ELKHART, Ind. – Forest River, Inc. has agreed to recall its model year 2023 Puma Pause Travel Trailers due to a potential brake-wiring fault.
The 19 units covered by the recall were built with a brake wire going through a pinch point of the suspension system. A trailer owner first noticed the wiring issue and notified the company. The wiring was part of a component-supplier assembly.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Part 573 Safety Recall Report 23V-202 “If the brake wire becomes pinched in the suspension, it may damage or break the brake wire. The trailer brakes will not activate which may lead to property damage, injury and/or death.”
There have been no reported accidents from this situation.
The remedy calls for action at an authorized Forest River dealer where “An inspection will be performed to determine if the wire is affected by the pinch point. If the wire is affected by the pinch point, the rewiring and rerouting procedure supplied by MORryde (the supplier who provided the affected assembly) will be performed.”
Pause travel trailer dealers and owners are scheduled to be notified as to the recall by May 3rd.