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Old 06-13-2016, 11:38 AM   #1
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Exclamation RECALL

Report Receipt Date: MAY 11, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V285000
Component(s): STEERING , SUSPENSION
Potential Number of Units Affected: 38
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Manufacturer: Forest River, Inc.
SUMMARY:
Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Berkshire recreational vehicles manufactured May 29, 2015, to April 26, 2016 and built on Daimler Trucks chassis. The front sway bar mounting brackets may not fit properly on the axle causing the mounting bolts to bend or loosen.
CONSEQUENCE:
If the sway bar bolts loosen, the sway bar may detach from the axle, affecting the handling and increasing the risk of a crash.
REMEDY:
Forest River will notify owners, and Daimler Trucks dealers will modify the mounting of the sway bar, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 4, 2016. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712. Forest River's number for this recall is 40-05032016-0183.
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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 Home | Safercar -- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
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Old 06-13-2016, 01:06 PM   #2
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Old 06-13-2016, 01:41 PM   #3
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Confused to say the least? Didn't know any Berkshires built on a Diamler truck chassis, thought all were on a freightliner chassis.
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Confused to say the least? Didn't know any Berkshires built on a Diamler truck chassis, thought all were on a freightliner chassis.
Freightliner is a division of Daimler
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Old 06-14-2016, 04:50 PM   #6
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Received our letter about the recall yesterday. "a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists on specific Freightliner Custom Chassis motorhome chassis manufactured March 10, 2015 through January 14, 2016, with certain Detroit front axles" This letter was sent from Daimler Trucks North America LLC but when we called the number they offered for "any questions about the recall" we were told:

"So far No One from Daimler Trucks has any info on the recall other than to tell owners to "not drive the MH or drive with caution" He said "someone sent the letters out before they were supposed to" ????

No One from Detroit Diesel has any info on the recall but said "repair facilities should get notification about repairs by Thursday.

No One at Forest River has any info on the recall but is looking into it.

No one at the 2 repair facilities I called have any info on the recall in their systems.

If I get any more info I will post it.
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Old 06-14-2016, 05:01 PM   #7
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There is nothing written anywhere in the letter we received that says anything about "the recall will start July 4th"
If there is a defect it already started...........
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Detroit Diesel has serial numbers

I talked to DD this morning. They checked my vin to get my axle serial number, then checked that serial number against their list of recall numbers. We are not included, according to the person on the phone.
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I just contacted FR and FTL. FR told me that it looks like only about 6 of their units are actually affected, but that the list is not finalized yet. My VIN did not appear on the "known" list. I called FTL to see what their list says and they told me that they are still working on going through the VINs and that a list should be finalized within 1-2 days. I am going to be calling back on Friday to hopefully find out for sure.
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There is nothing written anywhere in the letter we received that says anything about "the recall will start July 4th"
If there is a defect it already started...........
Karen,

Did you give Freightliner 24/7 a Call?

They should be able to look up your axel serial number by VIN and tell you if you are in the affected group.
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