Electrical Issue in Recreational Vehicles Prompts Recall

Electrical Issue in Recreational Vehicles Prompts Recall
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October 5, 2015

A recreational vehicle manufacturer is issuing a voluntary recall due to an electrical system malfunction.

Keystone RV Company announced this week that it would be recalling certain model year 2008-2009 Big Sky, Challenger, Everest, Fuzion, Montana, and Raptor travel trailers and fifth wheels. The recall applies solely to models equipped with an IOTA ITS-50R transfer switch.

These transfer switches, used in vehicles wired to be powered by a generator, may fail when exposed to elevated electrical loads and used in higher ambient temperatures. As the transfer switch fails, it may overheat, increasing the risk of a fire.

The manufacturer believes that more than 3,500 vehicles are potentially affected by this fault.

Keystone will notify owners, and dealers will replace the IOTA ITS-50R transfer switch with a different brand transfer switch, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 5, 2015.

Owners with questions about the recall can contact Keystone customer service by calling (866) 425-4369.