29-1639 – Incorrectly Wired Trailer Brake Controller – 2022-2023 Forest River Rockport Work Trucks

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May 12, 2023 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 23V341000

Incorrectly Wired Trailer Brake Controller

An incorrectly wired brake controller can result in a loss of brake function, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 23V341

Manufacturer Forest River, Inc.

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 63

 

Summary

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2022-2023 Rockport work trucks. The trailer brake controller may have been incorrectly wired.

 

Remedy

Dealers will rewire the trailer brake controller, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed May 24, 2023. Owners may contact Forest River Customer Service at 1-574-327-2392. Forest River’s number for this recall is 29-1639.

 

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.

 


This notice is sent to you in accordance with the requirements Motor Vehicle Safety Act. This notice is also sent in accordance with the requirements of the United States’ National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act. Forest River has decided that a defect, which relates to the motor vehicle safety, exists in certain 2022-2023 Rockport Work Trucks. This is to inform you that your vehicle may contain a defect that could affect the safety of a person.

 

WHAT IS THE DEFECT/NONCOMPLIANCE?

The trailer brake controller may be wired incorrectly.

 

EVALUATION OF THE RISK TO THE VEHICLE AND OPERATOR(S) RELATED TO THE RECALL.

If the trailer brake controller is wired incorrectly, the vehicle may not be able to stop while towing a trailer, which may lead to a crash, increasing the risk of an injury.

 

WHAT IS FOREST RIVER AND OUR DEALERSHIPS GOING TO DO?

Forest River is notifying dealerships of the recall. You may have the recall corrected at any Forest River dealership. However, it is preferable if you have your selling dealership perform the remedy. Forest River completely covers your cost for the remedy; you will not receive any bill of sale for anything covered under the above recall number.

 

WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?

Please contact your dealer immediately and request a service appointment to schedule the free remedy to rewire the brake controller. The vehicle Owner is responsible for arranging to have the work completed. Please state you have been notified by Forest River of having a recall in process for your vehicle and provide the recall number for the dealership. It is also helpful to the dealership to have a copy of this letter when you take your vehicle in for the recall remedy.

You may also visit www.forestriverinc.com for dealer locations.

 

HOW LONG WILL THE REMEDY PROCESS TAKE?

The estimated time of repair is .50 hours. However, the dealership may need to keep your vehicle or schedule an appointment with you for a later date to fit into their regular service schedule.

 

WHAT IF YOU HAVE PREVIOUSLY PAID FOR REPAIRS TO YOUR VEHICLE FOR THIS PARTICULAR CONDITION?

If you have already paid for a repair that is within the scope of this defect under recall, you still need to have this recall inspected and/or performed to ensure the correct parts and procedures were utilized.

Additionally, you may be eligible for a refund of previously paid repairs. Refunds will only be provided for within the scope of this defect under recall.

Please send the service invoice to the following address:

Rockport
Forest River, Inc.
Attn: Warranty Manager
914 County Road 1
Elkhart, IN 46516

 


RECALL 23V341 REMEDY INSTRUCTIONS

Make(s): ROCKPORT
Model(s): MANY, SEE BELOW
Model Year(s): 2022 – 2023
Repair Code: RC-003-22-00-004342
Allotted Time: .50 HRS.
Inspection Code: RC-003-05-00-004341
Allotted Time: .25 HRS.
Concern:
The manufacturing plant may have incorrectly wired the trailer brake controller.
Photo(s) Required: NO
Prior Authorization Required: NO
Part(s) Kit Number: N/A
Part(s) Return: N/A

 

Disconnect the vehicles battery Positive and Negative, disconnect any House battery(s) Positive and Negative, if equipped with a generator ensure it is off and lastly, ensure the vehicle is disconnected from shore power. Block any tires/wheels to prevent the vehicle from rolling. Failure to do so may result in electrocution, fire or other personal injury, property damage and/or death.

