Recreational Vehicle Wiring Issue Prompts Recall from Forest River

Recreational Vehicle Wiring Issue Prompts Recall from Forest River
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October 5, 2015

A recreational vehicle manufacturer is issuing a recall for two models due to an electrical defect.

Forest River is recalling certain model year 2009-2016 Forest River Cherokee and Vengeance recreational trailers. The wiring harness for the trailer's lights, electric brakes, battery charging and many of the interior 12V fixtures may have an insufficient ground wire.

With an insufficient ground wire, the wiring harness may overheat, increasing the risk of fire. Additionally, the ground wire failure would result in the loss of the trailer's external lights and electric brakes, increasing the risk of a crash.

Forest River believes that about 5,400 recreational vehicles are potentially affected by this defect.

Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the trailer wiring harnesses, and upgrade the ground wires, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 18, 2015.

Owners with questions about the recall can contact Forest River customer service at (260) 593-4005.