Coachmen Encounter Recalls
There have been 3 recalls on Encounter vehicles in recent years. The latest, dated 2015-11-25 and published by the NHTSA on 2015-12-18, was due to a problem with the recreational vehicle. Approximately 9687 vehicles were involved. Since 2007, Encounter's have experienced approximately 5 recall(s) due to hazards with various components, including the trailer hitches, equipment, gear position indication (prndl), fuses and circuit breakers. See a list of recalls for your model year below.
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Detailed Recall Information for Coachmen Encounter
|2015-11-25||(Published by NHTSA on 2015-12-18)|
|Recall Summary:||Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2014 FR3, 2009 Forest River Encore, Sportscoach Elite, and Aurora, 2008-2009 Cruise Master, 2012-2015 Aviator, 2007-2014 Georgetown, 2007-2009 Legend, 2008-2012 Ridgeview, 2008-2014 Cross Country, 2010-2014 Coachmen Encounter, 2009-2014 Pathfinder, Solera, Mirada, Prism, and Pursuit motorhomes. The affected vehicles are equipped with certain Lippert-brand Coachstep Double and Triple Electric Steps. These steps use a bolt to attach the fan gear assembly to the steps. This bolt may fracture allowing the fan gear to disengage from the steps. As a result, the steps may not remain in the expected position and may be unstable.|
|Hazard:||Unstable entry and exit steps increase the risk of injury.|
|Remedy:||Forest River will notify owners and dealers will install a retainer bracket to reinforce the operating mechanism, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in January 19, 2016. Owners may contact Forest River customer service number at 1-574-389-4600. Forest River's number for this recall is 51-11102015-0109. Or owners can contact Lippert Components at 1-574-537-8900.|
|Additional Info:||Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.|
|2015-09-16||(Published by NHTSA on 2015-10-08)|
|Recall Summary:||Forest River, Inc., (Forest River) is recalling certain 2011-2016 Coachmen Pursuit, Mirada, and Encounter motorhomes manufactured from March 1, 2011, through September 11, 2015. In the affected vehicles, the trailer hitch attaching bolts and nuts may not have been properly tightened, allowing the hitch to detach during use.|
|Hazard:||If the trailer hitch partially or fully detaches from the motorhome while it is towing a vehicle, a loss of vehicle control could occur, increasing the risk of a crash.|
|Remedy:||Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will install a new fastener kit, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on November 12, 2015. Owners West of the Mississippi River may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-825-8317. Owners East of the Mississippi River may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-825-8305. Forest River's campaign number for this recall is 310-09112015-0086.|
|Additional Info:||Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.|
|2010-09-23||(Published by NHTSA on 2010-09-23)|
|Recall Summary:||COACHMEN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 MIRADA, ENCOUNTER, CROSS COUNTRY, AND PATHFINDER TRAVEL TRAILERS MANUFACTURED FROM JUNE 28, 2010, THROUGH AUGUST 26, 2010, AND MANUFACTURER WITH SIEMENS AND MURRAY BRAND ONE INCH PLUG-IN CIRCUIT BREAKERS, SINGLE AND DOUBLE POLE, 15 THROUGH 50 AMPS, MANUFACTURED BETWEEN JUNE 23 AND JULY 2, 2010. THE HOUSE TYPE CIRCUIT BREAKERS MAY BE FAULTY AND HEAT UP AND CAUSE A FIRE.|
|Hazard:||THIS COULD LEAD TO A FIRE, PROPERTY DAMAGE, OR PERSONAL INJURY.|
|Remedy:||DEALERS WILL REMOVE ALL BREAKERS FROM THE DISTRIBUTION PANEL AND INSPECT EACH BREAKER AND REMOVE AND/OR REPLACE WITH A NEW BREAKER FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING OCTOBER 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT COACHMEN RV CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-453-6064.|
|Additional Info:||OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .|
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Sources may include: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and companies involved with this or a related recall.