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Forest River R-Pod Recall, Lighting System Safety Standards Noncompliance

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
FOREST RIVER R-POD 2009, 2010, 2011
Manufacturer: FOREST RIVER, INC.Mfr's Report Date: JAN 12, 2011
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V010000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,741
Summary:
 FOREST RIVER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2009-2011 R-POD TRAVEL TRAILERS MANUFACTURED FROM OCTOBER 27, 2008, THROUGH NOVEMBER 20, 2010, FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THESE VEHICLES DO NOT HAVE THE REQUIRED CLEARANCE LIGHTS.
Consequence:
 This could render the vehicle less visible to other motorist during hours of darkness, possibly resulting in a crash causing property damage and/or personal injury.
Remedy:
 Forest River’s petition for relief from remedy based on its belief that the noncompliance was inconsequential to motor vehicle safety was denied by NHTSA on May 16, 2012. Accordingly, Forest River will conduct a safety recall campaign. The safety recall began in May 2012. Owners nay contact Forest River at 1-574-642-3119.

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