The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has compiled the latest recreational vehicle recalls.
Jayco Inc. is recalling 45 units of its 2021-2022 Jayco Swift and Entegra Ethos motorhomes. The reason for the recall is due to the seat belt automatic locking retractors that may deactivate early. According to the announcement, it can prevent the child restraint system from securing properly. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 208, “Occupant Crash Protection.”
Dealers will inspect and replace the seat belt retractors as needed, free of charge as a remedy. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on January 12, 2022. Owners may contact Jayco customer service at 1-800-283-8267.
In addition, Forest River Inc. is also recalling 957 units of 2021-2022 Impression Fifth Wheel Recreational Vehicles for incorrectly positioned rear lights. The center identification light on the vehicle’s rear was incorrectly installed at a higher position than the other lights. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.”
According to NHTSA, incorrectly installed rear lights may reduce the vehicle’s visibility for other drivers, increasing the risk of a crash.
The remedy for this recall is still under development, according to the recall announcement. However, owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on December 29, 2021. Owners may contact Forest River Customer Service Phone Number 1-574-296-2084. Forest River’s number for this recall is 83-1441.