Update: Heartland RVs Recalled for Defective Outrigger
Heartland is recalling Milestone fifth-wheel trailers from model years 2019-2020 which were sold with outriggers that may bend due to loading within the rear storage area. “If the outriggers bend, it can negatively affect vehicle handling, increasing the risk of a crash,” NHTSA said. This recall began on December 4, 2020.
What’s the Problem?
Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC, is recalling certain fifth wheel travel trailers over an incorrectly located smoke detector which could increase the risk of a fire and serious personal injuries, including death.
According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), this recall affects:
- 2020 Heartland Bighorn Traveler
- 2020 Heartland Elkridge
- 2020 Heartland Milestone
- 2020 Heartland Pioneer
The smoke detector in affected Heartland travel trailers may be incorrectly located in the bedroom, NHTSA said. In the event of a fire, the smoke detector may not provide adequate warning for the occupants to be able to escape safely, increasing the risk of injury.
Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC, is notifying owners and dealers will either relocate the detector or add an additional one, according to the NHTSA. This recall began on April 3, 2020.
Heartland Shadow Cruiser Recall
Heartland is recalling 2020 Shadow Cruiser Ultra Lite trailers for an incorrect gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) and axle rating, according to the NHTSA. An incorrect GVWR could result in the vehicle being overloaded and the axles failing, increasing the risk of a crash. This recall began on May 11, 2020.
Do I Have a Heartland Trailer Recalls Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Heartland Trailers Recall Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a recalled Heartland Trailer, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.