The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issues the following RV recalls:
Forest River plans to recall certain Shasta SST240TH and SST260TH trailers. The tires may have insufficient clearance inside the wheel well. This may allow the tire to contact the inside of the wheel well, possibly resulting in tire failure. Tire failure can cause loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will replace the equalizers with ones that are 2 inches taller and replace any tires with evidence of damage, free of charge. The company expects the recall to begin April 8, 2020. The potentially number of units affected by this recall is 38. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at (574) 821-1311. Forest River’s number for this recall is 53-1144.
Jayco plans to recall certain 2013-2015 fifth wheel Seismic and 2015 Pinnacle trailers. The trailers were built with 6,000-pound capacity axles instead of 7,000-pound axles as intended. The underrated axles may result in the trailer being overloaded, possibly causing the operator to lose control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Jayco will notify owners, and dealers will replace the axles and leaf springs, free of charge. The company expects the recall to begin March 23, 2020. The recall potentially affects 146 units. Owners may contact Jayco customer service at (800) 517-9137. Jayco’s number for this recall is 9901506.
Keystone RV Co. plans to recall certain 2020 Hideout, Springdale and Crossroads Zinger trailers. The spare tire carrier U-bolts may fail allowing the spare tire carrier and spare tire detach from the vehicle. If the spare tire carrier and the spare tire detach from the vehicle while in motion, it can become a road hazard and increase the risk of a crash.
Keystone will notify owners, and dealers will replace U-bolts, free of charge. The company expects the recall to begin April 20, 2020. The number of units potentially affected by this recall is 1099. Owners may contact Keystone customer service at (866) 425-4369. Keystone’s number for this recall is 20-371.
SMC Trailers plans to recall certain 2019-2020 Laramie trailers. The Federal Placard indicates the incorrect tire PSI, which may result in the tires being overinflated. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, “certification.” Tires inflated to the limit provided on the label could fail, increasing the risk of a crash.
SMC Trailers will notify owners, and dealers will provide new placards with the correct PSI listed, free of charge. This recall potentially affects 35 horse trailers with living quarters. Owners may contact SMC Trailers customer service at (574) 966-5598.