Report Receipt Date: APR 16, 2013
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V144000

Component(s): EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected: 10


Dutchmen Manufacturing Inc. is recalling certain model year 2013 Dutchmen 245RKS recreational vehicles for failing to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) Number 110, "Tire Selection and Rims." On these vehicles, the Federal identification tag lists the wrong Gross Vehicle Weight Rating and the wrong Gross Axle Weight Rating.


Incorrect tag information could result in overloading of the vehicle, causing tire or axle failure, resulting in loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.


Dutchmen will notify owners and mail replacement labels with corrected information, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in May 2013. Owners may contact Dutchmen at 1-574-537-0700.


Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153