FOREST RIVER SALEM 2014: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY

Make : FOREST RIVER Model : SALEM Year : 2014
Build Dates : 2013-08-21 - 2018-08-13
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 18V550000
Date Owner's Notified: 2018-09-25 Date Received by ODI: 2018-08-21 Date Added to Database: 2018-08-24
Manufacturers Involved: Forest River, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 22/30-0824
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 5847
Summary:
      Forest River, Inc. "Forest River" is recalling certain 2014-2019 Forest River Salem, Wildcat Maxx, Wildwood, Vibe, and Rainier recreational trailers. The break-away safety switch may not have been wired to a constant power source, and, as a result, the switch may be inadvertently disconnected from the trailer house battery causing the brakes to not engage if the trailer detaches from the tow vehicle.
Consequence:
      If the trailer brakes cannot engage if the trailer detaches from tow vehicle, there would be an increased risk of a crash.
Remedy:
      Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will install a new wiring harness to reroute the wiring, free of charge. The recall began September 25, 2018. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-503-831-5410. Forest River's number for this recall is 22/30-0824.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', or go to www.safercar.gov.