RV and RV-related recalls for April 2019

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Here is our monthly summary of RV recalls for April 2019 and related equipment we feel are of interest to our readers. This information has been gleaned from the U.S. National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. This is NOT a complete list of all vehicles and related equipment recalled.


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UNITED STATES RECALLS

RECREATION VEHICLES

Entegra Coach (Entegra) is recalling certain 2019 Esteem motorhomes. The parking brake cable ends may be too small, allowing the cable to disconnect, preventing the emergency brake from engaging. Without the parking brake being engaged, the vehicle may unintentionally move, especially when parked on an incline, increasing the risk of a crash. Entegra has notified owners, and dealers will replace the parking brake cable, free of charge. The recall began March 15, 2019. Owners may contact Entegra customer service at 1-800-517-9137. Entegra’s number for this recall is 9903428.


Entegra Coach (Entegra) is recalling certain 2019 Reatta motorhomes built on a Spartan chassis, equipped with independent front suspension and front drum brakes. The cotter pins may be missing or improperly installed at the actuator rod of the front slack adjuster for the front brakes. The missing or improperly installed cotter pin may cause the actuator rod to detach, affecting brake performance and lengthening the distance needed to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. Entegra will notify owners, and Spartan Service Centers will inspect and properly install the cotter pin or install any missing pins and adjust the brakes appropriately, free of charge. The recall began on February 28, 2019. Owners may contact Entegra customer service at 1-800-517-9137.

Entegra Coach (Entegra) is recalling certain 2019-2020 Entegra Reatta motorhomes. While the motorhome was being delivered, the tow hitch may have been damaged, compromising the motorhome’s ability to safely tow vehicles. The damaged hitch may result in the towed vehicle separating from the motorhome, increasing the risk of a crash. Entegra has notified owners, and dealers will replace the hitch, free of charge. The recall began March 15, 2019. Owners may contact Entegra’s customer service at 1-800-517-9137. Entegra’s number for this recall is 9903429.

Forest River, Inc (Forest River) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Forest River Surveyor recreational trailers, models SVT201RBLE, SVT201RBLE-47 and SVT201RBS-47. The Federal Placard indicates that the vehicles have 3,500 lb. capacity axles, whereas the vehicles actually have 2,500 lb. capacity axles. The incorrect label may cause the trailer to be overloaded, possibly resulting in a loss of control and increasing the risk of a crash. Forest River has notified owners and provided replacement placards that contain the accurate axle weight capacity information, free of charge. The recall began on March 18, 2019. Owners may contact Forest River’s customer service at 1-574-642-3119. Forest River’s numbers for this recall are 37-0979 and 47-0979.

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Orion Class C, Freelander Class C, and Leprechaun Class C motorhomes, Rockport work trucks, and Berkshire Ultra Coach, and StarCraft shuttle buses, equipped with ASA Electronics back up mirror-monitors, model number VOM74MM. The affected displays may revert back to the factory default settings, causing the camera image to be reversed. If the monitor displays the image in reverse, the driver may unintentionally turn the opposite direction, increasing the risk of crash. Forest River has notified owners, and dealers will install a harness/relay/capacitor module, free of charge. The recall began April 8, 2019. Orion, Freelander, and Leprechaun owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-825-8602. Rockport owners should call 1-574-522-7599 and Berkshire, and Starcraft owners should call 1-574-642-3112. ASA Customer service can be reached at 1-800-384-4400. Forest River’s number for this recall is 51-0980.



Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2019 Forest River Sabre trailers. The Federal Placard may incorrectly state that the trailer has 6,000 lb. capacity axles when the trailer actually has 5,200 lb. capacity axles. The incorrect label can cause the operator to overload the vehicle, which may lead to a loss of control, increasing the risk of crash. Forest River has notified owners, and dealers will provide replacement placards that indicate the correct axle weight rating, free of charge. The recall began March 8, 2019. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-642-2100. The Forest River number for this recall is 62-0972.

