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Forest River XLR Recalls

There have been 2 recalls on XLR vehicles in recent years. The latest, dated 2017-08-28 and published by the NHTSA on 2017-09-12, was due to a problem with the tires. Since 2004, XLR's have experienced approximately 16 recall(s) due to hazards with various components, including the non-powered axle assembly, recreational vehicle, labels, equipment and lpg water heater . See a list of recalls for your model year below.

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Recalled Forest River XLR vehicles

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2017-08-28 (Published by NHTSA on 2017-09-12)
Recall Summary: Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2018 XLR ToyHaulers, models XLT23KW and XLT23KW-W. The Federal Placard on these vehicles may not provide the incorrect tire and rim combination information of ST225/75R15/E tires needing 80 PSI and rims of 16X6.0JJ. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, "Tire Selection and Rims."
Hazard: If the information is incorrect, operators could install the incorrect size replacement tires, which can increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy: Forest River will notify owners and provide a corrected Federal Placard, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 23, 2017. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-642-0432. Forest River's number for this recall is 45-0509.
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=17V523000
   
2017-05-03 (Published by NHTSA on 2017-06-02)
Recall Summary: Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2014 XLR Hyperlite toyhaulers. These vehicles have an axle equalizer knurled bolt (axle shackle locating bolt) that may not be properly seated in the chassis axle hanger.
Hazard: If the equalizer knurled bolt is not installed properly, the bolt may not properly secure the axle, allowing it to shift and result in a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy: Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will replace any equalizer knurled bolts and nuts that were improperly installed, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on June 28, 2017. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-642-0431. Forest River's number for this recall is 45-03202017-0355.
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=17V292000
   
2017-04-28 (Published by NHTSA on 2017-05-10)
Recall Summary: Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Salem, Wildwood, XLR, Sanibel, Wildcat, Vengeance, Chaparral Lite and Columbus recreational trailers. The Federal Placard may inaccurately list the tire and rim combinations that are installed on the trailers. Additionally, the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) and the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) information may be incorrect. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, "Tire Selection and Rims," and 49 CFR part 567, "Certification."
Hazard: The incorrect information may cause the operator to install an incorrect replacement rim or tire, overinflate the tire, or overload the vehicle, all scenarios that may increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy: Forest River will notify owners and will provide a corrected Federal Placard, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 22, 2017. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-800-348-7440. Forest River's number for this recall is 51-04242017-0393.
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=17V282000
   
2017-04-06 (Published by NHTSA on 2017-04-19)
Recall Summary: Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2016-2017 XLR Toyhauler recreational vehicles. The fasteners for the side patio deck bar lock in these vehicles may not be strong enough, allowing the patio door to unlatch and the deck to drop unexpectedly.
Hazard: If the patio deck drops while the vehicle is in use, there would be an increased risk of a crash.
Remedy: Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fasteners with stronger ones, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 31, 2017. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-642-0432. Forest River's number for this recall is 45-03242017-0360.
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=17V227000
   
2017-02-01 (Published by NHTSA on 2017-02-08)
Recall Summary: Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2017 XLR fifth-wheel recreational vehicles. These vehicles have a Federal Placard that identifies the vehicle as a "Travel Trailer" when the placard should state "Fifth-Wheel." Also, the VIN does not correspond to the type of vehicle. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, "Certification."
Hazard: With the incorrect information, the operator may attempt to tow the vehicle incorrectly, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy: Forest River will notify owners, and will provide a new corrected Federal Placard, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 21, 2017. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-642-0432. Forest River's number for this recall is 45-0132016-0312.
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=17V060000
   
2016-11-22 (Published by NHTSA on 2016-11-24)
Recall Summary: Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain model year 2017 XLR recreational trailers, models XLF413AMP, XLF422AMP, WZXLF422AMP and XLF380AMP, manufactured September 29, 2016, to November 8, 2016. The affected vehicles may be equipped with an incorrect Federal Placard that does not indicate that the vehicle has a third axle. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, "Certification."
Hazard: If the Federal Placard is missing the correct axle information, the operator may overload the trailer, causing a loss of a vehicle control and increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy: Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will install a corrected Federal Placard, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 13, 2017. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-642-0432. Forest River's number for this recall is 45-11122016-0272.
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=16V846000
   
