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Forest River recalls 556 RVs because driveshaft coupling may fail

Forest River recalls 556 RVs because driveshaft coupling may fail

WASHINGTON — Forest River is recalling certain 2017 Glaval Commute; 2017-2018 Crossfit; 2016-2017 Starcraft Candidate II and Prodigy Bus and 2015-2017 Starcraft Starlite recreational transit buses built on Ford Transit chassis. In the affected vehicles, the flexible coupling connecting the transmission to the driveshaft may prematurely fail.

Remedy

Forest River will notify owners, and as an interim repair, Ford dealers will replace the flexible coupling on any vehicle with more than 30,000 miles.

A final remedy repair of a redesigned flexible coupling or a revised driveshaft equipped with a universal joint is being developed and is expected in early 2018.

These repairs will be made free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on Sept. 1. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1.800.392.3673 or Forest River customer service at 1.800.348.7440. Forest River’s number for this recall is 5.35.225-0461.

SOURCE: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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About Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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