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The following recall notices are from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). To search for recalls, investigations, and complaints by vehicle year, make, and model, visit www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/owners/SearchSafetyIssues. NHTSA's Vehicle Safety Hotline is (888) 327-4236.
Recall 17V-742: Certain 2017 Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans built from July 11 to August 9, 2017. The spare tire holder under the vehicle may not be properly secured. Info: Daimler Vans, (877) 762-8267.
Recall 17V-695: Certain 2016-2018 Aspire, Anthem, Cornerstone, and Insignia motorhomes built from February 23, 2015, to November 1, 2017. The vehicles have lights that do not include reflectors, and the vehicles do not have separate reflectors. Info: Entegra, (800) 517-9137.
Recall 17V-677: Certain 2017-2018 Rockwood and Flagstaff travel trailers built from January 15 to March 15, 2017. The slideout arm may contact and damage the passenger-side rear tire. Info: Forest River, (574) 642-5164.
Recall 17V-699: Certain 2018 Puma travel trailers built from October 24 to October 26, 2017. The installed tires are size ST205/75R15/C with a psi of 50, but the federal placards incorrectly list the tire size and tire pressure information. Info: Forest River, (574) 642-0588.
Recall 17V-707: Certain 2017-2018 Dynamax Isata ISC36DSD, ISC35DBD, and ISC36DSD4X4 motorhomes built from September 21, 2016, to October 27, 2017, on Ram chassis equipped with Cummins 6.7-liter turbo diesel engines that have Concentric-brand water pumps without a vent hole. The water pumps may leak coolant. Info: Forest River, (574) 262-3474, extension 212; or Chrysler, (800) 853-1403.
Recall 17V-708: Certain 2017-2018 XLR Toyhauler travel trailers (built from February 6 to October 23, 2017), Vengeance trailers (built from March 20 to October 19, 2017), and Wolf Pack trailers (built from February 10 to October 30, 2017), and equipped with an optional generator. The generator’s exhaust pipe is mounted too close to the trailer’s plastic underbelly. XLR info: (574) 642-0436; Vengeance and Wolf Pack info: (260) 499-2100.
Recall 17V-711: Certain 2018 Prime Time Fury travel trailers built from August 17 to October 30, 2017, and equipped with ST225/75R15E tires and 15X6.0JJ rims. Incorrect tire and rim information may appear on the federal placard. Info: Forest River, (574) 862-1025.
Recall 17V-724: Certain 2017-2018 Dynamax Isata ISC24FWM, ISC24RWM, ISC24FWMCD, and ISC24CBM motorhomes built from May 31, 2016, to November 9, 2017. If the vehicle is parked with the engine running, carbon monoxide may enter the passenger cabin through open windows or floor openings. Info: Forest River, (574) 262-3474.
Recall 17V-689: Certain 2018 Prowler and Trail Runner travel trailers built from July 10 to September 30, 2017. The wires for the electric brakes may get caught in the spring shackles during suspension movement, possibly severing wires. Info: Heartland, (877) 262-8032.
Recall 17V-690: Certain 2018 Pioneer travel trailers built from May 31 to October 6, 2017. The propane manifold block may be mounted too close to the center shackle, allowing the shackle to hit the propane hose fitting and cause a propane leak. Info: Heartland, (877) 262-8032.
Recall 17V-697: Certain 2018 Light travel trailers, models 312BHTS and 275RLS, built from August 15 to October 4, 2017. The safety chains may be rated for a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 7,600 pounds, but the trailer has a GVWR of 11,700 pounds. Info: Highland Ridge, (260) 768-7771.
Recall 17V-696: Certain 2016-2018 Jay Flight SLX travel trailers built from July 13, 2015, to August 17, 2017, and equipped with a 35-amp power converter. The electrical circuit from the battery does not have overcurrent protection, such as a fuse or circuit breaker. Info: Jayco, (800) 283-8267.
Recall 17V-688: Certain 2017-2018 Connect travel trailers built from January 13 to October 6, 2017, and equipped with an outside kitchen. The outlet for the outside kitchen areas does not have ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protection. Info: K.Z., (800) 768-4016, ext. 154 or 153.
Recall 17V-728: Certain 2017-2018 P50 motorhomes built from May 1, 2016, to October 31, 2017. The vehicles’ 100-amp self-resetting circuit breakers may trip unexpectedly, causing a loss of essential chassis systems. Info: Newell, (888) 363-9355.
Recall 17V-723: Certain 2015-2018 London Aire motorhomes built on Freightliner chassis from April 7, 2014, to November 13, 2017. When the high beams are activated, only the high-beam bulbs illuminate, instead of both high- and low-beam bulbs. Info: Daimler Trucks, (800) 547-0712, or Newmar, (800) 731-8300.
Recall 17V-693: Certain 2017-2018 Fleetwood Jamboree motorhomes built from June 7, 2016, to October 3, 2017, and Holiday Rambler Vesta motorhomes built from June 6, 2016, to September 22, 2017. The hydraulic leveling system lines may not be properly secured, allowing contact with other components, possibly resulting in a hydraulic fluid leak. Info: REV (800) 509-3417.
Recall 17V-692: Certain 2018 Ace, Axis, Hurricane, Windsport, and Vegas motorhomes built from September 27 to October 9, 2017. Wiring for trailer lights may have been inserted into the wrong locations of the trailer lighting socket, causing the trailer lights to malfunction. Info: Thor Motor Coach, (877) 500-1020.