89-1618 Incorrect GVWR on Federal Placard – 2023 Forest River Cherokee CKT36FBOP Travel Trailers

“This site contains affiliate links for which OEMDTC may be compensated”

March 31, 2023 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 23V226000

Incorrect GVWR on Federal Placard/Part 567

A trailer that detaches from a vehicle increases the risk of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 23V226

Manufacturer Forest River, Inc.

Components EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected 70

 

Summary

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2023 Cherokee CKT36FBOP Travel Trailers. The safety chains may be insufficient for the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) listed on the federal placard, which can allow the trailer to detach. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, “Certification.”

 

Remedy

Dealers will install a new Federal Placard, free of charge. All affected vehicles are still in dealer inventory and therefore no owner notification letters will be sent. Owners may contact Forest River Customer Service at1-260)-499-2100. Forest River’s number for this recall is 89-1618.

 

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 March 27, 2023, during a routine inspection at the manufacturing plant it was discovered that the safety chains were incorrectly rated for the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (“GVWR”) that is listed on the Federal Placard. On the same day it was determined there was a clerical error on the Federal Placard.

All vehicles affected are located at a single Dealer and have been quarantined. The replacement Federal Placards will be sent to the Dealer to be installed. None of the affected vehicles are sold to retail consumers.

Therefore, there will not be an owner notification sent, only a Dealer Letter.

On March 31, 2023, Forest Rivers Corporate Recall Committee voted to recall.

On March 31, 2023, Opened 573 Report to select not sequential VINs

 


1 Affected Product

Vehicle

MAKE MODEL YEAR
FOREST RIVER CHEROKEE 2023

 


5 Associated Documents

Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-23V226-4558.pdf 645.86KB

 


Noncompliance Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-23V226-4733.PDF 214.099KB

 


Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-23V226-5877.pdf 697.214KB

Loader Loading...
EAD Logo Taking too long?

Reload Reload document
| Open Open in new tab

Download [680.87 KB]

 


Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc)

RCMN-23V226-9133.pdf 210.808KB

Loader Loading...
EAD Logo Taking too long?

Reload Reload document
| Open Open in new tab

Download [205.87 KB]

 


Recall Quarterly Report #1, 2023-1

RCLQRT-23V226-8048.PDF 211.126KB

 


Latest Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=23V226&docType=RCL

 


 