2016-11-15 (Published by NHTSA on 2016-12-15)
Recall Summary: Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain model year 2015-2017 FR3 motorhomes manufactured September 24, 2014, to May 12, 2016; 2015-2017 Prime Time Spartan toyhaulers manufactured June 10, 2014, to May 31, 2016; 2013-2016 Palomino Columbus toyhaulers manufactured October 4, 2012, to December 4, 2015; and 2015-2016 XLR Thunderbolt and Nitro toyhaulers manufactured May 23, 2014, to November 23, 2016. These vehicles were equipped with certain aluminum, black, ladders manufactured by Christianson Industries. The affected ladders have retractable hinges, each with a welded 'top hat' that can separate from the hinge.
Hazard: If the hinges separate from the ladder while in use, the ladder may fall from the vehicle, increasing the risk of injury.
Remedy: Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will install a remedy kit to correct the issue, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 6, 2017. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-206-7600. Forest River's number for this recall is 51-11102016-0271.
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=16V828000
   
2016-06-22 (Published by NHTSA on 2016-07-21)
Recall Summary: Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain model year 2013-2016 XLR toyhaulers manufactured August 28, 2012, to November 5, 2015. These vehicles may have an axle equalizer knurled bolt (axle shackle locating bolt) that may not be properly seated in the chassis axle hanger.
Hazard: If the equalizer knurled bolt is not installed properly, the bolt may not properly secure the axle, allowing it to shift and result in a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy: Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will replace any equalizer knurled bolts and nuts that were improperly installed, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-642-0431. Forest River's number for this recall is 45-06102016-0208.
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=16V457000
   
2015-11-19 (Published by NHTSA on 2015-12-12)
Recall Summary: Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain model year 2012-2016 Berkshire, Charleston, Legacy, Dynamax, XLR, Continental Cargo, Work & Play, Shockwave, and Coachmen Brookstone recreational vehicles and toy haulers, equipped with Atwood on demand water heaters, models OD45, OD50, and OD50CW, manufactured January 2, 2012, to August 13, 2015. The affected water heaters have a water and gas valve that may cause the water heater to overheat the water in the hot water supply tap.
Hazard: The overheating of the water may result in the release of steam, possibly causing the operator is to scald themselves and increasing the risk of injury.
Remedy: Forest River will notify owners. The remedy for this recall is still under development. The recall is expected to begin January 12, 2016. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-800-348-7440, or Atwood customer service at 1-574-264-2131. Forest River's number for this recall is 51-11092015-0107.
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=15V771000
   
2015-08-05 (Published by NHTSA on 2015-08-07)
Recall Summary: Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 XLR vehicles, models T29HFS, T31FDK, T31FQSL, T30FQSL, T21FQSL, T24FQSL, T24HFS, T27HFS, T28TQDL and T30HDS, manufactured October 20, 2014, to July 14, 2015. In the affected vehicles, the wiring at the electrical inlet used for connecting external AC power to the trailer may have been strained during the assembly process. As a result, the wiring may loosen at the inlet connector.
Hazard: If the wires are not properly secured to the connector, the wires may arc, increasing the risk of a vehicle fire.
Remedy: Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will rewire the inlet to relieve the wiring strain and secure the electrical wiring connections, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 30, 2015. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-642-0437. Forest River's number for this recall is 51-07302015-0068.
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=15V493000
   
2015-06-19 (Published by NHTSA on 2015-07-09)
Recall Summary: Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain model year 2013 XLR and Vengeance, 2010 Sandpiper, 2004 Auto Plus, 2008 Cargo Mate and 2015-2016 Hydra-Lift trailers. In the affected trailers, the studs that are used to attach the wheels to the axle hubs may break.
Hazard: If the wheel studs break, the wheel could detach from the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy: Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will replace any affected wheel hub, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 10, 2015. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-534-3167. Forest River's number for this recall is 51-05282015-0042.
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=15V390000
   
2015-03-06 (Published by NHTSA on 2015-03-12)
Recall Summary: Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain model year 2015 XLR Nitro XLT31FQSL recreational vehicles manufactured July 21, 2014, to January 31, 2015 and configured with a garage in the rear of the trailer and an optional fueling station. If the fueling station nozzle is fully extended and pulled as far forward as possible, the hose may be too close to the fuel burning appliance to prevent the fuel vapors from igniting.
Hazard: If the vapor from the fueling nozzle is able to reach the fuel burning appliance, there is an increased risk of a vehicle fire.
Remedy: Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will relocate the fueling station box and hose nozzle to a safe distance from the fuel burning appliance, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in March 2015. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-642-0437. Forest River's number for this recall is 45-02102015.
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=15V130000
   
2015-03-06 (Published by NHTSA on 2015-03-12)
Recall Summary: Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling one model year 2015 XLR Hyperlite XLR31FDK recreational vehicle manufactured September 30, 2014, to November 25, 2015, and equipped with a front deck for carrying motorcycles and quad runners and an optional fueling station. If the fueling station nozzle is fully extended and pulled as far forward as possible, the hose may be too close to the fuel burning appliance to prevent the fuel vapors from igniting.
Hazard: If the vapors released by fueling a vehicle stored in the trailer is able to reach the flame or heating element of a fuel burning appliance it may ignite, increasing the risk of a fire.
Remedy: Forest River will notify the owner, and a dealer will remove the fueling station, hose, pump, and nozzle, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in March 2015. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-642-0437. Forest River's number for this recall is 45-02172015.
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=15V131000
   
