Forest River, Inc. Wheels Recall

Vehicle Make / Model:
CARGO MATE / BLAZER
CARGO MATE / CARGO MATE
CARGO MATE / ECOMONY HAULER
CARGO MATE / ECONO HAULER
CARGO MATE / ECONOMY HAULER
CARGO MATE / ELIMINATOR
CARGO MATE / MULTIPLE PURPOSE TRAILER
CARGO MATE / QUALIFIER
CARGO MATE / SNOWBIRD
CARGO MATE / SS SERIES
CARGO MATE / TRAVEL COMPANION
CONTINENTAL CARGO / AUTO MASTER
CONTINENTAL CARGO / AUTO PLUS
CONTINENTAL CARGO / CONTINENTAL CARGO
CONTINENTAL CARGO / JUNIOR AUTOMASTER
CONTINENTAL CARGO / RS SERIES
CONTINENTAL CARGO / TAILWIND
CONTINENTAL CARGO / VALUE HAULER
RANCE ALUMINUM TRAILER / LIGHTNING
RANCE ALUMINUM TRAILER / LOW RIDER
RANCE ALUMINUM TRAILER / OUTLAW
RANCE ALUMINUM TRAILER / RANGER
RANCE ALUMINUM TRAILER / V-LOW
ROCKPORT / WORK N TOW
Model Year(s):
2011-2012
2011-2012
2012
2011-2012
2011
2011-2012
2011-2012
2011-2012
2011-2012
2011-2012
2011-2012
2011-2012
2011-2012
2011-2012
2011-2012
2011-2012
2011-2012
2011-2012
2011-2012
2011-2012
2011-2012
2011-2012
2011-2012
2011-2012

Manufacturer: FOREST RIVER, INC.

Report Receipt Date: NOV 23, 2012

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V543000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: WHEELS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,200

Summary:
Forest River is recalling certain model 2011 and 2012 trailers manufactured from August 11, 2011, through April 11, 2012, equipped with Carlisle Toy Hauler series trailer wheels. These wheels were manufactured with machine dimensions for the application of a center cap and the application of steel lug inserts that were not controlled to the required specifications. As a result, the wheel may not be tightened to the proper torque during the mounting process.

Consequence:
If the wheels are not tightened to the proper torque, the wheels could loosen, leading to wheel separation, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash. A detached wheel also becomes a road hazard.

Remedy:
Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will replace the wheels free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during December 2012. Owners may contact Forest River at 1-574-389-4600.

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