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If you have a vehicle or product that has been recalled, please record the VIN or serial number and call the manufacturer or dealer. The recall contact number for GM is 1-800-263-3777 and for Ford, 1-800-565-3673 or visit that company’s website at www.fordcanada.com and click on “Contact Us” to send an e-mail. Chrysler Canada can be reached at 1-800-465-2001 or e-mail at www.chryslercanada.ca/owners/en and Toyota at 1-888-869-6828.

RV Recalls

September/October 2020

Recall No.: 2020-263
Company: Airstream
Models: 2017-2018 Base Camp
Mfg. Recall No.:  
Canadian Units: 29
Description: On certain travel trailers equipped with frameless windows, the glass may not properly adhere to the metal window frame. As a result, the glass could separate from the window frame and fall from the trailer. A window that detaches from the trailer could create a road hazard for others and increase the risk of a crash.
Correction:

Airstream will notify owners by mail and instruct them to take their travel trailer to a dealer to inspect the adhesive bonding on the window glass. Dealers will replace the glass, if necessary.

Recall No.: 2020-277
Company: Forest River
Models: 2021 FR3
Mfg. Recall No.: 68-1178
Canadian Units: 1
Description: On certain motorhomes, the hydraulic levelling jacks may deploy while the vehicle is in transit. If this occurs, it could cause a loss of vehicle control. A loss of vehicle control could increase the risk of a crash.
Correction:

Forest River will notify owners by mail and instruct them to take their motorhome to a dealer to rewire the harness for the hydraulic levelling jacks.

Recall No.: 2020-278
Company: Forest River
Models: 2020 Surveyor
Mfg. Recall No.: 47-1175
Canadian Units: 28
Description: On certain travel trailers, the furnace may not have been secured correctly. This could allow the furnace to move and become disconnected from the exhaust vent. If this occurs, carbon monoxide could build-up inside the trailer when the furnace is used. A build-up of carbon monoxide inside the trailer could result in asphyxiation or carbon monoxide poisoning.
Correction:

Forest River will notify owners by mail and instruct them to take their travel trailer to a dealer to secure the furnace

Recall No.: 2020-285
Company: Forest River
Models: 2020 Coachmen Apex, 2020 Forest River Cedar Creek, Columbus, Flagstaff, Palomino, Real-Lite, Rockwood & Sunseeker
Mfg. Recall No.: 51-1150
Canadian Units: 46
Description: On certain travel trailers or motorhomes equipped with frameless windows, the glass may not be properly attached to the metal hinges. As a result, the glass could separate from the hinge and fall from the trailer. A window that detaches from the trailer could create a road hazard for others and increase the risk of a crash.
Correction:

Forest river will notify owners by mail and instruct them to take their travel trailer, or motorhome, to a dealer to inspect the adhesive bonding on the window glass. Dealers will replace the glass, if necessary.

Recall No.: 2020-293
Company: Forest River
Models: 2020-2021 Rockwood
Mfg. Recall No.:  
Canadian Units: 14
Description: The compliance label on certain travel trailers lists the wrong Gross Axle Weight Ratings (GAWR). The label incorrectly lists the GAWR as 5,080 lb. (2,304 Kg) when it should list 3,080 lb. (1,397 Kg). This could lead to overloading of the trailer and cause poor handling or a tire failure. Poor handling or a tire failure could cause a loss of control and result in a crash.
Correction:

A new compliance label will be mailed to each owner. Owners who would like help installing the label can contact a Forest River dealer.

Recall No.: 2020-297
Company: Forest River
Models: 2020-2021 No Boundaries
Mfg. Recall No.: 51-1189
Canadian Units: 1
Description: This recall affects certain travel trailers equipped with a Dometic CFX3 powered cooler. A problem with the electrical controller for the cooler could cause it to back feed power to other appliances in the trailer. If this happens, the appliances could overheat and fail due to a voltage overload. A voltage overload could cause appliances to fail and create the risk of a fire.
Correction:

Forest River will notify owners by mail. A solution to this problem is being developed by Dometic Corporation. A second letter will be sent to owners once the final repairs are available.

Recall No.: 2020-299
Company: Forest River
Models: 2021 Vengeance
Mfg. Recall No.: 81-1180
Canadian Units: 1
Description:

On certain fifth-wheel trailers, the landing legs may not be properly attached to the trailer. As a result, the landing legs may slip and puncture the trailer floor, causing the trailer to drop. Landing legs that puncture the floor and cause the trailer to drop could create a risk of injury.

Correction:

Forest River will notify owners by mail and instruct them to take their trailer to a dealer to re-install the landing legs and ensure they are properly attached.

