How To Check For RV Recalls
Remember that, like a car, an RV is produced on an assembly line. The components that go into the manufacture of an RV come from many different manufacturers…Atwood, Dometic, Suburban, Carefree, Lippert, Keystone, Forest River, RVP…just to name a few.
An RV contains a chassis with a suspension, wheels and brakes. It contains all the appliances of a house to include water heater, refrigerator, stove, air conditioner, furnace, water pump, and on and on. There is a high likelihood that there was, is or will be a recall on some part of your RV.
If you google Dometic recall, forest river recall, keystone recall, suburban recall and so on, you will be directed to a lengthy list of affected products. Yours may be one. Here’s some tips concerning recalls:
- Find out what recalls are in force for your RV’s make, model and VIN. You can “google” it.
- Check for recalls on your appliances.
- Recalls never expire.
- Some recalls are safety recalls, some are precautionary inspections to make sure things were done correctly and some involve known product defects.
- Some recalls are more important than others.
- AFRV performs all known recalls on RVs before we sell them.
- There is no cost to the owner to get a recall performed, but you will have to take your RV to an authorized service center.
Interesting side note. There is a class action lawsuit settlement in progress regarding RVs equipped with a Norcold 1200 Series, N6 Series or N8 Series Gas Absorption Refrigerator or Cooling Unit. If you owned or still own an RV with the subject refrigerators manufactured from 2002 to 2013, you may want to visit www.norcoldclassaction.com to get more information.