STARTRANS CANDIDATE II 2017: POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT
|Make : STARTRANS||Model : CANDIDATE II||Year : 2017|
|Build Dates : 2016-03-18 - 2017-06-26|
|NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 17V430000|
|Date Owner's Notified: 2017-08-28||Date Received by ODI: 2017-07-06||Date Added to Database: 2017-07-10|
|Manufacturers Involved: Forest River, Inc.|
|Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:|
|Manufacturer Campaign Number: 5.35.225-0461|
|Component: POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT|
|Potential Number Of Units Affected : 557|
Forest River, Inc. "Forest River" is recalling certain 2017 Glaval Commute; 2017-2018 Crossfit; 2016-2017 Starcraft Candidate II and Prodigy Bus; 2015-2017 Starcraft Starlite recreational transit buses; and one 2017 Rockport work truck. These vehicles were built on Ford Transit chassis. In the affected vehicles, the flexible coupling connecting the transmission to the driveshaft may prematurely fail.
If the coupling fails, the vehicle will not be able to move under its own power and the disconnected driveshaft may impact and damage the brake and fuel lines. Additionally, the separated driveshaft may allow the vehicle to roll if the vehicle is exited when the transmission is in 'Park' but the parking brake is not applied. These scenarios may increase the risk of a crash.
Forest River will notify owners, and as an interim repair, Ford dealers will replace the flexible coupling on any vehicle with more than 30,000 miles. A final remedy repair of a redesigned flexible coupling or a revised driveshaft equipped with a universal joint is being developed and is expected in early 2018. These repairs will be made free of charge. The recall began on August 28, 2017. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-800-392-3673 or Forest River customer service at 1-800-348-7440. Forest River's number for this recall is 5.35.225-0461.
|Report Initiator: MFR||V Report|
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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.