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RV Recall Alert: Is Your RV Affected By Recent Recalls?


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The Latest RV Recalls For 2022-2023 Motorhomes & Trailers

In early August, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued RV recalls that could affect more than 50,000 new RVs. The 2022 and 2023 RVs come from seven different manufacturers, with the largest recall coming from Forest River. 

The issues in the majority of the RVs are mainly due to a faulty and potentially hazardous awning. Other recalls are due to a cracked propane quick-connect fitting, mislabeling of the GVW rating, and an incorrectly installed axle. 

If you have a new RV from the following manufacturers, it’s a good idea to check and see if your model is on the list of recalls. Here is the list of manufacturers who are doing recalls on 2022 or 2023 RVs right now:

  • Alliance RV – 2023 Paradigm and Valor travel trailers
  • Cruiser RV – Certain 2022 Shadow Cruiser models
  • Ember Recreational Vehicles – 2022 Overland series trailers, model numbers 191MDB, 190MDB, 170MBH, and 170MRB
  • Forest River – Certain 2022-2023 Coachmen Catalina, Cross Trail, Pursuit, Sportscoach, East to West Della Terra, Silver Lake, Forest River Forester, FR3, Sunseeker, Wildwood, 2022 Coachmen Adrenaline, Apex, Brookstone, Chaparral, Chapparral Lite, Clipper, Freedom Express, Independence Trail, Mirada, Spirit, Viking, Work and Play, East to West Ahara, Tandara, Forest River Aurora, Cardinal, Cedar Creek, Cherokee, Flagstaff, Georgetown, Ibex, Impression, Ozark, Puma, R-Pod, Rockwood, Sabre, Salem, Sandpiper, Sandstorm, Shockwave, Sierra, Solera, Stealth, Stealth Evo, Surveyor, Vengeance, Vibe, Wildcat, XLR Toyhauler, Prime Time Avenger, Crusader, Lacrosse, Sanibel, Tracer, Shasta Oasis and Phoenix fifth wheel and travel trailers.
  • KZ RV – Certain 2022-2023 Connect, Confluence, Durango, Durango Gold, Sonic, Sportsmen, Sportsmen Classic, Sportsmen Sportster, SportTrek, Spree Escape, and Venom travel trailers
  • Vanleigh RV – Certain 2022 Beacon and Vilano travel trailers
  • Winnebago – Certain 2022 Voyage travel trailers

Is your RV affected by the latest recalls?

Below is a more detailed list of the models involved, the faulty components that are driving the recall, and detailed instructions for affected RV owners. In general, if your RV model is on this list, you should get in touch with your dealer, unless you have a Cruiser Shadow. If your RV is a Cruiser Shadow, you should contact the manufacturer directly.

Alliance RV recalls

  • Models affected: 2023 Paradigm and Valor Travel Trailers
  • Potential number of units affected: 2,319
  • Problem: The awning fabric may detach and cause the awning to drop, increasing injury risk.
  • What owners should do: Contact your RV dealer. Dealers will inspect for any weld separation on awnings and replace them free of charge. Alliance RV will mail out owner notification letters on September 16, 2022. 

Cruiser RV recalls

  • Models affected: 2022 Shadow Cruiser travel trailers
  • Potential number of units affected: 68
  • Problem: Incorrect GWR on Certification Label/Part 567, which may lead users to overload the vehicle, increasing the risk of an accident.
  • What owners should do:  Be sure to check the correct GWR for your Shadow Cruiser Trailer before you load it to go anywhere. Contact Cruiser directly at 1-574-206-7920 to get a free replacement label. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed August 30, 2022.

Ember RV recalls

  • Models affected: 2022 Overland series trailers, model numbers 191MDB, 190MDB, 170MBH, and 170MRB
  • Potential number of units affected: 130
  • Problem:  Cracked LP gas quick-disconnect fitting, which can cause a gas leak that increases the risk of a catastrophic fire.
  • What owners should do: Reach out to your RV dealer. Dealers will replace the LP quick-disconnect fittings, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed September 5, 2022.

