Handling Issues Trigger RV Recalls from Thor Motor Coach, Forest River

Owners of the recalled Thor RVs are urged not to drive their vehicles until they have been inspected

Handling Issues Trigger RV Recalls from Thor Motor Coach, Forest River
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June 8, 2016

A pair of manufacturers have issued recalls for RVs due to safety concerns.

First, Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling about 200 model year 2015-2016 Tuscany motorhomes. The affected vehicles are built on a Freightliner Custom Chassis and have steering boxes that were manufactured using incorrect internal spacers, resulting in premature wear in the connection between the steering wheel and the front axle.

This condition could result in a sudden loss of steering ability, increasing the risk of a crash.

TMC will notify owners, and Freightliner Custom Chassis dealers will inspect and replace the steering box if necessary, free of charge. Owners are urged not to drive their vehicles until they have been inspected. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

Next, Forest River is recalling about 40 model year 2016-2017 Berkshire RVs built on Daimler Trucks chassis. The front sway bar mounting brackets may not fit properly on the axle, causing the mounting bolts to bend or loosen.

If the sway bar bolts loosen, the sway bar may detach from the axle, affecting handling and increasing the risk of a crash.

Forest River will notify owners, and Daimler Trucks dealers will modify the mounting of the sway bar, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 4, 2016.

Owners with questions about these recalls can contact Freightliner customer service at (800) 547-0712, TMC customer service at (877) 855-2867, and Daimler Trucks customer service at (800) 547-0712.