Mislabeled Weight Rating Prompts Recall from Forest River
Another day, another recall from Forest River.
The recreational vehicle manufacturer is issuing another recall for certain model year 2014-2015 Vengeance vehicles due to mislabeling. The gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) is less than the vehicle's GVWR represented on its certification label. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, "Certification."
A customer may be confused as to the actual GVWR of the vehicle, as well as the vehicle's load carrying capacity. Misinformation in load carrying capacity can lead to vehicle overloading that could cause a tire failure and crash.
Forest River is recalling 190 vehicles in relation to this issue. This is the sixth recall announced by the manufacturer since the start of August.
Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will install a new corrected certification label, free of charge. The recall began on Aug. 31, 2015.
Owners may contact Forest River customer service at (219) 533-5934 for further information.