51-0610 - Power Tongue Jack may Operate Unintentionally - 2017-2018 Forest River Recreational Trailers

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January 12, 2018

Power Tongue Jack may Operate Unintentionally

If the tongue jack retracts or extends unexpectedly, there could be an increased risk of a crash or injury.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V051

Manufacturer Forest River, Inc.

Components EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected 1,349

 

Summary

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2018 Rockwood and Flagstaff, and Coachmen Freedom Express recreational trailers and 2017-2018 Palomino and XLR ToyHauler and Coachmen Viking recreational trailers equipped with a Smart-Jack model power tongue jack. The laminated plastic touch pad on the jack may crack or separate allowing water to enter, potentially causing the jack to operate unintentionally.

 

Remedy

Forest River will notify owners, and a Forest River or a Lippert dealer will replace the power tongue jack, free of charge. The recall began on February 20, 2018. Rockwood and Flagstaff Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-642-5164; XLR ToyHauler owners can call 1-574-642-0432; Viking owners can call 1-269-467-4600; Freedom Express owners can call 1-574-825-8205; Palomino owners can call 1-269-432-3246. Lippert Customer service can be reached at 1-574-538-4514 or by email at [email protected] Forest River's number for this recall is 51-0610.

 

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.


9 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
COACHMEN FREEDOM EXPRESS 2018
COACHMEN VIKING 2017-2018
FOREST RIVER FLAGSTAFF 2018
FOREST RIVER PALOMINO 2017-2018
FOREST RIVER ROCKWOOD 2018
FOREST RIVER XLR 2017-2018

5 Associated Documents

Recall Quarterly Report #1, 2018-1

RCLQRT-18V051-1835.PDF 214.512KB

Download (PDF, 209KB)


Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-18V051-5633.PDF 219.919KB

Download (PDF, 215KB)


Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-18V051-3254.pdf 246.337KB

Download (PDF, 241KB)


Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-18V051-5910.pdf 2156.907KB

Download (PDF, 2.06MB)


Recall 573 Report- Amendment 1

RCLRPT-18V051-6735.PDF 219.893KB

Download (PDF, 215KB)


Latest Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=18V051&docType=RCL


 

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