Recall No.: 2020-280
Company:

Grand Design RV

Models:

2016-2019 Reflection 5th-wheel & Travel Trailers

Mfg. Recall No.: 81-1180
Canadian Units: 2,974
Description: On certain fifth wheel and travel trailers, electrical connectors located below the floor may not have been properly secured. As a result, a connector could fall to the bottom of the under-floor area. If this happens and water enters the area, there could be a short circuit. A short circuit could increase the risk of fire.
Correction:

Grand Design RV will notify owners by mail and instruct them to take their trailer to a dealer for an inspection of the Molex connectors located in the underbelly of the trailer. If the connectors are not properly secured, they will be bundled and secured to the underside of the floor, or a frame cross member.

Recall No.: 2020-250
Company: Jayco
Models: 2019-2021 Melbourne Motorhome, Melbourne Prestige & Qwest
Mfg. Recall No.:  
Canadian Units: 194
Description: Certain vehicles were delivered with an operator’s manual that has incorrect information about the automatic parking function (Auto-P). Specifically, the transmission does not automatically shift to Park when the driver unbuckles their seat belt or leaves their seat while the vehicle is stationary or moving at very low speed. If the driver relies on the Auto-P feature in these situations, the vehicle could keep moving or roll away. Sudden and unexpected movement of the vehicle could create a risk of injury or a crash.
Correction:

Mercedes-Benz will provide owners with a booklet that properly describes the Auto-P function.

Recall No.: 2020-257
Company: Jayco
Models: 2020 Eagle, Eagle HT, Jay Flight, Northpoint, Pinnacle & Seismic 5th-Wheel Trailers
2020 Jay Flight SLX, Octane & Talon Travel Trailers
Mfg. Recall No.:  
Canadian Units: 234
Description: On certain travel trailers equipped with frameless windows, the glass may not be properly attached to the metal hinges. As a result, the glass could separate from the hinge and fall from the trailer. A window that detaches from the trailer could create a road hazard for others and increase the risk of a crash.
Correction:

Jayco will notify owners by mail and instruct them to take their travel trailer to a dealer to inspect the adhesive bonding on the window glass. Dealers will replace the glass, if necessary.

Recall No.: 2020-258
Company: Jayco
Models: 2020 Accolade, Alante Motorhome, Emblem, Esteem, Greyhawk Motorhome, Melbourne Motorhome, Odyssey, Qwest & Vision
Mfg. Recall No.:  
Canadian Units: 12
Description: On certain motorhomes equipped with frameless windows, the glass may not be properly attached to the metal hinges. As a result, the glass could separate from the hinge and fall from the trailer.  A window that detaches from the trailer could create a road hazard for others and increase the risk of a crash.
Correction:

Jayco will notify owners by mail and instruct them to take their motorhome to a dealer to inspect the adhesive bonding on the window glass. Dealers will replace the glass, if necessary.

Recall No.: 2020-259
Company: Jayco
Models: 2020 Highland Ridge RV – Mesa Ridge, Open Range & Silverstar
Mfg. Recall No.:  
Canadian Units: 4
Description: On certain motorhomes equipped with frameless windows, the glass may not be properly attached to the metal hinges. As a result, the glass could separate from the hinge and fall from the trailer. A window that detaches from the trailer could create a road hazard for others and increase the risk of a crash.
Correction:

Jayco will notify owners by mail and instruct them to take their motorhome to a dealer to inspect the adhesive bonding on the window glass. Dealers will replace the glass, if necessary.

Recall No.: 2020-302
Company: Jayco
Models: 2017 Northpoint 5th-Wheel
Mfg. Recall No.:  
Canadian Units: 140
Description:

On certain travel trailers, the tires may come in contact with the wheel wells, or surrounding structure, due to an issue with the suspension components. This could cause tire damage and result in poor vehicle handling or a tire failure. A sudden change in vehicle handling, or a tire failure, could increase the risk of a loss of control and may result in a crash.

Correction:

Jayco will notify owners by mail and instruct them to take their travel trailer to a dealer to inspect and replace defective leaf springs if necessary. Additionally, a rubber bump stop will be installed on the top side of the axle.

Recall No.: 2020-303
Company: Jayco
Models: 2019-2020 Melbourne Motorhome, Melbourne Prestige & Qwest
Mfg. Recall No.:  
Canadian Units: 194
Description:

On certain motorhomes, the front brake hoses may contact the fender liners. This could cause damage to the hoses that can result in a brake fluid leak. If this happens, brake performance could be reduced. Reduced brake performance can cause extended stopping distances and increase the risk of a crash.

NOTE: A brake fluid leak can cause the low brake fluid warning to turn on.

Correction:

Mercedes-Benz will notify owners by mail and instruct them to take their vehicle to a dealer to inspect the front brake hoses. If the hoses are damaged, they will be replaced. Additionally, the front fenders liners will be cut to prevent future damage.

