Forest River Recalls Coachmen Freelander and Leprechaun RVs

Forest River Recalls Coachmen Freelander and Leprechaun RVs
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May 21, 2015

Forest River is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Coachmen Freelander and 2015 Coachmen Leprechaun recreational vehicles.

The affected RVs, manufactured on a Ford 158" wheelbase chassis with a 5.4L V-8 engine, may have a Federal Certification label that lists an incorrect gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) and gross axle weight rating (GAWR), as well as the wrong cargo carrying capacity information. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, 'Certification.'

With incorrect GVWR, GAWR, and cargo carrying capacity information, the operator may overload the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

The Coachmen Freelander RVs impacted by this recall were manufactured between February 14, 2014 and April 1, 2015. The affected Coachmen Leprechaun RVs were manufactured on June 10, 2014.

Forest River will notify owners of the recalled vehicles and will provide replacement labels with the corrected information, free of charge.

For further information on this recall, contact Coachmen customer service toll-free at (800) 453-6064. Forest River's reference number for this recall is 51-04172015-0031.

Vehicle owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Vehicle Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236, or go to www.safercar.gov.