Improperly Torqued Trailer Hitches Prompt Winnebago RV Recall

Improperly Torqued Trailer Hitches Prompt Winnebago RV Recall
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March 24, 2016

Winnebago has announced a recall for vehicles with defective trailer hitches.

The RV manufacturer is voluntarily recalling certain model year 2015 Winnebago Adventurer and 2015-2016 Itasca Suncruiser vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the bolts that attach the hitch to the frame were not properly torqued.

Improper torquing of the hitch bolts could cause the hitch to detach, increasing the risk of a crash.

The manufacturer believes that about 30 vehicles are impacted by this defect.

Winnebago will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, where necessary, replace the hitch attachment bolts free of charge.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Winnebago customer service at (641) 585-3535.