Recall No.: 2020-260
Company: Thor Motor Coach
Models: 2020 Ace & Hurricane
Mfg. Recall No.:  
Canadian Units: 4
Description:

On certain motorhomes equipped with frameless windows, the glass may not be properly attached to the metal hinges. As a result, the glass could separate from the hinge and fall from the trailer. A window that detaches from the trailer could create a road hazard for others and increase the risk of a crash.

Correction:

The company will notify owners by mail and instruct them to take their motorhome to a dealer to inspect the adhesive bonding on the window glass. Dealers will replace the glass, if necessary.

Recall No.: 2020-283
Company: Triple E
Models: 2020 Wonder
Mfg. Recall No.: 9711
Canadian Units: 3
Description: On certain motorhomes, the nut on an electrical terminal at the base of the driver’s seat may not have been properly tightened. As a result, the connection could become loose and cause a short circuit. A short circuit could create the risk of fire
Correction:

Triple E RV will notify owners by mail and provide them with instructions on how to tighten the loose connection. Owners may also contact the selling dealer, or an RV service centre, if they would prefer to have the repairs completed for them.

Auto Recalls

September/October 2020

PLEASE NOTE: The Ministry is changing their recall process. If you want to check out your particular vehicle, go to http://www.canada.ca/en/services/transport/road/index.html. This will take you to “Road Transportation”. On the right side of the page under “Most requested information and services”, click on “Vehicle Recalls”. That will take you to “Defect Investigations and Recalls”. On the right side again under “Related Links”, click on “Motor Vehicle Safety Recalls Database” and enter your vehicle information.

Recall No.: 2020-267
Company: BMW
Models: 2019 BMW  Z4
Mfg. Recall No.:  
Canadian Units: 1,018
Description:

On certain vehicles, high temperatures and excessive vibration could cause damage to the steering tie rods. If this happens, the tie rods could break. This could result in a loss of steering control. A loss of steering control could create a risk of a crash.

Correction: BMW will notify owners by mail and instruct them to take their vehicle to a dealer to replace the steering tie rods
Recall No.: 2020-254
Company: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Models: 2017-2020 Pacifica
Mfg. Recall No.: W46
Canadian Units: 3,404
Description: On certain Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (“PHEV”), there could be a problem with the connection at the 12-volt battery isolator post. As a result, the connection could build a high-resistance and overheat. A high-resistance connection could cause a fire. This can happen even if the vehicle is parked. Note: This connection is located on the floor behind the driver’s seat.
Correction:

FCA will notify owners by mail. The final repairs for this recall are under development. In the interim, FCA will advise owners to take their vehicle to a dealer to inspect the 12-volt battery isolator post. If the connection is damaged, a loaner vehicle will be provided. FCA will send a second letter once the final repairs are available.

NOTE: FCA advises owners to take the following precautions until the final repairs are completed:

– Do not park the vehicle inside of a building or structure, or near other vehicles.

– Keep liquids out of the backseat area, including things like beverages, wet items, umbrellas, or bottled liquids that may leak.

 

 

Recall No.: 2020-261
Company: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Models: 2014-2017 Jeep Cherokee
Mfg. Recall No.: W47
Canadian Units: 13,659
Description: On certain vehicles with a two-speed power transfer unit (PTU), the input splines on the front differential may wear and fail. If this happens, there could be a loss of power to the wheels. In addition, the PARK position may not hold the vehicle in place. This could allow the vehicle to move unexpectedly when parked.  A vehicle that loses power to the wheels or moves unexpectedly could increase the risk of a crash.
Correction: FCA will notify owners by mail and instruct them to take their vehicle to a dealer to update the software for the power transfer unit. This update will maintain vehicle propulsion by engaging rear wheels if the input splines fail. It will also prevent the vehicle from moving unexpectedly when transmission is in PARK by activating the parking brake.

 

Recall No.: 2020-311
Company: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Models: 2008-2010 Town & Country
2008-2010 Dodge Grand Caravan
2007-2011 Dodge Nitro
Mfg. Recall No.: W09
Canadian Units: 188,249
Description: On certain vehicles, the emblem on the steering wheel could become loose. If this happens, the emblem, or its retainers could become projectiles when the airbag inflates in a crash. Loose parts that are projected toward the occupants when an airbag deploys could increase the risk of an injury.
Correction: FCA Canada will notify owners by mail and instruct them to take their vehicle to a dealer to replace the airbag cover on the steering wheel.
Recall No.: 2020-252
Company: Ford
Models: 2014-2017 F-150
Mfg. Recall No.: 20S31
Canadian Units: 42,309
Description:

On certain trucks, brake fluid could leak from the brake master cylinder front wheel circuit into the brake booster. If this happens, the driver may experience increased brake pedal travel and increased pedal effort. This can cause reduced front brake performance. Full braking function remains in the rear wheel circuit. Reduced front brake performance can cause extended stopping distances and increase the risk of a crash.

