The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued RV recalls affecting certain Forest River, Triple E and Ram ProMaster units.
Frameless Window Glass Panels May Detach
Forest River Inc. is recalling certain 2020 Cedar Creek, Columbus, Flagstaff, Coachmen Apex, Palomino, Rockwood and Sunseeker recreational vehicles and Palomino soft and hard-side truck campers and Real-Lite Truck Campers. The adhesive bond between the glass and the metal hinge frame of the frameless crank out vent and egress windows may fail, which would then allow the glass to detach and fall out. If the window glass detaches while the vehicle is moving it could become a projectile, increasing the risk of injury or a crash.
The recall potentially affects 732 units.
Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the windows for proper adhesive bond strength, replacing the windows as necessary, free of charge. This recall is expected to begin August 3, 2020. Owners may contact Rockwood & Flagstaff Customer Service at 1-574-642-8943, Cedar Creek Customer Service at 1-260-593-4000, Sunseeker Customer Service at 1-574-206-7600, Coachmen Apex and Apex Nano Customer Service at 1-574-358-0401, Palomino Customer Service at 1-269-432-3246, Columbus Customer Service at 1-574-821-1487 or Lippert Customer Service at 1-574-537-8900.
Incorrect Federal Placard Information/Part 567
Forest River Inc. is recalling certain 2020-2021 Rockwood trailers, model RLT2205S-W. The Federal Placard indicates an incorrect Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR). The incorrect Federal Placard may result in the operator unknowingly overloading the vehicle, causing loss of control, and increasing the risk of a crash.
The recall potentially affects 74 units.
Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will provide replacement placards that contain the accurate information, free of charge. This recall is expected to begin August 5, 2020. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-642-8943. Forest River’s number for this recall is 10B-1185.
Furnace Exhaust is Improperly Vented
Forest River Inc. is recalling certain 2021 Palomino Columbus recreational trailers, models CMF389FL, CMF389FLC and CMF389FLW. As built, the furnace vents under the rear slide out room, allowing exhaust fumes to re-enter the trailer through the slide-out room seals. Exhaust fumes that enter the unit through the slide seals may result in carbon monoxide poisoning or death.
The recall potentially affects nine units.
Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will remedy the location of the furnace vent. This recall is expected to begin August 5, 2020. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-821-1487. Forest River’s number for this recall is 410-1187.
Loose Wiring Connector May Short and Cause Fire
Triple E Recreational Vehicles is recalling certain 2020 Wonder W24RTB, W24MB, and W24FTB motorhomes built on a Ford Transit chassis. The CCP1 electrical connection located on the driver’s seat base was not tightened to the correct specification and may short circuit. If the CCP1 electrical connection short circuits, there would be an increased risk of a fire.
The recall potentially affects 10 units.
Triple E has notified owners, and dealers will tighten the electrical connection to specification, free of charge. This recall began June 26, 2020. Owners may contact Triple E customer service at 1-877-992-9906. Triple E’s number for this recall is CA#9711-1.
Side Curtain Air Bag May Not Properly Inflate
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2020 Ram ProMaster vans and 1500 pickups. The affected vehicles may have an improperly crimped diffuser in the side curtain airbag which may result in the diffuser detaching from the inflator in the event of an air bag deployment. In the event of a crash, if the diffuser detaches from the inflator during air bag deployment, the air bag may not inflate properly, increasing the risk of injury.
The recall potentially affects 114 units.
FCA US will notify owners, and dealers will replace the side curtain air bag assemblies, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 14, 2020. Owners may contact FCA US customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US’s number for this recall is W52.