 

Certain – 2022 Rockport – RP5A169696DH, RPAA128078, RPAF1066N, RPAF1066WN, RPAF1266WGM & RPAF169684FX
Certain – 2023 Rockport – RPAF1266WN, RPAF1466W, RPAF169690FX & RPAF16FX
Certain – 2022 – 2023 Rockport – RPAF1266N, RPAF1266W & RPAF12FX

 

INSPECTION:

STEP 1: LOCATE THE BRAKE CONTROLLER MOUNTED TO THE DASH AREA OF THE DRIVERS SIDE;

STEP 2: INSPECT WIRING;

  • BLUE WIRE FROM FUSE BLOCK IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT TO THE BRAKE CONTROLLER;
    • THIS BLUE WIRE SHOULD BE HOOKED TO THE BRAKE CONTROLLER BLACK WIRE.
  • BLUE WIRE FROM THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE TO THE BRAKE CONTROLLER;
    • THIS BLUE WIRE SHOULD BE HOOKED TO THE BRAKE CONTROLLER BLUE WIRE.
  • YELLOW WIRE FROM THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE TO THE BRAKE CONTROLLER;
    • THIS YELLOW WIRE SHOULD BE HOOKED TO THE BRAKE CONTROLLER RED WIRE.
  • WHITE WIRE FROM BRAKE CONTROLLER SHOULD BE GROUNDED TO VEHICLE BEHIND DASH

STEP 3: IF WIRING IS CORRECT (MATCHING ABOVE DESCRIPTION), CLAIM THE INSPECTION CODE AND DO NOTHING MORE. IF THE WIRING DOES NOT MATCH THE ABOVE DESCRIPTION(S), MOVE ON TO THE REMEDY.

 

REMEDY:

STEP 1: LOCATE THE INCORRECT WIRING FROM THE INSPECTION;

STEP 2: OF THE INCORRECTLY WIRED CIRCUIT, CUT OUT THE BUTT-CONNECTORS AND DISCARD;

STEP 3: RE-WIRE USING NEW HEAT SHINK BUTT-CONNECTORS USING THE BELOW INSTRUCTIONS;

  • BLUE WIRE FROM FUSE BLOCK IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT (ON A 15AMP FUSE) TO THE BRAKE CONTROLLER;
    • THIS BLUE WIRE SHOULD BE HOOKED TO THE BRAKE CONTROLLER BLACK WIRE.
  • BLUE WIRE FROM THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE TO THE BRAKE CONTROLLER;
    • THIS BLUE WIRE SHOULD BE HOOKED TO THE BRAKE CONTROLLER BLUE WIRE.
  • YELLOW WIRE FROM THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE TO THE BRAKE CONTROLLER;
    • THIS YELLOW WIRE SHOULD BE HOOKED TO THE BRAKE CONTROLLER RED WIRE.
  • WHITE WIRE FROM BRAKE CONTROLLER SHOULD BE GROUNDED TO VEHICLE BEHIND DASH

STEP 4: CLEAN AREA COMPLETELY OF ANY DEBRIS;

STEP 5: TEST APPROPRIATE FUNCTIONALITY OF THE BRAKE CONTROLLER AND TRAILER BRAKES;

STEP 6: CLAIM REPAIR CODE.

 


Chronology :

On May 4, 2023, Forest River’s Office of Corporate Compliance (“OCC”) was contacted by the manufacturing plant, and it was indicated that the division received a single complaint on May 3, 2023, indicating that the trailer brake controller may have been wired incorrectly. OCC and the manufacturing plant opened a research item.

On May 5, 2023, OCC asked the manufacturing plant to review all vehicles in inventory to see if any other vehicles may have incorrectly wired brake controller(s).

On May 8, 2023, the manufacturing plant concluded that after review of inventory vehicles, the plant may have manufactured vehicles with an incorrectly wired brake controller.

On May 12, 2023, Forest River’s Corporate Recall Committee voted to recall the remaining vehicles in commerce.

 


2 Affected Products

Vehicle

MAKE MODEL YEAR
FOREST RIVER ROCKPORT 2022-2023

 


5 Associated Documents

Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-23V341-2853.pdf 645.843KB

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Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-23V341-3801.PDF 214.685KB

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-23V341-2519.pdf 140.699KB

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ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RCONL-23V341-4731.pdf 172.093KB

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Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc)

RCMN-23V341-1947.pdf 204.812KB

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Latest Recalls Documents

For the Latest and Most Recent Recalls Information Visit the link below…

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=23V341&docType=RCL

 


 

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