3-1665 – Axle Installed Backwards – 2024 Forest River Sandpiper, & Sierra Fifth Wheels

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August 7, 2023 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 23V559000

Axle Installed Backwards

Reduced braking ability can increase the distance required to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 23V559

Manufacturer Forest River, Inc.

Components SERVICE BRAKES, POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected 40

 

Summary

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2024 Sandpiper, and Sierra fifth wheels. The axle may be installed backwards, which can reduce braking ability.

 

Remedy

Dealers will remove and reinstall the axle, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed September 13, 2023. Owners may contact Forest River Customer Service at 1-574-534-4574. Forest River’s number for this recall is 3-1665.

 

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 August 2, 2023, Forest River’s Office of Corporate Compliance (“OCC”) was notified by the manufacturing plant that the axles had been inadvertently installed backwards. OCC opened a research item into the concern.

On August 4, 2023, Forest River’s Corporate Recall Committee voted to recall.

 


2 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
FOREST RIVER SANDPIPER 2024
FOREST RIVER SIERRA 2024

 


3 Associated Documents

Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-23V559-7313.PDF 213.885KB

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Recall 573 Report – 8/11/2023

RCLRPT-23V559-8932.PDF 214.165KB

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Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-23V559-9040.pdf 699.337KB

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Latest Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=23V559&docType=RCL

 


 

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