Thursday, November 30, 2023


Forest River RV recalls some motorhomes on Freightliner chassis

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling 416 model year 2016-2017 Forest River Berkshire, 2012-2017 Forest River Charleston, 2013-2015 Coachmen Cross Country and Pathfinder, and 2014-2015 Glaval Synergy motorhomes built on Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) chassis.

The power steering hose on the affected vehicles may be routed incorrectly, and, as a result, the hose may rub against the power stud on the starter motor, possibly causing electrical arcing and a power steering fluid leak. Electrical arcing in the presence of leaking power steering fluid can increase the risk of a fire.

Forest River will notify owners, and Freightliner dealers will reroute the power steering hose to provide proper clearance, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 15, 2018. Owners may contact DTNA (Daimler Trucks North America, formerly Freightliner) customer service at 1-800-547-0712, Forest River customer service at 1-574-295-2117, Coachmen customer service at 1-574-825-8212, or Glaval customer service at 1-574-343-5167. Forest River’s number for this recall is 51-0665.

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Jenay Korpal (@guest_22462)
5 years ago

We have a 2016 Berkshire 40 A. Does the recall
On power steering apply to us
I can send the vin #.
SOLD TO Tri City Rv Bay City Mi. 989684 3123

RV Staff
5 years ago
Reply to  Jenay Korpal

Hi, Jenay. We don’t have the specific information on each unit being recalled. However, you can phone the customer service department at Forest River at 1-574-295-2117. Give them this recall number for reference: 51-0665. Or you can click on this website: — which is the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration page — to search for your specific vehicle by its VIN. Just type in the VIN and, if their information is up to date, it should answer your question. We hope this helps, and good luck. —Diane at P.S. I removed your phone number from your comment to help protect your privacy.

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