Recall 51-1608 Corrosion on Remote Control Circuit Board – 2019-2023 Forest River Continental Cargo, 2019-2022 Cargo Mate, & 2020 Cross Bow Cargo Trailers

March 20, 2023 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 23V182000

Corrosion on Remote Control Circuit Board

A winch that operates unintentionally increases the risk of injury.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 23V182

Manufacturer Forest River, Inc.


Potential Number of Units Affected 20



Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2019-2023 Continental Cargo, 2019-2022 Cargo Mate, and 2020 Cross Bow cargo trailers, equipped with certain Warn Winches with a wireless handheld remote. Water may enter the handheld remote control for the winch and cause circuit board corrosion, which can allow the winch to operate unintentionally.



Forest River will work with Warn Industries, Inc. to provide owners instructions on how to inspect the remote for corrosion and disable the wireless function by removing the battery pack from the remote. If corrosion or water intrusion is found when removing the battery pack owners should stop using the remote and contact WARN customer service for a replacement remote, free of charge. Once new parts are available, WARN will make a replacement water resistant remote available, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed April 29, 2023. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-825-4995. Forest River’s number for this recall is 51-1608.



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


Chronology :

On March 13, 2023, Forest River’s Office of Corporate Compliance (“OCC”) was notified by NHTSA of Warn Industries recall 22E101. According to NHTSA, Forest River was named as a company that may have purchased suspected affected winches. OCC opened a research item the same day.

On March 15, 2023, OCC identified the suspect vehicles with the affected winches.


22E101 Corrosion on Remote Control Circuit Board – WARN VR EVO Winch Wireless/Handheld Remote


22E101 Corrosion on Remote Control Circuit Board – WARN VR EVO Winch Wireless/Handheld Remote


10 Affected Products




4 Associated Documents

Recall 573 Report – 3/23/2023

RCLRPT-23V182-4862.PDF 215.814KB



Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-23V182-9695.pdf 175.718KB



Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-23V182-7222.pdf 652.563KB



Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-23V182-5073.PDF 215.433KB



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