RECALL Subject : Unexpected Unfurling of the Awning

Report Receipt Date: MAY 17, 2013

NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V203000

Component(s): EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected: 9,526

All Products Associated with this Recall
Vehicle Make Model Model Year(s)

CARGO MATE ELIMINATOR 2013-2014
COACHMEN BROOKSTONE 2013-2014
COACHMEN CATALINA 2013-2014
COACHMEN CHAPARRAL 2013-2014
COACHMEN CONCORD 2013-2014
COACHMEN ENCOUNTER 2013-2014
COACHMEN FREEDOM EXPRESS 2013-2014
COACHMEN FREELANDER 2013-2014
COACHMEN LEPRECHAUN 2013-2014
COACHMEN MIRADA 2013-2014
COACHMEN PURSUIT 2013-2014
COACHMEN SPORT COACH 2013-2014
FOREST RIVER BLUE RIDGE 2013-2014
FOREST RIVER CARDINAL 2013-2014
FOREST RIVER CHEROKEE 2013-2014
FOREST RIVER COLUMBUS 2013-2014
FOREST RIVER FLAGSTAFF 2013-2014
FOREST RIVER FORESTER 2013-2014
FOREST RIVER GEORGETOWN 2013-2014
FOREST RIVER LEXINGTON 2013-2014
FOREST RIVER PUMA 2013-2014
FOREST RIVER ROCKWOOD 2013-2014
FOREST RIVER SABRE 2013-2014
FOREST RIVER SALEM 2013-2014
FOREST RIVER SAND PIPER 2013-2014
FOREST RIVER SAND STORM 2013-2014
FOREST RIVER SIERRA 2013-2014
FOREST RIVER STEALTH 2013-2014
FOREST RIVER SUNSEEKER 2013-2014
FOREST RIVER WILDCAT 2013-2014
FOREST RIVER WILDWOOD 2013-2014
FOREST RIVER WORK AND PLAY 2013-2014
FOREST RIVER XLR 2013-2014
PALOMINO MAVERICK TRUCK CAMPER 2013-2014
PRIME TIME AVENGER 2013-2014
PRIME TIME CRUSADER 2013-2014

PRIME TIME LACROSSE 2013-2014
PRIME TIME SANIBER 2013-2014
PRIME TIME TRACER 2013-2014
SHASTA PHOENIX 2013-2014
SHASTA REVERE 2013-2014


Manufacturer: Forest River, Inc.

SUMMARY:
Forest River is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Forest River models Blue Ridge, Cardinal, Cherokee, Columbus, EVO, Georgetown, Flagstaff, Forester, Lexington, Puma, Rockwood, Sabre, Salem, Sandpiper, Sandstorm, Sierra, Stealth, Sunseeker, Wildcat, Wildwood, Work and Play and XLR; Coachmen models Brookstone, Catalina, Chaparral, Concord, Encounter, Freedom Express, Freelander, Leprechaun, Mirada, Pursuit, and Sportcoach; Prime Time models Avenger, Crusader, Lacrosse, Saniber, and Tracer; Palomino model Maverick Truck Camper; Cargo Mate model Eliminator and Shasta models Revere, Phoenix recreational vehicles manufactured from February 13, 2013, through April 18, 2013. Due to a design change in the power awning motor assembly, the motor assembly screws may unknowingly shear.

CONSEQUENCE:
If the motor assembly screws shear, it is possible that the awning can unfurl unexpectedly, either while the vehicle is at rest or while in transit, increasing the risk of personal injury or a vehicle crash.

REMEDY:
Forest River will notify owners and Dometic staff will replace the affected motors with motors of a different design. A notification schedule has not yet been provided. Owners may contact Forest River at 1-574-389-4600 or Dometic at 1-888-447-0003 for more information. Owners are being instructed not to drive their vehicle until repairs can be performed.

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