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Mid-June 2016 RV Recall: Winnebago, Thor, Forest River, Grand Design RV
The NHTSA announced it’s Mid-June 2016 RV Recall. The affected manufacturers include: Winnebago, Thor, Forest River, Grand Design RV
Manufacturer: Winnebago Industries, Inc
Report Receipt Date: MAY 31, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V385000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 306
Vehicle Make, Model – Model Year(s)
ITASCA, ELLIPSE – 2015-2016
WINNEBAGO, TOUR – 2015-2016
Winnebago Industries, Inc (Winnebago) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Winnebago Tour and Itasca Ellipse motorhomes manufactured August 29, 2014, to November 4, 2015, and built on a Freightliner chassis. In the affected vehicles, the steering box may have been manufactured with an incorrect spacer of insufficient height that can cause too much play, causing the connection to wear between the steering wheel and the front axle.
The steering wheel’s connection to the front axle could fail resulting in a sudden loss of steering ability, increasing the risk of a crash.
Winnebago will notify owners, and Freightliner dealers will inspect and replace the steering gears, as necessary, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Note: Owners are urged not to drive their vehicles until they have been inspected. Owners may contact Winnebago customer service at 1-641-585-3535 or Freightliner at 1-800-547-0712.
Manufacturer: Thor Motor Coach
Report Receipt Date: MAY 20, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V329000
Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected: 44
Vehicle Model – Model Year(s)
TUSCANY – 2017
TUSCANY – ZTE2017
VENETIAN – 2017
Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling certain 2017 Tuscany, Tuscany ZTE, and Venetian motorhomes manufactured March 15, 2016, to April 7, 2016. The isolator relay cable for the chassis battery was improperly installed which could cause sudden, unexpected loss of power.
If the motorhome experiences an unexpected loss of power, it can increase the risk of a crash.
TMC will notify owners, and dealers will correctly install the isolator relay cable, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact TMC customer service at 1-877-500-1020. TMC’s number for this recall is RC000114.
Manufacturer: Forest River, Inc.
Report Receipt Date: MAY 20, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V330000
Component(s): SERVICE BRAKES, ELECTRIC
Potential Number of Units Affected: 147
Vehicle MakeModelModel Year(s)
CHARLESTON – 2014-2016
Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 Charleston Class A motorhomes manufactured from September 16, 2013, through September 25, 2016, and built on certain Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) chassis. On certain motorhome chassis built with a heavier, adjustable foot pedal, the brake activation signal to certain towed devices may not deactivate when the motorhome service brakes are released.
If the brake activation signal to a towed device remains active when the motorhome chassis service brakes are released, the brakes on a towed device may remain engaged. As a result, the brakes could drag and overheat potentially resulting in a fire. Additionally, following drivers may be confused by the motorhome’s actions, increasing the risk of a crash.
Forest River will notify owners, and DTNA dealers will modify the affected brake assemblies, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on, or about, July 11, 2016. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712. Forest River’s number for this recall is 40-05132016-0196.
Manufacturer: Grand Design RV, LLC
Report Receipt Date: MAY 25, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V355000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,300
Model – Model Year(s)
IMAGINE – 2016-2017
REFLECTION – 2016-2017
Grand Design RV, LLC (Grand Design) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Imagine and Reflection recreational trailers manufactured January 15, 2016, to May 4, 2016. The MB Sturgis LP regulator on these vehicles may allow propane gas to leak into the regulator sight glass causing it to degrade and potentially crack.
If the indicator sight glass cracks, propane gas may leak out, increasing the risk of a fire.
Grand Design will notify owners, and dealers will replace the LP regulator kit, free of charge. The recall began on June 6, 2016. Owners may contact Grand Design customer service at 1-574-825-9679. Grand Design’s number for this recall is 910006.
Owners of above vehicles listed in the Mid-June 2016 RV Recall may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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