Improperly Installed Trailer Brake Controller - 2019 Forest River Rockport Work Trucks

July 1, 2019 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V505000

Improperly Installed Trailer Brake Controller

Without the trailer brakes assisting, stopping distances may be lengthened, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V505

Manufacturer Forest River, Inc.

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, SERVICE BRAKES

Potential Number of Units Affected 63

 

Summary

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2019 Rockport work trucks equipped with an optional trailer brake controller. The brake controller may have been wired improperly, which may prevent the brake controller from activating the trailer brakes when the vehicle's brakes are applied.

 

Remedy

Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake controller, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 7, 2019. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-327-2392. Forest River's number for this recall is 65-1046.

 

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.


1 Affected Product

Vehicle

MAKE MODEL YEAR
FOREST RIVER ROCKPORT 2019

2 Associated Documents

Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-19V505-6064.PDF 213.443KB

Download (PDF, 208KB)


Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-19V505-1470.pdf 245.363KB

Download (PDF, 240KB)


Latest Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=19V505&docType=RCL


 

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