Incorrect Labeling Prompts Forest River to Recall Recreational Trailers

the federal placard incorrectly list the tire-rim combination

Incorrect Labeling Prompts Forest River to Recall Recreational Trailers
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September 29, 2016

Forest River is recalling nearly 200 model year 2017 Salem and Wildwood recreational trailers. The Federal Placard on the affected vehicles incorrectly lists the tire and rim combination.

The placard states that the vehicles should feature ST225/75R15 Load Range C tires with an inflation pressure of 50PSI and a rim size of 15X6.0JJ. However, the trailer is equipped with ST225/75R15 Load Range D tires that have an inflation pressure of 65PSI, installed on 15X6.0JJ rims.

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

The incorrect tire information on the Federal Label may result in the operator under-inflating the tires. An underinflated tire may cause sudden tire failure, or poor handling, increasing the risk of a crash.

The recall is expected to begin November 14, 2016.

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

Salem owners may contact Forest River customer service at (574) 534-1251.

Wildwood owners may contact Forest River customer service at (574) 533-2165.

Forest River's number for this recall is 27-09082016-0243.