17A-0609 – Wire may Overheat due to Wrong Panel Connection – 2017-2018 Forest River Cherokee Travel Trailers

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January 11, 2018

Wire may Overheat due to Wrong Panel Connection

If both wires were connected to same lug, the smaller wire may overheat and fail due to trying to handle a higher load, thereby increasing the risk of an electrical fire.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V034

Manufacturer Forest River, Inc.

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 223

 

Summary

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Forest River Cherokee travel trailers. On the affected trailers, a 14 gauge and a 12 gauge neutral wire for the 110V Air Conditioning were connected to the same lug in the 120V panel neutral bus bar.

 

Remedy

Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will relocate the subject wire to another 14 gauge terminal, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on February 14, 2018. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-260-499-2100. Forest River’s number for this recall is 17A-0609.

 

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.

 


2 Affected Products

Vehicle

MAKE MODEL YEAR
FOREST RIVER CHEROKEE 2017-2018

 


5 Associated Documents

Recall Quarterly Report- Report #1, 2018-1

RCLQRT-18V034-0158.PDF 214.51KB

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Recall 573 Report- Amendment 1

RCLRPT-18V034-9651.PDF 215.872KB

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Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-18V034-9011.pdf 246.064KB

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Defect 573 Report

RCLRPT-18V034-8332.PDF 215.871KB

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Recall 573 Report

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Latest Recalls Documents

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