The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Forest River Recreational Vehicles have recalled 9,526 vehicles from the model year 2013 – 2014 due to a design defect in the power awning motor assembly that can cause the motor assembly screws to shear.
The shearing of the screws may occur without the knowledge of vehicle occupants. When this happens, the awning could unexpectedly unfurl while the vehicle is stopped or moving, which can cause injuries or a crash.
Forest River will be replacing the motors with a motor of a different design, although the start of the recall is not announced yet. Forest River can be contacted at (574) 389-4600 for more information on the recall.
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