Forest River Recalls Surveyor RVs in Violation of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard

Approximately 150 Surveyor RVs are affected by this recall

Forest River Recalls Surveyor RVs in Violation of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard
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October 31, 2016

Forest River is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Surveyor recreational vehicles (RVs), model ORSVT247BHDS.

The Federal Placard installed on the affected vehicles indicates an incorrect tire and rim combination. The Federal Placard states that the trailer is equipped with ST225/75R15D tires with 65 PSI and a rim designation of 15X6.0JJ, when actually they have ST205/75R14C tires with 50 PSI and a rim designation of 14X5.5JJ.

As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, "Tire Selection and Rims."

The operator may over-inflate the vehicle's tires based on the incorrect information printed on the Federal Placard. Overinflated tires may lead to pre-mature tire degradation, a tire blowout, or reduced handling, increasing the risk of a crash.

Approximately 150 Surveyor RVs are affected by this recall—all of which were manufactured between August 10, 2016 and September 13, 2016.

Forest River will notify owners and dealers will provide a corrected Federal Placard, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin on December 12, 2016. Owners with additional questions may contact Forest River customer service at (574) 642-3119, extension 205.

Forest River's reference number for this recall is 37-10132016-0256.