Another vehicle recall is making the media rounds, although this one isn’t nearly as massive as some other ones that have been reported of late.
Winnebago Industries has announced a recall on several makes and models of their motorhomes. According to a notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website, an Itasca Suncruiser from 2009, as well as multiple Winnebago Adventurers from the 2009 and 2010 model years and Winnebago J38S vehicles of the model years 2009 through 2012, have been recalled. A total of 63 motorhomes fall within the scope of the recall.
The recall was initiated due to diminished brake performance that could occur after long periods of inactivity. This issue takes place in motorhomes that have Bosch Hydraulic Brakes attached to their chassis. Potential brake failure is a direct result of a defect that leads to brake drag and further overheating of the brakes. This malfunction can cause a potentially injurious automobile accident.
Owners are currently being notified by Freightliner Custom Chassis, the company responsible for providing the chassis on the motorhomes. Concerned owners may contact Winnebago with any questions they have about their RV. Once an alert has been received by vehicle owners, they’ll be able to bring their motorhomes in to a dealer to obtain the necessary repairs. There is no word yet on what repairs will consist of or when the notice will be distributed.