Faulty Trailer Hitch Leads to Motorhome Recall from Forest River

Faulty Trailer Hitch Leads to Motorhome Recall from Forest River
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October 9, 2015

A recreational vehicle manufacturer is issuing a recall due to a defective piece of equipment.

Forest River announced this week that it would voluntarily recall certain 2011-2016 Coachmen Pursuit, Mirada, and Encounter motorhomes. In the affected vehicles, the trailer hitch attaching bolts and nuts may not have been properly tightened, allowing the hitch to detach during use. If the trailer hitch partially or fully detaches from the motorhome while it is towing a vehicle, a loss of vehicle control could occur, increasing the risk of a crash.

Forest River believes that more than 3,000 motorhomes are potentially affected by this issue.

Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will install a new fastener kit, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on November 12, 2015.

Owners located west of the Mississippi River can contact Forest River customer service at (574) 825-8317, while owners east of the Mississippi River should use (574) 825-8305.