Note: Depending on the amount of brake fluid loss, the driver may hear a warning chime and see a red brake warning indicator in the instrument cluster. 

Correction: Ford will notify owners by mail and instruct them to take their truck to a Ford, or Lincoln dealer to replace the brake master cylinder.
Recall No.: 2020-291
Company: General Motors
Models:

2013-2016 Cadillac ATS
2014-2016 Cadillac CTS
2016-2017 Camaro

Mfg. Recall No.: N202301950
Canadian Units: 3,715
Description:

On certain vehicles, the bolts that attach the electric power steering assist motor to the steering gear may corrode and break. This could cause a loss of power steering assist. A loss of power steering assist may result in a sudden increase in steering effort, especially at low vehicle speeds. This could increase the risk of a crash.

Correction: General Motors will notify owners by mail and instruct them to take their vehicle to a dealer to replace the bolts that attach the electric power steering motor and apply a protective wax coating. If the bolts cannot be removed due to corrosion, the steering gear will be replaced.

 

 

Recall No.: 2020-310
Company: Kia
Models: 2015-2016 Soul
Mfg. Recall No.: RC132
Canadian Units: 1,179
Description: On certain Soul EV models, the transmission could be damaged if the driver shifts to the “P” (Park) position before the vehicle has stopped moving. As a result, the vehicle could move when the shift lever is in the Park position and the parking brake is not used. Sudden and unexpected vehicle movement could increase the risk of a crash.
Correction: Kia will notify owners by mail and instruct them to take their vehicle to a dealer to update the software for the Electronic Parking Brake. After the update, the parking brake will activate when the POWER button is turned OFF and the gear shift lever is in the Park position.

 

Recall No.: 2020-264
Company: Mazda
Models: 2020 CX-30 & Mazda 3
Mfg. Recall No.: 4420F
Canadian Units: 4,195
Description: On certain vehicles, the front brake calliper mounting bolts may not be properly tightened. This could cause the bolts to loosen, which may result in reduced brake effectiveness. If the bolts fall out, the calliper could also come in contact with the wheel rim and cause a loss of vehicle control. Reduced brake effectiveness could cause an increase in stopping distance and create the risk of a crash. A loss of vehicle control could increase the risk of a crash
Correction: Mazda will notify owners by mail and instruct them to take their vehicle to a dealer to check the tightening torque of the front brake calliper mounting bolts. If a bolt is missing, the calliper and remaining bolt will be replaced.
Recall No.: 2020-265
Company: Mazda
Models: 2020 CX-30
Mfg. Recall No.: 4520F
Canadian Units: 2,422
Description: On certain vehicles equipped with all-wheel drive, a hose that connects the evaporative emissions (EVAP) system to the fuel tank may not have been installed correctly. This could cause fuel to flow directly into the EVAP system when the fuel tank is filled completely. As a result, fuel may leak through the charcoal canister vent. A charcoal canister that is filled with fuel could also cause the engine to stall. A fuel leak can create the risk of a fire. An engine that stalls while driving could increase the risk of a crash. Note: This problem could cause the malfunction indicator light (MIL) to turn on in the instrument cluster and/or the active driving display.
Correction: Mazda will notify owners by mail and instruct them to take their vehicle to a dealer to inspect the EVAP hose connection inside the fuel tank and reconnect it, if necessary. If the hose is found disconnected, the charcoal canister will also be replaced. Owners should avoid completely filling the fuel tank until the recall repairs are completed.
Recall No.: 2020-284
Company: Toyota
Models: 2014-2015 Prius
2014-2018 Prius V
Mfg. Recall No.: VSCLOC-20-024
Canadian Units: 11,576
Description: The Intelligent Power Module (IPM), which is part of the hybrid drive system, could become damaged under certain driving conditions. This could cause various warnings to appear on the instrument panel and cause the hybrid system to shut down. If this happens, there can be a loss of power to the wheels. A loss of power to the wheels could create the risk of a crash.
Correction: Toyota will notify owners by mail and instruct them to take their vehicle to a dealer to update the software for the hybrid system.
Recall No.: 2020-298
Company: Volvo
Models: 2011-2020 S60
2007-2016 S80
2011-2018 V60
2008-2016 V70
2009-2016 XC60
2008-2016 XC70
Mfg. Recall No.: R10029
Canadian Units: 24,057
Description: On certain vehicles, the flexible steel cable that attaches the seat belt to the outside of the front seats may weaken over time. As a result, the seat belt could detach. A seat belt that detaches in a crash could create an increased risk of injury.
Correction: Volvo will notify owners by mail and instruct them to take their vehicle to a dealer to replace the front-outboard seat belt anchors.

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