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2019 Georgetown motorhomes. The front overhead bunk latch board may be insufficiently secured and may fall while the vehicle is in motion. If the bunk latch board falls while the vehicle is being driven, it can increase the risk of injury and crash. Forest River has notified owners, and dealers will secure the bunk latch board, free of charge. The recall began March 18, 2019. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-206-7600. Forest River’s number for this recall is 68-0978.

Highland Ridge RV (Highland) is recalling certain 2019 Mesa Ridge Lite 2804RK and Open Range Ultra Lite 2804RK travel trailers. The Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), shown on the label as 7,675 lbs., exceeds the safety chain rating of 7,600 lbs. The incorrect GVWR on the label may allow the vehicle to be overloaded, causing loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash. Highland has notified owners and is providing corrected labels, free of charge. The recall began March 18, 2019. Owners may contact Highland RV’s customer service at 1-260-768-7771. Highland’s number for this recall is 9904427.

Jayco, Inc. (Jayco) is recalling certain 2017-2019 Seismic fifth wheel trailers equipped with optional hydraulic brakes. The brake lines may have been incorrectly routed between the frame and axle, possibly resulting in the brake lines being pinched or cut. Damaged brake lines may reduce the trailer’s braking ability, increasing the risk of crash. Jayco will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the brake lines, correcting and replacing them as necessary, free of charge. The recall began April 15, 2019. Owners may contact Jayco customer service at 1-800-517-9137. Jayco’s number for this recall is 9901426.

Jayco, Inc. (Jayco) is recalling certain 2018 Jayco Talon and Seismic fifth wheel trailers. Incorrect hardware may have been used to secure the fuel tank that is used for refilling vehicles. The incorrect hardware may fail to properly secure the fuel tank, possibly resulting in the fuel tank detaching from trailer, increasing the risk of a fire. Jayco has notified owners, and dealers will install the correct fuel tank mounting hardware, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on March 29, 2019. Owners may contact Jayco customer service at 1-800-517-9137. Jayco’s number for this recall is 9901430.

Jayco, Inc. (Jayco) is recalling certain 2019 Jayco Embark motorhomes built on a Spartan chassis, equipped with independent front suspension and front drum brakes. The cotter pins may be missing or improperly installed at the actuator rod of the front slack adjuster for the front brakes. The missing or improperly installed cotter pin may cause the actuator rod to detach, affecting brake performance and lengthening the distance needed to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. Spartan has notified owners, and Spartan Service Centers will inspect and properly install the cotter pin or install any missing pins and adjust the brakes appropriately, free of charge. The recall began on February 28, 2019. Owners may contact Jayco customer service at 1-800-517-9137.


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Jayco, Inc. (Jayco) is recalling certain 2019 Jayco Greyhawk and Redhawk motorhomes. The parking brake cable ends may be too small, allowing the cable to disconnect, preventing the emergency brake from engaging. Without the parking brake being engaged, the vehicle may unintentionally move, especially when parked on an incline, increasing the risk of a crash. Jayco has notified owners, and dealers will replace the parking brake cable, free of charge. The recall began March 15, 2019. Owners may contact Jayco’s customer service at 1-800-517-9137. Jayco’s number for this recall is 9803428.

Jayco, Inc. (Jayco) is recalling certain 2019 Jayco North Point and Pinnacle fifth wheel trailers equipped with Carefree Altitude Series awnings. The awning circuit incorrectly has a 15-amp fuse instead of a 5-amp fuse. In the event of a short circuit, the incorrect fuse can increase the risk of a fire. Jayco has notified owners, and dealers will replace the 15-amp fuse with a 5-amp fuse, free of charge. The recall began on March 22, 2019. Owners may contact Jayco customer service at 1-800-517-9137. Jayco’s number for this recall is 9901428.

Jayco, Inc. (Jayco) is recalling certain 2019 North Point fifth hweel recreational trailers equipped with cargo trays. The rivets that secure the stop bracket to the cargo tray may shear allowing the cargo tray to detach. If the cargo tray detaches, the tray may hit someone, increasing the risk of injury. Jayco has notified owners, and dealers will replace the hollow rivets with structural rivets, free of charge. The recall began March 15, 2019. Owners may contact Jayco’s customer service at 1-800-517-9137. Jayco’s number for this recall is 9901431.

