Loss of Engine Brake May Lead to Reduced Deceleration Ability in Winnebago Motorhomes

A position sensor on the vehicles may not return to zero, causing the engine brake to not activate

Loss of Engine Brake May Lead to Reduced Deceleration Ability in Winnebago Motorhomes
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July 19, 2016

Winnebago has issued a recall of model year 2014-2016 Winnebago Tour and Itasca Ellipse motorhomes due to a potential problem controlling the speed of the vehicle.

The throttle pedal position sensor on the affected vehicles may not return to zero, causing the engine brake to suddenly not activate as expected and reducing the vehicle's deceleration ability.

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

Daimler Trucks North America has notified owners, and dealers will replace the throttle pedal free of charge.

An interim notification was distributed to owners on July 8, 2016.

For more information, owners may contact Daimler Warranty Campaign Department at (800) 547-0712.