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Winnebago Destination Recall, Winnebago Journey Recall, Winnebago Tour Recall, Winnebago Vectra Recall

Vehicle Make / Model:
2008-2009 Winnebago Destination
2008-2009 Winnebago Journey
2008-2009 Winnebago Tour
2008-2009 Winnebago Vectra

Manufacturer: WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.
Mfr's Report Date: OCT 17, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08V573000
Component: SUSPENSION
Potential Number of Units Affected: 594

Summary: WINNEBAGO IS RECALLING 594 Model Year 2008 and 2009 DESTINATION, JOURNEY, TOUR, VECTRA, AND ITASCA LATITUDE, MERIDIAN, ELLIPSE, AND HORIZON MOTOR HOMES EQUIPPED WITH SAF-HOLLAND ADL SERIES REAR SUSPENSIONS. IN SOME INSTANCES THE TRANSVERSE BEAM WAS NOT PROPERLY WELDED WHICH COULD RESULT IN A FAILURE OF THE WELD.

Consequence: IF THE WELD FAILS, VEHICLE STABILITY WHILE CORNERING COULD BE AFFECTED RESULTING IN LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A CRASH. IN ADDITION, THE TRANSVERSE BEAM COULD DROP TO THE GROUND CAUSING SPARKS THAT COULD CAUSE A FIRE HAZARD.

Remedy: WINNEBAGO IS WORKING WITH DAIMLER TRUCKS/SAF-HOLLAND TO HAVE A VISUAL INSPECTION OF THE ADL TRANSVERSE BEAM PERFORMED. IF A WELD DEFECT IS IDENTIFIED, SAF-HOLLAND WILL PROVIDE A SERVICE REPLACEMENT KIT THAT CONTAINS A NEW TRANSVERSE BEAM, ALL NECESSARY INSTALLATION HARDWARE, BEAM REPLACEMENT, AND INSTRUCTIONS.

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