The following recall notices are from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). To search for recalls, investigations, and complaints by vehicle year, make, and model, visit www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/owners/SearchSafetyIssues. NHTSA’s Vehicle Safety Hotline is (888) 327-4236.
Daimler Trucks North America
Recall 16V-880 involves certain model-year 2008-2009 Sterling Bullet 4500 and 5500 cab chassis vehicles, which may include motorhomes, manufactured from November 1, 2007, to November 7, 2008. The 220-amp Denso alternator may develop a short circuit, increasing the risk of a fire. Daimler Trucks will notify owners, and dealers will replace the alternator. The recall was expected to begin in February 2017. Contact Daimler Trucks at (800) 547-0712.
Recall 16V-873 involves certain model-year 2017 Cornerstone motorhomes manufactured from October 26, 2015, to November 18, 2016, and built on Spartan Motors chassis. The vehicles’ Wabco OnGuard Collision Mitigation System may have been installed upside down. Entegra will notify owners, and dealers will correct the radar orientation and recalibrate the system. The recall was expected to begin in late January 2017. Contact Spartan at (855) 589-9836 or Entegra at (800) 517-9137.
Recall 16V-828 involves certain model-year 2015-2017 FR3 motorhomes manufactured from September 24, 2014, to May 12, 2016, and equipped with aluminum black ladders manufactured by Christianson Industries. The affected ladders have retractable hinges with a welded “top hat” that can separate from the hinge. If the hinges separate from the ladder while it’s in use, the ladder may fall from the vehicle. Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will install a remedy kit. The recall was expected to begin in January 2017. Contact Forest River at (574) 206-7600.
Gulf Stream Coach
Recall 16V-851 involves certain model-year 2016-2017 Conquest and B Touring Cruiser Type C motorhomes manufactured from September 24, 2015, through October 24, 2016. The in-dash radio unit assembly was improperly wired, allowing the DVD monitor to operate while the vehicle is moving, which may distract the driver. Gulf Stream will notify owners, and dealers will disable the viewing of the DVD monitor while the vehicle is being driven. The recall was expected to begin in December 2016. Contact Gulf Stream at (800) 289-8787.
Recall 16V-894 involves certain model-year 2017 B Touring Cruiser motorhomes, model 5210, manufactured from May 16, 2016, to July 15, 2016. The certification label may contain incorrect front and rear gross axle weight rating (GAWR) and gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) information. Gulf Stream has notified owners and provided a corrected label. Contact Gulf Stream at (800) 289-8787.
Recall 16V-905 involves certain model-year 2016 Alante and Precept motorhomes manufactured from August 10, 2015, to March 15, 2016. The wiring for the entrance steps may be incorrectly installed, and as a result, the steps may unexpectedly retract. Jayco will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and correct the wiring as necessary. Contact Jayco at (800) 517-9137.
Recall 16V-848 involves certain model-year 2017 King Aire motorhomes manufactured from January 22, 2016, to October 19, 2016. Water may leak into the turn signal module; if the module is wet while the headlights are on, the glass dash display may switch to the turn signal camera mode, causing the dash to show the turn signal side camera view over the speedometer and RPM displays. The recall began in December 2016. Contact Newmar at (800) 731-8300.
Thor Motor Coach
Recall 16V-869 involves certain model-year 2017 Quantum RQ29 motorhomes manufactured from June 27, 2016, to September 29, 2016. A midships marker light may be missing. Thor will notify owners, and dealers will install the light if it is missing. The recall was expected to begin in January 2017. Contact Thor at (877) 855-2867.
Recall 16V-893 involves certain model-year 2016-2017 Outlaw motorhomes, models 37BG, 37LS, 37RB, 38RE, and 38RF, manufactured from January 13, 2016, to December 8, 2016. The rear cargo door hinges have welds that may be inadequate for securing the hinge pin to the hinge plate. Insufficient welds could cause the hinge to fail and the door to open with more force than normal. Thor will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the hinge weld thickness, replacing the hinge as necessary. The recall was expected to begin in February 2017. Contact Thor at (877) 855-2867.
Triple E Recreational Vehicles
Recall 16V-897 involves certain model-year 2017 Serenity S24CB motorhomes manufactured from June 1, 2016, through November 23, 2016. The circuit wire leading from the vehicle’s power system to the battery is incorrectly connected to a 150-amp fuse; the wire is rated for a maximum load of 120 amps. An overloaded wire increases the risk of fire. Triple E will notify owners, and dealers will correct the wires at the fuse holder. The recall was expected to begin in January 2017. Contact Triple E at (877) 992-9906.