220/320-0825 - Break-Away Safety Switch may be Improperly Wired - 2019 Coachmen Freedom Express Recreational Trailers

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V545
Manufacturer Forest River, Inc.
Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected 69

 

Break-Away Safety Switch may be Improperly Wired

If the trailer brakes cannot engage if the trailer detaches from tow vehicle, there would be an increased risk of a crash.

 

Summary

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2019 Coachmen Freedom Express recreational trailers. The break-away safety switch was not wired to a constant power source, and, as a result, the switch may be inadvertently disconnected from the trailer house battery and cause the brakes to not engage if the trailer detaches from the tow vehicle.

 

Remedy

Forest River has notified owners, and dealers will correct the break-away safety switch wiring, free of charge. The recall began September 11, 2018. Owners may contact Coachmen Freedom Express customer service at 1-574-825-8657. Forest River's number for this recall is 220/320-0825.

 

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.safercar.gov.


Recall Acknowledgement

September 12, 2018

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RCAK-18V545-2912.pdf

Download (PDF, 240KB)


 

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Last update on 2019-06-16 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Last update on 2019-06-16 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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