Forest River Recall: Unsecured Brake Lines

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Forest River Bus, LLC, a prominent manufacturer of transit buses, has issued a recall for several models due to potential safety risks associated with unsecured brake lines. This recall affects an estimated 3,680 units spanning various models manufactured between 2018 and 2024. The concern arises from brake lines that may not be securely fastened, potentially leading to contact with the frame rail, causing damage and a possible loss of brake pressure. This issue increases the risk of crashes, prompting immediate action from the company.

Key Highlights

  • Affected Models: Includes various models such as Starcraft Allstar and Senator II, among others.
  • Risk: Potential for brake line damage leading to loss of brake pressure.
  • Remedy: Dealers to inspect and secure brake lines at no charge.
  • Contact Information: Owners may reach Forest River Bus customer service at 1-800-348-7440.
  • Recall Number: NHTSA Campaign Number 24V253000, Forest River Bus number 05-1756.

Scope of Recall

The recall specifically targets multiple models like the 2022-2024 Starcraft Allstar MVP, 2018 Starcraft Candidate II, and 2023-2024 Champion Challenger among others. This widespread recall is due to manufacturing discrepancies where the brake lines were not adequately secured during assembly.

Manufacturer’s Response

Forest River Bus has arranged for dealers to inspect and secure the brake lines free of charge. Owner notification letters are scheduled to be dispatched by May 15, 2024. Additionally, vehicle owners are advised to contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 for more information or visit

Chronology and Further Actions

The defect was first identified by the supplier, L&W Engineering, and promptly reported to Forest River’s Office of Corporate Compliance. Following a series of investigations and committee reviews, the recall was officially enacted on April 5, 2024. Forest River emphasizes the urgency of this recall and assures that all corrective actions are undertaken swiftly and efficiently to mitigate any risks associated with this defect.

This recall underscores the commitment of Forest River Bus to uphold safety standards and address any potential hazards in a timely manner, ensuring the safety and satisfaction of all users.

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