05-1756 – Unsecured Brake Lines May Become Damaged – 2018-2024 Starcraft Allstar, Senator II, 2022-2024 Starcraft Allstar MVP, Senator II MVP, Eldorado National Advantage, 2018 Starcraft Candidate II, 2023 Starcraft Starlite, 2023-2024 Champion Challenger, Elkhart Coach ELKC, & 2019-2024 Glaval Universal Transit Buses

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April 5, 2024 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 24V253000

Unsecured Brake Lines May Become Damaged

Damaged brake lines can cause loss of brake pressure, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 24V253

Manufacturer Forest River Bus, LLC

Components SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Potential Number of Units Affected 3,680

 

Summary

Forest River Bus, LLC. (Forest River Bus) is recalling certain 2018-2024 Starcraft Allstar, Senator II, 2022-2024 Starcraft Allstar MVP, Senator II MVP, Eldorado National Advantage, 2018 Starcraft Candidate II, 2023 Starcraft Starlite, 2023-2024 Champion Challenger, Elkhart Coach ELKC, and 2019-2024 Glaval Universal transit buses. Unsecured brake lines may be damaged by contact with the frame rail.

 

Remedy

Dealers will inspect and secure the brake lines, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed May 1, 2024. Owners may contact Forest River Bus Customer Service Phone Number at 1-800-348-7440. Forest River Bus number for this recall is 05-1756.

 

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.

 


RECALL 24V253 / 2024-213 REMEDY INSTRUCTIONS

Make(s): MANY, SEE BELOW
Model(s): MANY
Model Year(s): MANY, SEE BELOW

Concern:
The brake lines may not be attached to the frame rail.

Turn off LP Gas at LPG Tank(s). Place vehicle in (P) Park and engage the Parking Brake. 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.

PLEASE REFERENCE THE INCLUDED INSTRUCTIONS BELOW FROM L&W ENGINEERING

CERTAIN CHAMPION BUS-CHALLENGER: 2023-2024 – CH1014, CH1015, CH1016, CH1017

CERTAIN ELDORADO NATIONAL(KS)-ADVANTAGE: 2022-2024 – E1006, E1008, E1010, E1011, E1012, E1014.

CERTAIN ELKHART COACH: 2023-2024 – EK1011, EK1012, EK1013, EK1017.

CERTAIN GLAVAL UNIVERSAL: 2019-2024 – US30224C, US50225C, G9074, G9076, G9082, G9083, G9085, G9086, G9102.

CERTAIN STARCRAFT ALLSTAR: 2018-2024 – ST2906C, ST2909, ST2910, ST2910C, ST2914, ST2914C, ST2941, ST2960C, ST2999C, ST93027C, ST93091, ST93101, ST93102, ST93109, ST93110, ST93119 & ST93142.

CERTAIN STARCRAFT ALLSTAR MVP: 2022-2024 – ST93103.

CERTAIN STARCRAFT CANDIDATE II: 2018 – ST69929C.

CERTAIN STARCRAFT SENATOR II: 2018-2024 – ST69931, ST69940, ST69940C, ST69941, ST69941C, ST93029C, ST93083, ST93084, ST93112, ST93120, ST93135, ST93211.

CERTAIN STARCRAFT SENATOR II MVP: 2022-2024 – ST93093.

CERTAIN STARCRAFT STARLITE: 2023 – ST93176

 

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April 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 defect, which relates to the motor vehicle safety, exists in certain 2018 Starcraft Candidate II, 2018-2024 Starcraft Allstar, Starcraft Senator II, 2022-2024 Starcraft Senator II MVP, 2023-2024 Champion Challenger, 2022-2024 Eldorado National Advantage, 2023-2024 Elkhart Coach, and 2019-2024 Glaval Universal, 2023 Starcraft Starlite Transit Buses.

 

WHAT IS THE DEFECT/NONCOMPLIANCE?

On certain transit buses, the brake lines may not be secured correctly. As a result, the brake lines could become damaged by contact with the frame rail. This could lead to a brake fluid leak and cause reduced braking.

 

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

If the brake lines touch the frame rail, the lines could develop a hole causing a loss of brake pressure and increasing the risk of a crash.

 

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 secure the brake lines. 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 .25 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:

Forest River Bus, LLC
Attn: WARRANTY MANAGER
2367 Century Drive
Goshen, IN 46528

 


Chronology :

On March 25, 2024, Forest River’s Office of Corporate Compliance (“OCC”) was notified by its supplier, L&W Engineering, that when stretching the chassis, P-Clamps may not have been installed to hold the brake lines in place. OCC opened a research item.

On April 1, 2024, Forest River was able to begin identifying that these chassis had been used in manufacturing.

On April 5, 2024, Forest Rivers Corporate Recall Committee voted to recall.

 


35 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
CHAMPION CHALLENGER 2023-2024
ELDORADO ADVANTAGE 2022-2024
ELKHART ELKC 2023-2024
GLAVAL BUS UNIVERSAL 2019-2024
STARCRAFT BUS ALLSTAR 2018-2024
STARCRAFT BUS ALLSTAR MVP 2022-2024
STARCRAFT BUS CANDIDATE II 2018
STARCRAFT BUS SENATOR II 2018-2024
STARCRAFT BUS SENATOR II MVP 2022-2024
STARCRAFT BUS STARLITE 2023

 


5 Associated Documents

Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-24V253-2423.pdf 646.265KB

 


Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-24V253-6028.PDF 218.198KB

 


Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc)

RCMN-24V253-0058.pdf 182.938KB

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-24V253-0355.pdf 435.331KB

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ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RCONL-24V253-0421.pdf 171.795KB

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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=24V253&docType=RCL

 


 

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