Forest River Salem Lite

Model Salem Lite made by Forest River got 3 consumer complains as well as 1 recall. Consumer complaints with reference, among others things, to engine and engine cooling and equipment. There was one recall concerning equipment .

Model 1999


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
99V349000FOREST RIVER, INC.from 01/04/1999 to 07/31/1999V (Vehicle)45912/01/1999MFRFOREST RIVER, INC.12/14/199912/30/1999
Defect SummaryVehicle description: trailers and fifth wheel vehicles equipped with an optional exterior cook top. some of the cook tops were constructed with a rubber hose attached directly to the burner manifold. this hose could melt because of the heat from the burners and leak liquid propane gas.
Consequence SummaryThis could result in a fire in the cook top.
Corrective SummaryDealers will replace the gas connection hose with the proper sub assembly.
NotesOwner notification began december 1, 1999.owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact forest river at 1-219-534-3167.also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).

Consumer Complaints

Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
 Brand new car with a defective engine/i want a new replacement of vehicle
 We had a failure of our dometic rv refrigerator in our 1999 salem 29 ft. camper this weekend. we came back from a hike and noticed a strong smell of ammonia inside. i shut off power to the unit and came home. after talking to some friends ,they stated that there was a nhtsa recall on certain dometic units. i looked up the recall and called the dometic help line only to be told that they will pay for a shield to be put on to prevent failures and fires , but not repair a unit that had failed even though they are aware of the problem in the design of the unit. we are the original owners of this camper and filled out all warranty cards when we purchased the camper, including the dometic card. we have never received notification that a problem existed that could cause life safety issues with the continued use of their product. if we had been asleep in the camper when the cooling system failed we could have been asphyxiated by the release of the ammonia gas into the trailer. now they tell me they won't repair a known design problem with their product that they failed to notify us about. thank you *tr
 On feb 9, 2004 while driving the consumer heard noise coming from the right rear tire , and found the tire had a big bubble, tire was replaced, one months later, on two different occasions while driving at 55 mph, two tires blew up. carlisle size st225/75r15. *ak