Jayco, Inc. (Jayco) is recalling certain 2019-2020 Jayco Embark motorhomes. While the motorhome was being delivered, the hitch may have been damaged, compromising the motorhome’s ability to safely tow vehicles. The damaged hitch may result in the towed vehicle separating from the motorhome, increasing the risk of a crash. Jayco has notified owners, and dealers will replace the hitch, free of charge. The recall began March 15, 2019. Owners may contact Jayco customer service at 1-800-517-9137. Jayco’s number for this recall is 9903429.

Keystone RV Company (Keystone) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Dutchmen Kodiak recreational trailers, models 255BHSL and 283BHSL, equipped with 15-inch tires. The tire clearance to the floor may be insufficient, allowing the tire to contact the underside of the floor, possibly resulting in tire failure. Tire failure can cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of crash. Keystone has notified owners, and dealers will install a suspension lift kit, free of charge. The recall began on April 12, 2019. Owners may contact Keystone customer service at 1-866-425-4369. Keystone’s number for this recall is 19-349.

Keystone RV Company (Keystone) is recalling certain 2019 Alpine and High Country Montana recreational trailers and 2018-2019 Avalanche and Montana recreational trailers equipped with cargo trays. The rivets that secure the stop bracket to the cargo tray may shear allowing the cargo tray to detach. If the cargo tray detaches, the tray may hit someone, increasing the risk of injury. Keystone RV has notified owners, and dealers will replace the affected fasteners, free of charge. The recall began March 26, 2019. Owners may contact Keystone RV’s customer service at 1-866-425-4369. Keystone RV’s number for this recall is 19-347.

Keystone RV Company (Keystone) is recalling certain 2019 Dutchmen Aspen Trail and Coleman recreational trailers, equipped with a Capital cooktop inside the unit as the main cooking appliance. When the furnace is on, the cooktop flames may become inverted, which may lead to an excessive heat buildup and a potential burn hazard. An excessive heat buildup can increase the risk of injury. Keystone has notified owners, and dealers will replace the Capital cooktop with an alternate cooktop, free of charge. The recall began April 5, 2019. Owners may contact Keystone customer service at 1-866-425-4369. Keystone’s number for this recall is 19-348.

KZRV, L.P. (KZRV) is recalling certain 2019 RV Sonic Lite, Sportsmen Classic and Escape recreational trailers equipped with a Capital liquid propane (LP) gas drop-in 2 burner cooktop. The cooktop’s flame may become inverted when the furnace is running. If the flame becomes inverted, excessive heat buildup may occur, increasing the risk of a burn injury. KZRV will notify owners, and dealers will replace the existing cooktop with a cooktop by another manufacturer, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 3, 2019. Owners may contact KZRV customer service at 1-800-768-4016 extension 154 or 153. KZRV’s number for this recall is KZ-2019-01.

Newmar Corporation (Newmar) is recalling certain 2017-2019 Ventana motorhomes built on a Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) chassis equipped with Detroit Axle axles. The affected vehicles may have loose steering and tie rod arm bolts. Loose tie rod arm bolts may lead to separation of the tie rod, resulting in a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash. Newmar will notify owners, and DTNA dealers will inspect the steering arm and tie rod arm bolts to make sure that they are properly tightened, installing new fasteners, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began April 18, 2019. Owners may contact Daimler Trucks North America at 1-800-547-0712 to locate a Qualified Service Center or can contact Newmar customer service at 1-800-731-8300. Newmar’s number for this recall is 18V-913.

REV Recreation Group (REV) is recalling certain 2019 Fleetwood Flair and Holiday Rambler Admiral motorhomes. The metal battery hold down straps or their mounting brackets may contact the terminals for the auxiliary batteries, possibly resulting in a short circuit. A battery short circuit may increase the risk of a fire. REV will notify owners, and dealers will rework the motorhomes to prevent the auxiliary batteries from shorting against the battery hold down straps and strap mounting brackets, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on May 10, 2019. Owners may contact REV customer service at 1-800-509-3417. REV’s number for this recall is 190318REV.

Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling certain 2018 Thor Chateau and Four Winds motorhomes and 2019-2020 Magnitude and Omni motorhomes. The backup camera displays may revert back to the factory default settings which may cause the camera image to be reversed. If the monitor displays the image in reverse, the driver may unintentionally turn in the wrong direction, increasing the risk of crash. TMC will notify owners, and dealers will install a harness that will prevent the image from inverting, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on May 27, 2019. Owners may contact TMC customer service at 1-877-855-2867. TMC’s number for this recall is RC000168.

Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Aria, and 2019 Palazzo motorhomes built on a Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) chassis equipped with Detroit Axle axles. The affected vehicles may have loose steering and tie rod arm bolts. Loose steering and tie rod arm bolts can cause separation of the tie rod arm from the front wheels, increasing the risk of a crash. TMC has notified owners, and DTNA dealers will inspect the steering arm and tie rod arm bolts to make sure that they are properly tightened, installing new fasteners as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on March 15, 2019. Owners may contact Daimler Trucks North America at 1-800-547-0712 to locate a Qualified Service Center or may contact TMC customer service at 1-877-855-2867. TMC’s number for this recall is RC000166.

Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Quantum RW28 motorhomes. The vehicles may be missing the mid-ship marker lights. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.” Without mid-ship marker lights, other drivers may underestimate the length of the vehicle, increasing the risk of crash. TMC will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and install mid-ship marker lights, as needed, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 20, 2019. Owners may contact TMC customer service at 1-877-855-2867. TMC’s number for this recall is RC000167.


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Triple E Recreational Vehicles is recalling certain 2019 Serenity S24CB motorhomes. A connector wiring error may prevent the 120V electrical outlets from being properly ground-fault protected. The incorrect connector could result in the inverter ground failing, causing the outlet user to be the ground path for electricity, increasing the risk of injury. All of the affected motorhomes are still in dealer inventory. Triple E dealers will replace the 2-pin connector with a 3-pin connector for the ground wires, free of charge. The recall began March 12, 2019. Triple E customer service can be reached at 1-877-992-9906. Triple E’s number for this recall is CA#9280-1.


OTHER VEHICLES

Braun Corporation (Braun) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Honda Odyessy vehicles modified to be equipped with an in-floor wheelchair ramp conversion. The rear wheel speed sensor harnesses may have been routed to the incorrect rear wheels, resulting in the possibility that the anti-lock brake system will not recognize each rear wheel speed properly. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 135, “Light Vehicle Brake System,” and 404, “Electronic Stability Control Systems.” If the rear wheel speeds cannot be correctly monitored, the anti-lock brake system may not engage properly to prevent the wheels from locking up, increasing the risk of crash. Braun has notified owners, and dealers will inspect and correct the rear wheel speed sensor harnesses, if necessary, free of charge. The recall began on April 4, 2019. Owners may contact Braun customer service at 1-800-488-0359.

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2019 Jeep Renegade and Fiat 500X vehicles. Incorrect software may cause the occupant restraint controller (ORC) module to disable certain passive safety features. Deactivated passive safety features can increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash. Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the ORC module software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 30, 2019. Owners may contact Chrysler’s customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler’s number for this recall is V42.

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2019 Jeep Wrangler and 2019 Ram 1500 vehicles. These vehicles have improperly machined steering column stub shafts that may break, possibly causing the steering wheel to detach from the steering column. If the steering wheel detaches from the steering column, the driver may lose control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of crash. Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the steering column, replacing it, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began April 5, 2019. Owners may contact FCA US customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler’s number for this recall is V29.