2015-03-03 (Published by NHTSA on 2015-03-13)
Recall Summary: Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2015 XLR XLF375AMP, XLR XLF380AMP, XLR XLF386X12HP, XLR XLF395AMP, XLR XLF415AMP, and XLR XLF425AMP recreational vehicles and toy haulers. The vehicles may be equipped with the incorrect hitch assembly rating information. The correct gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) is 18,000lbs, however the Certification label states that the GVWR rating is 21,000lbs. As such, these trailers fail to conform to Part 567, "Certification."
Hazard: If the trailer is loaded based on the incorrect GVWR, the hitch assembly would be overloaded which may result in hitch assembly failure, causing a loss of control and increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy: Forest River will notify owners and will send corrected Certification, Tire Information, and Cargo Carrying Capacity labels, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-206-7600. Forest River's number for this recall is 45-03022015.
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=15V126000
   
2014-04-29 (Published by NHTSA on 2014-05-29)
Recall Summary: Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain model year 2014 XLR XLT29HSF fifth wheel recreational travel trailers manufactured October 10, 2013, through April 16, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the Federal Certification label incorrectly states that the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) is 11,135 pounds instead of the correct GVWR of 9,774 pounds as well as incorrectly stating the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) as 5,080 pounds instead of the correct GAWR of 4,400 pounds. As such, the vehicles do not conform to Part 567, "Certification."
Hazard: If the trailer is loaded to the specifications listed on the label, tire failure may result, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy: Forest River will notify owners and will supply a corrected certification label, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in June 2014. Owners may contact Forest River 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=14V220000
   
2013-05-17 (Published by NHTSA on 2013-05-18)
Recall Summary: Forest River is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Forest River models Blue Ridge, Cardinal, Cherokee, Columbus, EVO, Georgetown, Flagstaff, Forester, Lexington, Puma, Rockwood, Sabre, Salem, Sandpiper, Sandstorm, Sierra, Stealth, Sunseeker, Wildcat, Wildwood, Work and Play and XLR; Coachmen models Brookstone, Catalina, Chaparral, Concord, Encounter, Freedom Express, Freelander, Leprechaun, Mirada, Pursuit, and Sportcoach; Prime Time models Avenger, Crusader, Lacrosse, Saniber, and Tracer; Palomino model Maverick Truck Camper; Cargo Mate model Eliminator and Shasta models Revere, Phoenix recreational vehicles manufactured from February 13, 2013, through April 18, 2013. Due to a design change in the power awning motor assembly, the motor assembly screws may unknowingly shear.
Hazard: If the motor assembly screws shear, it is possible that the awning can unfurl unexpectedly, either while the vehicle is at rest or while in transit, increasing the risk of personal injury or a vehicle crash.
Remedy: Forest River will notify owners and Dometic staff will replace the affected motors with motors of a different design. A notification schedule has not yet been provided. Owners may contact Forest River at 1-574-389-4600 or Dometic at 1-888-447-0003 for more information. Owners are being instructed not to drive their vehicle until repairs can be performed.
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=13V203000
   
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Additional Forest River Models

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All American SportAll American Sport Rv
All American Sport XlrAmera-lite
Auto MasterAuto Plus
AviatorBerkshire
Blue RidgeBrookstone
CardinalCargo Mate
CargoportCedar Creek
Chaparrel LiteCharleston
CherokeeCherokee Grey Wolf
Cherokee Wolf PupColumbus
ConcordCross Country
CrossfitCrusader
DynamaxEliminator
EncoreEncounter
EVOF33-ckts
FlagstaffForest River
ForesterFR3
FreelanderGeorgetown
Grand SurveyorHydra-lift
IsataLegacy
LegendLeprechaun
LexingtonLexington Gt
Mb CruiserMirada
Mirada SelectMotorhome
OrionPalomino
Palomino SolaireParcelport
PathfinderPrime Time
PumaPursuit
QualifierR Pod
RainierRance
ReflectionRegency
REVRidgeview
Riverstone LegacyRockport
RockwoodSabre
SalemSalem Le
Salem LiteSandpiper
SandstormSanibel
ShastaShockwave
SierraSolera
SpartanStealth
Stealth EvoSunseeker
SurveyorTravel Trailer
TsunamiVengeance
VibeVlite
WildcatWildcat Maxx
WildwoodWildwood Le
Wildwood LiteWindjammer
WindsongWork And Play
WorkportXlr Toyhauler

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