NHTSA: Keystone RV, Thor, REV and Daimler Van Announce Recalls

Apr 29, 2019 | Member News

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration has issued recalls for several RV brands.


Keystone RV issued a recall for certain 2018 and 2019 Dutchmen Kodiak trailers, models 255BHSL and 283BHSL, equipped with 15 inch tires, due to insufficient tire clearance to the floor. The clearance allows the tire to contact the underside of the floor and potentially resulting in tire failure. Keystone notified owners and dealers that it will install a suspension lift kit for free of charge. Owners may contact Keystone customer service at 1-866-425-4369. They should provide recall #19-349. A total of 561 units are affected.


Thor Motor Coach is recalling certain 2018 Thor Chateau and Four Winds motorhomes and 2019 to 2020 Magnitude and Omni motorhomes. The backup camera displays  may revert back to the factory default setting, which could cause the camera image to be reversed. Thor will install a harness that will prevent the image from inverting, free of charge. The company plans to notify owners and dealers with the expected recall date of May 27. TMC customer service can be reached at 1-877-855-2687. The recall number is RC000168. A total of 110 units are potentially affected.


Thor also plans to recall certain 2018 and 2019 Quantum RW28 motorhomes, which could be missing the mid-ship marker lights. These vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of FMVSS NO. 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices and Associated Equipment.” Owners will be notified that dealers will inspect and install the mid-ship market lights as needed, free of charge. The recall will begin on May 20. Thor’s customer service can be reached at 1-877-855-2867. TMC’s number for this recall is RC000167. A total of 97 units are potentially affected.


REV Recreation Group issued a recall for certain 2019 Fleetwood Flair and Holiday Rambler Admiral motorhomes. The metal battery hold down straps or their mounting brackets may contact the terminals for the auxiliary batteries, possibly resulting in a short circuit. REV plans to notify owners that the recall will begin on May 10, and dealers will rework the motorhomes to prevent the auxiliary batteries from shorting against the battery hold down straps and strap mounting brackets, free of charge. Owners can contact REV at 1-800-509-3417. The recall number is 190318REV. A total of 53 units are affected.


Daimler Vans USA plans to recall certain 2018 and 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Metris vehicles. The affected vehicles left the reassembly plant without the final quality inspection of safety-relevant parts or bolt connections, resulting in possible unknown safety risks. Daimler Vans will compete the final quality inspection free of charge. Owners can contact customer service at 1-877-762-8267 and reference recall number VSX566ZP25. Seven units are impacted by the recall.