Forest River Issues Recalls for Incorrectly Labeled Recreational Vehicles
No stranger to recalls in 2015, Forest River, Inc. is starting out 2016 on the same foot, with its second and third recalls of the new year.
First, the recreational vehicle manufacturer is recalling 60 model year 2016 Prime Time recreational trailers, models FHT2614X, FHT2910 and FHT2912X. The affected vehicles may be equipped with a Federal Certification Placard that lists an incorrect tire size of ST225/75R15 Load Range E, when the correct tire size is ST225/75R15 Load Range D. The actual tires installed on the trailer have a maximum tire pressure lower than what the placard lists and may be overinflated if filled per the placard specifications.
Overinflated tires may result in sudden tire failure and increase the risk of a crash.
Additionally, the company is recalling certain model year 2016 Cardinal recreational trailers, model CAF3850RL. The affected vehicles have Federal Certification Placards that list an incorrect gross axle weight from what is actually installed on the vehicle.
Incorrect placards may result in improper trailer loading and may increase the risk of a crash.
Due to the errors, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, "Certification."
Forest River will notify owners impacted by both recalls and will provide a corrected Federal placard, free of charge. The recalls are expected to begin February 16-17, 2016.
Owners with questions about the first recall can contact Forest River customer service at (574) 862-3001, while questions about the second can be answered at (574) 206-7600.