Incorrectly Manufactured Steering Box Leads to Winnebago Recall

Owners are urged not to drive the recalled vehicles until they have been inspected

Incorrectly Manufactured Steering Box Leads to Winnebago Recall
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June 14, 2016

Potentially compromised steering has led to an RV recall from Winnebago.

The manufacturer is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Winnebago Tour and Itasca Ellipse motorhomes built on a Freightliner chassis. In the affected vehicles, the steering box may have been manufactured with an incorrect spacer with insufficient height that can cause too much play, causing the connection to wear between the steering wheel and the front axle.

The steering wheel's connection to the front axle could fail resulting in a sudden loss of steering ability, increasing the risk of a crash.

The automaker is including about 300 motorhomes in its recall.

Owners are urged not to drive their vehicles until they have been inspected. Winnebago will notify owners, and Freightliner dealers will inspect and replace the steering gears, as necessary, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

Consumers with questions about this recall can contact Winnebago at (641) 585-3535 and Freightliner at (800) 547-0712.