Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
FOREST RIVER / BERKSHIRE 2010-2012
FOREST RIVER / CHARLESTON 2010-2012
Manufacturer: Forest River, Inc. Report Receipt Date: JAN 07, 2013
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13V005000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CRUISE CONTROL
Potential Number of Units Affected: 451
Forest River is recalling certain model year 2010-2012 Berkshire and Charleston diesel motorhomes. The chassis are equipped with connectors for diode jumpers that may come loose, resulting in an open circuit. Two circuits are affected: The one that disengages the cruise control with brake pedal use, and the one that illuminates the brake lights with brake pedal use.
Failure of the cruise control to disengage when the brakes are applied may increase the risk of a vehicle crash. Without the brake lights illuminating when the brakes are applied, the driver's intent is not communicated, increasing the risk of a crash.
Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) is performing this recall on behalf of Forest River. DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the diode jumpers to make sure they are fully locked in place and will correct the vehicles as needed. The recall is expected to begin on January 28, 2013. Owners should contact Daimler Trucks Warranty Campaigns Department at (800) 547-0712, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time Monday through Friday, e-mail address DTNA.Warranty.Campaigns@Daimler.com
, or the Customer Assistance Center at (800) FTL-HELP after normal business hours.
Daimler's recall campaign number is FL-634. 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)