Oh, this is not good news for some motorhome owners.
Jayco, Inc. is recalling certain 2019-2023 Entegra Launch, Launch LE, Qwest, Jayco Melbourne, Melbourne Prestige, Terrain, and Terrain LE motorhomes. The guide bushing on the parking pawl may fatigue, which can cause the parking pawl not to engage and result in a vehicle rollaway. As many as 2,845 RVs may be affected.
Needless to say, a rollaway RV increases the risk of a crash to both the vehicle, other vehicles and, of course, anyone walking by. So not a good scene.
Dealers will update the software of the electronic stability, transmission control, direct select module, and electronic ignition switch control units, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed March 22, 2023. Owners may contact Jayco customer service at 1-800-283-8267. Jayco’s number for this recall is MB 22V-796.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153).
So you pay $150 grand for a fancy 4X4, 19 foot long(short) off-road Class B, take it out into BLM somewhere out west, park it on a slight grade, and it rolls away from you (off that cliff you parked beside) as you hike out to enjoy that dry wilderness you were after. Hmmmm? You return only to discover your $150 grand adventure vehicle has (tongue in cheek) let you down. Now you have to hike back out, hoping you have enough water with you to survive long enough to reach help. Thank goodness we’re only talking about fewer than 3000 vehicles here. Still, that’s roughly $450 million worth of recreational vehicles. Somehow I think those RV manufaturers have figured out how to capitalize on “Adventures in the BLM”. What do you think? 50% profits on these adventure vehicles?