RECALL Subject : Unexpected Unfurling of the Awning

Report Receipt Date: APR 26, 2013

NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V162000

Component(s): EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected: 523

All Products Associated with this Recall
Vehicle Make Mode lModel Year(s)

ITASCA CAMBRIA 2013-2014
ITASCA IMPULSE 2013-2014
ITASCA SUNCRUISER 2013-2014
ITASCA SUNOVA 2013-2014
ITASCA SUNSTAR 2013-2014
WINNEBAGO ACCESS 2013-2014
WINNEBAGO ADVENTURER 2013-2014
WINNEBAGO ASPECT 2014
WINNEBAGO FORZA 2014
WINNEBAGOSIGHTSEER2013-2014
WINNEBAGOVISTA2013-2014

Details

Manufacturer: Winnebago Industries Inc.

SUMMARY:
Winnebago Industries, Inc. (Winnebago) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Winnebago Access, Aspect, Sightseer, Vista, Adventurer, Forza and Itasca Impulse, Cambria, Sunova, Sunstar, Suncruiser motorhomes manufactured February 20, 2013, through April 25, 2013. If the awning installation sequence was not completely followed, the awning motor may unknowningly become damaged. A damaged motor may lead to an unfurling of the awning.

CONSEQUENCE:
If motor damage occurs, it is possible that the awning can unfurl unexpectedly, either while the motorhome is at rest or while in transit, increasing the risk of personal injury or a vehicle crash.

REMEDY:
Winnebago will notify owners and Dometic staff will replace the affected motors with a design that is not subject to an out-of-sequence installation error. Winnebago has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Winnebago at 1-800-537-1885 or Dometic at 1-888-447-0003 for more information. Owners are being instructed not to drive their vehicle until repairs can be performed.

NOTES:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153)