SaleBestseller No. 1
Attwood 11011-7 Heavy-Duty 51-inch Steel Boat Trailer Safety Chain with Spring Clip Hooks
  • Hook at each end has a spring clip to prevent accidental disengagement
  • Class II; meets all SAE specifications
  • Note: for safety, 2 chains are required per trailer
  • Attwood products are both compatible and reliable, engineered and built with a never-fail attitude
  • Welded solid steel links with weather-resistant zinc-plated finish for dependable performance
Bestseller No. 2
YATOINTO 2-Pack Grade 80 Trailer Safety Chain 35 Inch with 5/16'' Clevis Snap Hook and Chain Retainer | 21,000 lbs Break Strength | Transport Chain for Towing
  • 👍[ UPGRADE EQUIPMENT G80 ] -- Heavy duty grade 80 transport chain is made using high-strength, heat-treated alloy.G80 chains provide a higher safe working load than lower grade chains, but weigh the same.
  • 👍[ PROFESSIONAL DESIGN ] -- Designed for connecting from your trailer to your vehicle to help resist complete vehicle-trailer separation during a disconnect. When connecting safety chains for towing, two chains should be used.
  • 👍[ HEAVY DUTY CONSTRUCTION ] -- The high quality, standard link 5/16" size chain is heat-treated, and strength tested for superior quality. The chain retainer has a removable zinc-plated pin and cotter for easy chain installation and replacement.
  • 👍[ RELIABLE TRANSPORTATION ] -- This trailer safety chain has a grade-80 rating, providing exceptional tensile strength and resisting abrasions and wear from heavy cargo. Yellow zinc chromate finishes for corrosion protection and makes it easy for DOT officials to recognize.
  • 👍[ SAFE & COMPLIANT ] -- All our grade 80 chains and clevis snap hook is embossed with the proper markings to meet NACM standards. You will be compliant with any roadside inspection. Please feel free to us if you have any problems. (Each safety chain must meet or exceed the gross trailer weight!!!)
Bestseller No. 3
CURT 80031 48-Inch Trailer Safety Chain with 7/16-In S-Hooks, 5,000 lbs Break Strength
  • DEPENDABLE SAFETY. This trailer safety chain is designed to connect from your trailer to your vehicle to help resist complete vehicle-trailer separation in the event of a disconnection while towing
  • HIGHLY VERSATILE. Add versatile towing options to your vehicle with this class 1 trailer hitch. It provides a standard, square 1-1/4-inch receiver hitch and comes with a ball mount with a 3/4-inch ball hole to connect a small trailer
  • READY TO COUPLE. For safe, secure coupling to the vehicle, this 48-inch long trailer chain comes with two pre-attached safety chain hooks. The 7/16-inch S-hooks are fast and easy to install
  • EASY TO USE. When connecting safety chains for towing, two chains should be used. The safety chains should be crossed once underneath the coupler and hooked onto the trailer hitch receiver safety chain loops
  • CORROSION-RESISTANT. This trailer safety chain is constructed from 1/4-inch diameter, high-strength steel links and is protected with a durable zinc plating to resist rust and corrosion in spite of the outdoor elements
Bestseller No. 4
Tnyeobae 27" Trailer Safety Chain with 1pcs 5/16" Spring Hook, Grade-30 Metal Safety Chain Kit 7000 lbs(Pack of 2)
  • Trailer Safety Chain with 1pcs 5/16" Spring Hook, Grade-30 rating for superior tensile strength.
  • 27" total length, Class II 7,000 lb Capacity.
  • Zinc-plated finish,resist rust and corrosion.
  • Trailer Safety Chain for Trailer, RV,and Boat Towing.
  • Include spring hook on one end, Meets SAE specifications.
Bestseller No. 5
CURT 80176 44-Inch Vinyl-Coated Trailer Safety Cables, 17/32-In Snap Hooks, 7,500 lbs Break Strength, Pack of 2 , Black
  • DEPENDABLE SAFETY. These trailer safety cables are designed to connect from your trailer to your vehicle to help resist complete vehicle-trailer separation in the event of a disconnection while towing.Fit Type: Universal
  • HIGHLY VERSATILE. Add useful, versatile towing options to your vehicle with this class 1 trailer hitch. It provides a standard 1-1/4-inch x 1-1/4-inch receiver hitch, allowing you to tow a small trailer or mount a cargo carrier or bike rack
  • SUPERIOR DURABILITY. These trailer safety cables are constructed from 3/8-inch diameter, high-strength steel cable and are protected with a vinyl coating to resist rust and corrosion in spite of the outdoor elements
  • HIGH-STRENGTH. These trailer cables have a minimum break force of 7,500 lbs. (two trailer safety chains or cables advised; each safety cable must meet or exceed the gross trailer weight)
