Inoperative Trailer Brake Lights Lead to Forest River Recall

The risk of crash increases if brake lights are not working properly

Inoperative Trailer Brake Lights Lead to Forest River Recall
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July 29, 2016

A software issue is prompting a recall for several Forest River vehicles.

The automaker is recalling certain model year 2015-2017 Forest River Orion recreational vehicles, 2014 Rockport work and delivery trucks, and 2015-2017 Forest River Rev recreational vehicles. These vehicles are built on a Chrysler RAM ProMaster chassis and are equipped with a Trailer Tow Lighting Control Module that may have a software error which can prevent illumination of the trailer brake lights during brake actuation.

Trailer brake lights that are inoperative can increase the risk of a crash.

The company is including about 210 vehicles in its recall.

Forest River will notify owners, and RAM dealers will replace the Trailer Tow Light Control Module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 26, 2016.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Forest River customer service at (800) 348-7440 or RAM customer service at (800) 853-1403.