Forest River Recalls Cargo Trailers Due to Tire Pressure Confusion

Forest River Recalls Cargo Trailers Due to Tire Pressure Confusion
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March 29, 2016

Incorrect labeling has prompted a trailer recall from Forest River.

The RV manufacturer is voluntarily recalling certain model year 2006-2012 Amera-Lite, 2007-2013 Cargo Mate, 2005-2016 Continental Cargo, and 2007-2012 US Cargo cargo trailers. The tire pressure specification for the 5.30" x 12" Load Range C Tire is listed as 50 PSI instead of the correct tire pressure specification of 80 PSI. As a result, the subject vehicles have incorrectly stated Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) and Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) on the Federal Placard.

This mistake puts the vehicles in violation of the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, "Certification."

Using the trailers to the loading specifications on the label while the tires are underinflated may result in sudden tire failure, increasing the risk of a crash.

About 350 trailers are included in this recall.

Forest River will notify owners and will provide Federal placard stickers with the correct PSI, GAWR, and GVWR, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 5, 2016.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Forest River customer service at (574) 266-7539.