire size information. 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 send out replacement certification labels, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed March 15, 2024. Owners may contact Heartland customer service at 1-877-262-8032.

Newmar

Newmar Corporation (Newmar) is recalling certain 2022-2023 Dutch Star, Mountain Aire, London Aire, Essex, and 2016 London Aire motorhomes. The pedestal mounting plate may be improperly welded, causing the plate to separate and the seat assembly to loosen or detach. As such, these seat assemblies fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 207, Seating Systems,”, and number 210, “Seat belt assembly anchorages.”

Dealers will inspect for a missing weld, and replace the pedestal as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed January 31, 2024. Owners may contact Newmar customer service at 1-800-731-8300. Newmar’s number for this recall is 608 RSB.

Vista del Sol RV Resort, Bullhead City, Arizona © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Tiffin

Tiffin Motorhomes, Inc. (Tiffin) is recalling certain 2022 Allegro Bus, Phaeton, Allegro Red 360, and Zephyr motorhomes. The pedestal mounting plate on the driver’s seat may be improperly welded, which can cause the plate to separate and the seat assembly to loosen or detach.

Dealers will inspect for a missing weld and replace the pedestal, as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed March 22, 2024. Owners may contact Tiffin customer service at 1-256-356-8661. Tiffin’s number for this recall is TIF-135.

Brinkley

Brinkley RV (Brinkley) is recalling certain 2024 Model Z recreational vehicles. The axle spindle weld may fail, resulting in the wheel assembly detaching from the axle.

Dealers will inspect and replace the axles as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed in January 2024. Owners may contact Brinkley customer service at 1-574-501-4280. Brinkley’s number for this recall is REC-2401.

Please Note: This is the 59th in a series of posts relating to RV Manufacturers Recalls

Worth Pondering…

It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn’t.

—Martin Van Buren

August 2023 RV Manufacturer Recalls: 12 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?

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.

Information on previous safety recalls follow:

NHTSA announced 12 recall notices during August 2023. These recalls involved 9 recreational vehicle manufacturers— Forest River (3 recalls), Airstream (2 recalls), Chinook (1 recall), Tiffin (1 recall), Starcraft (1 recall), Highland Ridge (1 recall), Alliance (1 recall), Grand Design (1 recall), and ATC (1 recall).

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

Forest River

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2024 Sandpiper, and Sierra fifth wheels. The axle may be installed backwards, which can reduce braking ability.

Dealers will remove and reinstall the axle, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed September 13, 2023. Owners may contact Forest River Customer Service at 1-574-534-4574. Forest River’s number for this recall is 3-1665.

Forest River

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2023 Forest River Pause travel trailers. The awning may not be adequately secured, which can cause the awning to detach.

Dealers will reinstall the awning brackets on the roof, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed September 13, 2023. Owners may contact Forest River Customer Service at 1-574-327-2681. Forest River’s number for this recall is 426-1662.

Hacienda RV Resort, Las Cruces, New Mexico

Forest River

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2024 Coachmen Beyond, Galleria, and Nova motorhomes, equipped with certain SmartPlug 30-Amp Shore Power Inlets. The manganese bronze D-rings may crack or fail when over-tightened.

Dealers will install a new smart plug, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed August 16, 2023. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 574-825-6319. Forest River’s number for this recall is 225-1669.

Airstream

Airstream, Inc. (Airstream) is recalling certain 2023-2024 Bambi, Basecamp, Caravel, Flying Cloud, Globetrotter, International, and Interstate travel trailers. The SmartPlug 30 Amp inlet manufactured with the manganese bronze D-rings may crack or fail when properly tightened.

Dealers will inspect and replace the SmartPlug 30-amp inlet as needed, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed September 25, 2023. Owners may contact Airstream customer service at 1-877-596-6505 or 1-937-596-6111 ext. 7401 or 7411.

The Barnyard RV Park, Lexington, South Carolina © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Airstream

Airstream, Inc. (Airstream) is recalling certain 2019-2023 Ford Transit, 2020 RAM, and 2020-2022 Sprinter recreational vehicles upfitted by Creative Mobile Interiors. The fuel hose between the inline fuel filter and the injection pump module (IMP) may have inadequate clamp force, possibly resulting in a gasoline leak.

Dealers will inspect and replace the fuel hose and clamps as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed September 25, 2023. Owners may contact Airstream customer service at 1-877-596-6505 or 1-937-596-6111 ext. 7401 or 7411.

Chinook

Chinook Motor Coach, LLC (Chinook) is recalling certain 2020-2024 Bayside motorhomes, equipped with certain Cummins Onan QG 2800i, and Onan QG 2800i EVAP generator sets. The fuel hose between the inline fuel filter and the Injection Pump Module (IPM) may have inadequate clamp force, possibly resulting in a gasoline leak.

