Window detachment hazard prompts Foretravel RV recall
A possible personal injury hazard created by a window detachment issue has prompted a voluntary recall for more than 120 Foretravel recreational vehicles. This recall, which affects model year 2007 through model year 2010 Phenix and model year 2007 through model year 2011 Nimbus recreational vehicles equipped with SE-GI windows, has been announced in cooperation with a request from the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Certain units of these specific recreational vehicle models have been equipped with SE-GI windows that could potentially detach from the vehicle due to a loss of adhesive bonding between the glass window pane and the hinge portion. If the vehicle is in motion when the window becomes detached, the SE-GI window may fall into the roadway, causing an obstacle to other vehicles sharing the road and increasing the risk of an accident causing serious injuries or fatalities. Foretravel Incorporated has announced plans to begin notifying owners of affected recreational vehicles in the near future, and the manufacturer is currently working with SE-GI window makers to develop a plan of corrective action for this potential safety hazard. The two manufacturers are cooperating to produce repair parts and remedy instructions for this issue. Consumers in possession of affected recreational vehicles can call the manufacturer directly or contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline and reference NHTSA campaign identification number 12V239000 for more information regarding this recall.