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How many vehicles were recalled in February?

If you are like many Kentucky residents, you may own a car, a truck and maybe a recreational vehicle. Naturally you expect them to be safe for you and your family to ride in and camp in.

However, Recalls.gov reports that quite a few vehicles were recalled in February for various types of mechanical and other problems. Here are just six of them.

1. Jeep Renegade

If you have a 2017 Jeep Renegade equipped with a 2.4L engine, Chrysler is recalling these vehicles. Yours may have a cracked oil pump housing that could cause your oil pump to fail and your engine to stall.

2. Winnebago Revel

Your 2018-2019 Winnebago Revel may have a problem with its luggage rack. It could detach itself from your vehicle’s roof while you are driving down the road, increasing your risk of a crash.

3. Toyota Sienna

If you have a 2018 Toyota Sienna with 10-spoke alloy wheels, be aware that one or more of your wheels could crack at the spokes and separate from its hub assembly because some of these wheels did not receive proper cooling during their manufacturing process. In the event this happens, you would lose control of the vehicle and your risk of crashing is very high.

4. Crossroads Zinger or Longhorn recreational trailer

Your 2018 Crossroads Zinger or Longhorn recreational trailer is a potential fire hazard. It is possible that the ground wire of your vehicle’s GFCI receptacle was improperly installed. If so, it could short out, causing a fire.

5. Outlaw recreational vehicle

If you own a 2018-2019 Outlaw recreational vehicle with model number 29J, Thor Motor Coach advises that there could be a problem with your sofa’s seat belt brackets. The brackets in some of these vehicles fail to meet the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard for strength. Consequently, one or more of yours could fail in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

6. Summerland recreational trailer

The refrigerator in your 2018 Summerland RV could be leaking carbon monoxide fumes without your knowing it. Since carbon monoxide has no odor, you have no idea whether or not this refrigerator is poisoning you and your family. The problem is that some of these refrigerators were improperly sealed, allowing the carbon monoxide fumes contained in propane to escape into your RV’s living quarters.

If you own any of these vehicles, watch for a notification in your mailbox in the next few days or weeks from the manufacturer or your dealership. In most instances your dealer will replace the defective part at no cost to you. This is general information only and is not intended to provide legal advice.  

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