Cummins dealers will inspect and replace the fuel hose and clamps, as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed August 4, 2023. Owners may contact Chinook customer service at 1-574-584-3756.

Cedar Creek Campground, Badlands National Park, South Dakota © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Tiffin

Tiffin Motorhomes, Inc. (Tiffin) is recalling certain 2023 Phaeton motorhomes, equipped with Cummins L9 diesel engines. The remote Stage 2 fuel filter hoses may have been damaged during production, allowing the hoses to leak or disconnect.

Cummins dealers will replace both hoses, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed September 15, 2023. Owners may contact Tiffin customer service at 1-256-356-8661. Tiffin’s number for this recall is TIF-132.

Starcraft

Starcraft RV (Starcraft) is recalling certain 2023 Super Lite Maxx travel trailers. The trailers may have been manufactured without a secondary emergency exit window.

Dealer will inspect and install an emergency egress window, as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed September 8, 2023. Owners may contact Starcraft customer service at 1-800-283-8267. Starcraft’s number for this recall is 9902990.

Katy Lake RV Resort, Katy, Texas © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Highland Ridge

Highland Ridge RV (Highland Ridge) is recalling certain 2023-2024 Highland Ridge Range Lite Air travel trailers. The trailers may have been manufactured without a secondary emergency exit window.

Dealer will inspect and install an emergency egress window as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed September 8, 2023. Owners may contact Highland Ridge customer service at 1-800-283-8267. Highland Ridge’s number for this recall is 9904990.

Alliance

Alliance RV, LLC (Alliance) is recalling certain 2023-2024 Paradigm 295MK, 310RL, 340RL, 370FB, 382RK, 385FL, 390MP, and 395DS travel trailers. The breakaway switch and trailer brakes may not activate when needed due to an incorrectly wired breakaway switch.

Dealers will rewire the breakaway cable, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed October 10, 2023. Owners may contact Alliance customer service at 1-574-218-7165.

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

Grand Design

Grand Design RV, LLC (Grand Design) is recalling certain 2022-2024 Momentum 23G and 25G travel trailers. The installed safety chains are underrated for the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR).

Dealers will replace the safety chains, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed September 6, 2023. Owners may contact Grand Design customer service at 1-574-825-9679. Grand Design’s number for this recall is 910040.

ATC

Aluminum Trailer Company (ATC) is recalling certain 2022-2023 PL700 trailers. The wire connections in the transfer switch may be tightened improperly and loosen.

Dealers will tighten the wire connections, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed August 28, 2023. Owners may contact ATC customer service at 1-877-441-2440 ext. 342.

Please Note: This is the 54th in a series of posts relating to RV Manufacturers Recalls

Worth Pondering…

It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn’t.

—Martin Van Buren

July 2023 RV Manufacturer Recalls: 12 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?

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 safety risk 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.

Information on previous safety recalls follow:

NHTSA announced 12 recall notices during July 2023. These recalls involved 9 recreational vehicle manufacturers—Airstream (2 recalls), Grand Design (2 recalls), Jayco (2 recalls), Forest River (1 recall), Thor Motor Coach (1 recll), Newmar (1 recall), Boreas Campers (1 recall), Pleasure Way (1 recall), and Sportsmobile (1 recall).

River Run RV Park, Bakersfield, California © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Airstream

Airstream, Inc. (Airstream) is recalling certain 2023 Bambi vehicles. The capacity of the freshwater tank was overstated, resulting in an incorrect Cargo Carrying Capacity label. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 110, “Tire Selection and Rims.”

Airstream will mail corrected labels, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed August 20, 2023. Owners may contact Airstream customer service at 1-877-596-6505 or 1-937-596-6111 ext. 7401 or 7411.

Airstream

Airstream, Inc. (Airstream) is recalling certain 2023-2024 Interstate 24 and Interstate 19 motorhomes. The main cable from the battery to the fuse panel may be under-protected by a 200-amp fuse, which could allow the wiring to overheat in the event of a short circuit.

Dealers will replace the 200-amp fuse with a 50-amp fuse, as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed August 27, 2023. Owners may contact Airstream customer service at 1-877-596-6505 or 1-937-596-6111 ext. 7401 or 7411.

Creek Fire RV Resort, Savannah, Georgia © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Grand Design

Grand Design RV, LLC (Grand Design) is recalling certain 2023 Momentum and Reflection travel trailers, equipped with certain 5200 and 6000 CURT RV axles. The axles may have an improperly tightened grease fitting that can separate and cause damage, possibly resulting in wheel detachment.

