Monday, December 29, 2008

WINNEBAGO MOTORHOME RECALL

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
ITASCA / SUNOVA 2009
ITASCA / SUNSTAR 2009
WINNEBAGO / SIGHTSEER 2009
WINNEBAGO / VISTA 2009
Manufacturer: WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC. Mfr's Report Date: DEC 11, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08V681000
N/A
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 36
Summary:
WINNEBAGO IS RECALLING 36 MY 2009 VISTA, SIGHTSEER, AND ITASCA SUNSTAR AND SUNOVA MOTOR HOMES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF PART 567, 'CERTIFICATION.' . THESE VEHICLES WERE PRODUCED WITH A VEHICLE CERTIFICATION LABEL THAT STATES LOAD RANGE 'G' TIRES WHEN IN FACT THE VEHICLES ARE EQUIPPED WITH LOAD RANGE 'F' TIRES.
Consequence:
THE PURPOSE OF THIS PART IS TO SPECIFY THE CONTENT AND LOCATION OF, AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS FOR, THE CERTIFICATION LABEL TO BE AFFIXED TO MOTOR VEHICLES TO ADDRESS CERTIFICATION-RELATED DUTIES AND LIABILITIES, AND TO PROVIDE THE CONSUMER WITH INFORMATION TO ASSIST HIM OR HER IN DETERMINING WHICH OF THE FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARDS ARE APPLICABLE TO THE VEHICLE.
Remedy:
WINNEBAGO WILL PROVIDE CORRECT FEDERAL CERTIFICATION LABELS AS WELL AS INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS TO THE MOTOR HOME OWNERS. IF AN OWNER DESIRES, THEY CAN HAVE THEIR DEALER REPLACE THE TAGS FOR THEM. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT JANUARY 2, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT WINNEBAGO AT 1-641-585-6939.
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