Loose Ball Joint in Suspension Leads to Recall from Motorhome Firm
A motorhome manufacturer is issuing a recall due to suspension issues.
Foretravel, Inc. announced this week that it would be recalling certain model year 2012-2014 Nimbus, Phenix, and IH45 motorhomes. In the affected vehicles, the independent front suspensions may have loose ball joints. A loose ball joint may separate from the steering linkage, resulting in a loss of steering control and an increased risk of a crash.
The manufacturer's decision to recall was first acknowledged by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on August 31, 2015. Foretravel believes that 37 vehicles are impacted by the defect.
Foretravel will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the motorhomes and tighten the ball joints, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on October 19, 2015.
Owners can contact Foretravel at (800) 955-6226, option 3.