WASHINGTON — Forest River is recalling six 2017 XLR fifth wheel recreation vehicles which have a federal placard that identifies the vehicle as a “travel trailer” when the placard should state “fifth wheel,” the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported.
Also, the VIN does not correspond to the type of vehicle. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, “Certification.”
With the incorrect information, the operator may attempt to tow the vehicle incorrectly, increasing the risk of a crash, NHTSA warned.
Forest River will notify owners, and will provide a new corrected Federal Placard, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 21. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 574.642.0432. Forest River’s number for this recall is 45-0132016-0312.
SOURCE: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration bulletin