Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Safety Alert

Forest River, Inc., (Forest River) is recalling certain model year 2010-2013 Sunseeker, Forester, and Lexington motorhomes

Vehicle Make / Model:

   

Model Year(s):

FOREST RIVER / FORESTER

   

2010-2013

FOREST RIVER / LEXINGTON

   

2010-2013

FOREST RIVER / SUNSEEKER

   

2010-2013

Manufacturer: FOREST RIVER, INC.

Report Receipt Date: SEP 18, 2012

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V458000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

 

Component: EQUIPMENT:RECREATIONAL VEHICLE:LPG LINES AND FITTINGS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,585

Summary:
Forest River, Inc., (Forest River) is recalling certain model year 2010-2013 Sunseeker 2860, 3120, 3170, Forester 2861, 3121, 3171, and Lexington 283 Class C motorhomes, manufactured from August 18, 2009, through September 12, 2012. The liquid propane gas (LPG) fuel line that supplies fuel to appliances in the slide out, can become damaged.

Consequence:
A damaged LPG fuel line can lead to an explosion and/or fire, increasing the risk of injury or death.

Remedy:
Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will repair the affected vehicles free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in October 2012. Owners may contact Forest River at 1-574-295-8749.

Notes:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.