UPDATED: More RVs with Defective Wheel Hubs Recalled, Wheels Could Detach
Highland Ridge RV, Starcraft RV and Forest River are adding a number of recreational vehicles to an expanding list of recalled travel trailers and fifth wheels.
The studs that are used to attach the wheels to the axle hubs on the affected trailers may break. If the wheel studs break, the wheel could detach from the vehicle while it is in motion, increasing the risk of a crash.
Grand Design RV, Crossroads RV and Keystone RV have all previously issued recalls for this same issue.
The following travel trailers and fifth wheels are impacted by today's recall:
Highland Ridge RV: certain model year 2016 Open Range Mesa Ridge, Light, and Roamer travel trailers and fifth wheels, models 16LF, 16MF, 16RF, 16LT, 16MR, and 16RT, manufactured from March 18, 2015 to April 6, 2015.
Starcraft RV: certain model year 2016 Autumn Ridge 284, 285, 288, 28D, and 28G trailers manufactured from March 23, 2015 to April 2, 2015.
Forest River: certain model year 2016 Amera-Lite ATTX and WATTX, Forest River Cherokee, Cherokee Grey Wolf, Cherokee Wolf Pup, Salem, Salem Laminated, Salem Limited Edition, Vengeance, Wildwood, Wildwood Laminated, and Wildwood Limited Edition, Cargo Mate Blazer, E Series, E Series Wedge, Eliminator, and Qualifier, Continental Cargo Auto Master, Elite Series, Tailwind and Value Hauler, Coachmen Catalina and Freedom Express, Palomino Puma and U.S. Cargo Patriot X, Phantom, Trail & Sport and Trail Master trailers manufactured from March 1, 2015 to March 31, 2015.
All three companies will notify owners of the recalled trailers, and local dealers will replace any affected wheel hub. This repair service will be provided free of charge.
Owners with further questions about this recall can contact Highland Ridge customer service at (260) 768-7771, Starcraft customer service at (800) 945-4787, or Forest River customer service at (800) 453-6064. Highland's reference numbers for this recall are 9904237 and 9904238, Starcraft's numbers are 9902237 and 9902238, and Forest River's is 51-03312015-0025.