The potential number of vehicles involved is 47,042.
On certain motorhome chassis equipped with axles that include Bosch ZOPS or ZOHT Pin Slide hydraulic disc brakes, when combined with occasional or seasonal vehicle operation, the calipers may stick in the applied position. This can result in abnormal heat generation at the wheel end, causing brake drag. Although the driver would normally have warning of the brake drag, if this condition went undetected, the temperature increase at the wheel end eventually could lead to a soft pedal condition due to brake fluid boil, and possibly extend stopping distances.
Workhorse dealers will inspect and replace the necessary components. A remedy and estimated repair time had not been determined as of press time.
For more information about this recall, contact Workhorse Custom Chassis at (877) 246-7731.
Tiffin Motorhomes Inc. has announced NHTSA recall 09V127000, which affects certain 2008 and 2009 Allegro Bus motorhomes built on PowerGlide chassis between May 1, 2007, and April 14, 2009. The potential number of vehicles involved is 329.
On certain motorhomes, the rear axle ABS modulating valve may be wired incorrectly. The right and left modulator valve harness pins could possibly be reversed at the ABS electronic control unit (ECU) connector. Under slippery road conditions, when the motorhome is in the ABS mode, this wiring problem could cause one side of the rear wheels to lock while causing little or no braking effort on the opposite side. This could result in loss of vehicle control and potentially lead to a crash.
A Tiffin dealer will remove the reversed pins from the ECU connector and insert them back into their correct position. The repair is expected to take one hour. However, because of service scheduling times, the service center may need the vehicle for a longer time period.
For more information about this recall, contact Tiffin Motorhomes at (256) 356-8661. Owner notification was expected to begin in April 2009.
Winnebago Industries Inc. has announced NHTSA recall 09V113000, which affects some 2002 through 2004 Winnebago Brave; 2002 through 2006 Itasca Sunrise; and 2005 and 2006 Itasca Suncruiser, Winnebago Adventurer, and Winnebago Voyage motorhomes manufactured from November 5, 2001, through April 27, 2006. The potential number of motorhomes involved is 2,331.
On the affected motorhomes, the propane tank mounting bracket may have an incomplete or improper weld. Should the weld fail, the propane tank could tip or fall, possibly releasing propane, which has the potential to ignite and lead to personal injury and/or vehicle and property damage.
A Winnebago dealer will inspect and properly weld the bracket if required. The inspection is expected to take 30 minutes, with additional time required if a repair is necessary. Because of service scheduling times, the service center may need the vehicle for a longer time period.
For more information about this recall, contact Winnebago Industries at (800) 537-1885. Owner notification was expected to begin in May 2009.