Insufficient Wheel Clearance Can Cause Tire Failure in Recreational Vehicles

Insufficient Wheel Clearance Can Cause Tire Failure in Recreational Vehicles
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October 20, 2015

A structural defect has led to a recall from one recreational vehicle manufacturer.

Starcraft RV is recalling certain model year 2016 Autumn Ridge travel trailers. The affected vehicles have an incorrectly built frame that may result in inadequate clearance between the wheel and the wheel well.

Inadequate clearance between the wheel and the wheel well may cause premature tire wear or possible tire failure, increasing the risk of a crash.

Starcraft believes that about 35 trailers are impacted by this defect.

The remedy for this recall is still under development, so the notification schedule is still pending.

Owners with questions about the recall contact Starcraft customer service at (800) 945-4787.