Brake Signal Problem Prompts Thor to Issue Second Recall of Tuscany Motorhomes

Model year 2014 motorhomes are now being recalled

Brake Signal Problem Prompts Thor to Issue Second Recall of Tuscany Motorhomes
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June 29, 2016

Thor is recalling about 460 model year 2014-2016 Tuscany motorhomes due to a potential problem with the brake activation signal.

The affected vehicles were built with a heavier, adjustable foot pedal on chassis supplied by Daimler Trucks North America. On these chassis 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 depending on brake configuration of the trailer. As a result, the brakes would drag and possibly overheat, potentially resulting in a fire. Additionally, following drivers may be confused by the motorhome's actions, increasing the risk of a crash.

Thor will notify owners and Daimler Trucks dealers will modify the affected brake assemblies, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

Earlier this month, Thor issued a recall of model year 2015-2016 Tuscany motor homes due to incorrect internal spacers used to manufacture the steering boxes in the affected vehicles.

For more information, owners may contact Thor Customer Service at (877) 855-2867 or Daimler Trucks at (800) 547-0712.