Engine, Suspension Problems Trigger Recalls from Thor Motor Coach

Approximately 610 motorhomes are impacted by the two recalls

Engine, Suspension Problems Trigger Recalls from Thor Motor Coach
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July 22, 2016

Thor Motor Coach (TMC) has announced a pair of recalls due to engine and suspension issues.

First, the company is recalling about 490 model year 2014-2016 Tuscany motorhomes. The throttle pedal position sensor on the affected vehicles may not return to zero, causing the engine brake to suddenly not activate as expected, reducing the vehicle's deceleration ability.

A sudden loss of an engine brake without warning on a motorhome may lead to a reduced brake capacity, increasing the risk of a crash.

TMC will notify owners, and dealers for Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), manufacturer of the motorhome chassis, will replace the throttle pedal, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

Next, TMC is recalling about 120 model year 2016 Tuscany XTE, Palazzo, and 2016-2017 Venetian motorhomes. The front sway bar mounting brackets may not fit properly on the axle causing the mounting bolts to bend or loosen.

If the sway bar bolts loosen, the sway bar may detach from the axle, affecting the handling and increasing the risk of a crash.

TMC will notify owners, and Detroit Axle service centers, subsidiaries of Daimler Trucks, the manufacturer of the chassis, will modify the sway bar mounting, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

Owners with questions about these recalls can contact Thor Motor Coach Customer service department at (877) 500-1020 and Daimler Trucks North America LLC by phone at (800) 547-0712 or by email at DTNA.Warranty.Campaigns@Daimler.com.