The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued RV recalls affecting certain Navistar, Forest River and TransitWorks units.
Fuel Heater May Overheat and Cause Fire
Navistar is recalling certain 2017-2020 International WorkStar and International DuraStar, 2018-2019 IC 1300 FBC Commercial and IC HC Commercial, 2018-2021 IC CE Commercial, International MV and International HV, and 2019-2021 IC TC Commercial buses with Cummins B6.7 diesel engines with a fuel module option number FS90301 or FS90453. The electric fuel heater within the fuel module may overheat and cause plastic in the fuel heater to melt and potentially catch fire. It may also lead to engine stalling. A fire increases the risk of injury. An engine stall can increase the risk of a crash.
The recall potentially affects 27,421 units.
The remedy for this recall is still under development. Cummins will notify the affected Navistar customers. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Cummins customer service at 1-800-286-6467.
Front Tire May Contact Slide Out Bracket
Forest River is recalling certain 2016 Rockwood Lite RLT2604WS and Flagstaff Lite FLT26RLWS recreational trailers. Due to insufficient clearance between the front tire and slide out actuator, the tire may contact the slide out bracket and become damaged. If the front tire becomes damaged, it may fail and cause a loss control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
The recall potentially affects 83 units.
Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will install a lift kit that will provide the proper clearance between the tire and the slide out bracket. Damaged tires will be replaced. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 27, 2020. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-642-8943. Forest River’s number for this recall is 10D-1159.
Seat Belts May Not Restrain Occupant/FMVSS 209
TransitWorks is recalling certain Driverge vehicles based on 2019-2020 Ford Transit vans equipped with Freedman Seating Company (FSC) PT Foldaway and GO-ES 3-point Foldaway seats. The seat belt retractor block out zone may have not been set correctly, potentially resulting in a seat belt that may not properly secure the occupant. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 209, “Seat Belt Assemblies.” An unsecured occupant has an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash.
The recall potentially affects 241 units.
TransitWorks will notify owners, and dealers will replace the retractors, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact TransitWorks customer service at 1-855-337-9543.