Extra Seat Belt Assemblies Prompt Recall of Forest River Motorhomes

The extra assemblies allow the vehicle to be overloaded, increasing the risk of a crash

Extra Seat Belt Assemblies Prompt Recall of Forest River Motorhomes
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July 11, 2016

Forest River is recalling nine model year 2017 Georgetown motorhomes because they were equipped with extra seat belt assemblies.

The motorhomes were accidentally equipped with two seat belt assemblies on the rear-facing dinette seat, allowing the vehicle to transport up to eight passengers instead of six as the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) was based on.

With the extra passengers, the GVWR may be exceeded and the vehicle may be overloaded, increasing the risk of a crash.

Forest River has notified owners, and dealers will remove the extra seat belt assemblies free of charge.

The recall began on July 5, 2016.

For more information, owners can contact Forest River Customer Service at (574) 206-7600.