Forest River RV recalls

  • Models affected: 2022-2023 Coachmen Catalina, Cross Trail, Pursuit, Sportscoach, East to West Della Terra, Silver Lake, Forest River Forester, FR3, Sunseeker, Wildwood, 2022 Coachmen Adrenaline, Apex, Brookstone, Chaparral, Chaparral Lite, Clipper, Freedom Express, Independence Trail, Mirada, Spirit, Viking, Work and Play, East to West Ahara, Tandara, Forest River Aurora, Cardinal, Cedar Creek, Cherokee, Flagstaff, Georgetown, Ibex, Impression, Ozark, Puma, R-Pod, Rockwood, Sabre, Salem, Sandpiper, Sandstorm, Shockwave, Sierra, Solera, Stealth, Stealth Evo, Surveyor, Vengeance, Vibe, Wildcat, XLR Toyhauler, Prime Time Avenger, Crusader, Lacrosse, Sanibel, Tracer, Shasta Oasis and Phoenix fifth wheel and travel trailers
  • Potential number of units affected: 49,295
  • Problem: Awning fabric can detach, causing it to drop, increasing the risk of injury for users. The electric retractable awning has a welded seam on the fabric that may separate, potentially allowing the awning to drop beyond normal operation.
  • What owners should do: Contact your RV dealer who will replace the fabric roll or the complete awning free of charge. Forest River is expected to send out owner notification letters to be mailed on August 17, 2022.

Other Forest River recalls

  • Models affected:  2022 Flagstaff and 2022-2023 Rockwood tent campers
  • Potential number of units affected: 244
  • Problem: The axle may be installed backward, resulting in reduced brake function and potentially causing an accident.
  • What owners should do: Reach out to your dealer who will inspect and properly install the axle, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed September 9, 2022.

Miscellaneous recalls

  • Models affected: 2022 Coachman Viking, Clipper and VTREC camping trailers
  • Potential number of units affected: 449
  • Problem: The pull-out bunk bed may not be laminated properly, leading to failure during use and associated injury risk.
  • What owners should do: Contact your RV dealer. Dealers will inspect your rig’s bunks for lamination and replace them if necessary, free of charge. Forest River expects to mail out owner notification letters on September 10, 2022.

KZ RV recalls

  • Models affected:  2022-2023 Connect, Confluence, Durango, Durango Gold, Sonic, Sportsmen, Sportsmen Classic, Sportsmen Sportster, SportTrek, Spree Escape, and Venom travel trailers
  • Potential number of units affected: 4,449
  • Problem: The awning fabric may detach and cause the awning to drop, increasing injury risk.
  • What owners should do:  Contact your dealer. Dealers will inspect and replace the awnings, free of charge. KZ RV will send out owner notification letters on September 27, 2022.

Vanleigh RV recalls

  • Models affected: 2022 Beacon and Vilano travel trailers
  • Potential number of units affected: 47
  • Problem: Awning fabric can detach causing it to drop, increasing the risk of injury for users. The electric retractable awning has a welded seam on the fabric that may separate, potentially allowing the awning to drop beyond normal operation.
  • What owners should do:  Contact your RV dealer who will replace the fabric roll or the complete awning free of charge. Vanleigh expects to send out owner notification letters on September 27, 2022.

Winnebago RV recalls

  • Models affected:  2022 Voyage travel trailers
  • Potential number of units affected:  411
  • Problem: The awning fabric can detach, causing it to drop, increasing the risk of injury for users. The electric retractable awning has a welded seam on the fabric that may separate, potentially allowing the awning to drop beyond normal operation.
  • What owners should do: Contact your RV dealer who will replace the fabric roll or the complete awning free of charge. Winnebago expects to send owner notification letters on September 16, 2022.

Stay up-to-date on RV news

 Forums such as iRV2.com and blog sites like RV LIFE, Do It Yourself RV, and Camper Report provide all the information you need to enjoy your RV. You’ll also find brand-specific information on additional forums like Air Forums, Forest River Forums, and Jayco Owners Forum.

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