Dealers will inspect and repair, or replace the grease fittings, as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed July 26, 2023. Owners may contact Grand Design customer service at 1-574-825-9679. Grand Design’s number for this recall is 910038.

Grand Design

Grand Design RV, LLC. (Grand Design) is recalling certain 2021-2024 Momentum and Solitude fifth wheels, equipped with certain CURT 7000 and 8000 lb axles. The U-bolts may have been improperly tightened, which can cause the axle to move out of position.

Dealers will inspect and tighten the U-bolts, as necessary. Any damaged components will be replaced. Repairs will be performed free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed August 16, 2023. Owners may contact Grand Design customer service at 1-574-825-9679. Grand Design’s number for this recall is 910039.

Frog City RV Park, Duson, Louisiana © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Jayco

Jayco, Inc. (Jayco) is recalling certain 2021-2022 Entegra Coach Accolade, Accolade XL, Jayco Seneca, and Seneca Prestige recreational vehicles. The windshield wipers may fail, resulting in reduced driver visibility.

Dealers will inspect and replace the windshield wiper arms, as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed August 11, 2023. Owners may contact Jayco customer service at 1-800-283-8267.

Jayco

Jayco, Inc. (Jayco) is recalling certain 2020-2021 Entegra Launch, Qwest, Jayco Melbourne, and Melbourne Prestige motorhomes. The heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) blower motor circuit may be inadequate, which can allow the wiring harness to overheat.

Owners are advised to only operate the HVAC front blower in manual (not automatic) mode whenever the engine is on. Do not use the maximum blower or lowest/highest temperature settings until the remedy is performed. Dealers will relocate and replace the fuse and wiring harness, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed August 18, 2023. Owners may contact Jayco customer service at 1-800-283-8267.

Columbia River RV Park, Portland, Oregon © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Forest River

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2023 Impression fifth wheels vehicles. The exterior griddle may be stowed while still connected to LP gas line.

Dealers will install a 90-degree fitting on the griddle, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed July 27, 2023. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-327-2707. Forest River’s number for this recall is 83-1658.

Thor Motor Coach

Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling certain 2022-2024 Tranquility and 2022-2023 Sanctuary motorhomes. The R-bike rack arms may fracture and detach.

Dealers will replace the defective components of the bike rack, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed August 26, 2023. Owners may contact TMC customer service at 1-877-855-2867. TMC’s number for this recall is RC000297.

Gulf Coast RV Resort, Beaumont, Texas © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Newmar

Newmar Corporation (Newmar) is recalling certain 2019-2023 Bay Star, 2020-2023 Bay Star Sport, and 2022-2023 Super Star motorhomes. The seat belt brackets for the dinette seat belts were modified to avoid interference with the vehicle slide-out rollers in the floor. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard numbers 210, “Seat belt Assembly Anchorages” and 207, “Seating Systems.”

Dealers will replace the seat belt mounting brackets, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed September 5, 2023. Owners may contact Newmar customer service at 1-800-731-8300. Newmar’s number for this recall is 604RSB.

Boreas Campers

Boreas Campers (Boreas Campers) is recalling certain 2021-2022 XT 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 are expected to be mailed July 17, 2023. Owners may contact Boreas Campers customer service at 1-720-515-3641.

Columbia Riverfront RV Park, Woodland, Washington © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Pleasure Way

Pleasure Way Industries, Ltd (Pleasure Way) is recalling certain 2021-2023 On Tour and Lexor motorhomes equipped with certain Cummins Onan QG 2800i, and Onan QG 2800i EVAP generator sets. The fuel hose between the inline fuel filter and the injection pump module (IPM) may have inadequate clamp force, possibly resulting in a gasoline leak.

Dealers will inspect and replace the fuel hose and clamps, as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed July 28, 2023. Owners may contact Pleasure Way customer service at 1-800-364-0189.

Sportsmobile

Sportsmobile Texas, Inc. (Sportsmobile) is recalling certain 2021 Dodge Sportsmobile Pro Master and 2021-2022 Ford Sportsmobile Transit vans equipped with Cummins Onan QG 2800i or Onan QG 2800i EVAP generator sets. The fuel hose between the inline fuel filter and the Injection Pump Module (IPM) may not be properly secured, which can cause a gas leak.

Dealers will inspect and replace the fuel hose and clamps as necessary, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a schedule for recall notification. Owners may contact Sportsmobile customer service at 1-512-835-4409.

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

Please Note: This is the 53rd in a series of posts relating to RV Manufacturers Recalls

Worth Pondering…

It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn’t.

—Martin Van Buren