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2019 Ram 1500 vehicles equipped with a 48v auxiliary battery system located behind the rear seat (sales code: XBZ). Due to an incorrect assembly repair process, the auxiliary battery wire terminal connection may overheat. If the auxiliary battery system overheats, there is an increased risk of a fire within the cabin even if the ignition is off. FCA US has notified owners, and dealers will properly secure the auxiliary battery fasteners, free of charge. The recall began March 15, 2019. Owners may contact Chrysler’s customer service at 1-800-853-1403. The Chrysler number for this recall is V17.

Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Metris vehicles. The affected vehicles left the reassembly plant without the final quality inspection of safety-relevant parts or bolt connections, resulting in possible unknown safety risks. Failure to identify loose safety related parts can increase the risk of crash and injury. DVUSA will notify owners, and dealers will complete the final quality inspection, free of charge. The recall began May 27, 2019 [sic]. Owners may contact DVUSA customer service at 1-877-762-8267. DVUSA’s number for this recall is VSX566ZP25.

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2015-2019 Ford F-150 and 2017-2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty, F-350 Super Duty, F-450 Super Duty, and F-550 Super Duty pick-up trucks equipped with an engine block heater and previously remedied under recall 18V894. During the previous repair, the block heater cable’s splice connector may have been damaged. A damaged cable could cause a resistive short, increasing the risk of overheated or melted wiring, increasing the risk of a fire. Ford will notify owners, and dealers will disable the engine block heater from being used. When replacement cables become available, a second notice will be mailed and dealers will replace the engine block heater cord, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 22, 2019. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 19S11.

General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2017-2019 Chevrolet Trax vehicles. A joint in one or both of the front lower-control arms may have been improperly welded. An improperly welded joint may break, resulting in the partial separation of the lower-control arm from the vehicle. A partial separation of the lower-control arm from the vehicle could cause the attached front wheel to toe outward, impacting the vehicle’s handling and steering and increasing the risk of crash. GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the left and right front lower-control arms, replacing them as necessary, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact GM customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM’s number for this recall is A182202370.

General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2019 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain vehicles. The rear-right seat may have insufficient welds on the head-restraint bracket. In the event of a crash, the insufficient welds may result in an increased risk of injury for an occupant seated in the rear-right position. GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear-right seatback frame, free of charge. The recall began April 15, 2019. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM’s number for this recall is N192209550.

Gulf States Toyota (GST) is recalling certain 2019 C-HR, 4Runner, Avalon, Avalon Hybrid, Camry, Camry Hybrid, Highlander, Land Cruiser, Prius, RAV4, Sequoia, Tacoma, Sienna, Tundra and Yaris vehicles. The text on the load capacity label may become illegible. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, “Tire Selection and Rims.” If the driver cannot read the label, they may unknowingly overload the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. GST will notify owners, and dealers will provide corrected load carrying capacity modification labels, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on May 13, 2019. Owners may contact GST customer service at 1-800-444-1074. GST’s number for this recall is 19R1.

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Acura MDX and Honda Pilot vehicles and 2019 Acura RLX, RLX Sport Hybrid, TLX and Honda Odyssey and Ridgeline vehicles. The timing belt teeth may separate from the belt. Teeth separation from the timing belt may result in an engine stall, increasing the risk of crash. Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicle and replace any affected timing belt free of charge. Vehicles receiving a replacement timing belt will also have the engine inspected and any damaged components will be replaced for free. The recall is expected to begin June 1, 2019. Honda owners may contact customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda’s number for this recall is L4M. Acura owners may contact customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Acura’s number for this recall is Z4L.

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Odyssey vehicles. Loose battery terminal connections or a degraded battery may cause the Transmission Control Unit (TCU) to unexpectedly reboot. Upon rebooting, the TCU may shift the transmission to the “Park” position, possibly damaging the parking rod. A damaged parking rod can allow the vehicle to roll when parked, increasing the risk of a crash or injury. Honda will notify owners, and dealers will ensure the battery terminal connections are secure and will update the TCU software, free of charge. Additionally, the parking rod effectiveness will be checked. The recall is expected to begin June 1, 2019. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda’s numbers for this recall are Z4J, Y4K.

