In a May 2, 2016 letter to Forest River, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration acknowledged Forest River’s notification to the NHTSA of a recall concerning certain 2015 and 2016 Shasta Airflyte 16 and 19 foot reissued travel trailers. The recall covers potentially 1,736 Airflytes manufactured from April 28, 2015 through May 14, 2015. According to the letter to Forest River Director of Corporate Compliance Keith Fisher, “The dinette table on the affected vehicles may not have adequate support when lowered on its supporting leg. Without adequate support, the dinette table may fall between the dinette benches without warning, possibly resulting in injury.”
The recall will begin around June 9, 2016 and Forest River will notify affected owners. Dealers will install two new support legs, free of charge to the owners. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-821-1314. Forest River’s recall number for this campaign is 53-04112016-0170.
Shasta RV parent company Forest River is recalling 249 of the 1,941 (12.8% of production) Shasta Airflyte reissued trailers due to incorrect Federal Certification Labels, according to RV Pro magazine. The labels incorrectly state the trailer tire size, gross axle weight rating, gross vehicle weight rating and cargo carrying capacity. Incorrect labeling opens the door for the trailer to be overloaded and thus increasing the risk for tire failure.
Forest River will notify affected customers and dealers will install the correct label at no cost to them, with the recall starting sometime this month. To find out if your Shasta Airflyte is affected, owners can contact Forest River at (574)825-8717, and mention recall number 54-06052015-0047.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has listed the Starcraft AR-ONE on their recent recall list.
The recall is in relation to an inaccurate load carrying capacity label. The recall covers up to 76 units in model years 2012 & 2013. According to the NHSTA, “An inaccurate label may lead to the tire being replaced with one of an incorrect rim diameter. Two different diameter tires would reduce the handling ability of the trailer, increasing the risk of a crash.”
Starcraft will be notifying affected owners this month and will provide the correct label. Owners can contact Starcraft RV at 1-800-945-4787 to see if your unit is affected.