NHTSA Investigating Alleged Defect in Winnebago RVs, Injury Reported

NHTSA Investigating Alleged Defect in Winnebago RVs, Injury Reported
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April 10, 2015

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened a new defect investigation affecting an estimated 1,000 model year 2012 Winnebago Sightseer recreational vehicles.

NHTSA's Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) says that it received a report from a vehicle owner stating that the electronic entry steps on a 2012 Winnebago Sightseer RV deployed without being commanded to do so.

The complainant stated that the electronic entry steps extended while the vehicle was traveling at highway speed and struck a guardrail. As a result of the impact, the complainant reported suffering neck injuries that required medical treatment.

ODI says that it has opened this investigation to evaluate the cause, scope and safety risk associated with the alleged unintended deployment of the RV entry steps.

The owner complaint referenced above can be reviewed online at SaferCar.gov using the following complaint identification number: 10693551.