Missing Tire Pressure Monitor Triggers Forest River Recall

Without this equipment, the driver would not be alerted in the event that a tire is under-inflated

Missing Tire Pressure Monitor Triggers Forest River Recall
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April 28, 2016

A mechanism used to measure tire pressure may be defective in some Forest River vehicles.

The auto manufacturer is recalling certain model year 2015 and 2016 Rockport vehicles, models RPAF1466N, RPAF14FX, and RPGSA92-12. The affected vehicles may have been manufactured without a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). As a result, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 138, "Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems."

Without the TPMS, the driver would not be alerted one or more of the vehicle's tires is under-inflated. An under-inflated tire may result in tire failure, increasing the risk of a crash.

The company is including about 30 vehicles in its recall.

General Motors (the manufacturer of the chassis) will notify owners and dealers will install the correct hardware and software for the TPMS, free of charge. The notification schedule has not yet been determined.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Forest River at (574) 295-1022 and GM customer service at (800) 462-8782.