69-1731 – Incorrect Tire Size on Placard – 2023-2024 Forest River Salem & Wildwood Fifth Wheel Travel Trailers

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February 2, 2024 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 24V066000

Incorrect Tire Size on Placard/FMVSS 120

Incorrect tire size information could result in the wrong tires being installed on the trailer, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 24V066

Manufacturer Forest River, Inc.

Components EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected 107

 

Summary

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2023-2024 Salem and Wildwood fifth wheel travel trailers. The Federal Placard may have incorrect tire size information. As such, these trailers fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 120, “Wheels and Rims – Other Than Passenger Cars.”

 

Remedy

Dealers will mail new federal placards, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed February 13, 2024. Owners may contact Forest River Customer Service at 1-574-534-3167. Forest River’s number for this recall is 69-1731.

 

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.

 


February 2024

This Notice applies to your vehicle VIN listed above.

Dear Forest River Customer:

This notice is sent to you in accordance with the requirements of the United States’ National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act. Forest River has decided that a noncompliance, which relates to the motor vehicle safety, exists in certain 2023-2024 Salem and Wildwood Fifth Wheel Recreational Vehicles and fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard FMVSS 120 – Tire Selection and Rims.

 

WHAT IS THE NONCOMPLIANCE?

The incorrect tire size is listed on the Federal Placard.

 

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

A user may mistake the listed tire with that of a lower rated capacity tire. If this happens, this may lead to a crash.

 

WHAT IS FOREST RIVER AND OUR DEALERSHIPS GOING TO DO?

The remedy instructions and Federal Placard for this recall is included with this notification. Forest River has notified dealerships of this recall and have provided them with remedy instructions to install these Federal Placards if you are uncomfortable installing them yourself. 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. If you choose to go to a Dealer, please make sure and bring this notice and the Federal Placard with you for the appointment.

 

WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?

Federal Placard Installation:

  • The labels are located on the road side of the unit, low on the sidewall or on the upper deck on the same side and on the entry door;
  • Wipe off the labels with isopropyl alcohol;
  • Match the labels and carefully place the new labels directly on top of the old labels.

If you are not comfortable with installing these labels:

Please contact your dealer immediately and request a service appointment to schedule the free remedy. 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 .10 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:

Salem/Wildwood
Forest River, Inc.
Attn: WARRANTY MANAGER
1803 Century Drive
Goshen, IN 46528

 


Chronology :

On January 29, 2024, the manufacturing plant found that the Federal Placard was showing an incorrect tire size.

On January 30, 2024, Forest River’s Office of Corporate Compliance (“OCC”) was notified and a research item was opened. It was found that the tire size listed on the placard was not a tire that is manufactured. It was also found in that a user could easily mistake the listed tire with that of a lower rated capacity tire, in the event the tire(s) needed replaced.

On February 2, 2024, Forest Rivers Corporate Recall Committee voted to recall. A Stop Sale Notice will be issued immediately after the filing of this recall.

 


4 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
FOREST RIVER SALEM 2023-2024
FOREST RIVER WILDWOOD 2023-2024

 


7 Associated Documents

Recall 573 Report – 2/2/2024

RCLRPT-24V066-9126.PDF 215.105KB

 


Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-24V066-1722.pdf 645.984KB

 


Noncompliance Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-24V066-5813.PDF 215.105KB

 


Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc)

RCMN-24V066-5555.pdf 211.1KB

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-24V066-6366.pdf 381.225KB

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Miscellaneous Document – Stop Sale Notice

RMISC-24V066-0582.pdf 147.022KB

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ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RCONL-24V066-0204.pdf 184.841KB

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Latest Recalls Documents

For the Latest and Most recent Recall Information Visit the link below…

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=24V066&docType=RCL

 


 

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