  • READY TO COUPLE. For safe, secure coupling to the vehicle, these 44-inch long trailer cables come with two pre-attached safety chain hooks. The 17/32-inch snap hooks feature a spring-loaded lever for enhanced security
Bestseller No. 6
TeukRiGa 1/4" X 27" Grade 30 Steel Boat Trailer Safety Chain with Spring Clip Hooks 5000 lbs, 2 Pcs (1/4" X 27")
  • 2 Pack of 1/4" x 27" Trailer Safety Chain
  • Working Load Limit:5000 lbs.
  • Each chain has an S-hook
  • Easy to use operation
  • Fit type: Universal Fit
Bestseller No. 7
FITHOIST G80 Trailer Safety Chain 35 Inch | Tow Chain with 3/8'' Clevis Snap Hook | 2-Pack Heavy Duty Chain WLL 25,000 lbs for Towing
  • 💪[ POWERFUL GRADE G80 ] -- Heavy duty grade 80 transport chain is made using high-strength, heat-treated alloy.G80 chains provide a higher safe working load than lower grade chains, but weigh the same.
  • 💪[ HEAVY DUTY CONSTRUCTION ] -- The high quality, standard link 3/8" size chain is heat-treated, and strength tested to ensure that the chain is not easy to break and operates more stable. Forged hook with safety clip at the chain end makes the trailer process safer.
  • 💪[ UPGRADE EQUIPMENT ] --The grade of the traction chain is Grade 80, with excellent tensile strength and long service life. Color zinc plating surface treatment, rust prevention and corrosion resistance,and makes it easy for DOT officials to recognize.
  • 💪[ DESIGN FOR SECURITY ] -- Designed for connecting from your trailer to your vehicle to help resist complete vehicle-trailer separation during a disconnect. With a 7,100 pound Safe Working Load and a 4:1 safety factor. It is very suitable for the towing of heavy vehicles and ships.
  • 💪[ PROFESSIONAL & COMPLIANT ] -- All our grade 80 chains and both G70 forged hooks are embossed with the proper markings to meet NACM standards. You will be compliant with any roadside inspection. Please feel free to us if you have any problems. (Do not exceed work load limit!!!
SaleBestseller No. 8
CURT 80010 48-Inch Trailer Safety Chain with 3/8-In S-Hooks, 2,000 lbs Break Strength
  • DEPENDABLE SAFETY. This trailer safety chain is designed to connect from your trailer to your vehicle to help resist complete vehicle-trailer separation in the event of a disconnection while towing
  • HIGHLY VERSATILE. Add versatile towing options to your vehicle with this class 1 trailer hitch. It provides a standard, square 1-1/4-inch receiver hitch and comes with a ball mount with a 3/4-inch ball hole to connect a small trailer
  • READY TO COUPLE. For safe, secure coupling to the vehicle, this 48-inch long trailer chain comes with two pre-attached safety chain hooks. The 3/8-inch S-hooks are fast and easy to install
  • EASY TO USE. When connecting safety chains for towing, two chains should be used. The safety chains should be crossed once underneath the coupler and hooked onto the trailer hitch receiver safety chain loops
  • CORROSION-RESISTANT. This trailer safety chain is constructed from 3/16-inch diameter, high-strength steel links and is protected with a durable zinc plating to resist rust and corrosion in spite of the outdoor elements
SaleBestseller No. 9
3/8" x 35" Grade 70 Trailer Safety Chain with Clevis Style Slip Hook 24,000 lbs Break Strength 2 Pcs(3/8" x 35")
  • 2 Pack of 3/8" x 35" Cargo Chains
  • Working Load Limit: 24,000 lbs.
  • Each Chain Has a Clevis Grab Hook on Each End
  • Fit type: Universal Fit
  • Easy to use operation
Bestseller No. 10
Gripon (Pack of 2) 35-Inch Trailer Safety Chain with 5/16-In Clevis Snap Hook, 18,800 lbs Break Strength
  • Chain has a grade-70 rating and a minimum break force of 18,800 lbs. (two trailer safety chains advised; each safety chain must meet or exceed the gross trailer weight)
  • 35-inch long trailer chain comes with safety chain hook. The 5/16-inch clevis hook features a spring-loaded lever for enhanced security
  • Constructed from 5/16-inch diameter, high-strength steel links and is protected with a durable zinc plating to resist rust and corrosion in spite of the outdoor elements
  • Designed to connect from your trailer to your vehicle to help resist complete vehicle-trailer separation in the event of a disconnection while towing
  • Package Includes: Two 35inch G70 5/16" Tow Chains and Two 5/16" Safety Hooks

Last update on 2024-05-14 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

This product presentation was made with AAWP plugin.

 


Leave a Comment

Share to...