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Coachmen Prism Recalls

There have been 3 recalls on Prism vehicles in recent years. The latest, dated 2016-05-03 and published by the NHTSA on 2016-06-03, was due to a problem with the driver side inflator module. Since 2007, Prism's have experienced approximately 6 recall(s) due to hazards with various components, including the recreational vehicle, roof and pillars, lpg systems, engine and engine cooling and diesel. See a list of recalls for your model year below.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Also check the list of Additional Coachmen Models to the right. At times, the manufacturer or the NHTSA may use slightly different model names, or group models together by series.

Recalled Coachmen Prism vehicles

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2016-05-03 (Published by NHTSA on 2016-06-03)
Recall Summary: Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain model year 2007-2014 Solera, and Coachmen Prism vehicles, built on Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter chassis. Upon deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.
Hazard: In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.
Remedy: Forest River will notify owners, and either Mercedes-Benz or Freightliner dealers will replace the driver frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. Parts are not currently available. Interim notices will be sent beginning June 28, 2016. A second notice will be sent when remedy parts are available. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-877-496-3691 or may call the Sprinter/Takata hotline at 1-877-496-3691. Forest River's number for this recall is 51-04262016-0182.
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.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=16V267000
   
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.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=15V798000
   
2015-03-30 (Published by NHTSA on 2015-04-08)
Recall Summary: Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain model year 2015 Coachmen Prism recreational vehicles manufactured from July 1, 2014, through October 14, 2014 and built on Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis. In the affected vehicles, the abutting wedge, a component attached to the door jamb to make opening the door easier after a severe frontal impact, may have been installed incorrectly.
Hazard: If a vehicle that has an incorrectly installed abutting wedge is involved in a severe frontal crash, greater force may be necessary to open the doors, increasing the risk of injury.
Remedy: Sprinter will notify owners, and Sprinter dealers will check the installation of the abutting wedge, correcting it as necessary, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-642-0437. Forest River's number for this recall is 15V-082.
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.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=15V187000
   
2014-08-13 (Published by NHTSA on 2014-09-23)
Recall Summary: Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain model year 2012-2015 Coachmen 2150LE Prism motor homes manufactured July 2011 to May 2014. Due to the welds being in an improper location, the liquid propane (LP) tank support braces may not be secure, allowing the LP tank to drop and fall off the vehicle while in transit.
Hazard: If the LP tank drops or falls off the vehicle while in transit, there is an increased risk of fire or explosion.
Remedy: Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will install a repair kit, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Coachmen customer service at 1-800-353-7383.
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.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=14V499000
   
2010-03-04 (Published by NHTSA on 2010-03-04)
Recall Summary: COACHMEN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2009-2010 PRISM AND FREELANDER RECREATIONAL VEHICLES BUILT ON 2008 SPRINTER CHASSIS. THE ENGINE CONTROL MODULE MAY NOT ACTUATE THE EGR VALVE SUFFICIENTLY TO PREVENT SOOT ACCUMULATION, RESULTING IN IMPROPER VALVE OPERATION OR STICKING.
Hazard: IMPROPER VALVE OPERATION MAY CAUSE EXCESSIVE EXHAUST EMISSIONS, ILLUMINATION OF THE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP AND A VEHICLE LIMP-IN CONDITION INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy: COACHMEN IS WORKING WITH CHRYSLER TO REMEDY THIS CAMPAIGN AND WILL REPROGRAM THE VEHICLE'S ENGINE CONTROL MODULE FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JANUARY 8, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT COACHMEN AT 800-453-6064 AND CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
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 .
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=10V078000
   
2008-03-20 (Published by NHTSA on 2008-03-20)
Recall Summary: COACHMEN IS RECALLING 2 MY 2009 PRISM CLASS C MOTOR HOMES BUILT ON CHRYSLER MY 2007 DODGE OR FREIGHTLINER SPRINTER CHASSIS EQUIPPED WITH 3.0L DIESEL ENGINES. THE CRANKSHAFT POSITION SENSOR MAY HAVE BEEN MANUFACTURED INCORRECTLY. THE ENGINE COULD FAIL DUE TO SEPARATION OF BOND WIRES FROM THE LEAD FRAME IN THE SENSOR. THIS RESULTS IN AN INTERRUPTION IN THE ELECTRICAL CONNECTION IN THE CHIP HOUSING OF THE SENSOR.
Hazard: THIS COULD CAUSE THE VEHICLE'S ENGINE TO STALL OR NOT START UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy: COACHMEN IS WORKING WITH CHRYSLER TO REPLACE THE CRANKSHAFT SENSORS FREE OF CHARGE (PLEASE SEE 07V594). THE TWO VEHICLES INVOLVED ARE STILL IN COACHMEN'S POSSESSION AND WILL BE REMEDIED PRIOR TO BEING SHIPPED TO DEALERS.
Additional Info: CUSTOMERS 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.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=08V127000
   
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