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2019 Sedona vehicles equipped with an 8-passenger seat arrangement. The seat belt buckle for the second-row middle seat may have been improperly installed on the wrong side of the seat, preventing the proper use of the 3-point seat belt. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, “Occupant Crash Protection.” A seat belt that cannot be properly used increases the risk of injury in the event of a crash. Kia has notified owners, and dealers will inspect the seat belt installation, and reinstall the seat belt buckle to the correct side if necessary, free of charge. The recall began April 8, 2019. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia ‘s number for this recall is SC177.


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Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2009-2013 Forester vehicles, 2008-2011 Impreza vehicles, 2008-2014 WRX vehicles, 2005-2014 Legacy vehicles, 2005-2014 Outback vehicles and 2006-2008 Tribeca vehicles equipped with a mechanical key ignition switch installed as a replacement part. The ball spring inside the switch may break, reducing the strength of the ignition switch. If this occurs, the weight on the key ring and certain road conditions could cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position to the accessory position, turning off the engine. The engine turning off unexpectedly can increase the risk of a crash. If a crash occurs under this condition, the air bag may not deploy, increasing the risk of injury. Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the ignition switch, replacing the ignition switch, if necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 10, 2019. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Subaru’s number for this recall is WUF-91.

Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain 2010-2013 Kizashi and 2006-2013 Grand Vitara vehicles. The front passenger leather seat may shrink due to high humidity and high temperature. As a result, the occupant classification system (OCS) sensor mat may not accurately detect if an adult or child is occupying the seat. In the event of a crash necessitating airbag deployment, an incorrect classification may result in the passenger frontal air bag deploying even if there is a child in the front passenger seat, increasing their risk of injury. Suzuki will notify owners, and dealers will replace the seat bottom cushion, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Suzuki customer service at 1-800-934-0934. Suzuki’s numbers for this recall are 4011 and 4012.

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2019 Atlas and 2020 Passat vehicles. An incorrect driver and/or front passenger side impact air bag may have been installed. In an event of a side impact crash, an incorrect side airbag may not deploy as intended, increasing the risk of injury. Volkswagen has inspected and replaced the side air bags, free of charge. The recall was completed in April 2019. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen’s number for this recall is 69Y8.

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2017-2019 Golf Sportwagen, 2019 Jetta, 2015-2019 Golf, and 2018-2019 Tiguan vehicles. The rear coil springs may prematurely fracture. If a coil spring fractures while driving, it may damage a rear tire causing a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash. Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear axle coil springs, free of charge. The recall began April 12, 2019. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen’s number for this recall is 42J5.


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Nothing significant to report this month.


Please note: This is only a list of recalls we feel may be of interest to the RVing community. There may be other recalls which may affect you — please make it a point to visit appropriate government sources for more information.


What is a recall?
When a manufacturer or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) determines that a car or item of motor vehicle equipment creates an unreasonable risk to safety or fails to meet minimum safety standards, the manufacturer is required to fix that car or equipment at no cost to the consumer. That can be done by repairing it, replacing it, offering a refund (for equipment) or, in rare cases, repurchasing the car.

What should I do if my vehicle is included in this recall?
If your vehicle is included in this recall, it is very important that you get it fixed as soon as possible given the potential danger to you and your passengers if it is not addressed. You should receive a separate letter in the mail from the vehicle manufacturer, notifying you of the recall and explaining when the remedy will be available, whom to contact to repair your vehicle or equipment, and to remind you that the repair will be done at no charge to you. If you believe your vehicle is included in the recall, but you do not receive a letter in the mail from the vehicle manufacturer, please call NHTSA’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236, or contact your vehicle manufacturer or dealership.

Thank you for your attention to this important safety matter and for your commitment to helping save lives on America’s roadways.

Here are some useful websites regarding recalls:
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is the agency which handles vehicle recalls.
• Here is a link to the main NHTSA website, which covers everything they do.
• Here’s a link to where you can enter your vehicle’s VIN to see if it has ever been involved in a recall.
• Here is the link if you ever want to file a vehicle safety complaint.

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