Grand Design RV Recalls Line of Trailers Due to Mislabeling

Grand Design RV Recalls Line of Trailers Due to Mislabeling
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August 27, 2015

A labeling error is prompting a recall for an Indiana recreational vehicle manufacturer.

Grand Design RV, LLC is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 Reflection fifth-wheel trailers, manufactured Sept. 5, 2013, to June 30, 2015. The affected vehicles may have been manufactured with axles rated to 5200 lbs. instead of 6000 lbs. as designed and as listed on the Certification Label. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, "Certification."

The inaccurate label may result in users overloading their trailer, resulting in axle or tire failure and increasing the risk of a crash. About 1,700 trailers are being recalled in relation to this issue.

Grand Design will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the trailers and will replace any axle that is only rated to 5200 lbs. with an axle rated to 6000 lbs., free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on Sept. 7, 2015.

Owners may contact Grand Design customer service at (574) 825-8000 ext. 2015 for further information.