Forest River is recalling 214 model year 2015-2017 Forest River Orion recreational vehicles manufactured January 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016; 2014 Rockport work and delivery trucks manufactured on January 29, 2016; and 2015-2017 Forest River Rev recreational vehicles manufactured December 10, 2014, to June 30, 2016.
These vehicles are built on a Chrysler RAM ProMaster chassis and are equipped with a Trailer Tow Lighting Control Module that may have a software error which can prevent illumination of the trailer brake lights during brake actuation. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."
Trailer brake lights that are inoperative can increase the risk of a crash.
What to do
Forest River will notify owners, and RAM dealers will replace the Trailer Tow Light Control Module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 26, 2016.
Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-800-348-7440, or RAM customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Forest River's number for this recall is 210-06282016-0216.