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Forest River recalls various trailers with spare tire carrier issue

The spare tire carrier u-bolts may fail

Photo source: East to West
Forest River is recalling 4,464 model year 2019-2020 Surveyor, NO BO, Cherokee, R. POD, Clipper, Viking, Independence, Puma and East to West trailers.

The spare tire carrier U-bolts may fail allowing the carrier and spare tire detach from the vehicle.

If the spare tire carrier and spare tire detach from the vehicle while it is in motion, it can become a road hazard and increase the risk of a crash.

What to do

Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will replace U-bolts free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin March 13, 2020.

Owners may contact Surveyor, NO BO, R. and POD customer service at (574) 642-3119; Independence, Viking and Clipper customer service at (269) 467-4600; Puma customer service at (574) 642-0606: East and West customer service at (574) 264-6664 or Cherokee customer service at (877) 426-5337. Forest River's number for this recall is 51-1133.

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