Incorrect Tire Information Triggers RV Recall from Forest River

Driving with underinflated tires may cause premature wear and possible tire failure

Incorrect Tire Information Triggers RV Recall from Forest River
Image: Pixabay
May 20, 2016

Owners of certain Forest River vehicles may not realize their trailer has underinflated tires.

The manufacturer is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Cardinal RVs, models CAF3455RL, CAF3825FL, and CAF3850RL. These vehicles may be equipped with a Federal Placard that indicates an incorrect tire and rim combination. The placard states the tire and rim combination is ST235/80R16 LRE Tires with 80 PSI and a rim designation of 16X6.00JJ, when the actual combination on the vehicle is LT235/85T16 LRG Tires with 110 PSI and a rim designation of 16X6.00HD.

If the operator inflates the tires to the PSI indicated on the label, the tires will be underinflated, causing premature wear and a possible tire blow out, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

The company is including about 40 vehicles in its recall.

Forest River will notify owners, and provide a new corrected Federal Placard, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on, or about, June 23, 2016.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Forest River customer service at (574) 206-7600.