Forest River is recalling 17 model year 2016-2018 Cardinal recreational trailers, model CAF3250RL.
The federal placard on the vehicles overstates the Gross Axle Weight Rating capacity (GAWR) by 840lbs. for each axle.
As such, the vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, "Certification."
The incorrect GAWR makes the Cargo Carrying Capacity (CCC) label incorrect and may result in the vehicle being overloaded, affecting the vehicle control and increasing the risk of a crash.
What to do
Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will provide a new federal placard with the correct GAWR and a new CCC label, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 20, 2017.
Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-206-7600. Forest River's number for this recall is 15-05192017-0412.