Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Berkshire and Charleston recreational vehicles built on Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) RV chassis. In these vehicles, the power steering hose may be improperly routed causing inadequate clearance between the hose and power stud. As a result, the hose can rub the power stud causing arcing and a power steering fluid leak.
Arcing in the presence of power steering fluid leak under high pressure could increase the risk of a fire.
Forest River will notify owners, and FCCC dealers will reroute the power steering hose for proper clearance, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 21, 2017. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-295-2117, or FCCC customer service at 1-800-547-0712. Forest River’s number for this recall is 40-01182017-0311.
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.
MANUFACTURER RECALL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT PDF: RCAK-17V059-5450
SAFETY DEFECT PART 573 NON-COMPLIANCE NOTICE: RCLRPT-17V059-3662
Report Receipt Date: JAN 26, 2017
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V059000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 67
Vehicle Make Model Year(s)
- FOREST RIVER BERKSHIRE 2017-2018
- FOREST RIVER CHARLESTON 2017-2018