Forest River is recalling six model year 2017 Salem and Wildwood RVs.
The federal placard on these vehicles lists the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) capacity as 5,080 lbs, when the axles actually have a capacity of 4,400 lbs.
As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, "Certification."
The incorrect GAWR may result in the vehicle being overloaded, causing a loss of 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, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 29, 2017.
Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-534-4058. Forest River's number for this recall is 27-03292017-0362.
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