Incorrect Information on Federal Placards Prompts Forest River Recall

Incorrect Information on Federal Placards Prompts Forest River Recall
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March 2, 2016

An RV manufacturer has issued a recall for vehicles due to mislabeling.

Forest River is voluntarily recalling certain model year 2016 Coachmen Galleria motorhomes. The Federal Placards on the affected vehicles incorrectly lists the number of seatbelts as zero. Additionally, the placards did not factor in the fresh water capacity in the vehicle weight calculation and the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) is missing from the label.

Without the GVWR listed on the label, the operator may overload the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

The incorrect labeling puts these vehicles in violation of the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, "Certification."

Forest River is including about 25 motorhomes in this recall.

The company will notify owners, and dealers will install a corrected Federal Placard, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 22, 2016.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Forest River customer service (574) 825-8628.