Spare Tire Carrier Bracket May Break – 2022-2023 Airstream Basecamp 20X Travel Trailers

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December 19, 2023 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 23V860000

Spare Tire Carrier Bracket May Break

A detached spare tire may become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 23V860000

Manufacturer Airstream, Inc.

Components STRUCTURE



Airstream, Inc. (Airstream) is recalling certain 2022-2023 Basecamp 20X travel trailers. The spare tire carrier bracket may experience metal fatigue and break, allowing the spare tire to detach from the trailer.



The remedy is still under development. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed February 17, 2024. Owners may contact Airstream customer service at 1-877-596-6505 or 1-937-596-6111 ext. 7401 or 7411.



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 :

10/24/2023 – Airstream notified of a spare tire carrier bracket issue and began investigation.

10/30/2023 – Airstream VOQ from NHTSA for the same unit.

11/6/2023 – Warranty report data found additional claims.

11/8/2023 – The Airstream Safety Committee meeting convenes all known data and agrees that the root cause of the failure is unclear. Agreed to send metal sample for testing and meet to discuss the failure with chassis manufacturer (Lippert) to see if they are aware of any similar failures. Warranty running additional reports on other models produced and using this similar set up with a hat section welded to the cross member of the chassis.

11/13/2023 – Met with Lippert and still unable to determine the root cause of the failure. Lippert is not aware of any similar failures.

12/12/2023 – Safety committee meets and reviews all known data. Determines a recall is warranted.


2 Affected Products




3 Associated Documents

Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-23V860-5008.pdf 647.51KB

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Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-23V860-7863.PDF 213.723KB

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Recall 573 Report – 1/9/2024

RCLRPT-23V860-9852.PDF 213.848KB

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