Corrosion on Remote Control Circuit Board – Fox Factory -2021-2023 Jeep, GM, RAM & Ford

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May 12, 2023 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 23V343000

Corrosion on Remote Control Circuit Board

A winch that operates unintentionally increases the risk of injury.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 23V343

Manufacturer Fox Factory, Inc.

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected 1,578

 

Summary

Fox Factory, Inc. (Fox Factory) is recalling certain 2021-2023 Jeep Wrangler, Gladiator, GM, RAM, 1500, 2500, Ford F-250, F-150, and F-350 vehicles equipped with Warn winches and wireless/handheld remotes. Water may enter the handheld remote control for the winch and corrode the circuit board, which can allow the winch to operate unintentionally.

 

Remedy

Fox Factory 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. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed June 30, 2023. Owners may contact Fox Factory customer service at 1-831-274-6500 or Warn customer service at 1-800-543-9276.

 

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 :

Fox Factory received a notification from NHTSA on March 29, 2023, of the recent Warn Industries recall No. 22E101. The purpose of the notification was to make Fox Factory aware of the recall, as Warn Industries identified Fox Factory as a purchaser of the affect Warn components.

Upon receiving this notification, Fox Factory pulled all build records to determine its population of affected vehicles. As a result of that investigation, on April 5th, 2023, Fox determined that certain GM, Jeep, and Ford vehicles were upfitted by Fox Factory with the affected Warn Industries winches.

As of May 3rd, 2023, Fox Factory was aware of no warranty claims, no field or service reports, and no customer complaints related to this issue. On May 5th, 2023, Fox Factory decided to declare a voluntary safety recall to remedy this issue in the identified population of upfitted vehicles.

 


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

 


12 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
FOX FACTORY FORD PICKUP 2021-2023
FOX FACTORY GM PICKUP 2021-2023
FOX FACTORY JEEP 2021-2023
FOX FACTORY RAM PICKUP 2021-2023

 


2 Associated Documents

Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-23V343-3309.pdf 645.52KB

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Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-23V343-1064.PDF 215.125KB

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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=23V343&docType=RCL

 


 

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