Monday, May 18, 2015

Forest River, Inc. Wheel Stud Recall

Forest River, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2016 Amera-Lite ATTX and WATTX, Forest River Cherokee, Cherokee Grey Wolf, Cherokee Wolf Pup, Salem, Salem Laminated, Salem Limited Edition, Vengeance, Wildwood, Wildwood Laminated, and Wildwood Limited Edition, Cargo Mate Blazer, E Series, E Series Wedge, Eliminator, and Qualifier, Continental Cargo Auto Master, Elite Series, Tailwind and Value Hauler, Coachmen Catalina and Freedom Express, Palomino Puma and US Cargo Patriot X, Phantom, Trail & Sport and Trail Master trailers manufactured March 1, 2015 to march 31, 2015.  The recall is said to affect 346 travel trailers.

According to Forest River, Inc., the wheel studs that were used to attach the wheels to the axle hubs may break.  Forest River, Inc. admits that if the wheel studs break, the wheel could detach from the travel trailer, increasing risk of a crash.
According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration ("NHTSA"), Forest River, Inc. will notify vehicle owners directly, and its authorized dealers will replace any affected wheel hub, free of charge.  The recall is expected to begin in May 2015.  Owners may also contact Forest River, Inc. direct at 1-800-453-6064, and should reference recall 51-03312015-0025. Owners may also contact the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to

To read more about the recall, click here.

If you own an affected travel trailer, then make sure to get it into an authorized dealer right away. To find a dealer near you, click here.

Do you have an affected travel trailer that experienced a wheel stud failure, but is still not fixed?  If the unit was purchased or repaired in Ohio or Kentucky, then you can call Burdge Law Office on our Toll Free Hotline, 1.888.331.6422, to see if we can help you out of your "lemon" travel trailer.

Beth Wells
Helping Consumers Get Rid of Lemons, 11 Years Running

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