Automotive recall

Transport Canada Recall - 2020228 - FOREST RIVER

Brand(s)
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Summary

Product
Motorhome recalled by FOREST RIVER
Issue
Vehicle - Powertrain
What to do

Affected products

2021 | FOREST RIVER | FORESTER, 2021 | FOREST RIVER | SUNSEEKER

Issue

Issue: On certain motorhomes, the rear axle was not properly filled with oil. As a result, the tail bearings could seize and the pinion stem could break. If this happens, the driveshaft could separate from the rear axle and cause a loss of power to the wheels. This could also cause the vehicle to move when the transmission is in park, if the parking brake is not used. Safety Risk: A loss of power to the wheels could increase the risk of a crash. Additionally, unintended vehicle movement could increase the risk of injury and/or a crash. Corrective Actions: Forest River will notify owners by mail and instruct you to take your motorhome to a Ford or Lincoln dealer to have the rear axle checked. Axles found with lubricant at or above the “minimum” level will be filled to the “full” level. Axles that are filled below the minimum oil level will be replaced.

Additional information

Background
Visit Transport Canada’s Motor Vehicle Safety Recalls Database for the original recall.
Details
Original published date:
Alert / recall type
Automotive recall
Category
Vehicles - Motorhome
Companies
Published by
Transport Canada
Audience
General public
Identification number
RA-66239
Transport Canada ID
2020228