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Old 08-28-2016, 11:04 AM   #1
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Recall of 2017 Freedom Express

"Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain model year 2017 Coachmen Freedom Express recreational vehicles, models FET28SE, FET282BHDS, FET282BHDSLE, FET281RLDS, FET281RLDSLE, FET29SE, FET292BHDS and FET292BHDSLE, manufactured May 16, 2016, to July 19, 2016. These vehicles may have insufficient space between the slide room driveshaft and the driver's side tires, causing the tires to rub.
CONSEQUENCE:

If the driveshaft rubs against the tires, tire failure may result, possibly causing a loss of control and increasing the risk of a crash. REMEDY:

A remedy plan has not yet been determined.
The recall is expected to begin September 16, 2016. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-825-8205. Forest River's number for this recall is 220-07192016-0229. "


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How does an RV go into production without any apparent review of component functionality? IMO this is proof of a lack of any real quality mindset.
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Old 08-29-2016, 05:31 PM   #2
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Ok so I have a 2017 292BHDSLE. How do I tell if I have a model that's recalled?


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Ok so I have a 2017 292BHDSLE. How do I tell if I have a model that's recalled?


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Per my post, call FR
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Old 08-29-2016, 11:19 PM   #4
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Old 08-30-2016, 02:40 PM   #5
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I posted that a couple days ago and thought owners would really appreciate "A remedy plan has not yet been determined.".
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I posted that a couple days ago and thought owners would really appreciate "A remedy plan has not yet been determined.".

Ya kind of gives you a feeling for the reality of the design process at FR assembly plant.
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Ya kind of gives you a feeling for the reality of the design process at FR assembly plant.
It seems like a major engineering headache. What do owners do in the mean time? How long until the units will be fixed? This is a big safety problem, especially for those on the road far from home.
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It seems like a major engineering headache. What do owners do in the mean time? How long until the units will be fixed? This is a big safety problem, especially for those on the road far from home.
Good questions for FR. Have u called them yet?

RE "Engineering" headache. Are you assuming they actually have degreed engineers with either Automotive or some other vehicle engineering experience?

iMO if they do, I understand why they are no longer working in "Detroit" based on the quality, or lack thereof they allow to be built.
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Remedy- remove offending tire. Cant cause problems then. This sounds like a lot of nice people are going to be without their campers for some time.
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