24-1592 Welded Drawbars May Fracture – 2016-2017 Forest River Ameralite Cargo Trailers

January 20, 2023 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 23V015000

Welded Drawbars May Fracture

Fractured drawbars can cause a loss of trailer control and increase the risk of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 23V015

Manufacturer Forest River, Inc.

Components EQUIPMENT, STRUCTURE

Potential Number of Units Affected 296

 

Summary

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Ameralite Cargo trailers. The welded trailer drawbars may be insufficient for the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), which can cause the drawbars to fracture.

 

Remedy

Dealers will replace the drawbars, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed March 1, 2023. Owners may contact Forest River Customer Service at 1-574-848-1335. Forest River’s number for this recall is 24-1592.

 

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.

 


Chronology :

On January 13, 2023, Forest River’s Office of Corporate Compliance (“OCC”) was notified by the manufacturing plant of six drawbar failures in the field of certain 2015 and 2016 Amera-Lite “Drive On/Off” Cargo Trailers. On January 16, 2023, OCC opened an investigation into the concern.

On January 18, 2023, using manufacturing records, OCC and the manufacturing plant determined the scope of the potentially affected vehicles.

On January 20, 2023, Forest River’s Corporate Recall Committee voted to recall.

 


2 Affected Products

Vehicle

MAKE MODEL YEAR
FOREST RIVER AMERA-LITE 2016-2017

 


2 Associated Documents

Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-23V015-3660.PDF 214.146KB

RCLRPT-23V015-3660

 


Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-23V015-8560.pdf 645.795KB

RCAK-23V015-8560

 


Latest Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=23V015&docType=RCL

 


 

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