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Manufacturer: FOREST RIVER, INC. Mfr’s Report Date: JUL 13, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V341000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: EQUIPMENT
Potential Number of Units Affected: 850
Summary:
  Forest River is recalling certain model year 2005-2011 Berkshire and Charleston Motorhomes, equipped with an IOTA ITS-50R transfer switch. These switches may experience heat related failures when exposed to elevated electrical loads associated with RV use in higher ambient temperatures. The failure may lead to an increased risk of electrical damage to other appliances.

Forest River Berkshire Motorhome

 

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
     BERKSHIRE / 360FWS 2005-2011
     BERKSHIRE / 360QS 2005-2011
     BERKSHIRE / 390BH 2005-2011
     BERKSHIRE / 390FL 2005-2011
     BERKSHIRE / 390QS 2005-2011
     BERKSHIRE / 390RB 2005-2011
     BERKSHIRE / 390TS 2005-2011
     BERKSHIRE / 410QS 2005-2011
     CHARLESTON / 360QS 2005-2011
     CHARLESTON / 360TS 2005-2011
     CHARLESTON / 400QS 2005-2011
     CHARLESTON / 400TS 2005-2011
     CHARLESTON / 405QS 2005-2011
     CHARLESTON / 410DST 2005-2011
     CHARLESTON / 410FK 2005-2011
     CHARLESTON / 410FS 2005-2011
     CHARLESTON / 410FWS 2005-2011
     CHARLESTON / 410LR 2005-2011
     CHARLESTON / 410QS 2005-2011
     CHARLESTON / 430BH 2005-2011
     CHARLESTON / 430QS 2005-2011
     CHARLESTON / 430RB 2005-2011
Consequence:
  Continued use of the vehicle without replacing the transfer switch increases the risk of fire, personal injury, and property damage.
Remedy:
  Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will replace the Iota ITS-50R transfer switch, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during August 2012. Owners may contact Forest River at 1-574-295-8749.
Notes:
  Forest River’s recall campaign number 40-712. Owners may contact the National Highway Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); or go to HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

 

Report Date: June 4, 2012 at 05:27 PM
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V212000
Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
FOREST RIVER / SURVEYOR 2012-2013
Manufacturer: FOREST RIVER, INC. Mfr’s Report Date: MAY 01, 2012

Component:
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 447

Forest River Surveyor Travel Trailer

Forest River Surveyor Travel Trailer

Summary:
FOREST RIVER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 AND 2013 SURVEYOR TRAVEL TRAILERS, MANUFACTURED FROM AUGUST 12, 2011, THROUGH APRIL 6, 2012. ON CERTAIN FLOOR PLANS, THE LIQUID PROPANE (LP) GAS LINE WAS ROUTED AND FASTENED ALONG THE BOTTOM OF THE FRAME RAIL. WHEN THE TRAILER HITS A BUMP, THE POSITIONING OF THE LP GAS LINE MAY ALLOW THE “U” BOLT ON THE AXLE TO PINCH THE LINE BETWEEN THE MAIN RAIL AND THE “U” BOLT.

Consequence:
THE LINE MAY BREAK AND LEAK L.P. GAS WHICH MAY CAUSE FIRE, INJURY, OR DEATH.

Remedy:
FOREST RIVER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL RE-ROUTE THE LP LINE, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FOREST RIVER AT 1-574-389-4600.

Notes:
OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

Last month nearly two dozen travel trailer manufacturers agreed to pay a total of $14.8 million to resolve claims over elevated formaldehyde levels in FEMA trailers following the 2005 hurricanes. Formaldehyde, a chemical commonly found in building materials, can cause breathing problems and is classified as a carcinogen.

Thousands of travel trailers were purchased by FEMA to house hurricane victims.

Thousands of travel trailers were purchasedby FEMA to house hurricane victims.

 

On Monday the settlement with the travel trailer makers expanded to include claims against Gulf Stream Coach Inc., Forest River Inc., Jayco Inc. and Monaco Coach Corp. Terms of this settlement haven’t been disclosed.

Roughly 60,000 plaintiffs from Louisiana, Texas, Alabama and Mississippi who lived in FEMA trailers after the 2005 hurricanes would be eligible to participate in the settlement.

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