500-0856 - Incorrect Axle Shackle may Result in Tire Damage - 2019 Forest River East to West Travel Trailers

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V628
Manufacturer Forest River, Inc.
Components SUSPENSION
Potential Number of Units Affected 23

 

Incorrect Axle Shackle may Result in Tire Damage

If the tires contact a part of the trailer, they may be damaged and fail, causing a loss of vehicle control and increasing the risk of a crash.

 

Summary

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2019 Forest River East to West travel trailers, model 27KNS. Incorrect axle shackles may have been installed on these vehicles, allowing the tires to contact the floor or wheel well while moving.

 

Remedy

Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will install a taller equalizer to the suspension to add length to the shackle, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in October 2018. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-264-6664 extension 50008. Forest River's number for this recall is 500-0856.

 

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.safercar.gov.


Recall Acknowledgement

October 4, 2018

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RCAK-18V628-8868.pdf

Download (PDF, 242KB)


 

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