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Forest River recalls RV for defective placard

Forest River recalls RV for defective placard

WASHINGTON — Forest River is recalling certain model year 2017 Puma trailers, models PT38DBS and PT38RLQ, manufactured Aug. 15 to Nov. 15.

The Federal placards on the affected vehicles have incorrect tire and rim information. The placard incorrectly states a combination of ST225/75R15/D tires needing 65 PSI and a rim designation of 15X6.0JJ, while the vehicle is actually equipped with ST235/80R/16E tires needing 80 PSI and a rim designation of 16X6.0JJ.

As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, “Tire Selection and Rims.” Forest River believes only 23 vehicles are impacted by the recall.

If referencing the information that is on the federal placard, the owner could under-inflate the tires causing a reduction of vehicle handling and increasing the risk of a crash, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Remedy

Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will replace the incorrect Federal placard with a correct one, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin Jan. 19. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 574.642.0606. Forest River’s number for this recall is 420-11162016-0276.

SOURCE: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration bulletin

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