Motorhomes and RVs Built on Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Chassis Recalled
Thor Motor Coach, Airstream, Inc. and Forest River, Inc. have announced the recall of a variety of motorhomes and recreational vehicles that were all built on a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis.
In the affected vehicles, the abutting wedge, a component attached to the door jamb to make opening the door easier after a severe frontal crash, may have been installed incorrectly. If a vehicle that has an incorrectly installed abutting wedge is involved in a severe frontal crash, a greater force may be necessary to open the doors, increasing the risk of injury.
The following vehicles are affected:
Thor Motor Coach – approximately 197 model year 2015 Siesta and Citation motorhomes manufactured from September 26, 2014 through February 27, 2015.
Airstream – approximately 180 model year 2015 Interstate motorhomes manufactured from October 6, 2014 through March 25, 2015.
Forest River – approximately 378 model year 2015 Coachmen Prism recreational vehicles manufactured from July 1, 2014 through October 14, 2014.
Mercedes-Benz will notify owners of the recalled motorhomes and recreational vehicles on behalf of Thor, Airstream and Forest River. Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, correct the installation of the abutting wedge on the affected vehicles, free of charge.
A notification schedule has not yet been provided. For additional information, owners can contact Thor customer service at 1-877-500-1020, Airstream customer service at 1-937-596-6111, or Forest River customer service at 1-574-642-0437.