Forest River Forest River 1999-2004

Car model
Name Recalls Consumer Complaints
Forest River Forest River 1999 1 8
Forest River Forest River 2002 1 0
Forest River Forest River 2003 1 0
Forest River Forest River 2004 1 0


Table of contents:
Forest River Forest River Consumer Complaints
Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
06/04/2001606/04/2001
 Several problems involving 36' 5th wheel cardinal by forest river. *mr the shackles were broken on the right rear axle, the shackles were all loose on both sides and caused the plate to rub the tire which had blown out, there was awning which was not usable when the consumer pulled out straight, the back window leaked, the large slides would stick and was hard to bring in, and the 12-volt system was not working, was repaired, and a week later it failed again. the consumer requested a refund of the repair costs. *scc *jb
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
12/19/200839000101/01/2006
 Letter to the president from rodger and donna gunter re manufacturer defect in the engine of their 2006 ford motor engine. *nj 2006 forest river motor home. the ford motor engine blew out 2 rods at 39,000 miles. the consumer stated the rv also overheated several times in the past. it took several trips to the dealer before the problem was found. the fuel pump was replaced and the v belt broke long before it should have. *jb
EQUIPMENT - RECREATIONAL VEHICLE
1
 Letter regarding safety recall 03e-044. *mr the consumer was informed that samsung microwaves were not purchased. the consumer had been using daewoo, magic chef and sylvania microwaves for the past five years. *scc *jb
03/19/199904/01/1999
 When the oven is in useand stove top becomes hot the burner controls freeze up. if a top burner is in use this prohibits the burner from being shut off. this allows a very hazardous condition if stove top burner cannot be shut off- the flow of propane continues , and in the event of a stove fire could be extremely dangerous. *ak
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - DELIVERY - FUEL PUMP
12/19/200839000101/01/2006
 Letter to the president from rodger and donna gunter re manufacturer defect in the engine of their 2006 ford motor engine. *nj 2006 forest river motor home. the ford motor engine blew out 2 rods at 39,000 miles. the consumer stated the rv also overheated several times in the past. it took several trips to the dealer before the problem was found. the fuel pump was replaced and the v belt broke long before it should have. *jb
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - STORAGE - TANK ASSEMBLY
 There is a loose connection between the filler tube and fuel tank, resulting in fuel leakage. manufacturer has been notified. the dealer is repairing the vehicle. *ak
STRUCTURE
06/13/2003106/07/2003
 Weld on bumper gave way and camper bed fell. *mr the bumper on the pop-up camper was used to support the rear pull out bed. when two adults attempted to climb into the bed, the weld on the bumper had given away and fell. (vehicle model 2307) *scc *jb
06/04/2001606/04/2001
 Several problems involving 36' 5th wheel cardinal by forest river. *mr the shackles were broken on the right rear axle, the shackles were all loose on both sides and caused the plate to rub the tire which had blown out, there was awning which was not usable when the consumer pulled out straight, the back window leaked, the large slides would stick and was hard to bring in, and the 12-volt system was not working, was repaired, and a week later it failed again. the consumer requested a refund of the repair costs. *scc *jb
STRUCTURE - FRAME AND MEMBERS
05/05/2002111/08/2001
 Frame of trailer is not strong enough to support pulling capabilities. consumer has noticed stress cracks on frame of vehicle.*ak. (forest river travel trailer 2002)*jb
SUSPENSION
06/04/2001606/04/2001
 Several problems involving 36' 5th wheel cardinal by forest river. *mr the shackles were broken on the right rear axle, the shackles were all loose on both sides and caused the plate to rub the tire which had blown out, there was awning which was not usable when the consumer pulled out straight, the back window leaked, the large slides would stick and was hard to bring in, and the 12-volt system was not working, was repaired, and a week later it failed again. the consumer requested a refund of the repair costs. *scc *jb
TIRES
1
 Tire blow outs. the travel trailer tire blew out and caused damage (goodyear). *nlm
07/11/20033000206/05/2001
 While driving, the front passenger tire experienced a blowout and two days later the rear passenger tire experienced a blow out and caused major damage to the camper. *ak (2000 forest river cedar creek) *jb *nlm
08/01/20012000407/01/2000
 Tires on trailer blew out at 2,000 miles and at 3,000 miles. *mr the left front tire had blown and was completely shredded. a portion of the tire was wrapped around the axle and the consumer was forced to place a cooper tire on the rv. a thousand miles later, the right rear tire had blown. the dealer replaced both of these at no cost other than the mounting and the valve stems which were shredded. upon returning home, the consumer discovered the right front tire had a sidewall bulge. (upon the removal from the trailer, tread separation at three separate points were verified by two local independent tire dealers) the right rear tire had blown again with significant damage to the trailer. (model- 2000 salem light 28 qbs) *scc *jb
TIRES - TREAD/BELT
09/20/20036000109/23/2003
 All four tires experienced tread separation and blew out while driving at 60/65 mph. prior to the failure, the owner had the tires checked, including the tire pressure. *ak *tt (forest river travel trailer,2000) *jb
40002
 Both rear tire treads separated while traveling on forest river sand piper series dual axle trailer. *ak
TRAILER HITCHES
1
 Lower eyelid of the hitch head that connects torsion bar broke while driving. yh
TRAILER HITCHES - FIFTH WHEEL ASSEMBLY
12/18/20031
 Consumer took fifth wheel trailer to dealer for routine maintenance, and mechanic noticed the back pentium wheel had seventeen stress fractures inside of steel i- beam. recommended replacement of the wheel.*ak
07/14/1999
 Noticed cracks developed in the bedroom slide. manufacturer notified and informed consumer that it was the dealer problem. notified dealer, and they, in turn claimed that it was manufacturer's problem. can nhtsa provide help in this matter and point out the responsible party, and help to correct the problem. *ak
VISIBILITY
06/04/2001606/04/2001
 Several problems involving 36' 5th wheel cardinal by forest river. *mr the shackles were broken on the right rear axle, the shackles were all loose on both sides and caused the plate to rub the tire which had blown out, there was awning which was not usable when the consumer pulled out straight, the back window leaked, the large slides would stick and was hard to bring in, and the 12-volt system was not working, was repaired, and a week later it failed again. the consumer requested a refund of the repair costs. *scc *jb
VISIBILITY - WINDSHIELD
 Manufacturer is producing recreational vehicles without installing safety glazing in the fifth wheel as required by federal law.
Car dealers selling Forest River Forest River 1999-2004
StateCityZipNamePhone
GACONYERS30013SUPER 1 RV CENTER
GALAKE PARK31636TRAVEL COUNTRY RV CENTER
INELKHART46515FOREST RIVER574 389 4600
MOMADISONCAMPER CORRAL
UTST. GEORGECANYONLANDS RV
VARICHMONDTOM RAPER RV